Should You Take a Probiotic?
The SUPPLEMEANT to Be Daily Pre + Probiotic Mix supports the health of your skin, but the benefits extend far beyond that of your skin. Studies have shown that supplementing your diet with zinc, probiotics, and vitamins help to maintain a healthy immune system and aids the body in protecting against infection, naturally. Read on to learn how these ingredients give your body a boost, especially during flu and cold season.
Benefits of Zinc
Zinc is an essential mineral that’s used by the body to make proteins and DNA, aid in cell division and wound healing, and helps the immune system fight off invading bacteria and viruses.1 It has been shown in studies to reduce the duration of a cold when taken within the first 24 hours.2 Zinc is also thought to be beneficial when treating acne. In 10 out of 14 studies that looked at the benefit of using zinc to treat acne, zinc was shown to be helpful in both lowering the number of acne lesions and reducing their severity.3
Probiotics are healthy gut bacteria that provide our bodies with so many essential benefits. They digest our food, provide us with vitamins, support our immune system health, and fight off disease-causing pathogens. The most commonly used probiotics are Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium species due to the extensive research that has been done on them.4 Establishing a healthy gut microbiome doesn’t happen overnight, though. Keeping a healthy diet, a low-stress lifestyle, and consistently taking probiotic supplements is the key to a healthy gut.
Vitamins & spinach extract
The spinach extract in the SUPPLEMEANT to Be mix uses natural plant components to energize the body and boost metabolism. It was also shown in studies to provide cleansing antioxidants that slow the cell damage that comes with many everyday activities and environmental conditions. Added vitamins C, E, and A promote collagen production, support immune function, and protection against oxidative stress, which are all essential for healthy skin AND protecting your body from those dreaded winter cold viruses.