Probiotics and Your Gut: The Inside Story

Probiotic chews

S3 header

We have the real scoop on probiotics. 😃  They’re all the rage in the world of health and wellness, and it’s no wonder why! 

Probiotics are living microorganisms that offer a whole host of health benefits, including improved gut health. If you’ve ever wondered if probiotic supplements are right for you, look no further than today’s spotlight on gut health.

“The Second Brain”

The human gastrointestinal tract is home to trillions of microorganisms, both good and bad. The good bacteria are known as probiotics, and they play a pretty important role in gut health. Probiotics contribute to a healthy gut microbiota—aka, inner digestive zen! When balanced, our digestive system can work at its optimal capacity and can maintain digestion, stabilize immune function, and resist inflammation.

Because of the number of neurotransmitters found in the digestive system, some experts refer to the gut as the “second brain”—sounds pretty important to keep healthy, if you ask us. 🤔

Looking to take care of your sensitive gut? There are many different types of probiotics, and they can be found in a variety of food sources, including: 

  • Yogurt
  • Kimchi
  • Sauerkraut
  • Kefir
  • Miso Soup
  • Kombucha
  • Natto 
  • Kvass
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Pickles
  • Tempeh
  • Fermented Veggies


While whole food sources are sure-fire ways to aid your gut’s bacterial count, probiotic supplements are also available to help maintain an already-healthy digestive tract. (Our recommendation: If you’re considering taking a probiotic supplement, speak to a healthcare provider first to ensure that it’s right for you.)

We’re Here to Help!

Probiotic supplements are luckily pretty easy to come by. Truvy’s Probiotic Chews, for example, come in a delightful grape-flavor that’s sure to satisfy both your gut and your tastebuds! Talk about a double-win. 


Your friendly weight loss companion,