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(Your gut? Don’t worry – I’m not talking about an ab roller. That’s for your spare tire!)

I’m talking about bacteria – the good kind, and lots of it – to help maintain a healthy immune system. If you’ve heard of probiotic supplements but are fuzzy on the details, I’m here to give you the 411.

First things first – you’ve probably been told to “eat more yogurt” when filling a prescription for antibiotics. As the mother of two walking germ factories, I’ve had my fair share of warnings about how certain drugs can wipe out the good bacteria that helps keep our intestinal flora in balance. And I’m not knocking yogurt (it’s part of my daily diet and I absolutely love it), but for therapeutic benefits, it just doesn’t measure up to a quality probiotic in capsule form. First, it’s difficult to get consistently active amounts of cultures from dairy. Second, you’d have to eat A LOT of yogurt, all the time, until you were sure you were about to burst… and then you’d have to eat some more, in order to obtain noticeable benefits.

There’s gotta be a better way.

The solution? Jamieson Essentials 10 Billion Probiotic. The capsules are easy to take, contain no artificial colours, flavours or sweeteners and effectively transport billions of live, active and friendly probiotic cells to the intestinal system.

But why take a probiotic? Simple. It’s difficult for diet alone to provide us with the probiotics we need to maintain a healthy digestive tract. You may not notice that you’re out of balance until things like stress, poor diet, medications and/or antibiotics wipe out the good bacteria in your gut, wreaking havoc on your immune system. Then, things like diarrhea, bloating and gas, overgrowth of vaginal yeast and other undesirable symptoms can start to bring you down. The good news is that taking a daily probiotic can go a long way to keep you balanced!

In addition to a Probiotic, Jamieson Essentials offers:

Multivitamin – To provide the vitamins and minerals you may be missing from your diet. Because not everyone eats the way they should every day.

Omega-3 – For cardiovascular and brain health. Because Canadians are not getting enough of this important nutrient in their diets, and 9 out of 10 Canadians are at risk of developing heart disease.

Vitamin D – For bone and dental health. Because 1 in 3 Canadians are vitamin D deficient and most Canadians (two-thirds) are not getting optimal levels.

I’ve been taking a daily probiotic (yes, the Jamieson brand!) for over 10 years. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out in the comments!

Do you take probiotics? Why or why not?

This post is sponsored by Jamieson Essentials. The opinions on this blog, as always, are my own.