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The Benefits of a Probiotic

You’ve learned the basics of what a probiotic is, but you may still be confused about what it actually does and how it can impact your health and well-being.

The full impact of probiotics is still being studied, but these beneficial bacteria have become more and more prevalent in the wellness community. Here are a few reasons why you should consider adding a probiotic to your wellness routine – and how it can make you feel like your best self.

Digestive Balance*

The most popular benefit of a probiotic is its impact on your digestive health.* Live probiotic cultures help keep the good and bad bacteria in your gut balanced and taking a probiotic daily can help prevent occasional gas, bloating, and constipation as well as promote regularity.*

Fortify™ Probiotics contain diverse, clinically researched Bifidobacteria and Lactobacilli strains, including HN019™and HN001™, that have been shown to support digestive balance.*

Immune Health*

Probiotics can help you feel your best every day, and not just when it comes to digestion.* Did you know that about 70% of your immune system is located in your gut? A special tissue called Gastric Associated Lymphoid Tissue (GALT) is found in your digestive tract, and it contains a variety of immune cells. We go deep on how taking a probiotic can impact your immune health in this post if you’d like to learn everything about the link between probiotics and immunity.*

Women’s Health*

Probiotics can help benefit women’s health, too. Fortify Women’s 30 and 50 Billion Probiotics are formulated with a higher ratio of Lactobacilli bacteria to help support vaginal health and healthy vaginal microflora.*

Adults Age 50+

As you age, the amount of Bifidobacteria in your system can decrease. Fortify Age 50+ 30 and 50 Billion Probiotic formulas contain extra Bifidobacteria to help support digestive balance and colon health, which is important for adults over 50.*

Great for On-the-Go

You know the feeling. You’re on vacation, your regular eating habits are out the window, and you’re trying new things while exploring a new place. You’re having a wonderful time, but your digestive system isn’t enjoying things quite as much as you are. Some people like to pack a probiotic while traveling to keep their digestion regular.* A daily dose helps maintain the important balance of good and bad bacteria, which can be thrown off during travel.*

Now that you know what probiotics do, it’s time to find the right formula for you! Check out these helpful tips on choosing the right probiotic in Part 3 of this series.

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