Probiotics are essential to restore healthy gut bacteria. Gut bacteria are destroyed by antibiotics, including those fed to the animals that our food is derived from, antibacterial hand sanitizer and by consuming foods containing GMOs. Without healthy gut bacteria many metabolic functions and digestion are compromised.
Gut bacteria are responsible for the breakdown of foods, including proteins, One problem that I like to point out here is this: without healthy gut bacteria, your body can not break down tryptophan to its component parts, serotonin and dopamine. Without proper levels of serotonin, insulin regulation is compromised, this may be the first step taken toward Type II diabetes!
Healthy gut bacteria is necessary for proper immune function of:
To sum it up, supplementing with broad spectrum probiotic will improve healthy gut bacteria, which is integral to short term and long term health.