The Power of Probiotics
It was the summer of 2010 and life was unbelievably BUSY. I had four young kids at home and was trying to balance it all! My husband had just taken a job in Texas and we were to move in the heat of the summer. Since his job took him to Texas early, we were left to pack up all our belongings. It was one stressful summer and it started to take a toll on my health.
By the time we moved to Texas in August, something wasn't right with my body. I started having weird symptoms such as food intolerances, constant strep throat infections, excessive weight gain, inflammation and swelling, stomach aches, and osteoarthritis at my young age. I felt sick all of the time and would pick up every single sickness that was going around town. My immune system was struggling!
I visited a family doctor and he did a large round of blood tests to determine what was going on in my body. It was soon discovered that I had developed an autoimmune disorder - which is a disease in which the body produces antibodies that attack its own tissues. I proceeded to go to several specialists - a rheumatologist and an endocrinologist to figure out treatment. Every treatment that they offered involved taking a medication to mask the symptoms! I was hoping there was more that could be done to get to the root of the problem.
MY HEALTH JOURNEY WITH PROBIOTICS
I decided that I needed to take my health into my own hands! I went to every single library in town in search of medical books to help me understand what was going on in my body. I read that 80% of our immune system resides in our digestive tract and the health of our gut was of utmost priority. I knew that I needed to start with my gut!
I began to change my diet by removing all triggers and eating only whole foods, lean protein, fruits, and vegetables. I started taking a probiotic supplement, which replenished beneficial bacteria for optimal digestive and immune health. Probiotics are bacteria that line your digestive tract and support your body’s ability to absorb nutrients and fight infection. I would take my probiotic supplement with a green smoothie and citrus water every single morning.
The results were incredible! I started to feel like myself again and my immune and digestive systems continued to improve.
I discovered Hyperbiotics PRO-15 which uses a patented manufacturing process called LiveBac® that enables them to guarantee the viability of their formulas for 18 months after the date of manufacture with zero refrigeration. Hyperbiotics formulas could survive past stomach acids…they use a time released delivery called BIO-tract that slowly releases over an 8-to-10-hour period. Plus it has 15 Targeted Probiotic Strains.
It doesn't have to be refrigerated so I can take it with me wherever I go. I especially need probiotics when I travel and have been known to stop at a Target right before getting on a cruise to pick up my essential probiotics. They just make my body feel good!
I am so grateful to have found something to help me feel healthier and stronger....and to keep me out of the doctor's office! 🙂 My health journey with probiotics has helped get me back on the right track.
- These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Probiotics support many facets of overall health when taken regularly as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.