Did you know 80 percent of your immune system is located in your digestive tract? Probiotics play a huge role in maintaining strong immunity in this area of your body. They not only help maintain a strong and healthy digestive tract, they also play a vital role in preventing numerous other conditions and diseases as well. Probiotics are “good,” beneficial bacteria that inhabit your digestive tract. Think of them as an army of bacteria that protects your body.
Probiotics have been shown to help prevent and/or treat the following diseases:
High Blood Pressure
Allergies in children (if their mothers take antibiotics during pregnancy)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Colds and Flu
Type II Diabetes
Poor Brain Function
If you have any of these conditions or would like to help prevent these conditions, probiotics from fermented foods or probiotic supplements should be consumed on a daily basis. The best sources of probiotics from food include sauerkraut, kimchi, and organic greek yogurt or kefir from grass-fed animals. Since most people do not eat fermented foods on a regular basis, we recommend probiotic supplements.