Pulling Down the Moon Probiotic Capsules
Research suggests probiotic supplement may help optimize digestion, regulate blood sugar levels, and support hormone balance. Our body, especially our large intestine, plays host to numerous beneficial bacteria. These good bacteria help break down the final products of digestion, improve nutrient absorption and remove toxins and hormone metabolites from our digestive tract. They also help to prevent colonization by yeast and bad bacteria that can cause localized infection and systemic illness. Antibiotics, hormonal medications, excessive stress, and poor diet pose a threat to the beneficial bacteria and a probiotic supplement can help bring our intestinal flora back into balance.
Probiotics are believed to help improve digestion by supporting regular elimination and may be especially helpful for women with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, bloating and/or diarrhea. Good digestion is vital; it maximizes nutrient absorption and reduces any local inflammatory response, thereby supporting an optimal environment for conception, implantation and a healthy pregnancy. Another benefit is the potential role of probiotics in preventing yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis, both of which are associated with miscarriage and poor IVF outcome. Probiotics have also been shown to support blood sugar regulation, hormone balance, and regular elimination, which prevent the reabsorption of hormones targeted for removal. Probiotics can be a key part of creating a healthy internal environment for conception as well as overall health.
Supplements work best in conjunction with a healthy diet. Consult your physician before beginning any supplement regimen to make sure it is safe and appropriate for you.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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