What are the benefits of taking probiotics?
When you take a probiotic, you’re supporting a healthy gut microbiome. And because 70% of your immune system lives in the gut– gut health is overall health. When your gut is in its best shape, it makes it harder for the bad guys (ie. pathogens that can cause infection, cancer, heart disease etc.) to take over.
Research shows that the gut has distinct connections to other parts of your body –like the brain. In fact, the gut is often called “the second brain” because it can operate completely separately from the central nervous system. You’ve actually probably felt this connection before. Have you ever gotten nervous about something, and then you feel your stomach turn? There you have it, folks, the gut-brain connection.
Probiotics do so much more than just give you healthier poops (although that’s a great side effect).