Probiotics are fast becoming one of the top-selling supplements available—and for a good reason! Research is establishing a powerful link between what happens in the gut and the rest of the body. Alterations in the microbiome are confirmed to be associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn’s disease, asthma, cervical dysplasia and even obesity.
Spread completely flat, the intestines have the surface area of a tennis court. In contact with this surface, and in fact “communicating” with it, are about 100 trillion bacteria; that’s 10 times the number of cells in the human body! It is now known that these bacteria are incredibly important players in the activity of your entire immune system and they also influence the amount of inflammation your body will generate.