I try to be a resource for helping people with digestion issues because of my own personal experience with horrible digestion. Over the years I have tried just about everything to improve these issues. Feeling bloated and constipated can really mess up a lovely day and the ability to look cute in a fitted outfit. No good.
Imagine being your ideal weight but still feeling chubby due to an inability to digest your food easily – that was me. Did you know that you can have up to 12 pounds of impacted waste in your digestive system at any given time? So that new chub around your middle may not be fat at all but your meals from the last 3 days that haven’t digested yet. Really? Really. Luckily, there are ways you can get the support you need when dealing with digestion issues. Some people find that using digestive aid supplements is one way to help them overcome the problems that come with poor digestion. It depends on what works for you, since everyone is different. You could look at Revive MD or other similar sites for supplements that can give you the support you need to improve your digestion if you are interested in trying the supplement route. If you would rather make up your own supplements with the vitamins, minerals, enzymes etc. of your choice, you could purchase some capsules by visiting https://www.capsulesupplies.com/gelatin-capsules/. However, personally I found one thing that drastically improved my digestion; probiotics.
WHAT ARE THEY?
Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. Many users of things like zenith probiotics have said that the bacteria has helped them become healthy. You may just think of bacteria as something that causes diseases. However, your body is full of bacteria, both good and bad. Probiotics are called “good” or “helpful” bacteria because they help to keep your gut healthy. They can aid in the balance of your “good” or “bad” bacteria to keep your body working like it should. They can lower the amount of “bad” bacteria in your system that can cause infections or other problems. When you lose “good” bacteria in your body, like after you take antibiotics, probiotics can help replace them. With the health benefits, probiotics can have, it comes as no surprise that these sorts of supplements can be used for animals too. For example, there are Probiotics for Dogs that owners can buy if the dog has issues with their gut or harmful bacteria such as salmonella or E Coli. So, probiotics is a supplement that can be used for both animals and humans, to improve health.
WHAT DO THEY DO?
Probiotics help move food through your gut. Some common conditions that they treat include irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, antibiotic related diarrhea, skin conditions like eczema, preventing colds, oral health and urinary and vaginal health.
TYPES OF PROBIOTICS
Many types of bacteria are classified as probiotics. They all have different benefits, but most come from two groups.
Lactobacillus. This may be the most common probiotic. It’s the one you’ll find in yogurt and other fermented foods. Different strains can help with diarrhea and may help with people who can’t digest lactose, the sugar in milk.
Bifidobacterium. You can also find it in some dairy products. It may help ease the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.
WHERE I GET MY PROBIOTICS
My digestive system can’t hack distilled alcohol, so often you will find me with a glass of Kombucha in my hands. Kombucha is produced by fermenting sweet tea with a culture of yeast and bacteria. While the description doesn’t necessarily sound awesome, it really does taste great and you can find it it tons of flavors. I love it in Lavendar and Hibiscus.
Kimchi is also a staple for me. Kimchi is a traditional fermented Korean side dish made of vegetables (usually cabbage) with a variety of seasonings. I put Kimchi in the place of meat in any of my dishes. It’s packed with tons of flavor and a huge kick. Paired with brown rice and vegetables it makes for an amazing easy to make meal.
I take Kyo-Dophilus supplements with my meals. It includes probiotics plus enzymes. Gives your gut more “good” bacteria to help digest what you have eaten. It really helps with hard to digest food. Funny, it kind of makes you think about what you are eating more. While I’m reaching for the supplement sometimes I’m thinking ” this is going to help but maybe you should eat less of that, chew more, or not eat it at all.”
Probiotics have really made a HUGE difference to my digestive system. They are probably at the top of the list in terms of things that I have tried to make my system more regular. If you have digestion issues, try to incorporate probiotic foods and supplements into your diet to see if they have a positive effect for you like they have for me. And if you have other suggestions for ways to get additional probiotics, leave a comment below, I’d love to hear from you!
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