The human body is vast and intricate. A network of cells, nerves, organs, and tiny organisms work together to provide us with breath, sense, movement, thoughts, and everything that makes us who we are.
One of the most complex systems in the body is the microbiome of the gut. It is filled with an assortment of microbes–bacteria, viruses, and fungi–and trillions live in the digestive system. You have several microbiomes in your body, including on the skin and in the mouth, but the one in your gut is by far the largest and most diverse.
The microbiome begins to change the day we are born and continues to fluctuate throughout our life. Things like diet, medicines, stress, and age all impact its delicate balance. Scientists are only beginning to understand the entirety of the role the microbiome plays in our bodies because it is a complex environment. One thing we do know is that both good and not-so-good bacteria live inside, and it is necessary to maintain a balance to keep the gut healthy.
The impact of the gut microbiome doesn’t stop at the gut–it plays a large role in overall health. Beyond digestion, a strong foundation of a balanced gut can support your immune system and mental health. Some scientists compare the microbiome to an organ, and, just like you monitor the function of your heart, you should care for the inner workings of your microbiome.
Most bacteria are found in the large intestine, so you want to be sure that your probiotics can survive the journey through your body.
There are many things you can do to maintain the balance of good microbes and non-beneficial microbes in your microbiome: Be informed about antibiotics and use them with care, eat a healthy and clean diet, and include probiotics in your daily routine to keep your gut microbiome healthy and balanced. High-quality probiotic supplements contain beneficial probiotic strains that have been clinically proven to benefit human health.
If you choose to introduce probiotics into your diet as a supplement, pick one that is thoroughly studied and proven to work. Most bacteria are found in the large intestine, so you want to be sure that your probiotics can survive the journey through your body. The probiotic strain found in Culturelle® is proven to survive stomach acid and successfully set up shop in the intestines.* That way, you can be sure that the good bacteria is working where it is needed. Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, the probiotic strain in Culturelle®, is the most clinically studied strain of probiotic and has over 30 years of research to prove that it is safe and effective.✝ Your microbiome is at the front line of defense in keeping you healthy, so feed it with a powerful probiotic.
It's never too late or too early to start taking probiotic supplements to support the health of your microbiome. Culturelle® has specially formulated probiotics for everyone in the family, including kids. Start supporting your digestive health and overall wellness with probiotics today.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
✝Based on the number of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG clinical studies, as of January 2018.
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