Probiotics: Top Three Reasons To Use Them

By: Ellisha Rader Mannering - July 29, 2014

There are many benefits of using probiotics.

Probiotics can be found in yogurt and other dairy products as well as supplements.

Some of the best benefits of probiotics are the lesser known ones, here are the top three.

Blood Pressure
While you may not think that probiotics can have anything to do with your blood pressure, a recent study shows that they can actually help lower and regulate it.

According to the study, taking supplements with live microorganisms that are also found in the human gut could be beneficial for people with high blood pressure and also help to improve overall cardiovascular health.

The study shows that the probiotics only made a small difference, but the researchers involved with the study say that the small change is still an important one.

“Over a large group of people, when you look at a population, a lower blood pressure by even two or three points can have an impact on important things: the risk of stroke, death and heart attack. So we take very seriously a small decrease in blood pressure,” Dr. Harmony Reynolds, a cardiologist at NYU Langone Medical Center said.

Regulate Digestion
Since the bacteria found in probiotics are the same as the ones found in the stomach and gut naturally, probiotics can help regulate digestion and get your system back on track.

If there is not enough good bacteria in the gut to help digest foods, digestion can slow down and cause a number of problems. Probiotics help ensure that the body is digesting food in a timely and regular manner.

Improve Immune System
Probiotics can help keep you healthy in more ways than one and one of the best ways they do that is by improving your immune system.

Probiotics help keep your entire body in sync and increase lymphocytes, which are responsible for immune system health.

There are numerous reasons to take probiotics. If you are experiencing issues with your blood pressure, digestive health or depression, you may want to consider taking probiotics before any other medications.

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Ellisha Rader ManneringEllisha is a writer, wife, and mommy to Cyrus and Milo. She enjoys fishing, hiking, being outdoors, shopping, traveling with her family and teaching baton twirling. Follow her on Twitter @lishann

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  • ThePatritoteer

    Two years from now, they will say they cause cancer or something, kind of like fish oil. Don’t get involved in these stupid fads.

    • SBook2515

      Probiotics used to be a common part of our diets. Traditional lacto-fermented foods like sauerkraut, pickles, kimchi, yogurt and sourdough were loaded with them. It’s just in the last 75 years or so that we got so scared of bad bacteria and started pasteurizing absolutely everything that we didn’t realize we were killing off the good bacteria as well as the bad.

  • fernando Perez

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