COVID-19 & Immunity

Can Probiotics Boost Your Immune System?

Can Probiotics Boost Your Immune System? - GNC India

Did you know:

Bacteria cells in our body outnumber the cells of your body by 10 to 1? That means your activity depends on these bacteria’s.

These bacteria’s help in the breakdown of food and support the entire digestive system. They also keep you safe from the attack of pathogens and thus protects your immune system.

Why Immune System Is Important:

The atmosphere you live in is populated with trillions of germs. Every single time you open your mouth or you inhale, every bite of food or water you drink contains germs.

Each one of us is vulnerable to catch an infection or get attacked by these germs. Then why few of us remain healthy and few get sick due to infection and disease.

That’s your immune system which is telling you to improve on it or else get affected with the infection. The strong immune system protects you against the germs and keeps you protected from the infection.

Hence, your immune system plays a crucial role in maintaining your proper health.

Immune System

What do we mean by Probiotics?

Probiotics are beneficial living bacteria found naturally in the intestine. They are important for digestion, creating and absorbing nutrients and boosting the body’s immune systems.

It is amazing to know that 70% of the immune system is located in the intestines

How Probiotics Protect Your Body From Infection?

Probiotics are living bacteria, the healthy ones which can make your body work as a hero and make you strong. Probiotic benefits in improving the immune system is being now even understood and implicated by doctors too. Among all the natural sources, yogurt is considered to be one of the excellent sources of probiotics. Homemade yogurt contains lactobacillus bacteria.

The most beneficial probiotic bacteria fall into two main genera, Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria.  Each of these genera contains many species.  Out of all, Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidum are two of the most common ones. Studies have shown the benefits of multiple strains as compared to the single strain.

So which strain of bacteria, you need to take to boost your immunity?

Lactobacillus Acidophilus (“L.acidophilus”)

This bacteria, in particular, helps in the digestion of lactose, a sugar found naturally in milk. L. acidophilus helps to reduce the incidence of diarrhea, reduce bloating and abdominal pain.

Bifidobacteria Bifidum

This bacteria along with others help fight inflammation and improve the immunity. Studies have confirmed that taking bifidobacteria bifidum in the form of probiotic supplement improves the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, a common disorder that affects the large intestine.

Bifidobacteria Animalis

Bifidobacteria animalis species improves the immunity especially in young women and helps reduce cold/flu in young adults.

Why Take Probiotic Supplements?

Along with the food sources, it is recommended to consume a probiotic supplement to obtain the maximum benefit of the probiotics. The other valid reason to include supplement would be that probiotics are very sensitive in nature and hence the natural source may not reach to the level in your body required to provide the health benefits. Hence, a supplement which claims to have probiotics strain intact till its expiry date can be beneficial.

Why take GNC Probiotics?

  • A unique blend of probiotics that have been clinically proven in multiple human studies, unlike many competitors is used.
  • GNC takes extra care to ensure its probiotic products are protected throughout the entire manufacturing process.
  • GNC uses a cutting edge freeze-dry process to ensure the freshness of the product, which improves the effectiveness.
  • The freeze-drying process eliminates the need for refrigeration, which makes them more convenient to store and travel with.
  • GNC guarantees the potency all the way to the expiration date. Most competitors only guarantee their potency at the time of manufacture. Customers may be getting less of a dose than what the bottle says on competitors’ products.

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