Healthy Living | Why I Take Probiotics

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Do you ever find yourself doing things and think to yourself “I’m just like my mother.” This happens to me often, with things like how I fold clothes, make the bed, clean my house, and with my health.

Do you ever find yourself doing things and think to yourself "I'm just like my mother." This happens to me often, with things like how I fold clothes, make the bed, clean my house, and with my health.

Over the years, I’ve noticed I haven’t been able to digest foods easily – like my mom. If I eat gluten in one meal, I’ll immediately bloat and feel sluggish for a few days. My mom, on the other hand, suffers similar symptoms when it comes to dairy. Our digestive systems changed for both of us after we delivered babies – another thing we have in common.

With each baby delivery, I was administered a series of antibiotics to prevent infections from my C-sections; and since I’ve undergone general anesthesia, they are also being administered to prevent other possible complications (from intubation, catheters, etc.). Needless to say, that in the last decade I’ve become well aware of the importance of taking probiotics for my overall health.

Do you ever find yourself doing things and think to yourself "I'm just like my mother." This happens to me often, with things like how I fold clothes, make the bed, clean my house, and with my health.

It’s been nearly a decade since I began taking control of my health with supplements in addition to changing my diet and incorporating regular exercise into my lifestyle, and with Swanson’s 50+ years of experience providing high-quality health products at a great value, it’s easier than ever to find the right probiotic to suit my health needs.

I’ve been talking to my mom about taking probiotics for her gut health for the last few years because probiotics are widely known as the “good bacteria” that promote gut health and comfortable digestion while helping to break down food and turn it into usable energy for the rest of our bodies.

Do you ever find yourself doing things and think to yourself "I'm just like my mother." This happens to me often, with things like how I fold clothes, make the bed, clean my house, and with my health.

This is important to both of us because we often feel sluggish after eating our meals and since she is severely lactose intolerant and most dairy in its fermented forms, it’s hard for her to get the good bacteria she needs daily. Not to mention, a good quality supplement provides the support needed to make an impact in our bodies in the most convenient form.

Do you ever find yourself doing things and think to yourself "I'm just like my mother." This happens to me often, with things like how I fold clothes, make the bed, clean my house, and with my health.

I’ve been an advocate of probiotic supplementation for years since they have a variety of benefits including digestive health, immune health, colon health, and flora support, and more. I personally take probiotics regularly to support my digestive system’s overall health and support my immune system.

One of the most frequent questions I receive, whenever I share that I have a probiotic routine in place, is “how do I know which probiotic supplement I should take?” With so many options and varieties available in the market, it can be difficult to select one that meets our personal needs and of our family’s. Now Swanson is making it easier for people to take control of their gut health with a new, advanced line of probiotic supplements that offer customized benefits.

Do you ever find yourself doing things and think to yourself "I'm just like my mother." This happens to me often, with things like how I fold clothes, make the bed, clean my house, and with my health.

The new lines include Everyday Wellness Solutions, Specialty Blends, and High Performance Probiotics and they are found exclusively online. Swanson guarantees the freshest product, with its probiotics shipped directly from a temperature-controlled warehouse, ensuring live probiotics in each capsule.

My mom prefers to take Swanson’s Probiotic for Digestive Health as an everyday wellness solution to support her digestive and immune health; and I alternate between Swanson’s Ultra Potency Probiotic when I travel (more on this in a later post) and Swanson Probiotic for Digestive Health. I feel that alternating probiotic strains and strength helps me maintain a healthy digestive system. We might be cut from the same cloth, but we clearly have different needs and being able to select a probiotic blend that helps our individual needs has been really helpful.

Do you ever find yourself doing things and think to yourself "I'm just like my mother." This happens to me often, with things like how I fold clothes, make the bed, clean my house, and with my health.

Regardless of age or season of life, optimizing your digestive health protects and promotes whole-body wellness—and a good probiotic supplement routine supports that.

Do you have a probiotic supplement routine?

Leave a Reply 14 comments

Sue evans - June 16, 2017 Reply

I just took the probiotic test and it was so easy. thanks for suggesting this. I have been wondering what type to take!

Lorie White - June 16, 2017 Reply

I have not taken probiotics before because i feel it’s such a hype and they tend to be expensive. This is an affordable line and there are many varieties. I might give it a chance since at 63 I recently found out I have digestive issues and food allergies. Thanks Laura

Jessica - June 16, 2017 Reply

I bought some of the Ultra probiotics last night and some for my kids. Thanks Laura

Elizabeth - June 16, 2017 Reply

Just last week I went to Walgreens to buy probiotics but I didn’t know which ones to buy so I left. It all seems like such a marketing gimmick. Like how do I know which ones I need?

Sunni - June 16, 2017 Reply

Your hair in these pictures = dreamy!! Your skin glows too. You can tell you take care of your health Laura.

Jessica Herman - June 16, 2017 Reply

Thanks for this post. I had no idea there were different types of probiotics.

Jenna - June 16, 2017 Reply

I’m going to look into probiotics. I’ve never taken them because I hear they are expensive but will look at this as an option. thanks

Joshlynne - June 16, 2017 Reply

The quiz was helpful Thanks!

Britney - June 19, 2017 Reply

I need to learn more about probiotics but thanks for sharing

Helen - June 19, 2017 Reply

I’ve taken probiotics for years due to leaky gut. The regiment can get expensive so I’ll look into these, I like that they don’t need to be placed in the fridge.

Erica - June 21, 2017 Reply

I ordered the immune support blend. It’s exactly what I need.

Rebecca - July 9, 2017 Reply

I’ve been purchasing Swanson vitamins for nearly 8 years as an affordable way to stay healthy after my stint with cancer. Happy to see that you use them too.

Sue Ellen - July 9, 2017 Reply

Very informative. Thank you for sharing. I know probiotics are important but didn’t know which ones to take. thanks!

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