What are probiotics? Probiotics are living microorganisms, which, when taken in adequate amounts, have a beneficial effect on the body. In order to be deemed a probiotic, the strain must be shown to survive the stomach’s acidic environment in order to reach the rest of the digestive tract where it does the majority of its work. Once probiotics make their way out of the stomach, they do several important things to help promote digestive health:
- They dwell in the intestine
- They thrive off of the same nutrients as undesirable bacteria
- They help to lower the gut’s pH
- And then they are released back into the world when the cells of the intestinal lining shed, which is why it’s important to continue probiotics daily.
They are both great tasting, but my favorite is the pink grapefruit. I've always been a big grapefruit fan!
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