We hear the word probiotic or get the recommendation to take probiotic supplements, but do we really know what they are? Or what kind we should be taking?
To break it down for you, our body is filled with bacteria. Our lower digestive tract has both “good” and “bad” bacteria. When the body has too much of the “bad” bacteria, it can result in weight gain, skin problems, and constipation or diarrhea. Additionally, when we have to take antibiotics for whatever reason, bacteria and other organisms in our body are destroyed. So how do we restore the balance and fight off the bad guys? Probiotics.
There are some foods with probiotics in them naturally that can help balance the ratio, like some yogurts, cheeses, sauerkraut and kombucha. But if you’re not consuming these specific items I mentioned, it is best to take a probiotic supplement as a consistent, reliable source. ActivProbiotics are as reliable as it gets when it comes to supplements. Not only do ActivProbiotics have the standard ingredients of most supplements, they are bio-tract products which means the capsules have a layer that protects it from being killed by stomach acid as it makes its way through the body. Because of this protective layer, 15x more bacteria survives as it makes it way through the stomach than other brands that do not use bio-tract products.
Whether taken in food form or with supplements, probiotics are the superheroes when it comes to the “good” vs, “bad” bacteria battle.