Sunday, November 6, 2011

Did the Probiotics Work????

As part of the experiment that I shared about HERE to try probiotics, my two weeks are up and it's time to report the results.

Although my digestive health is overall good, I noticed a few foods seemed to bother me, mostly my favorites - macaroni and cheese, pasta and steak and potatoes!  In fact, the night we went to Sam's to pick up the probiotic, we ate a delicious steak dinner out and for hours, I had discomfort from overeating.

Members Mark 4x Probiotic is found at a reasonable price at Sam's Club.  According to Digestive Health For Me, this product contains 4 strains of natural beneficial bacteria. It also helps to support and maintain a healthy digestive system while promoting gastrointestinal health and digestive system balance.  While it is recommended to take a probiotic following a round of antibiotics (which destroy all good and bad bacteria in the body) to replenish the good bacteria, I simply needed some balance and maintenance.  Diet and stress are known to interfere with digestive health and they can easily get out of balance and cause havoc.

The dosage is one tablet a day is in a conveniently marked daily pack.  It is easy to keep track of, has no aftertaste and is an easy to swallow size.  After two weeks using this product, I feel great!  None of the foods that usually affect me have given me a problem and I have indulged the last two weeks (just to make sure it works of course!).   After researching the benefits of probiotics, I knew they would benefit me, but trying to incorporate them into my daily diet was hard.  This method of one tablet a day assured me of the correct dosage with the convenience of a quick swallow. 
Did you know that digestive health is one of the most important parts of proper immune functioning? This is because during digestion, nutrients (vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates and fats) are absorbed and enter the bloodstream through the small intestine—a process that helps to maintain health and replenish the immune system.  So, if you are not experiencing digestive problems, probiotics can be very valuable to your overall health which is the reason I'm going to continue to make probiotics a part of my health routine.

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and MamaBzz.

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting!! And how nice that foods you love won't cause problems :)


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