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The Lowdown on Probiotic Supplementation: Benefits and Uses

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  • Probiotic supplements help reseed your gastrointestinal tract with beneficial bacteria
  • Research has shown that several probiotic strains such as Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium and Lactococcus may positively affect your digestive system, mental health, immune system response and inflammation management
  • Probiotic supplements work best when taken on an empty stomach two hours before your first meal, or after the last meal of your day
  • When purchasing a probiotic supplement, look for strains such as Lactobacillus acidophilus and plantarum, and Bifidobacterium lactis, longum and bifidum, as they are known to benefit human health

The human body is a complex relationship of cells and microorganisms that work together to perform numerous functions. Well-known residents in your body include bacteria, which are responsible for various diseases and infections. However, did you know that there are “good bacteria” as well? This special group of microbes, also known as probiotics, lives in your gut and influence many biological processes throughout your body.

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