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Do Probiotics actually make a difference? | Everything you need to know about gut health

 Probiotics are ‘good’ or ‘friendly’ bacteria and yeasts that help our immune systems to strengthen while also maintaining our digestive systems. These bacteria are commonly known to be in yogurt but other foods contain probiotics as well, including fermented vegetables such as pickles and gherkins.  Probiotics can also be taken as a supplement that is easily found in most drug stores or supermarkets. For those wanting a consistent dose of probiotics, supplements may even be more useful than food sources. Manufacturers do not have to (and therefore usually do not) specify the volume of the dose of probiotics in their food products. Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium The ‘good’ bacteria in probiotics are generally either Lactobacillus or Bifidobacterium. These bacteria are usually...

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Why does your gut absolutely love Sea Moss?

If you've ever consumed Sea Moss, either in pill or gel—you know exactly what I'm talking about! All over the web, Sea Moss is highly touted for its amazing effects on the digestive system. Today, we're going to explore why and try to get a greater understanding of this powerful red algae. In previous blog posts, I've elaborated on the broad spectrum of nutrients in Sea Moss (Irish Moss). On this occasion, I'm going to focus mainly on one—prebiotics. Sea Moss is packed with it!  While most people are familiar with probiotics, very few are aware of pre-biotics and what they actually do. Let's break them down. What's the difference between Pre-Biotics and Pro-Biotics? Pro-biotics, are healthy digestive bacteria that...

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