What have you heard about probiotics? Have you heard of healthy bacteria or good bacteria? Probiotics are live microorganisms (bacteria or yeast) and, when consumed in adequate amounts, they offer a health benefit within your digestive tract. This is especially important because nearly three-quarters of your immune system is located in your digestive tract, so without enough healthy bacteria, your health may suffer as a result. Probiotics provide an additional tool to help your body protect itself and enhance immune function.
Ideally, there should be a balance of approximately 80% healthy bacteria and 20% harmful bacteria in your intestines.
Even children can benefit from probiotics’ immune boosting effects. In a very interesting study of children 3 to 5 years old, children who took a probiotic 2x/day from November to May with combined Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM and Bifidobacterium animalis subsp lactis Bi-07 had 72% less fever, 62% less cough, and 59% less runny nose compared t...Read More