3 Proven Benefits + 1 Big Myth About Probiotics

If there was such a thing as a popularity contest for natural ingredients, probiotics would likely win the award (minus the long acceptance speech).

However, for as popular as probiotics have become, being well-known doesn’t exactly mean that they’re well understood. So, whether you’re already well-versed in wellness or starting a new health-conscious lifestyle in 2020, we’re revealing three proven benefits of probiotics and one big myth that you might not know.

Proven Benefit #1:‌ Balances Gut Bacteria

Did you know that your gut carries almost 100 trillion bacteria? That’s pretty mind-blowing when you think about it!‌

Needless to say, your gut contains that staggering number of bacteria for good reason. That’s why it’s so important for us to make sure our ratio of good and bad bacteria remains in balance, which is where probiotics come in.

Probiotics are essentially live microorganisms that are proven to line the GI‌ tract to co-inhabit with cells to provide a source of healthy gut bacteria. The end result?‌ A better balance of natural gut bacteria, and less digestive issues.

Proven Benefit #2:‌ Strengthens Immune System

For as exciting as the digestive benefits are, it’s easy to forget that probiotics are just as good for our immune function. That’s because a strong immune system actually starts in the gut, and here’s why.

Your gut contains approximately 25% of the immune cells in your body, which accounts for roughly 50% of your overall immune function.

Fortunately, certain strains of probiotics have been shown to support the body’s immune and epithelial cells to help bolster immune response. So, don’t just settle for vitamins for the immune support you need. Go with probiotics!

Proven Benefit #3:‌ Supports Your Mind &‌ Mood

No, your mind isn’t playing tricks on you. You read that right!‌ In recent years, studies have proven that your gut and brain are secretly the best of friends.

A 2015 study revealed that probiotics support our cognitive reactivity, moods, and overall mental health. So much so, that another study even suggests that probiotics could be used to prevent stressed and depressed states of being.

These recent discoveries about gut-brain connection, along with what we know about digestive and immune benefits, prove that probiotics are a must-have for anyone looking to keep their body and mind in harmony.

Now, for the BIG Myth…

When it comes to benefits, it would seem that there’s just about nothing that probiotics can’t do for our health. But, that actually isn’t the case. So, it’s finally time to debunk a very popular assumption about taking probiotics.

Probiotics alone are not enough to help you digest your very best.

Despite all the benefits probiotics provide our digestive systems, there’s a different battle ensuing in your gut... and it’s your digestive enzymes.

Digestive enzymes are naturally produced in your body, and are responsible for helping you break down hard-to-digest foods and convert into energy. But, as we age, our body’s ability to produce those enzymes drops by 25% after age 20, and plummets even further as we get older.

No bueno.

Without an adequate amount of enzymes in your gut, issues like gas, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea will become post-meal staples. So, be sure to couple your probiotic supplementation with a premium digestive enzyme supplement to give your gut the best of both worlds.

For more information about the benefits of digestive enzymes, check out our article that covers five of the most surprising reasons why taking digestive enzymes with probiotics are an absolute must.

If you have any questions or comments about probiotics and digestive enzymes that you would like to share, feel free to leave a comment below. Or, you can reach out to us at (800) 940-1972 or via email at Support@ZenwiseHealth.com.


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