How Do Probiotics Work?
Probiotics are Good Bacteria
So how can you get more good bacteria into your GI system? You can get them by eating certain foods, or by taking probiotic supplements like Probonix.
When you take a probiotic supplement, millions of bacterial cultures (often referred to as CFUs – colony forming units) are swallowed and enter your stomach. This is where it gets tough, and where the effective probiotics are separated from the weak.
The bacteria cultures that survive into the GI tract can then begin to do their job. As they attach to the walls of your intestine and begin to colonize, they begin helping optimizing the digestion of food and the absorption of nutrients. They help your body produce vitamins, absorb minerals, and aid in the elimination of toxins.
Maintaining your good-to-bad bacteria ratio then keeps you healthy. The way to do this is by eating healthier foods, exercising, and of course, using a probiotic supplement until your habits have changed enough to ensure that your body can maintain the proper levels of good bacteria. In fact, some people remain on a lower dose of Probonix indefinitely to maintain optimum health!
Why did we decide to make a pet probiotic?
Probonix is currently one of the only probiotics that has been scientifically tested and proven to deliver live bacteria cultures into the intestinal tract where they belong. See the test result here!
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