What are Probiotics and why are they good for your health?

SystemLS Greens Organic Superfood is a natural, organic supplement that contains:

  • 6 Nutrient packed greens-based superfoods
  • 4 Health enhancing sea veggies
  • 10 incredible antioxidant-rich super fruits 
  • 4 amazingly powerful probiotics

Today we are going to focus on probiotics and its benefits.

System LS Greens Organic Superfoods contain a powerful probiotic mix to keep the bad guys at bay and encourage the growth of the good guys that help stimulate immune function, enhance digestion, assimilation, and elimination, improve nutrient absorption and metabolism, and provide solid foundations to maximize your health from the inside out.

What are probiotics?

Probiotics are a combination of live beneficial bacteria and/or yeasts that naturally live in your body. Bacteria is usually viewed in a negative light as something that makes you sick. However, you have two kinds of bacteria constantly in and on your body — good bacteria and bad bacteria. Probiotics are made up of good bacteria that helps keep your body healthy and working well. This good bacteria helps you in many ways, including fighting off bad bacteria when you have too much of it, helping you feel better.

How do probiotics work?

    The main job of probiotics, or good bacteria, is to maintain a healthy balance in your body. 

    Think of it as keeping your body in neutral. When you are sick, bad bacteria enters your body and increases in number. This knocks your body out of balance. 

    Good bacteria work to fight off the bad bacteria and restore the balance within your body, making you feel better.

    Good bacteria keeps you healthy by supporting your immune function and controlling inflammation.

Probiotics and Gut Health

Healthy, balanced levels of intestinal flora are important in supporting normal physiology, and many studies confirm that alterations in the balance of intestinal flora are associated with several health conditions. The majority of the immune system, around 80%, sits in the gastrointestinal tract and the gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT) works within the immune system to protect your body against unwanted intestinal flora. Re-establishing friendly intestinal flora with probiotics can help maintain a normal healthy response to allergens and support healthy immune function.

Probiotic literally means 'for life'. Probiotics are dynamic, living microorganisms that benefit our health by helping to maintain balanced, healthy intestinal flora, inhibiting the growth of unwanted intestinal flora and helping to re-establish friendly intestinal flora.

Other benefits:

  • Inflammation: Probiotics reduce systemic inflammation, a leading driver of many diseases.
  • Depression and anxiety: The probiotic strains Lactobacillus helveticus and Bifidobacterium longum have been shown to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression in people with clinical depression.
  • Blood cholesterol: Several probiotics have been shown to lower total and LDL (bad) cholesterol levels, although the research remains controversial.
  • Blood pressure: Probiotics may also cause modest reductions in blood pressure.
  • Immune function: Several probiotic strains may enhance immune function, possibly leading to a reduced risk of infections, including those that cause the common cold 
  • Skin health: There’s some evidence that probiotics can be useful for acne, rosacea, and eczema, as well as other skin disorders.
  • Anti-aging: Though research is extremely limited, there’s evidence that probiotics have the potential to extend lifespan by increasing the ability of cells to replicate themselves