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Should I Be Taking Probiotics? [Quiz]

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If you didn’t know there’s some truth behind the expression “trust your gut,” consider this your notification that your gut is in charge of well, a lot.

The Gut’s Reach

Your gut is like your sensitive inner friend. It consists of your esophagus, intestines, stomach, gallbladder, pancreas, and liver. Otherwise known as your digestive tract.

It has something to say about processed foods, hormones, heart, mental health, and more. Because your gut affects various aspects of your body, there are multiple ways to approach optimizing its health. Standard practices include visiting a chiropractor, strategic dietary habits, prebiotics, and probiotics.

Some may struggle with the idea of introducing probiotics as they have the potential to bring on uncomfortable digestive symptoms. Many times this can be par for the course of balancing your gut, but consulting with a physician before introducing them will give you an orientation on how to take them safely if they are right for you.

Why You Might Need Probiotics

Probiotics are necessary to maintain the health of your gut. Significantly impacting the body, a thriving gut can be beneficial for a whole range of things, including:

 

Our guts take a beating from everyday life. They require not only attention to function well, but continual maintenance. Though it is likely true that most people could use a boost in their gut health, it isn’t as simple as taking a one size fits all approach.

Your Gut Is Unique

Each person contains unique bacteria that interact with each thing that is introduced to the body, along with genetics. Even data such as gender is a factor when choosing the right probiotic for you.

Different strains and classifications of probiotics can help to address the diversity in this arena. If you’re curious as to whether or not probiotics are a must for you, take our quiz for an insight. As always, remember to consult with your primary doctor before incorporating new supplements into your diet.

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Amanda is a GR8NESS contributing writer who lives in celebration of self care, and endeavors to approach all things with a student mentality. Her love for the study of self-development is rooted in fitness, holistic wellness, and skin care. She is an advocate for mental health; and hopes to connect others to their own way of daring to care.
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