4 Reasons why Gen X and Baby Boomers Need Probiotics
Reason # 1 - Probiotics kickstart healthy fat loss
The reason for your weight gain may be due to unhealthy bacteria residing in your gut from eating too many processed foods, carbohydrates, etc. Introduce good bacteria back into your gut and jumpstart your ability to fight fat! In fact, studies have shown that individuals who are overweight often have more bad bacteria in their gut than their slimmer counterparts.
Reason # 2
- Probiotics protect you against unwanted toxins and bolster your immune system
Probiotics protect you against unwanted toxins and bolster your immune system
. Whether we realize it or not, our bodies are inundated with pesticides, pollution, metals and viruses on a daily basis. Probiotics help strengthen your natural toxin fighting bacteria enabling your own immune system to keep you healthier.
Reason # 3
- Cognitive Function
Given the two-way communication between the gut and the brain (i.e., gut-brain axis), it may not come as much of a surprise that one of the benefits of probiotics appears to be improved cognitive function (e.g., focus, memory). Animal studies have shown that optimal function of the gut-brain axis is necessary for normal cognitive performance, and recent evidence shows that changes in the gut microbiota influences cognitive behavior, such as learning and memory.
In a randomized, controlled trial, researchers found that older adults supplementing with probiotics for 12 weeks demonstrated significant improvement in the mini-mental state examination (MMSE) score compared to the control group. The MMSE is a tool used to assess several areas of cognitive function, such as learning, memory, and focus.
Reason # 4
- Probiotics reduce joint pain-causing inflammation
Joint pain caused by inflammation has been shown to be linked with inflammation in the intestinal tract. Probiotics help reduce this inflammation, enabling our bodies to be stronger and better able to fight inflammation – equating to joint health and reduced pain.