I was provided a free sample of UP4 Probiotics to review. I was not compensated for this review and all opinions expressed are my own.
Who here has had a stomach bug before?
Last Christmas I got a horrible, awful case of food poisoning. It was just a few days before Christmas and it was the first time I had food poisoning in a long time. I couldn’t bear to eat anything but I force fed myself two things: coconut water and probiotics.
Yes. I forced myself to take supplements while I was sick.
The reason? Probiotics are friendly, good gut bacteria that help remove bad bacteria. Bad bacteria, as in the bacteria that caused my little bug. I knew that whatever was making me sick would leave quicker if I used probiotics. And guess what? I felt better after a healthy dose of my favorite supplement.
The standard American diet and lifestyle can really impact the health of the bacteria in your gut. Over time, less than ideal food choices, stress, age, and lifestyle can create an imbalance in the beneficial bacteria in your digestive tract. It’s important to restore balance because probiotics play a variety of roles in your overall well being, including:
- maintaining healthy digestion
- supporting a healthy immune system
- keeping offending bacteria to a minimum
- relieving gas, bloating and constipation
- improving nutrient absorption
In more acute situations, probiotics can be beneficial for:
Where do you start when it comes to probiotics? How do you know which product is right for you?
How to Choose the Right Probiotic
Look for the following: