Probiotics are live microorganisms such as bacteria and yeasts that help your body perform its functions in a variety of ways. Does that sound gross? There is no need to worry. Our bodies live in harmony with a host of friendly bacteria that keep us going, and that’s what probiotics are. When you consume food or food supplements there is bacteria and yeast in that food that is beneficial to our bodies and digestive systems.
In our gastrointestinal tract alone there are hundreds of different kinds of bacteria naturally occurring that aid in the digestion process. These good bacteria also help to destroy bad bacteria and viruses that can make us sick. So if a person has low levels of probiotic bacteria in their system, they could be more susceptible to food poisoning when they eat suspect food. The same idea goes for stomach and gut problems like bloating and IBS. If there aren’t enough probiotic bacteria available, the natural balance in the gut can be upset with unpleasant consequences.
Modern lifestyles tend to have an overbalance of processed food and not enough raw fruit and vegetables. Unfortunately this means that natural probiotics tend to get depleted in the gut, and the balance can be upset. Natural enzyme action also gets depleted when we eat processed food, which contributes to malnutrition and stomach issues.
Great sources of natural probiotics include fermented dairy products like live yoghurt, and certain smoothie juices. Enzymes are naturally abundant in fruit and vegetables. Another way to get your probiotics and enzymes boosted is to take supplements. Ideally these will be natural and in an easy to take form, like tablets. These will be especially useful to those who are lactose intolerant and can’t eat live yohgurt.
Atone ProBio for Digestion is a natural enzyme supplement that contains active digestive enzymes and a probiotic mix, perfect for those who wish to boost their digestive systems.