Probiotics, your immune system’s best friend

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The human gut is an ecosystem of bacteria known as flora. This includes probiotics, live microorganisms known as “the good bacteria” which help to support gut health. They’re essential to keep the GI tract functioning optimally while regulating digestion and immunity.

Gut health is a crucial factor in governing the health of the immune system. Studies have shown intestinal microflora have protective immunological functions, and have also been found to have therapeutic properties for intestinal diseases.

Research shows probiotics are essential for overall health and vitality to help

  • Boost the immune system Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Gemelli Hospital, Rome, Italy research concluded that probiotics, used for the treatment of the diseases caused by the dysregulation of the immune system, can have a beneficial effect. Gut microbiota plays a pivotal role in maintenance and disruption of gut immune quiescence. Based on these evidences, probiotics can be used as an ecological therapy in the treatment of immune diseases
  • Improve digestive function The US Department of Health and Human Services reports that some probiotics are helpful in preventing diarrhea and in improving symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome
  • Reduce IBS symptoms   Probiotics have a vast array of therapeutic potential for gastrointestinal disease. They suppress the growth of bacteria and inflammation throughout the intestinal tract

Probiotic organisms are found in a variety of fermented foods such as yogurt, kefir, buttermilk, selected aged cheeses, sauerkraut, kimchi, and kombucha.

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Sources

http://www.europeanreview.org/article/1333

https://nccih.nih.gov/health/probiotics/introduction.htm#hed3

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2886445/

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