Why should you take a probiotic?

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I have a pretty monumental birthday coming up in less than a month and over the past year (really, two years), I’ve noticed my body is not handling the aging as well as I did, say, in my 20s. I’m not falling completely apart, but I’m not bouncing back quickly either. The school year just started and last year, we dealt with a lot of illnesses between the four different schools/daycares my family was attending. This school year, I’m aiming for less illness and just better overall health. If mom isn’t healthy, how do we expect the rest of the family to stay healthy? 

Enter Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics®. I’m going to be completely honest. I do take a daily multivitamin. When my kids get sick, the pediatrician often recommends a probiotic. But I have never seen the need for one for myself. So I have never taken a probiotic and I was oh-so-wrong. 

Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics® is a blend of: 

  • Prebiotics Culture Medium: fermented vegetables and mushrooms that nourish the probiotics
  • PRObiotics: friendly bacteria that help you digest food and support immune response 
  • POSTbiotics: pH balancing organic acids along with naturally occurring vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and amino acids to support digestive function and improve whole health.

I’m guilty of eating too much sugar, not enough whole foods, and often just not paying attention to my diet at all. These probiotics have helped reduce bloating and have helped me feel better overall. 

Why should you take a probiotic?

Whether we want to acknowledge it or not, the holiday season is upon us. I mean, we’re in September and Halloween will be here before we know it, followed by all of the holiday food. It isn’t fair to our digestive systems to treat them kindly 9 months out of the year and then neglect them the last three months of the year. 

And I honestly don’t know how much more abuse my poor body can take. 

So I tried the Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics® for a month and what I noticed most is bloating was decreased, and my immunity system appears to be a little stronger. I did catch a cold about a week ago, but rather than being sidelined for 2-3 weeks, I am mostly over the symptoms six days into it. (Beginning of the semester colds tend to lead to bronchitis for me. It isn’t pretty.) 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 22 million school days are lost annually due to the common cold, with the average child contracting 6.5 colds a year. My son missed so many days last year – he started his Kindergarten year being sick. It was not pretty. This year, both kids seem to be healthier. I have them both on a child-friendly probiotic just in case. 

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