Probiotics, what's the big deal?

Ever thought why people say to trust you gut?

About 70% of your immune system, lives in your gut and 90% of all serotonin - one of your feel-good chemicals - is produced in the gut. This makes us think that your gut health is pretty important and something worth paying attention to.

Microbes in the lower intestinal tract help us digest food, fight harmful bacteria, and regulate the immune system. However, everyday stresses can disrupt the microbiota in your gut, and thus, can impact your health and wellness. These stressors can include antibiotics and medications, hormonal changes, poor diet, illness, aging, stress and travel. When the microbes in your gut are unbalanced, your body can be caught off guard by bacteria and viruses.

Probiotics can help restore the balance. They've been shown to hide protective substances, which may turn on the immune system and prevent pathogens from taking hold and creating major disease.

Probiotic Enriched Montagu Mango Bites

At Montagu we understand the importance of gut health and in keeping to our promise to supply innovative, healthier snacks, we decided to enrich much loved snacks, such as Mangoes, with top quality probiotics.

Montagu’s new Mango BitesBerry BlazeCoconut Butter and Creme Brulee, is enriched with GanedenBC30 probiotics. GanedenBC30 is a spore forming probiotic, which can be added to food stuffs without being destroyed by various production processes. It has been proven to support digestive health, immune health, and protein utilization.

Benefits of Probiotics

Regularly consuming probiotics like GanedenBC30 may help support your immune system by regulating bacterial populations. With 70% of your immune system situated in your gut, this can create an optimal environment for your immune system to function by enhancing cellular responses to simulated viral challenges and helping modulate immune responses. GanedenBC30 has been shown to help with many symptoms that come from gut-imbalance, such as decreased abdominal pain, bloating and regular stooling. GanedenBC30 further enhances the digestibility of plant proteins, facilitating the nutrient absorption as well as the utilization of protein, which further enhances recovery after strenuous exercise.

Do you need Probiotics every day?

Fat-soluble nutrients like vitamin D are stored in the fat cells and are not urinated out daily, meaning you can skip a day or two, and the nutrients will still be working their way through the body.

With probiotics, the bacteria need to be continually replenished throughout the gastrointestinal tract, because only some of them adhere to the intestinal wall’s epithelial lining, where they confer their benefits. Probiotic bacteria also help the body digest food and absorb nutrients. So how can you ensure you get enough Probiotics every day?

How can I make sure I get enough Probiotics every day?

Until now there have always been two ways to make sure that you get enough Probiotics every day; fermented food and dietary supplements. Now there’s three with Montagu Mango Bites enriched with Probiotics.

Fermented foods like yogurt, kefir, kombucha, sauerkraut, pickles, miso, tempeh, kimchi, sourdough bread and some cheeses naturally contain probiotics. Montagu Mango Bites contains 500 million colony forming units of Bacillus coagulans per 50g serving packet. This is about 50% of the minimum daily recommended dosage.  

Good health starts with a healthy gut. So look after it by getting your daily dose of probiotics.  
Trust your gut and invest in trusted quality snacks that support a healthy lifestyle. 

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