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7 facts you need to know about your friendly bacteria 

Most people have heard of probiotics, and for many the term ‘bacteria’ summons mental images of germs and disease. What many people don’t realise is that the average adult harbours over 38 trillion bacteria on and in their body and maintaining the right balance of bacteria may have numerous health benefits.

Probiotics are known as the ‘friendly bacteria’ and are mainly found within the digestive system, and one of their primary purposes is playing a pivotal role in supporting intestinal function and digestion by balancing microflora. Bacteria and probiotics communicate with one another and work together to help restore and replenish the existing bacteria within the digestive system.

Studies on the benefits of probiotics are constantly emerging but there are many facts that you may not know about probiotics.

1.     Most of your bacteria resides in your digestive tract, where 80% of your immune system can be found.

2.     Every person has a unique and diverse bacterial make-up, known as the microbiome. Our bacterial fingerprint is                even more unique than our DNA!

3.     There are over 1000 different probiotic strains living on and in the average adult person

4.     A person will first come in to contact with probiotics while still in their mother’s womb

5.     If unravelled, the bacteria within your digestive tract would cover a whole tennis court

6.     It is estimated that all of the microbes on and in a human’s body weigh up to 2kgs

7.     Different strains of probiotics have different health benefits.

Every person has a unique microbial bacteria make-up which is comprised of numerous strains of bacteria. When taking probiotic supplements, it is important to support the existing diversity cells by choosing a probiotic with multiple strains of beneficial bacteria.

Life-Space probiotics contain up to 15 strains of beneficial bacteria and are formulated based on scientific evidence. The diverse range covers everything from pregnancy and breastfeeding all the way to 60+ years of age.

Studies on the health benefits of probiotic supplements are consistently emerging but there is one guarantee – bacteria is not a dirty word.