Stress, antibiotics, illness, medications and refined foods can all lead to shortfalls of ‘friendly’ bacteria in the gut. These good bacteria are a first line of defence against the myriad of infectious agents and toxic substances we are exposed to on a daily basis, so it certainly pays to take steps to restore their numbers. This is where probiotics come in... Probiotics - which means ‘for life’ - are live bacteria and yeasts that are intended to improve and restore your body’s intestinal balance. What are the benefits? 1️⃣Probiotics may help to improve immune function (70% of the body’s immune system is located in the gut). 2️⃣ They can improve digestion and absorption of food and nutrients, helping reduce IBS symptoms as well as nutritional deficiencies. Healthy Origins Probiotic from Bigvits is a blend of 8 friendly bacteria strains and 30 billion colony forming units (cfu’s), to help support a positive balance of micro flora in the intestines.