The world of good bacteria is bigger than you might think. From bifidobacterium bifidum and lactobacilli, to streptococcus thermophilus and Saccharomyces boulardii, there is an average of 300-500 strains of good bacteria in your digestive system, and they each benefit the body in different ways.
Probiotics are the live bacteria and yeasts that support your good bacteria, and postbiotics are the waste output of probiotics that physically support our gut microbiotics and protect against pathogens. Probiotics can even help replace good bacteria after a round of bacteria-killing antibiotics. Prebiotics typically found in fruits, complex carbohydrates, and fiber-filled vegetables are food for your probiotics, keeping these live microorganisms healthy and functioning in tip-top shape.
You can support these all-important microorganisms by maintaining a well-rounded diet, including fermented foods such as sauerkraut, miso, kimchi, kombucha, yogurt, and kefir, but there are even more ways you can make sure the good types of bacteria are getting the nutrients they need.
Although these good bacteria are located in the small and large intestines, their effects can be felt throughout your entire body. Here’s a quick breakdown of some of the unexpected ways good bacteria keep your body in check.
Vaginal and Urinary Tract Health
Good Girl Probiotics™ is made with the bacteria strains Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Lactobacillus Plantarum, Lactobacillus Salivarius, Lactobacillus Casei, Lactobacillus Paracasei, Lactobacillus Rhamnosus, Lactobacillus Brevis, and Lactobacillus Gasseri, which all play an important role in keeping the pH and yeast levels of your vagina balanced.*
Acne and Skin Health
Yep, even your skin is impacted by the good bacteria in your gut. Clear Skin Probiotics™ is the only probiotic supplement that contains Bifidobacterium longum BB536, a clinically-tested strain of bacteria that reduces acne, improves skin dryness, and decreases skin redness.*
A happy gut can actually lead to a happy immune system. Gut Feelings Probiotics™ contains prebiotics, probiotics, and postbiotics to strengthen the gut barrier, which is crucial for a healthy immune system.
Reducing harmful bacteria while bolstering good bacteria can help your gut microbes fight against a host of symptoms from gastrointestinal tract issues like upset stomach, constipation, and diarrhea to chronic diseases including diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. The live bacteria in your gut microbiota are crucial for your overall health and wellness, fighting infection and preventing inflammation.
We hope this information about dietary supplements, probiotic products, and your gut bacteria helped inform you on the importance of maintaining a healthy gut microbiome, for more than just your digestive system.