WHAT ARE PROBIOTICS?

“Probiotic” literally means “for life.” Probiotics are living microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, may extend a health benefit to the person taking them.   The bacteria that colonize the human body are extremely diverse, and are important for many functions within the body, and even our overall wellbeing.

HOW DO PROBIOTICS WORK?

Within the human body, bacterial cells are estimated to outnumber human cells 10 to 1. Bacteria colonize within the human body and are important for many functions including your overall well-being. Certain beneficial bacteria within the body can prevent less friendly bacteria from colonizing. This relationship between beneficial and less-friendly bacteria may occasionally become out of balance. Taking probiotics helps provide beneficial bacteria and support intestinal balance.*

WHY DO I NEED PROBIOTICS?

Rich meals, dairy products, preservatives, stress and age can all affect your body's digestive system. As a result, you may experience stomach upset, bloating, and changes in regularity.  PB 8™ supports a healthy digestive system and helps provide beneficial bacteria.*

Probiotics can help support your body’s internal balance when:*

  • Fast food and rich meals leave you feeling sluggish, bloated, and irregular.
  • Dairy Products may be difficult to digest.
  • Stress may affect your digestive system.
  • Aging may affect your digestive system.

What about yogurt?

Not all yogurts are created equal. Yogurt is not required to contain any specified amount of bacteria. It is true that some yogurts contain beneficial bacteria similar to probiotic supplements, but many yogurts don’t tell the amount or the specific strains they contain. Also, some people cannot easily digest yogurt or may simply not like the taste.