Category: Building Habit Series

Learn how to start your daily consuming habit of our probiotics from these series of tips

Family History of Heart Disease? Look Inside You.

We are a product of our family. The good. The bad. The ugly. No, we’re not talking looks. We’re all beautiful. We’re talking the ugly…like their genetics. After all, we need our parents for their DNA.
 
Now that you clear that image out of your head, hear us out! Our parents’ genetics created us. We are made of 23 pairs of chromosomes. Each individual chromosome in these pairs came from a parent. Chromosomes contains many of the same genetics from your parents that you will inherit. However, there will be slight differences that make you…you!
 
We are born with many significant predispositions. Our parents’ vices can be ours. That includes poor heart health.
 
Just because you have a family history of heart disease doesn’t mean you need to accept this as your fate. Think to what the leading cause of this disease is and figure out how to combat it in your everyday life.
 
Scientific journals report, “Atherosclerosis is a leading cause of vascular disease worldwide.” Atherosclerosis is when a lifetime of fatty foods, high cholesterol, and refined sugars cause arteries to harden with plaque. This creates life-threatening blockages that may trigger a heart attack.
 
The best way to combat genetics and poor food choices? With microbes! Studies on patients diagnosed with high levels of atherosclerosis found toxic metabolites created by gut bacteria caused the condition. So, the best way to fight heart disease? Cleanse yourself of the toxicity in your life. Take your probiotic supplement today!

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Don’t Let Diarrhea Ruin Your Day!

There’s an old book we read as children called, Everybody Poops. Yeah, well…in some cases, some people poop too much. In fact, there are 179 million cases of acute diarrhea each year. That’s a whole lotta 💩!
 
Sadly enough, even the sources of the study say most of these cases are preventable. One of those ways to prevent diarrhea is by taking your daily probiotic supplement. That’s because healthy gut bacteria helps fight off one of the primary culprits behind diarrhea. This is the bacterium, Clostridium difficile.
 
Studies have found that “Probiotics were especially effective among participants taking two or more antibiotics and in settings where the risk of CDI was greater than five percent.”
 
These studies were performed in hospital environments. Seeing as up to 32% of hospital patients contract diarrhea, it’s a promising sign that probiotics can fight against such a strong case of Clostridium difficile. Just imagine how great probiotics would work in a much more controlled environment, like for instance…your own home?
 
Your home is probably free of more germs than any hospital (and if not, we know a good cleaning lady). If not, at least you are sittin’ in your own stank! Therefore, if probiotics can do wonders for hospital patients combating diarrhea, imagine how useful it can be for you. You know what? Don’t imagine. Find out for yourself. Take your probiotic supplement!

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Feel You’re Gonna Break? You’re Not Alone.

One in four people combats a mental health disorder.. That is 450 million people. In America alone, mental health disorder diagnosis has increased 33% since 2013!  While defeat seems inevitable, it doesn’t need to be. The fact that we all kind of have an idea what the other is going through is actually helpful in defeating these disorders.
 
There’s no coincidence that the decline of mental health coincides with the rise of the industrial revolution. We’ve started eating foods full of additives. There’s a pill for every ailment under the sun. Not to mention, 1.9 billion adults are overweight. All of these things have done a number on our microbiome.
 
Nicole Beurkens, a licensed psychologist and certified nutrition specialist stated, “The research that’s been done so far really shows a lot of connections between gut health, the gut microbiome, and mental health symptoms.”  A study involving found that 64% of people with mild-to-moderate anxiety or depression saw improvements after taking a daily probiotic supplement for six weeks.
 
Truth of the matter is, if you’ve been struggling with a mental health disorder, you’ve probably been living with this burden for a while. You are not alone. As a human race, we’ve all damaged our guts together. Now, it’s time we reclaim our future as one.
 
Let us bear some of that weight for you. Remember to take your probiotic supplement today so you can concentrate on living your best life!

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Feel Weak in the Knees…Not in the Loving Way?

