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  • Studies suggest that probiotics can help you lose weight and belly fat!

    · By Tiffany Krumins

    Several studies also suggest that probiotics can help you lose weight and belly fat.  ”Probiotics seem to influence appetite and energy usage via the production of acetate, propionate, and butyrate, which are short-chain fatty acids. It’s thought that certain probiotics may inhibit the absorption of dietary fat, increasing the amount of fat excreted. In other words, they make your body “harvest” fewer calories from the foods you eat.” Read the full article at this LINK.” 

  • 8 Health Benefits of Probiotics

    · By Tiffany Krumins

    "Probiotics are live microorganisms that can be consumed through fermented foods or supplements. More and more studies show that the balance or imbalance of bacteria in your digestive system is linked to overall health and disease. Probiotics promote a healthy balance of gut bacteria and have been linked to a wide range of health benefits. These include benefits for weight loss, digestive health, immune function and more." Read the full ARTICLE for an overview of the key health benefits of taking prebiotic + probiotic supplements like 'Opu Probiotics on a daily basis. 

  • Improving Digestive Health with Prebiotics + Probiotics

    · By Tiffany Krumins

    Probiotics are a type of “good” bacteria that are normally present in our intestines and help to maintain the natural balance of organisms in our intestines. Probiotics reduce the growth of harmful bacteria and promote an overall healthy digestive system by aiding in food digestion, destruction of disease-causing microorganisms, and production of vitamins. A probiotic would have a difficult time working effectively without prebiotics. Prebiotics, a non-digestible carbohydrate, are a form of food for the probiotics that assists their growth and function.  Learn more about the impact of both prebiotics and probiotics on digestive health by reading the full article HERE. 

  • Preventing Cold & Flu with Probiotics

    · By Tiffany Krumins

    "The beneficial health effects of probiotics on gastrointestinal issues—such as inflammatory bowel disease, and diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome—are well known and have been extensively studied in the literature. Perhaps lesser known are the health benefits that probiotics may confer on the immune system, which may be of particular import during the cold and flu season.   According to findings from two Cochrane reviews published in 2012and 2015, probiotic prophylaxis may shorten the duration of upper respiratory tract infections, decrease the number of sick days, and reduce prescription of antibiotics for such infections. Further support for these findings came from...