Think of your body as a machine. If you put bad things into that machine, things will clog up and stop working as well as they should.
But if you put good things in, things it needs, things that will keep it functioning and feeling well, that’s a positive.
One such positive addition to any body are probiotics. You’ve likely heard of probiotics, but you might not know the ins and outs of what they bring to your body.
So in the latest Evolution Organics blog, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide to what probiotics are, what they can do, and how you can get the right levels into your system. Read on to find out more.
The Science of Probiotics
It’s a good idea to get an understanding of what probiotics actually are and what their role actually is.
Probiotics are live types of bacteria and yeast. They’re usually referred to as good bacteria, or friendly bacteria, because they help your body functions in a number of ways.
Much of the benefit of probiotics is to do with your digestive system and the way your body digests food. If for example you suffer with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), probiotics can help alleviate some of the symptoms that you feel.
By adding these living organisms to your digestive tract, you can enjoy a healthier time all thanks to having some positive probiotic bacteria in your gut.
The Benefits of Probiotics
So if this is what probiotics are, how do they work their magic?
Well firstly, there are different types of probiotics and they each have a different impact on your body’s system.
One important probiotic is Lactobacillus. This is a common one, and is present in yoghurts and many fermented food products.
This type of probiotic is great for digesting lactose. So if you often have difficulty processing foods that are high in lactose, getting more of this specific type of probiotic into your system can help you enjoy your day that bit more with less discomfort.
Another type of probiotic is Bifidobacterium. This is a particularly useful probiotic for anybody suffering with irritable bowel syndrome, and can also help fight diarrhea.
Probiotics such as these interact with the body’s nervous system and in particular the parts of your body that control digestion.
Why add Probiotics to your diet?
If probiotics are a form of good bacteria, you can’t really have too much of a good thing.
Obviously don’t overdo it and start eating 100 yoghurts a day. But bringing probiotics into your system can allow you to start alleviating potential health issues you are facing.
So if you often find yourself feeling bloated or heavy, and that your digestive system isn’t performing quite as you’d like it to, finding some probiotics to bring into your day to day can be advantageous.
Equally if you’re on a bit of a health kick and are seeking ways to improve your all round feeling of wellness, probiotic foods or probiotic supplements can be a benefit. If your digestive system isn’t operating well then that can leave you feeling drained and tired in ways you may not have realised. So by making small tweaks, it’s possible to realise potentially big benefits.
Of course, if you are really struggling with a certain issue, then the best approach is talking to your doctor to check there’s no underlying problems.
But for smaller issues, simply adding probiotics to your diet can be a step in the right direction.
How to bring more Probiotics into your life
We’ve covered the why’s and the what’s of probiotics here and looked to address any questions you may have had about them.
But the big question remains how to get more into your system and how to start reaping the benefits of probiotics for yourself.
At Evolution Organics, we have a range of probiotics that can help you enjoy the benefits of this good bacteria and soon feel better and refreshed.
Evolution Organics’ choice of vitamins and supplements includes a vast number of probiotic options, allowing you to make a positive addition to your diet and enjoy better gut health.
And be sure to browse through our full range for any other health supplements you might need.
Our team is always willing to offer guidance and advice on what might work best for you and how our range can help you lead a healthier, happier life.
So feel free to get in touch and we can guide in the right direction towards better all round health.