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The 411 on Probiotics

November 18, 20159 min
It seems everyone is talking about probiotics these days... why is that?It seems everyone is talking about probiotics these days... why is that?According to Mitch Sirgent, Senior VP at Bio-K+, there really, truly is something to this movement of increasing your "good bacteria."Sirgent says there are so many varying health benefits of consuming probiotics. "Good gut health" is more than not suffering from symptoms like bloating, gas, and constipation. Gut health impacts your immunity, your nervous system, and your body's inflammatory response. Fermented food products like kefir, kimchi, yogurt, and sauerkraut often reap the praises of probiotic proponents, but are supplements just as effective (or more effective) for gut and overall health?Sirgent joins host Lisa Davis to share the "411" on probiotics, as well as why you should be supplementing with probiotics on a daily basis.

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