Lifestyle Wellness

What Are Probiotics and Why Are They Good for Us?

This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as a part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central.

In the recent years, the gut has been getting the recognition that it deserves. Kris Carr is a wellness activist and author that once stated, “Gut health is the key to overall health.” I couldn’t agree more! This is why probiotics are so popular these days and for the right reasons, too. So what are probiotics, why are they good for us, and how do we choose the right kind?

Probiotics are the good bacteria that improves digestion and elimination, balances gut flora, and helps stimulate the growth of microorganisms while outnumbering the bad bacteria within the gut. Our intestinal system can get weakened by poor nutrition, stress, or other negative factors that can encourage the growth of bad bacteria. Probiotics are so tiny that we need billions in a single dose to be effective. But, not all probiotics are created equal, and it that’s where it can be confusing! Their effectiveness can vary depending on the bacterial strains they contain, the way they are made, and quality control in production.


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About the author


HilLesha O'Nan resides in Southern Indiana with her husband, two children, and dog. She's a lifestyle blogger that enjoys photography, flea markets, fashion, movies, music, history, antiques, and interior decorating. She is also the founder of To the Motherhood, Fashion Fling, and The Beauty Counter.


To the Motherhood was created by HilLesha O'Nan, a lifestyle blogger and vegetarian that's passionate about photography, fashion, beauty, home improvement, traveling, cooking, and wellness. She's a married mom of two (10 and 4) that resides in Evansville, Indiana. She has worked with companies like Princess Cruises, eBay, Best Buy, and Microsoft. She's currently a MadeBlinds Ambassador, Paul Mitchell Insider and Aveeno Ambassador. Additional information.

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HilLesha O'Nan is also the founder of Fashion Fling and The Beauty Counter.

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