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Why is good bacteria so important?
In Singapore, the cleanest country in the world, we spend most of our lives in a microbe-depleted environment, such as over clean-houses with limited outdoor exposure. Likely causing an overactive immune system. With our natural immune defenses low, we rely on antibiotics from a young age to cure common bacterial infections. Studies have shown that taking antibiotics medications disrupt the gut microbiome (all good & bad bacteria in your body).
Taking a good quality and multi-strain Probiotic supplement can be one of the easiest ways to top up beneficial bacteria. This ensures you have enough beneficial bacteria in your body to keep the bad bacteria at bay, especially after a round of antibiotics.
What is our Microbiome?
Having a rich, diverse microbiome as an infant is associated with lifelong health benefits. Good bacteria and yeast forms the basis of everything from immunity to nutrition and mood. To be healthy and well you must have an estimated 100 trillion microbes living in you consisting of over 500 specialized species. Most of it populate different parts of your intestines but there are other types of microbes that protect your mouth, respiratory tract, bladder and skin.
Microbes are your first line of defense against other harmful viruses, bacteria and yeast. Many microbes are specialist in pre-digesting different nutrients in your food and making important enzymes.
Warning Signs that you are low on Beneficial Bacteria:
A good probiotic supplement must have sufficient variety and a high survival rate. The shelf life of these living creatures in the capsule is extremely short.
You only earned the right to live on this planet by forming a symbiotic relationship with microbes.