Our digestive tract is home to over 500 different types of bacteria!!! Probiotics are live bacteria that benefit our health. They support the health of our intestines, our immune system, and assist in digesting our food. Many different strains have been studied such as Bifidobacterium lactis HN019, Lactobacillus reuteri ATCC55730, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, Lactobacillus casei DN-114 001, Lactobacillus acidophilus CL1285, and many more which can provide support to different aspects of our immune health.
There are many reasons that our digestive tract could get out of balance from taking antibiotics to eating a diet high in sugar. The imbalance can show up in a wide range of symptoms including diarrhea, fatigue, brain fog, yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis, and an upset stomach.
We can get probiotics by eating certain foods like:
Kefir (my current obsession is Kevita)
Fermented foods such as sauerkraut and kimchi
... and prebiotics which feed the good bacteria already living in your digestive system with:
... and in great supplements (not all probiotic supplements are created equal) that give a full spectrum of probiotics such as HLC high potency capsules.