Did you know more than 95% of your body’s serotonin is made in your gut? Serotonin is that nifty little chemical scientists say elevates your mood and keeps you feeling happy—so it makes sense that if you take care of your gut, good things will follow. In fact, studies have shown that happier people enjoy better health and live longer.
Why not return the favor?
If happiness comes from the gut, taking a probiotic supplement is a simple way to return the favor.* Probiotics are live bacteria that support a healthy, balanced intestinal environment—which is where up to 70% of your natural immune system hangs out.*
Get to know prebiotics. Prebiotics is a word you may have heard lately, especially since science keeps discovering new and amazing ways our gut microbes influence our health. Prebiotics are a type of plant fiber that boost the growth of good bacteria in the gut, and more good bacteria is definitely something to feel happy about!*
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