Probiotics live naturally in your body, but sometimes you need an extra dose in order to fight off sickness, get rid of bloating or balance out a course of antibiotics. The trick is knowing the signs that you might need probiotics – which is where we come in! Read on to learn everything you need to know about probiotics, as well as the signs your body needs them.
Probiotics – what are they?
Probiotics are a combination of live bacteria and yeasts that live naturally in the human body. Unfortunately, the term ‘bacteria’ gets a bad rep in the general community. But there are both good and bad bacteria, and probiotics are extremely beneficial to our bodies. While bad bacteria can cause you to get sick, good bacteria (aka probiotics) takes up space and crowds out the bad bacteria to help fight the sickness.
What do probiotics do for your body?Because probiotics help to create a ‘balance’ of bacteria in your system, there are a variety of different ways they support your body – providing everything from heart health to immune boosts, and even mental health benefits. Probiotics have been known to help:
- Balance the good bacteria in your digestive system.
- Treat and prevent diarrhoea.
- Keep your heart healthy.
- Reduce the severity of some allergies and even eczema.
- Boost your immune system.
- Reduce symptoms of certain digestive disorders.
- Encourage weight loss.
- Improve some mental health conditions.
3 signs you need probiotics
So, now that we know probiotics are a natural all-rounder when it comes to improving our physical and mental health, what are some of the major signs that you might need to add them to your daily regimen?The three most common signs that you need probiotics are if:
- You’ve taken antibiotics and need to balance out the bacteria in your system.
- You find that you’re constantly getting sick.
- You feel bloated, unwell or have skin issues.
Why Meluka products are the probiotics of choice
Once you know you need probiotics, how do you actually get them into your system? There are lots of different ways to ingest probiotics, such as in tablets and capsules, but a more natural way is in the form of food and drink. The good news is that Meluka has a variety of options when it comes to getting a much-needed hit of probiotics in a way that tastes good.
Meluka Raw Honey Probiotic Concentrate – in Original and Lemon – is bio-fermented, 100% natural and helps support your gut health and immune system. From six multi-strains of probiotics, each 15mL serve provides billions of gut-loving bacteria to deliver more goodness to your body.
100% Organic Raw Honey from the nectar of Native Wildflowers, infused with Tea Tree or infused with Hemp Seed is another delicious and gut-enriching product packed with beneficial prebiotics. These natural prebiotics help feed probiotics to balance out your gut health. The honey is unpasteurised and kept raw to retain all the good enzymes, natural vitamins and minerals just as nature intended, with no artificial colours or flavours.
Explore the full range of Meluka products to support your health today. You can also get easy and healthy ideas over on our blog, and find tasty raw recipes for ongoing health and wellness. Make sure to tag us on Instagram and Facebook if you try out a new recipe featuring our products!