Are you taking probiotics? If not, you should be! There are so many different types to choose from and it can be overwhelming to know which one is the best for you. From capsules to powders, where does one start? Look no further because I love SCD Essential Probiotics All Natural Liquid! It is so easy to include this product into your daily supplement routine. Best of all? It is loaded with beneficial bacteria, like L. Acidophilus, B. Longum, and B.Bifidum. It’s also a vegan-friendly product, making it a wonderful addition for those with a plant-based diet.
It all started back in 1998 by SCD Probiotics founder and visionary, Matthew Wood. Years ago, Matthew had lost his mother to leukemia. Matthew believed that the environment she had lived in and the foods she ate may have had an adverse effect on her health over her lifespan. It was this concern over the current environmental and social problems that led Matthew to believe the lifestyles practiced in most industrial societies are unsustainable, thus unhealthy. This is why he set out on his quest to foster social change and create an amazingly healthy, beneficial product. Both Matthew and SCD Probiotics continue to develop technology that facilitates models of sustainability while producing the highest quality of probiotic products. His work doesn’t stop there! Fluent in English, Spanish and Japanese, Matthew is a frequent guest speaker at global conferences about sustainability and probiotic technology. Additionally, Matthew is regularly featured in newspapers and magazines, abroad and throughout the US. How cool is that?
So why are probiotics important for us? First of all, probiotics or “friendly bacteria” play a key role in promoting digestive health. Our bodies have more than 1,000 different types of bacteria living inside of our guts. This bacteria helps us break down food and absorb the nutrients. When we take antibiotics, eat a poor diet, live in toxic or stressful environments, this good bacteria can deteriorate. This is when we start to experience a slew of health problems and frustrating symptoms. By taking SCD Probiotics on a regular basis, we can keep the population of good bacteria thriving and help our digestive system stay healthy. Probiotics also play an important role in boosting immunity, women’s health, and preventing allergies.
Curious how to include SCD Probiotics in your daily supplement routine? It’s so easy! If you are an adult, you just need 1 Tbsp a day. If you are giving it to your kids (ages 2-12), they just need 1 tsp. You can drink it as a “shot” with a bit of water or add it to juice. You can also add it to a variety of smoothie recipes! In fact, I recently made this gem of a recipe that I think you will enjoy:
Energizing Probiotic Berry Smoothie
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut flakes
- 1 banana
- 1 handful organic spinach leaves
- 1 cup mixed organic berries
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1 Tbsp SCD Essential Probiotics liquid
Learn more about SCD Essential Probiotics by visiting their website at www.essentialprobiotics.com. I also recommend that you check them out on Facebook and like their page here. I know that you will love this probiotic product as much as I do!
In this nutrition webisode, Margaux J Rathbun, B.S., N.T.P. (Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner) shares with you an Authentic Probiotic Smoothie, featuring the Probiogreen Probiotics from DDS Probiotics. This smoothie is delicious and nourishing for your entire body. Learn more about DDS Probiotics by liking their page on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/DDSProbiotics.
In this nutrition webisode, Margaux J Rathbun, B.S., N.T.P. (Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner) shares with you an Authentic Probiotic Smoothie, featuring the Probiogreen Probiotics from DDS Probiotics. This smoothie is delicious and nourishing for your entire body. Learn more about DDS Probiotics by liking their page on Facebook, www.facebook.com/DDSProbiotics.
“Friendly bugs” or “good baceteria” are important for not only promoting a healthy digestive system but for keeping us well from infections, asthma, colds, and even some cancers. This beneficial bacteria can be obtained by eating foods such as yogurt, fermented fruits and vegetables, saurkraut, and miso. You can also drink probiotic beverages like kombucha and kefir. Many people find it is easier to take a probiotic supplement but you should note that not all probiotics are the same. If you are supplementing, be sure you do your homework or consult a natural health practitioner to determine which probiotic product is right for you. Always store probiotics in a dry and cool place. I keep mine in the refrigerator next to my coconut water so I’ll remember to take it every morning! My favorite brand is from Green Valley Organics, especially their Strawberry Pomegranate Acai kefir. It’s delish!