Yip, just another reason to supplement and eat probiotics, folks.
These fantastic microbiome, 100 trillion of which live in your body – amassing to a whopping 2 kilograms – improve digestion, weight loss, mental health and immune function, among many other benefits.
Although the gut and heart haven’t appeared to have any connection in medicine before, it’s not a strange phenomenon when you consider that nothing in the body functions alone.
Here’s how probiotics improve heart health, according to science:
High cholesterol levels
Many studies, such as this recent analysis, indicate that one of the benefits of a healthier GI tract is lower levels of blood cholesterol.
An analysis of nine studies using probiotics found a reduction in blood pressure, compared to placebo.
Preliminary studies link probiotics with improved glucose control and lower measures of inflammation in diabetes sufferers.
Preliminary studies indicate improved mood in subjects given probiotics.
Overweight people have a higher risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension. Early work suggests that probiotics help with weight loss and weight management.
Seems like you should be following your gut just as much as your heart when it comes to achieving optimal health.
To give your gut some much-needed assistance, take Releaf Probiotic 12-Strain, which contains a combination of 12 probiotic strains that may help improve or normalise the microbial balance in the human intestines and thereby the functioning of the digestive tract/gut.