Why A Healthy Gut Microbiome is Essential for Your Health
Have you ever heard of the microbiome?
Despite sounding like something from a science fiction novel, microbiomes have been around since the beginning of time. Learn all about the microbiome that live in and on you, why they matter to your gut health. Plus, learn how Align® probiotics provide live bacteria that contribute to a natural healthy intestinal flora.
What is the microbiome?
The microbiome is a collection of microorganisms that all live together in one environment. The human microbiome refers to all of the bacteria, yeasts, viruses and other microorganisms that live in and on the human body. Together, these bacteria, viruses and other single-celled organisms are called the microbiome. And they don’t just live together. The microbiome inside of your gut work hand-in-hand to keep your body healthy.
Why do microbiome matter?
We usually think about bacteria and viruses as bad things that cause illness or disease. However, that’s selling these little guys short. They actually do an amazing amount of good for you and your health. The microbiome inside of your gut is what helps keeps several of your body’s systems working—like your digestive system and immune system. Those microscopic microbiome are foundational to your existence.
How can you improve your gut health?
A healthy gut can do a lot for your overall health. But life is busy, and we often struggle to take care of ourselves, let alone have time to focus on our digestive health. Doing something as simple as taking a probiotic like Align can be a small step toward a healthier you. The #1 Gastroenterologist Recommended Probiotic Brand‡, Align Digestive Support provides live bacteria that contribute to a natural healthy intestinal flora to help support your gastrointestinal health. Align Digestive Support contains the strain Bfidobacterium longum 35624™ which relieves symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) such as abdominal discomfort, gas, and bloating.