Gut health is trending now more than ever. But despite the ever-increasing number of ‘probiotic’ supplements, foods, and beverages out there, there’s still a lot of confusion about what probiotics are, how they work, and why we should take them.
Feeling overwhelmed? We asked Seed, a company that’s disrupting the probiotics industry with their Daily Synbiotic (a probiotic and prebiotic formulation), to clarify two of the biggest myths below.
Probiotics are only for digestion
Many people associate probiotics with digestive health, but it does more than help with gastrointestinal issues and chronic constipation. In fact, your gut sits at the core of your body and influences everything from metabolic to heart and skin health. While improvements to digestion are often the most immediate and obvious when you take probiotics, they can actually have powerful effects across your entire body, far beyond your digestive tract.
Probiotics are only found in fermented foods and beverages like kombucha
Your favorite kombucha may claim to be probiotic, but it doesn’t necessarily qualify as one – scientifically, that is. Yes, you might have ingested some bacteria, but do you know which strains? And in what quantities? According to Seed, even though what you’re consuming contains bacteria, that bacteria might not survive the journey through your digestive system, nor has it been studied to actually benefit your body. This is not to say that you shouldn’t eat or drink fermented foods and beverages. Many are extremely nutritious (just watch out for excess sugar!), but the distinction is that they’re not necessarily reliable sources of beneficial, effective bacteria.
So if you’re wondering where you can find probiotics that have the science to back it up, try Seed’s Daily Synbiotic. It’s formulated with 24 clinically-studied probiotic strains and non-fermenting prebiotics, which aren’t found in yogurt or fermented foods and beverages. The Daily Synbiotic also goes beyond digestive health to benefit your skin health, gut immune function, and more. Start your subscription today at seed.com/fabfitfun and use code FFF30 for 30% off your first month.
xx, The FabFitFun Team