Probiotics may not be the first thing you think about when looking for winter immunity support, however they play a vital role in keeping us healthy during the “ills and chills” season.
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria which are normally found in the healthy human digestive tract. Many different strains exist, each having their job to perform, some with overlapping roles.
Certain strains like Lactococcus lactis support healthy digestion so we have access to the life giving nutrients in our food, and Bifidobacterium bifidum help us to produce vitamins required to stay vibrantly healthy.
A healthy immune response can be supported by good bacteria such as Lactobacillus rhamnosus, which has also been shown to support healthy skin.
Approximately 70% of our immunity comes from our digestive tract. After having a stomach bug, or taking a course of antibiotics, it can take up to a year for the body to rebalance our inner ecosystem on its own- and we remain vulnerable in the meantime to a repeat performance of the invading bug.
Taking a broad spectrum probiotic supplement which covers multiple strains, for a wide variety of health benefits can be a helpful tool in our “get healthy, stay healthy” kit. A multi-strain approach is a better option for overall health than high levels of just a couple of strains.
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