Why You Should Be Taking A Spore-Based Probiotic Before the Holidays
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Spore based probiotics are beneficial bacteria that colonize within your gut. They help balance the microbes that live there, and help you with digestion, stress, and any other holiday elements that might take a toll on your digestive system.

Spore based probiotics can help reduce bloating and gas – which are the most common complaints after a heavy holiday meal. That means you can actually fight these before they start, allowing you to enjoy your meal, your company, your family & friends!

And Just Thrive Probiotic contains the only clinically-proven probiotic strains that heal leaky gut in just 30 days! Read about that HERE.

There’s a few ways probiotics can help you this holiday season:

>> Helping you maintain your weight during the holidays

With the cold weather and yummy holiday treats, it’s easy to skirt your diet and exercise plan, and rely on comfy baggy sweaters. This is where Just Thrive Probiotic can help you. We have learned that losing weight is much more complex than just calories in and calories out. The way our body absorbs nutrients, how our blood sugar is controlled, how our insulin levels are controlled, and the quantity and quality of good bacteria in our digestive tract all add to how our body controls our weight. 

In fact, bacillus endospores (the strains found in Just Thrive) help the body reprogram to favor fat burn, reduce fat accumulation, increase energy metabolism, increase caloric burn and increase satiety.  Who wouldn’t want that during the holiday season?

>> Stay Healthy While You Travel

The holidays typically mean travel, and travel means germs. Whether you’re traveling in your car or by plane, you’re going to be stuck in small areas breathing in the same air as other people. If you’re driving you’ll most likely be stopping at gas stations and using restrooms, which are covered in the germs from other travelers.

Most people immediately think of stocking up on vitamin C or cod liver oil to prepare for travel and the sick season, but in fact, a spore based probiotic is what you should start taking before you travel. Of course, we aren’t saying taking precautions like vitamin C and washing your hands aren’t beneficial, but did you know that 70-80% of your immune system is controlled by your gut? So making sure your gut is healthy and thriving can help your body’s natural defense system.

In fact, in two recent New Zealand studies, probiotic supplements showed to reduce the onset of cold symptoms by 30% and even shorten your recovery time if you do get sick. The strains in Just Thrive have the unique capability to interact with the immune system and modulate it in a positive way.  These strains actually help upregulate your T-cell and B-cell response so your body’s defenses are working at its best.  

Spore based probiotics can even help with another common problem: “traveler’s diarrhea.” Shockingly, up to 50% of people experience this problem when they travel from home. This often results from bacterial contamination of food or water. Symptoms typically take 2-3 days to develop and primarily consist of loose stools, but are occasionally accompanied with abdominal cramps and nausea. Unfortunately these symptoms can last up to 10 days after they start.

Science has studied the use of live, beneficial bacteria to help remedy travelers diarrhea and maintain digestive support during travel. In a review of over 900 studies between 1977 to 2005 found that live bacterial cultures were able to significantly prevent traveler’s diarrhea with no serious adverse reactions. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17298915

The good news? Just Thrive Probiotic is gut commensal, meaning it was designed by nature to live and thrive in the gut! Once it arrives alive, it goes to work to restore the gut, plus it has a 21-day life cycle, ensuring that your body and gut health are being optimally managed, even if you miss a day!

>> Steer Clear of Stress

Is there ever a more stressful time than the holidays? Everything about them screams “JOY!” but creating that joy can be stressful, hard work. Whether you are hosting the get together, or just visiting, it typically involves lots of children, the stress of cooking, hosting, helping, and making sure everyone is happy and having a good time.

Did you know stress tends to slow the digestive system? Studies have shown a direct correlation between gut microbes and the central nervous system. Additional studies have shown that probiotics may decrease overall anxiety-related behavior, improve mood, and protect against stress!

In fact, a study conducted by Cal Tech showed that 90% of our serotonin is produced in the gut and that the key to that serotonin production is spore forming bacteria (like the ones found in Just Thrive).

>> Avoid overeating, bloating, and gas

Most of us overeat during the holidays. We snack while preparing food, we stress eat with the pressure of throwing the perfect get together, or we simply overeat due to all of the amazing food that we sit down to enjoy with the family. Unfortunately, overeating is the most common cause of bloating. Fatty foods, carbonated beverages, sweeteners, and dairy can cause gas that gets trapped in the stomach.

The strains in Just Thrive have been shown to dramatically decrease ammonia and hydrogen gas production in the gut.  Ammonia gas and hydrogen gas production by gut bacteria is what leads to gas and bloating during food digestion. 

Digestive issues can be very distracting when you’re trying to enjoy a little family time. Drinking water can help break up anything that might be slowing you down, and of course, don’t forget your spore-based probiotic! Just Thrive Probiotic & Antioxidant helps to recondition your gut. It helps remove the bad bacteria and pathogens, while bringing the good bacteria back to life so it can flourish.

You = Thriving

With the help of Just Thrive Probiotic, the holiday season can cause a lesser negative impact on your gut and overall body and instead your body will stay stronger and healthier!

But don’t just stop after the holidays. Here’s a few health issues that spore based probiotics can help with year round!

  • Digestive issues
  • Support the immune system
  • Allergies
  • Cravings for refined carbs and sugars
  • Boosting immune system
  • Support vaginal health
  • Improve digestive function
  • Recondition your gut with healthy flora after taking antibiotics
  • Manage and help with autism
  • Support skin health
  • Supports weight management

Happy, healthy holidays to all!

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