The 411 on Probiotics

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: It seems everyone is talking about probiotics these days... why is that?
Air Date: 11/18/15
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Mitch Sirgent, Senior VP at Bio-K+
Mitch Sirgent, Senior VP and chief product expert at Bio-K+, has a wealth of knowledge and experience stemming from over two decades in the natural product industry. With a strong and successful background in health food retail management he has dedicated the last 18 years of his career specifically to the promotion of probiotics.

Mitch has lectured extensively across North America to educate health food retailers, consumers and health professionals on the benefits of using and working with patented and clinically proven probiotics. He has also served as Chairman of the Canadian Health Food Association, Canada’s largest industry group representing thousands of natural and organic manufacturers, growers, distributors and retailers.
  • Guest Twitter Account: @biokplus
The 411 on Probiotics
It seems everyone is talking about probiotics these days... why is that?

According to Mitch Sirgent, Senior VP at Bio-K+, there really, truly is something to this movement of increasing your "good bacteria."

Sirgent says there are so many varying health benefits of consuming probiotics.

"Good gut health" is more than not suffering from symptoms like bloating, gas, and constipation. Gut health impacts your immunity, your nervous system, and your body's inflammatory response. 

Fermented food products like kefir, kimchi, yogurt, and sauerkraut often reap the praises of probiotic proponents, but are supplements just as effective (or more effective) for gut and overall health?

Sirgent joins host Lisa Davis to share the "411" on probiotics, as well as why you should be supplementing with probiotics on a daily basis.