You Should Know

October 2013 Issue

A “Shot” of Probiotics

Your body contains 10 times more intestinal bacteria than human cells. So, it’s no wonder that maintaining a healthy environment of friendly bacteria in your gut plays such an important role. It’s well documented that the presence of probiotics or “healthy bacteria” in your intestinal tract may improve immune function and aid in digestion. Live bacteria are increasingly being added to products, such as “shots” or drinks, to enhance their health appeal. But are these drinks as beneficial as they seem? Follow these tips for getting to know your probiotic drinks better.

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