“Promoting life.” This is a slogan everyone can get behind. But, did you know it’s actually the definition for “probiotic?” In fact, taking a probiotic supplement or eating a serving of yogurt a day may have the potential to keep certain ailments at bay.
The benefits of healthy gut bacteria and microbes have surged into the public consciousness over the past several years. Now, researchers at Texas A&M are on the cusp of developing therapeutics derived from gut bacteria to treat a number of ailments, including autoimmune disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and even cancer.
There are trillions of microbes living in our digestive system, producing compounds that support our overall health. These natural compounds in our GI tract help prevent chronic inflammation and obesity, keeping potentially fatal bacterial spores from germinating within our body and much more.