How probiotics can help busy mums support their families’ immune system health

Family life is hectic, which means the last thing you want is to be distracted thinking about your immune system. Here’s how probiotics can help provide support.

Most mums would agree life guiding a family can be a bit of a rollercoaster, with its fair share of highs and lows.

That rollercoaster can quickly veer off track, which makes your health and wellbeing all the more important.

And that means giving your immune system some serious love and care.

How can you support your immune system?

Incredibly, up to 70 per cent of your immune system resides in your gut which makes your gut a bit like ground zero when it comes to healthy immune system function.

It may sound gross but living in your gut are tens of trillions of microorganisms, including at least 1000 different species of beneficial and potentially harmful bacteria.

Collectively they’re known as the gut microbiota or the microbiome and they play a major role in your general health and wellbeing.

When your good and foreign gut bacteria are in healthy balance and your gut is happy, your thriving population of beneficial microbes support a healthy immune system.

But sadly the beneficial bacteria can be affected by all sorts of things – such ascertain medications, a poor diet, illness and stress.

This is where a balanced diet and some help from probiotics come in.

The link between probiotics and health

Probiotics are also live microorganisms, such as beneficial bacteria, similar to those which reside in the gut, and it is thought they can help tip the balance back in favour of restoring beneficial gut bacteria.

There’s a lot of scientific attention on the role probiotics may play in supporting the health and function of your immune system.

Other benefits of probiotics may include support for healthy digestive system function, for general health and wellbeing, and for the intestinal microbiome.

Getting the right levels of probiotics

Beneficial bacteria occur naturally in fermented foods and cultured milk like yoghurt, kefir, sauerkraut, kimchi and miso.

As well as adding a few serves of foods rich in beneficial bacteria to your daily diet, they can also be taken in supplement form – convenient and easy for busy mums on the run.

Life-Space Double Strength Probiotic is a premium probiotic formula containing 15 strains of beneficial bacteria and helps support a healthy intestinal microbiome and immune system health.

Not only that, the vegetarian-friendly Life-Space formula contains 64 billion CFU (probiotics are measured in colony-forming units or CFU, which refers to the number of live and active microorganisms found in each dose) and can be kept out of the fridge.

And there is no added dairy, gluten, egg, artificial colours or flavours.

Like we said, easy. And convenient. Just the way mums like it.

This post is brought to you by Life-Space Double Strength Probiotic. Always read the label.  Follow the directions for use. Supplements should not replace a balanced diet.