Probiotics are often used for digestive issues, but people are now starting to discover how beneficial they are for the skin. A probiotic is a dietary supplement containing live bacteria that replace or add to the beneficial bacteria normally present in the gastrointestinal tract. Probiotics can also be found in foods such as yogurt, fermented and unfermented milk, miso, tempeh, and some juices.
Studies show that acne, psoriasis, hidradenitis supprateva, and other skin conditions are linked to intestinal health. An imbalance between good and bad bacteria means that the bad bacteria are outnumbering the good bacteria, which can cause an unnatural flow within our bodies. As we mature we are faced with many threats to the beneficial bacteria in our gut… from chlorinated water to overly processed foods. Good bacteria help neutralize some of the hostile bacteria, so our bodies can absorb and use the nutrients from what we eat a lot more effectively with this good bacteria. Our gastrointestinal system can only provide us with optimal health if the proper balance of different types of bacteria is maintained. When we don’t have this type of balance in our gastrointestinal system our bodies react and cause negative conditions of the skin.
Some benefits of probiotics are, but not limited to:
- Helps prevent eczema
- Increased ability to digest food
- Acts as a remedy for bad breath and body odor
- Reduces yeast infection, vaginitis, and candidiasis
- Increases ability to synthesize vitamin B
- Helps regulate normal bowel movements
Remember to check with your physician before taking any new supplement. If you have not already looked into Probiotics, then now is the time. There are many trusted brands with great products. Plenty of information on the internet is available for you to find out more.