Osteoarthritis affects 31 million people each year. Majority of people who suffer from this condition are obese. Therefore, specialists assumed that excess weight added wear and tear to joints, causing osteoarthritis. But…what about all the non-obese people who suffer from this debilitating condition? There has to be more than meets the eye. Well, there is. They’re the bugs in your gut and your eyes definitely cannot see them!
 
Studies found that just 12 weeks of a high-fat diet can leave a body void of beneficial probiotics such as Bifidobacteria. When the body is lacking these probiotics, it becomes prone to inflammation. If these good bacteria strains aren’t replenished then the inflammatory pain becomes chronic. After 12 weeks, this leads to osteoarthritis.
 
Obese or not, knee pain is a sign of inflammation. The best way to beat this pain is to fight fire with fire. Use healthy bacteria to take the harmful bacteria out. Ditch the cane and lean on a probiotic. Once you get your gut health on track, you’ll be running track-and-field in no time. Okay, maybe not so much. Baby steps…especially when weak knees are involved. 

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We’re Not Wired This Way. How to Change Your Brain.

Life can really get us down. At times it will even kick us when we’re already there. Depression and anxiety may seem like a lifetime prison sentence but it doesn’t have to be this way. Perhaps we can change the way we’re wired?
 
If you think back to when your depression or anxiety started, what were some common symptoms your experienced at the time? According to Dr. Kirsten Tillisch of UCLA School of Medicine, one of the most common is an upset stomach.
 
“Time and time again, we hear from patients that they never felt depressed or anxious until they started experiencing problems with their gut,” Dr. Tillisch stated. To test this theory, Tillisch and a team of specialists conducted a study. A controlled group of 36 women ate yogurt. Some yogurts had probiotic strains added to the mix.
 
Using MRI scans, results confirmed that those who didn’t eat the probiotic-rich yogurt had a decrease in activity throughout the brain. The areas that suffered most were the insula (emotions) and somatosensory cortex (bodily function).
 
Wanna get out of the funk? Clean out your junk. To truly work on yourself inside, you need to work on your insides. Clear your head by clearing your gut. It’s a no-brainer! Take your probiotic supplement today!

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Beauty is Skin Deep. It’s ⏰ to Fix Your Gut

“You’d get these beautiful models, and they’d have really bad skin,” stated Rose-Marie Swift to The New York Times. Swift is a makeup artist for Gisele Bündchen and Kate Bosworth. This MUA to the stars continued, “I’d tell them to eat fermented foods, but nobody does.”
 
Well, we think Ms. Swift (no relation to Taylor, but probably on her squad) might be onto something! Studies have found probiotics go a long way in improving the biodiversity of microbes in your gut. In turn, inflammations don’t spur up under your skin causing those embarrassingly chapped hands or puffy cheeks you want to pop.
 
One such case in Japan found that taking the probiotic strain Lactobacillus casei over an eight week period reduces flakiness on the face. Meanwhile, another study found Lactobacillus rhamnosus can minimize the appearance of adult acne in 12 weeks.
 
Whether it be our blotchy, red cheeks or flaky scalp or dry hands, we all have hang-ups over our skin. While these skin conditions may vary, they all have one common cause–poor gut health. Wanna glow on the outside? Then you need to grow good bacteria on the inside. Channel your inner Kate Bosworth and power down that probiotic like you’re Gisele lifting Tom Brady during acroyoga. Oh yeah, that’s a thing. Google it. But take your probiotic first!

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Read This if You’ve Taken Antibiotics 💊

What if the very thing that was supposed to help you ended up being the one to cause the most harm? That’s what the CEO of Thryve Probiotics, Richard Lin, found out after a round of antibiotics sent him to the ER.
 
The thing is, antibiotics did the trick. They are prescribed to wipe out bacteria. It does this task as flawless as Kevin Durant on a three-point line. Antibiotics wipe out all the harmful microbes…and the good ones too.
 
