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What are probiotics?

Probiotics are living microorganisms that, when ingested, provide health benefits (1), however, the scientific community often disagrees on what the benefits are, as well as which strains of bacteria are responsible.

Probiotics are mainly bacteria, however certain yeasts also function as probiotics. There are also other microorganisms in the gut, including viruses, fungi, archaea, and helminths.

You can get probiotics from supplements, as well as from foods prepared by bacterial fermentation.

The most common probiotic bacteria are Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria.

Different probiotics have been found to address different health conditions. Therefore, choosing the right type of probiotics is essential.

Todays diets are full of factors that wipe out good gut bacteria. People turn to antibiotics as the slightest signs of infection.  Poor diets, high in processed foods, and foods containing inflammatory histamines, a type of immune cell that triggers inflammation throughout the body. When your gut bacteria is off balance, you can develop something called histamine intolerance, which leads to increased inflammation,  and migraines — just to name two symptoms.

Increasingly, research shows that an unhealthy gut contributes to obesity, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, autism, depression, and chronic fatigue(2)


What are the signs you need probiotics?

People who are lacking healthy gut bacteria often struggle with asthma, skin disorders, infections, irritable bowel syndrome, and many other problems that can stem from poor gut health. Could you benefit from probiotics? Here are six signs you may have an intestinal bacterial imbalance.


1. You have allergies and asthma

Leaky gut syndrome is often the cause of food allergies and can be improved by increasing the amount of beneficial bacteria in the gut. Clinical studies have shown that probiotics can also reduce symptoms of asthma.


2.  You suffer from mood disorders

Bad gut bacteria can cause mood disorders like depression and anxiety. This is because your gut flora affects your brain neurotransmitters that control your mood.


3. You recently had food poisoning

Bad gut bacteria from food poisoning can outgrow your healthy gut bacteria.  If you suffer from constipation or other bowel related conditions such as diarrhea, probiotics can be useful to kill off remaining bad gut flora.


4. You recently took antibiotics

Antibiotics kill off all bacteria, good or bad. If you have recently taken a course of antibiotics, you may need to add probiotics in order to rebalance your gut function.


5. You are frequently sick

Lack of healthy gut bacteria can weaken your immune system making you more vulnerable to infection and viruses like the flu. If you are constantly coming down with something, it may mean that you need to take probiotics to rebalance your gut.


6. You suffer from skin conditions

Flushing waste from your body helps you maintain clear, healthy-looking skin, which is why digestive problems are commonly linked to skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, eczema, hives, and rashes. If you’re having problems managing one or more skin conditions, and topical remedies aren’t working, you may need to work on clearing your skin from the inside out with help from probiotics.

 Autism, Candida, and yeast infections are cited as other common health problems linked to poor gut health. If you think you may need probiotics, talk to your doctor about nutrition therapy using probiotics, or try ProPlant— a high potency probiotic that contains five billion viable cells per capsule with eight different probiotic strains. This probiotic formula helps support long-term digestive health and may help reduce symptoms of related conditions.

ProPlant is a Probiotic for gut bacteria and immune support. This probiotic supplement feeds the beneficial bacteria in your gut to keep your microbiome thriving.  Each capsule of ProPlant benefits from acid-resistant micro-encapsulation technology, more bioavailable in the delivery of live probiotics. It also features Bacillus subtilis, as several other research-backed probiotics:

  • Lactobacillus acidophilus
  • Lactobacillus plantarum
  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus
  • Bifidobacterium longum
  • Lactobacillus casei
  • Bifidobacterium breve

ProPlant's advanced probiotic supplement contains 5.75 Billion CFU of multiple strains of probiotics, which help balance the gut, support digestion, and support a healthy immune system.

We set out to make ProPlant is the best probiotic supplement available, and we’re confident your gut will agree!



 1. https://www.nature.com/articles/nrgastro.2014.66.  The international scientific association for probiotics and prebiotic consensus statement on the scope and appropriate use of the term probiotic

 2. https://diabetesjournals.org/care/article/34/2/392/39156/Endotoxemia-Is-Associated-With-an-Increased-Risk

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