What are probiotics and do you need them? #AlignAtSams
What comes to mind when you hear the word probiotics? Do you know what probiotics are and why they’re important?
Probiotics are microorganisms, specifically live bacteria and yeasts that are good for you, especially your digestive system.
Bacteria are pretty much one of the most misunderstood microorganisms. Everyone’s body has, or should have, a balance of both good and bad bacteria. Unfortunately, in my opinion, modern medicine has led to the over prescription of antibiotics. Medicine used to kill bad strains of bacteria are often a necessity but result in the death of all types of bacteria, both good and bad, in our bodies. This is where the use of probiotics come in.
Doctors are now prescribing over the counter probiotics and probiotic rich foods like yogurt, to restore bacterial health in your gut and in your body overall. Probiotics are used to balance the good vs. bad bacterial growth in your body.
When your good and bad bacteria are out of whack symptoms can include digestive problems like irritable bowel syndrome, yeast infections, thrush, skin infections, allergies and even urinary tract issues.
I have used probiotics off and on for years but usually not unless I am experiencing an issue or expect to experience issues due to antibiotic prescription use. Ideally probiotics like Align at Sam’s should be used daily as a preventative. Be proactive, don’t wait until you’re uncomfortable and feeling ill.
Align is a gluten-free probiotic designed to be taken daily. Align keeps your bacteria happy and balanced, actually “aligned” is a pretty good way to describe the ideal relationship between your good and bad bacteria.
Need more info on Align from Sam’s?
- Daily gluten-free probiotic supplement
- Offers 24/7 digestive support*†
- Only probiotic that contains B. infantis 35624, a unique patented probiotic strain that helps*:
-Fortify your digestive system with a unique healthy bacteria 24/7*†
-Promote and support a healthy digestive system
-Maintain digestive balance
- #1 gastroenterologist-
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.
**Based on recommended usage of 1 pill a day. Savings based on vendor calculations using proprietary methodology comparing avg. non-promoted $/unit from a combination of leading U.S. retailers vs. avg. $/unit at Sam’s Club 2 months ending 4/8/16.
†Fortifies your digestive system with good bacteria 24/7 with continued daily use.
††Among gastroenterologists who recommend a brand of probiotic in a Symphony Health Solutions 2014 survey.
This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks / Align at Sam’s Club. I was provided a free supply of Align from Sam’s and will be reporting back with a follow up blog post in two weeks letting you know how Align works for proactive probiotic support and overall wellness.
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I’m Julie, a former cloth diaper retailer who discovered a passion for the industry. Now, instead of selling cloth diapers, I advocate them and promote small businesses I love who sell and manufacture them.
I’m the wife of a fireman and mother of three. I have a daughter and identical twin sons.