If you’re like most average adults, chances are you experience some sort gastric distress on a regular basis. Unless you’re vigiliant about consuming a very healthy diet,  the different chemicals preservatives and other ingredients in fast-food and microwaveable meals don’t tend to sit well.

There are also instances when people, even with incredibly healthy diets, can experience gastric distress. Regardless of why it’s happening, the important thing is to know that there’s a solution… Probiotics.

While there are many bacteria that are not good for us, there are some that are – those bacteria are called probiotics.

Your body needs certain kind of gut flora because of the enzymes they have that are used to consume undigested carbohydrates. Probiotics help counter the body’s lack of gut flora. Increasing the number of good bacteria help decrease the number of bad bacteria in your gut.

Probiotics are found in the digestive tract. Gut flora use your intestine as a host, there may be up to 1,000 species of microorganisms inside your intestine. These microscopic bugs fulfill a variety of needs, including assisting with digestion, supporting the immune system and bolstering intestinal health. However, certain medications and other environmental triggers can really upset the balance in the gut microbiome. Fortunately supplementing with probiotics—live, friendly flora—helps rebalance these delicate populations.

When probiotics break down food in your intestine it creates hydrogen peroxide & lactic acid – two things “bad” bacteria don’t like, therefore creates a difficult environment for “bad” bacteria to live.

While there are many foods that enhance the natural good bacteria within your body, most people do not eat enough of them to sustain a significant population within their system. Fermented food such as Kim Chi, Sauerkraut, Miso, Keifir and Kombucha are examples of foods that contain probiotics.

So what do Probiotics do?

First and foremost, probiotic helps regulate the intestinal tract. Having regular bowel movements through this part of your body is key to good health, as it disposes of all the waste your body doesn’t need in order to operate in a healthy fashion.

Second, probiotics support a healthy digestive system. This means your food is broken down more effectively and all the nutrients distributed to the proper areas of your body.

Last, probiotics promotes a healthy immune system to keep your body running in tip-top shape. Your immune system has a pretty large impact on the rest of your body and overall health, so anything you can do to help improve its efficacy is ideal.

Now, what’s interesting is that probiotics can help improve your immune system which decreases your need to take antibiotics; which, consequently, are the cause of a lack of enough probiotics in your diet to begin with!

Probiotics come in a capsule form and is best absorbed into your diet before meals to maximize its efficacy. It’s also derived from all-natural bacteria so you’re not putting anything artificial into your body. You’re simply adding an important bacteria that your body can’t function without.

It may seem a bit backwards to be introducing bacteria to your body, but you do need large levels of healthy bacteria to have a healthy body.

So if you’re ready to improve your overall health, fix any digestion issues you may be facing, and promote a better immune system, we recommend you consider adding probiotics to your daily diet.