Let's talk brain-gut JOY! The probiotic that I love that contains scientifically selected strains to have those happy little ecosystem. Vegan, soy free, gluten free, grain free ... and of course non gmo!
One of the reasons this is a favorite for me is because it contains Lactobacillus acidophilus, which is often not included in your run of the mill probiotic, but is one of the main bacteria in the gut that produces vitamin K and lactase. This probiotic readily colonizes on the walls of the small intestine and creates an unfriendly environment for bad bacteria. It adapts well to the human body because of its human origin and it is acid- and bile-resistant for intestinal survival.
Most of my favorite doctors agree that mood disorders begin with correcting the gut imbalances. The Gut-Brain-Axis is real. So make your microbiome happy, and choose the right products, one that has the right strains and most importantly one that actually can make it through your stomach to reach the essential digestive areas.
Final note, Lactobacillus acidophilus also has been clinically tested to help with a long list of wellness issues and so I have a link to the Mayo to give you more information. Of course I am always available to chat if you wonder if this would be a great nutritional choice for you.
Great Links: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4372813/
Now personally I have to say that I have used probiotics in the past, but never given them much thought until I got some bad bacteria in a smoothie mix about six months ago. I have a different way of looking at those of you that suffer from acid reflux now than I used to. You don't know until you know, right?
So I suddenly couldn't eat anything without getting horrible, can't sleep, try anything you can burning in my chest. I did the apple cider vinegar, and the baking soda, the all natural gerd chewables, and TUMs... and that means you know I was getting desperate. I can't take the OTC acid reflux pills due to allergic reactions to them from when they were trying to diagnose my IBS when I was in my early 20's. Finally I started on the probiotics, and that was the only thing that gave me relief. And it was funny that all of that depression came back with the bad bacteria. As well afterwards my adrenals started acting up... but that's another story.
I know how digestive problems feel, and I know how amazing if feels when they're gone. WebMD says, "Many people use probiotics to prevent diarrhea, gas, and cramping caused by antibiotics. Antibiotics kill "good" (beneficial) bacteria along with the bacteria that cause illness. A decrease in beneficial bacteria may lead to digestive problems. Taking probiotics may help replace the lost beneficial bacteria." So why not give probiotics a try?
Learn a little more through my Increase Your Vitality Receptors training where I really dig into our microbiome at a higher level....
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