Everything you consume has the potential to affect your gut health. Things like preservatives in the food we eat, over-the-counter medications, and antibiotics can kill or inhibit the growth of good bacteria in the gut, leading to a slew of digestive issues. But did you know that unhealthy gut bacteria might also be the culprit behind issues that occur outside of your digestive system?
A person has about 300 to 500 different microorganisms in their digestive tract, which make up their “gut microbiome.” These strains of good bacteria help with everything from regulating acne to preventing vaginal infections. When the gut microbiota is negatively affected by the things we consume, these strains of good bacteria are not able to perform their jobs as effectively, causing skin issues, upset stomach, nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, dandruff, recurrent vaginal infections, and more.
So how do you maintain a healthy gut? The answer is simple: probiotics. You can boost your diet with fermented foods like yogurt, sauerkraut, kefir, miso, tempeh, kombucha, and kimchi, but probiotic supplements can help fortify your diet to support good bacteria for healthy digestion, a strong immune system, and more.
Our three probiotic products offer targeted support for your biggest health concerns in your GI tract and beyond. For overall digestive health and immunity support, Gut Feelings Probiotics is a must.* Clear Skin Probiotics contains specific strains of good bacteria that keep acne at bay.†* For vaginal and urinary tract health, there’s our bestselling Good Girl Probiotics.* Each of our probiotic products is designed to be taken alongside our other probiotics, so you can mix and match to get exactly what you want out of your routine.
To promote your gut health even more, supplement your probiotics using prebiotics. You can think of prebiotics as food for your probiotics.
Prebiotics are found in fruits and fiber-filled vegetables like beans, legumes, artichokes, asparagus, onions, garlic, leeks, and bananas. Whole grains and oats also offer a boost of prebiotic nutrients that can help your body process food and fight against the symptoms of an unhealthy gut. It’s crucial to aid your digestive health in any way you can, both by taking an interest in nutrition and by taking probiotic supplements.
Our daily lives can make keeping our gut microbes in good shape difficult, but with a little help from our line of probiotics, all of those hard-working strains of good bacteria will be feeling their very best.