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The Ultimate Guide to Probiotics

indexYou’ve likely heard about probiotics and the benefits they provide for the gut. However, even if you’re keen to jump on the probiotic bandwagon by consuming these substances regularly, you may not know the best way to harness their power for your health. We want you to know the most effective ways to reap the benefits of probiotics.

What Are Probiotics?

Before you start taking probiotics to boost your gut health, you should know a little about what they are. To put it simply, probiotics are microorganisms that live in your gut. They’re good bacteria, so to speak, that act as peacekeepers and keep a harmonious state of bacteria in the intestines. Probiotics are strains of beneficial bacteria that devour bad bacteria, the potentially harmful microbes that get into the body due to poor dietary choices. Typically, the bad bugs are introduced, and then flourish, when one consumes too much red meat, dairy products, fat, and sugar.

How Do Probiotics Work?

Good bacteria are naturally present in our body, but sometimes not in large enough quantities. Stress, bad dietary choices, illness, antibiotic uses, and other factors can reduce the amount of good bacteria in our guts, which means we have to supplement with probiotics. Often, it’s a good idea to take probiotics daily so that good bacteria counts remain high.

So, what exactly do probiotics do? How do they work in the body to keep things balanced and healthy? The following are just a few functions of probiotics or good bacteria:

  • Probiotics evaluate the gut environment. They go into the intestines and find out what’s needed. They respond by either easing inflammation or boosting your immune response.
  • Probiotics negotiate with invaders. They don’t always need to wipe out “terrorists” or bad bacteria. But they do have to make sure that these invaders can’t release their poisons into the gut environment.
  • Probiotics improve the intestinal barrier. Without being too dramatic, there is just one thin barrier of cells standing between the toxins in your intestines and your blood stream. Probiotics improve the quality of this lining so that healthy nutrients can get in but the bad stuff stays out.

The above are just a few of the benefits of probiotics. These friendly bacteria also clean up biofilm due to infections, and they starve off pathogens by eating up all the food that the bad guys would. It’s important to realize that probiotics are temporary helpers. They don’t live forever, so you have to keep them safe by eating a clean diet, and you’ve got to make sure they’re replaced consistently.

Taking Perfect Pass Probiotics is a great way to do just that. Perfect Pass Probiotics helps you prevent and manage GI issues by giving the gut a constant supply of beneficial bacteria. Perfect Pass Prebiotics and Probiotics are a top choice for taking probiotics daily, so you can enjoy good gut health for life.

When Clean Eating Doesn’t Cut it: Gut Health for Better Fitness

Gut Health for Better Fitness

 

You dedicate your life to a healthy routine: clean eating, supplementation, workouts, and a 10:30 pm bedtime. But what if all that hard work is being undone by poor gut health?

The digestive system is really the engine of our well-being, as it is involved in so many processes. If our digestive system is in check, we feel awesome, we can perform at the top level, and we even can push ourselves harder to make bigger gains in the gym.

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Max: My Experience with Probiotics

Max

My name’s Max Thomas, and I’m 47 years old. I’m very much about staying healthy, and I’ve been using probiotics for nearly 20 years.

My system leans toward a yeast imbalance, which sometimes appears symptomatic of candidiasis. At times, I’ve experienced symptoms of other illnesses that typically are associated with a weakened immune system, which some doctors have linked back to a yeast imbalance.

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Ask a Microbiologist: 7 Surprising Scientific Facts About Probiotics

7 surprising facts about probiotics

When it comes to probiotics, there are plenty of marketers clamoring for attention. From billions of strains to special coatings–we’ve heard it all. But if you ask for scientific proof, those voices die down. What gives?

Kiran Krishnan, a renowned microbiologist, is a part of a group of doctors and researchers hired to investigate and conduct clinical trials around the “next generation” of probiotics. Just in time, too. Their 10-year intensive study coincides with the Human Microbiome Project (HMP), a massive nationwide research project with a focus on microorganisms’ effects on human beings. Krishnan is the scientist behind Perfect Pass Probiotics.

We recently sat down with Krishnan and he gave us an inside look at 7 scientific facts about probiotics.

 

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Fight Food Cravings the Smart Way with Probiotics

Fight food cravings with prebiotics and probiotics

You’re sitting at your desk and suddenly it hits you: I should grab a candy bar from the convenience store next door.

Dealing with intense cravings for junk food can feel like an all-out battle at times, and they can derail your diet faster than almost any other culprit.

If you’ve been clocking in 8 hours every night and aren’t overly stressed, it’s time to get the scientific facts so you can fight food cravings the smart way.

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