Supplement Staples: Probiotics

Hippocrates, the ancient Greek physician and “Father of Modern Medicine,” once said that all disease starts in the gut. Not 100% correct, but pretty damn close! When gut health is compromised, the risk of disease rises markedly. Probiotics hold the key not just for better health and a stronger immune system, but also for treating digestive issues.

The most overlooked reason that our digestive system is critical to our health is because 80 percent of your entire immune system is located in your digestive tract! 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. Your digestive health affects every physiological system in your body!

Some of the most important benefits of probiotics include:

  • Healthy immune function
  • Weight loss
  • Absorbing macronutrients, vitamins and minerals, and waste removal
  • Skin health
  • Psychological and emotional health support

The secret to restoring your digestive health is all about balancing out the good and bad bacteria in your gut. If you’re going to be healthy, you MUST consider consuming a good probiotic daily. I use a supplement from the UK called Symprove. After some research and trail & error with capsule form & milk based probiotics a friend put me on to Symprove and I’ve seen a massive difference in my digestion ever since. Symprove is water-based so it doesn’t trigger digestion, meaning it survives the hostile environment of your stomach. It contains four unique strains of bacteria that work together to ensure they thrive in the intestines and targeted areas of your gut quickly and effectively.

When your gut is healthy, you have a large, thriving population of beneficial or friendly bacteria supporting your immune system receptor cells. They help form a protective barrier within your colon and intestines. Optimizing and supporting the beneficial bacteria in your gut is one of the most powerful things you can do for your health and well being.