Probiotics - Supporting healthy digestive and immune function
Probiotics are live micro-organisms which are considered beneficial and are often referred to as ‘friendly’ bacteria or ‘microflora’. They are naturally present throughout the length of the digestive tract and the urogenital area.
We pick-up many beneficial bacteria at birth, and over the first 6 months of our life beneficial bacteria populate the body. There are over 300 trillion bacteria present within a healthy gastro-intestinal tract.
Maintaining a balance between the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria is important in supporting healthy digestive and immune function.
Probiotics are naturally found in fermented foods such as yoghurt, kefir, aryan sauerkraut and kim chi.
Why should I take probiotics?
Certain factors such as dietary, lifestyle and medications can upset the balance between our ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria. Supplementing with probiotics can assist in re-establishing this natural order. These friendly bacteria have various functions within the body.