Where is your body’s immune system located?
When I ask my patients this question, nearly all of them tell me they aren’t sure. Some know it involves your lymph nodes or spleen.
However, very few people realize that 70 to 80% of your body’s immune cells are located in a place you might not expect: Your gut.
You see, while it may be embarrassing to talk about, over 100 million Americans suffer from issues related to their gut or GI tract. Issues such as constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating, nausea, or abdominal discomfort.
In fact, did you realize that more people suffer from simple occasional constipation than all other health concerns combined?
And there is growing evidence that bad bacteria in your gut has been linked to even obesity!
In fact, numerous research studies in the past decade alone have found probiotics to be extremely beneficial to your health.
In addition to good bacteria helping with obesity, these studies have found strong links with good gut bacteria and your body’s ability to:
Strengthen your immune system; a powerful immune system is your key defender against diseases
Boost absorption of critical vitamins and supplements — including B vitamins, niacin, vitamin K and more reduce bad cholesterol’s entry in the bloodstream