Benefits of Probiotics and Prebiotics

Thank you Smartypants for sponsoring this post.  As always, all enthusiasm is my own.

Probiotics and prebiotics are popular right now, but you may not know much about them.  I've been studying them lately on my quest for better health, and I'd like to share some of my research with you.  There are many benefits of probiotics and prebiotics for your health.  There are also many different kinds available, and it can be difficult knowing which one is best.  

Benefits of probiotics and prebiotics.

Benefits of Probiotics & Prebiotics


As a society, we tend to think that all bacteria are bad.  Probiotics are good bacteria that can help balance your gut and boost your immune system.  They are important to your body because they can crowd out bad bacteria, fungi, and yeast.  They also help stimulate immune responses in your body and help produce vitamins.

Prebiotics are carbohydrates that aren't digestible for us, but they serve as a food for probiotics.  By adding prebiotics, you can increase the effectiveness of probiotics.  

Probiotics are said to help:
  • Treat diarrhea, especially when caused by taking antibiotics
  • Prevent and treat urinary tract infections
  • Prevent and treat yeast infections
  • Decrease the healing time of intestinal infections
  • Reduce the severity of colds

SmartyPants Adult Probiotic Complete



After much research, I decided to take SmartyPants Adult Probiotic Complete.  Each serving has 7x more CFU than other probiotics, so I'm getting more benefits.  I was also impressed because they use a spore form of probiotic, which is the form that is the hardiest and can resist temperature changes.  

SmartyPants also has Wellmune®, a prebiotic that serves as food for the probiotic bacteria and strengthens the immune system.  They are also vegetarian, non-GMO, and have no artificial colors, preservatives, or flavors.  They also taste great, and who can resist a gummy??

For every bottle sold, SmartyPants makes a grant to Vitamin Angels.  Each grant gives a child a year of vitamin A supplements.  They've helped over 2 million children so far!

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