When it comes to motherhood, it can be hard for us mamas to take care of ourselves before anyone else, especially our children. It’s important for us to remember that we need to treat our bodies and our minds just as well as we treat our family’s. I take care of me for my son, and I start within.

SimplyBiotix is running a “Taking Care of Us” campaign, and I couldn’t relate to it more. Probiotics are one of my favorite things when it comes to gut health. I’ve recently been diagnosed with endometriosis, and for the last year have suffered from ruptured ovarian cysts. The cysts, which were once “functional cysts” have now begun to form as “complex,” which basically means instead of being filled with fluid, they are filled with a mass or blood…scary. I’ve seen countless doctors, both eastern and western medicine, and one thing that have ALL said the same….overall health starts with good gut health. And you know what each one has recommended? A probiotic.

“Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. We usually think of bacteria as something that causes diseases. But your body is full of bacteria, both good and bad. Probiotics are often called ‘good’ or ‘helpful’ bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy” (webMD, 2017). 

 

The past few years have definitely been filled with change, stress, emotions, ups, downs, and basically everything in between. I’ve learned just how mandatory it is for my body AND my soul that I start taking care of better care of myself. As a single mom, I don’t have much “free time;” I mean, who does?! But, if there’s one easy way I can start to take care of my gut (with the benefits of other perks, too), it’s happily adding a probiotic into my daily routine.

Thanks to SimplyBiotix, you can read more about probiotics and learn more about their benefits here. Below is an outline of 10 good reasons to take probiotics via Simply Biotix:

 

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10 Benefits of Probiotics

1. Digestive Issues/IBS

Probiotics are known for treating all kinds of digestive issues including diarrhea and excessive gas and bloating. Probiotics fix the balance of gut bacteria you need for more functional digestion. No one has time for diarrhea or abdominal pain.

2. Immunity & Colds/Flu

Supporting the beneficial bacteria in our guts is crucial for immune function. Beneficial bacteria minimize toxic byproducts of bad bacteria in our bowels, which in turn help to block pathogens and other toxins from being reabsorbed into our bodies…and making us very, very sick!

3. Weight Loss

The bacteria in our guts influence how we break down foods and absorb nutrients, so a healthy gut means a healthier metabolism. In addition, gut bacteria can influence our food cravings, making us want ice cream over some healthy fruit.

4. Oral Health

Our intestines aren’t the only place that bacteria populate, they’re in our mouths too. Probiotics can reduce oral diseases, throat infections, tooth decay, AND bad breath. If mints aren’t doing the trick, try a probiotic lozenge or gum!

5. Mood

Why do we think certain moods cause “butterflies” in our stomachs? The connection between our brains and our guts is evident. If our gut bacteria aren’t balanced, our brains won’t be either. Probiotics can aid in treating depression, anxiety, anger, and even ADHD.

6. Brain Function

We find ourselves having trouble with focus and concentration on our day-to-day tasks. Well, our gastrointestinal tract is linked to our brain by the vagus nerve, so for our brains to work properly, so must our digestive systems. A healthy digestive system provides us with the nutrients needed for healthy brain function.

7. Healthy Skin

When our digestive systems aren’t working very efficiently, wastes can be expelled in other ways, such as through our skin. Probiotics can help eliminate that problem so these toxins are removed through our gastrointestinal tracts rather than through our pores, causing acne and other skin issues.

8. Allergies

When our immune system overreacts to an allergen, we suffer from allergies. Both allergies and the immune system have been connected to digestive issues and unbalanced gut bacteria. Probiotics may help reduce allergy symptoms. A benefit of probiotics seen in infants is improved eczema symptoms when mothers take probiotics during pregnancy.

9. Heart Health

Probiotic bacteria produce vitamins that your heart needs to stay strong and healthy as well as keep our arteries clear. After we eat food, the bacteria living in our gut produces chemicals that are absorbed into our blood stream. These chemicals support the health of our blood vessels and heart.

10. Urinary and Vaginal Health

Beneficial bacteria also reside in the urinary tract and vagina. Without them, excessive pathogenic bacteria and yeast will grow, causing all kinds of uncomfortable issues we just do NOT want to deal with. Taking probiotics can keep the pH balance of the urinary tract and vagina slightly acidic so we don’t have to worry about that.

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SimplyBiotix is a probiotic line offering the following products:

  • Gutsy
    • Kid-friendly
    • Berry burst flavor
    • Fast melting probiotic powder; no need for water (you take it like a pixie stick – but we cannot say pixie stick)
    • Easy, on-the-go way to get your daily dose of probiotics
    • Supports digestive health and immune health
  • Oral & Sinus
    • Cinnamon flavored lozenge
    • Helps with bad breath
    • Supports ear, nose and throat health, oral health and immune health
    • Many people aren’t aware that probiotics aren’t just for your gut – probiotics live in your mouth too. We also need to promote good bacteria to balance out the bad bacteria, which will result in fresh breath
    • Sugar-free and kid-friendly
  • Gut Health
    • Supports digestive health and immune health
    • This supplement was developed with BIO-Tract Technology. This innovative delivery system protects the 2 billion live cultures of 7 beneficial probiotic strains in Gut Health to ensure these “good” bacteria survive so they arrive in your gut alive.
      • Customers need to be aware of the products they buy – some probiotic products don’t guarantee survival of good bacteria by the time they arrive in your gut and thus is no longer beneficial for them to take!
  • Max Strength
    • Supports digestive health, immune health and women’s vaginal & urinary health
    • Probiotic for those who need extra support
    • This supplement was developed with BIO-Tract Technology
      • Protects the live bacteria from “lava-like” gastric acid in the stomach while also ensuring the live bacteria are evenly distributed to help replenish the health bacteria in your entire digestive tract.

 

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How do YOU take care of YOU so you can take care of your family?


This blog post was sponsored, but all opinions are my own. 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Simply Biotix. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

 

 

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