So I could go OFF about probiotics. I could science this place upppp.
But I’m gonna start small.
Probiotics are basically health bacteria that you consume to improve your health. You can eat pre/probiotic foods (yogurt, bananas, honey, etc) or take them in a supplement capsule.
Your gut is FULL of bacteria. The human body actually has more bacterial cells and DNA than human cells and DNA. That’s right germophobes — you’re made up of more bacteria than human.
Everyone has different bacteria based on genetics/lifestyle/diet. Our gut bacteria is constantly reproducing and evolving, so even though you’re only 20 something years old (or how ever old you are), your bacteria has seen thousands of generations, giving them ample opportunity to evolve. Introducing probiotics into the gut promote evolution positive for your health.
Hypothetical smartiepants: ‘But Lisa, you just taught us about how stomach acid makes the alkaline foods we eat acidic, wouldn’t acid kill bacteria before it even gets to the gut?!’
NOW YOU’RE THINKING LIKE A SCIENTIST, HYPOTHETICAL SMARTIEPANTS.
Answer: Nerrrp. Here’s why. Certain bacteria (those in probiotics) have a polysaccharide (complex carbohydrate) capsule that protects the inner bacterium organism. It’s sort of like a suit of armor. Other probiotic bacteria have a complex electrolyte pump. This basically pumps acid out of the bacterial cell on contact. Pretty dope, right?!
Anywho, as I said I could really talk a lot more about probiotics but I just wanted to give you guys a little taste today.
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