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From Hippocrates’ early hypotheses to modern-day medical convention, the correlation between our personal microbiome health –or in layperson terminology, the body’s collection of bacteria and other microorganisms – and defense against disease has been clear. When we consider that for every cell in the body, there are an estimated 10 microbial cells, it’s no wonder our unique internal cocktails of bacteria and fungi (both good and bad) play a key role in our overall wellness. While much of your bodily composition is biological, the rest relies heavily on your daily dietary choices, especially when it comes to maintaining a healthy gut flora.

In addition to fueling your body with fruits, vegetables and whole foods, perhaps the best thing you can do for your gut is to feed it with the beneficial bacteria species found in many probiotic supplements. Because digestive health is critical to whole-body wellbeing, and smooth digestion begins with intestinal balance, here’s why supplementation is a much-needed upgrade to your daily wellness routine.

Benefits

There are too many species and strains of probiotic microorganisms to count on two hands. Some of the more well-known names include Lactobacillus bulgaricus, a live culture found in some yogurt, acidophilus and more. Each carries its own set of superpowers, but some essential benefits include:

  • Optimal digestion
  • Increased nutrient absorption
  • Immune function support (including decreased inflammation and allergy symptoms)
  • Regulates symptoms such as constipation, diarrhea or yeast imbalances

Choosing the right supplement

Not all probiotics are created equal. Mileage may vary depending on several factors such as the number of organisms, species, strain and viability through shelf life. Look for a product with a minimum of five billion CFU (colony forming units). High-potency probiotics such as NaturKur Wellness Center’s “GI Balance” blend, which boasts 15 Billion CFU microorganisms per capsule, are recommended for optimal benefits.

If you are searching for a complete digestive reboot, consider opting for NaturKur Wellness Center’s GI Health Package, which pairs our custom probiotic blend with our fiber supplement for only $70. Contact us today for a free consultation or visit our online dispensary to begin your journey to microbiome nirvana!