Ever taken antibiotics and find yourself with a horrible case of diarrhea? Up to 20% of people who take antibiotics do (do…sorry couldn’t help it!). Seeing as there are 47 million unnecessary antibiotic scripts written each year, that’s a lot of diarrhea!
 
With Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea (AAD), a lot of good bacteria goes down the drain. After the antibiotics are done doing their thing, your gut has a clean slate. That means your belly is fair game. In these moments, harmful bacteria known as Clostridium difficile seizes the day! And you seize…the toilet.
 
Every hero needs a sidekick. If you are on a round of antibiotics, are going on some, or have been on them recently, you need to strengthen your gut health. Don’t learn the hard way like Richard. Take your probiotic supplement today.

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Feelin’ Pooped? Well, It May Be…Your 💩

We’ve got a lot going on inside. Emotional baggage aside, there are over 500 bacterial species that call your gut home. Before you go downing Tide Pods to kill these suckers, most of these guys and gals are good for you! Your microbes work together in breaking down food, digesting nutrients, and expelling 💩 from the system.
 
However, if you’re feeling like 💩, your gut bacteria is still to blame. Lack in energy is a sure sign of lack in diversity of gut bacteria. Studies find that “up to 10% of an individual’s daily energy needs can be derived from the byproducts of bacterial fermentation.”
 
Inside of your gut, your bacteria ferments in your stomach acid like a jar of pickles sitting in vinegar. As bacteria feasts on the food your body can’t digest, the byproduct is energy. However, this does no good if harmful bacteria are the ones doing the feasting. That’s why you need to take your daily probiotic supplement. Fill your gut with good bacteria that will be more efficient in creating energy.
 
Remember that extra twenty minutes of rest you wish you could get? You can reclaim it…by boosting your energy levels. You won’t need the extra shut-eye. All you need is your daily probiotic supplement. And heck, this option is far cheaper than the Starbucks IV drip you were thinking of getting…So whatcha waiting for? Take your probiotic now!

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Shoo Flu Don’t Bother Me! Win the Season Now

It’s that time of year again! Flu season is here. And here you are, walking through life on high alert like you’re on an episode of The Walking Dead. Well, don’t let them infect you! Take your Lucille and swing for the fences on those zombies. Well, not literally. Hitting someone with a barbed wire bat can end up with serious jail time…Not to mention it’s WRONG!
 
We mean a theoretical barbed wire bat. Like taking your probiotic. 80% of immune cells live inside of your gut. The best way to fight off a zombie flupocalypse is to create an army. Gather as many good guys in your belly as possible so your immune system is ready to fight off the flood of germs flying through the atmosphere.
 
If you’re going to head out this cold and flu season, make sure you have your armor on. Strengthen your immune system by strengthening the bacteria in your gut. Take your probiotic today and you will be rocking the “I Survived the Flupocalypse” in no time.
 
Oh, and we really were kidding about that whole barbed wire bat thing… 

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Your Children’s Future Depends on This

Your child’s first interaction with germs is inside its mother’s belly. Through the father’s sperm (aka genetics), this life was created. In the womb, the child was incubated. That means they ate everything their mom ate. The good. Bad. Ugly. And let’s face it. Sometimes it got REAL ugly.
 
Turns out the bacteria in a mother’s womb can have a lasting effect on their child…including autism. This was made evident in a study involving female mice. These mammals were fed a high-fat diet and then mated. Their offspring exhibited symptoms of autism including anxiety, aversion to interaction with other mice, and repetitive actions.
 
Upon studying the microbiome of these baby mice, they were found to have low levels of the bacteria, Lactobacillus reuteri. This is a probiotic strain known to boost oxytocin in mammals. This hormone is known to influence social behavior and anxious tendencies often associated with autism.
 
We don’t always do what’s best for ourselves. However, we always want what’s best for our children. Sometimes, what’s best for our children is to do the best for ourselves. Do the best for yourself. Take your probiotic supplement today.  

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