It took YEARS for probiotics to make way to Herbalife, and I’m literally welcoming it with open arms (Mariah Carey style). Let me give anyone and everyone a rundown of what probiotics are.
First and foremost, both Dr. Axe and Dr. Mark Hyman have gone over the fact that between 50-80% of our entire immune system is located in the gut. So, if you’ve ever seen yourself getting sick often, look at what you’re eating. Just recently, my sister’s stomach became inflamed, but instead of looking at what caused it, the doctors looked at it from a financial standpoint. Sure, let’s give her pills and she’ll be fine.
However, it’s what she’s putting into her stomach which is ultimately agitating her gut.
Just to emphasize what they have said, “many people with health issues, such as thyroid imbalances, chronic fatigue, joint pain, psoriasis, autism and many other conditions don’t realize that these illnesses originate in the gut.”
On top of that, 60-70 million people in America alone are affected by digestive diseases.
What Are Probiotics?
Probiotics are bacteria that line your digestive tract and support your body’s ability to absorb nutrients and fight infection. There are actually 10 times more probiotics in your gut than cells in your body.
Your skin and digestive system by themselves host about 2,000 different types of bacteria. Probiotics benefits have been proven effective in supporting immune function and healthy digestion, as well as beautiful skin.
Your good gut bacteria is also responsible for:
- Producing vitamin B12, butyrate and vitamin K2
- Crowding out bad bacteria, yeast and fungi
And I can go on to name so many other things, but I think you get the drift.
If you don’t have enough probiotics, the side effects can include digestive disorders, skin issues, frequent colds and flus. Are you one of these sufferers?
Historically, we had plenty of probiotics in our diets from eating fresh foods from good soil and by fermenting our foods to keep them from spoiling.
Because of refrigeration and dangerous agricultural practices like soaking our foods with chlorine, our food contains little to no probiotics today, and most foods actually contain dangerous antibiotics that kill off the good bacteria in our bodies. – Dr. Axe
By adding more probiotic foods into your diet, you could see all of the following probiotics benefits:
- Stronger immune system
- Improved digestion
- Increased energy from production of vitamin B12
- Better breath because probiotics destroy candida
- Healthier skin
- Reduced cold and flu
- Healing leaky gut syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease
- Weight loss
Inflammatory bowel disease. That rings a bell in terms of what my sister is going through right now.
AND ALAS! Herbalife has their very own probiotics recipe! Here are the contents listed on the label.
- Delivers 1 billion active probiotic organisms per serving
- Up to 70% of BC30 cells survive to colonize the gut†
- Helps provide balance to good and bad bacteria (improving the gut bacteria profile)
- Aids in carbohydrate and protein digestion
- Made with non-GM ingredients
- Zero calories
- No added flavours, colors, sugars or sweeteners
- Portable, perfect for on-the-go use
So, for those who are constantly having stomach issues, such as myself (because apparently I don’t eat enough vegetables), probiotics are absolutely vital in maintaining a healthy gut.