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Probiotics are beneficial for numerous reasons and can support specific mechanisms in the body. Most people already know about the gastrointestinal benefits but probiotics contribute to wellness in other ways as well.

Synthesis of Vitamins

Healthy gut flora are responsible for the synthesis of numerous vitamins.  Some vitamins that healthy flora produce include A,B1,B2,B3,B5,B12,D, and vitamin K..

Increases Butyrate

Healthy gut flora also increases a short chain fatty acid called butyrate.  Butyrate is linked to improved gastrointestinal health, better body composition, and has anti-inflammatory properties. 

Probiotics help stimulate our immune system by increasing our regulatory T cell response.  What does that mean?  Regulatory T cells are responsible for producing White Blood Cells which play a central role in our cell-mediated immunity (immune system)