If you take care of yourself properly, you can get through the season without getting sick. How? Try probiotics!

Benefits of Probiotics:

Probiotics are the secret to staying well because your immune system is in your GI tract. They improve energy and metabolism by activating thyroid hormones, making you feel energetic, and helping you lose weight. Your microbiome (system of microorganisms) includes beneficial bacteria that extract vitamins and minerals from food and feed your cells. Food won’t support you nutritionally unless the nutrients are extracted from your meals. Overweight people are often malnourished at the cellular level.

Probiotics improve allergies by retraining immune cells to tell the difference between harmful and non-harmful exposures. They help your system differentiate between particles so the immune cells in your intestines don’t over-react to non-toxic materials.

Probiotics eliminate wastes properly so toxins don’t build up in your body and cause migraines and other problems. They also help you get rid of excess neurotransmitters and influence genes in your body, including the genes that help you fight infection. It’s good to take them while you’re on an antibiotic. About two hours after you take your medicine is best.

Types of Probiotics:

Probiotic products are sometimes fermented to combine different strains. Here are some of the most popular strains found in supplements:

Bifidobacterium breve – Prevents diarrhea and supports the production of natural antibodies.

Bifidobacterium infantis – Fights E. Coli and protects against inflammation of the colon and stomach.

Bifidobacterium longum – Protects you from the negative effects of nitrates in food, and eases lactose intolerance. It’s also helpful for diarrhea and food allergies.

Enterococcus faecalis or TH-10 – Removes toxins in the colon and digests proteins. Also helpful for allergies.

Lactobacillus acidophilus – Neutralizes yeast, campylobacter, and some flu strains. Helps lower cholesterol.

Lactobacillus bulgaricus – May help with digestive problems and help acid reflux.

Lactobacillus plantarum – Protects against some gram-negative bacteria and produces natural antibodies.

Streptococcus thermophiles – Possesses strong antioxidants and provides anti-tumor activity.