Probiotics, prebiotics- they are the talk of the town these days whether you are in your favourite grocery store or in your Vancouver Naturopath‘s clinic. Many may wonder what the fuss is all about- we all have naturally occur bacteria in the gut, what’s the point in adding more?
From the article Have You Had Your Probiotics Today? here’s why:
They process indigestible fibers and help keep bowel function regular. They produce a number of vitamins, including B6, B12, and K2, and aid in the absorption of minerals such as iron, calcium, and magnesium. Equally important, they help fend off bad bacteria such as Salmonella and E. coli, which can cause diarrhea and, in extreme cases, severe anemia, kidney failure, and death.
And the trick is to make sure the good outweigh the bad! Supplementing with a probiotics helps to keep you on the right track!
It seems like an easy decision to make but where you go from there may not be as easy. There are thousands of strains of naturally occurring bacteria in the body, and not every one has the same strengths. A Naturopathic Doctor can help advise regarding a quality product that not only does what you need it to but has been stored and processed properly.
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