Probiotics 101: What They Are Good For

We love probiotics here at Purely Elizabeth! So much so, we added them to a few of our granolas: Chocolate Sea Salt + Honey Almond. You’ve probably heard that probiotics are good for you, your gut and digestive system. But what does that actually mean? Well, keep scrolling because we are diving into Purely Prep School and sharing the benefits and the science behind probiotics.

What is a probiotic?

Probiotics are the good bacteria your gut needs for optimal wellness.

What are the benefits of probiotics?

Your body is a microbiome, containing trillions of bacteria that form an eco-system in each person. This bacterium inside of us has important effects not only on digestion, but also the immune system and potentially even mood, because of all those neurons/chemicals in the gut!

Think of Probiotics as GOOD bacteria, the same or very similar to the bacteria already in your body. The good kind. Whenever your body has too many of the “bad” and not enough of the “good” bacteria, it becomes off balanced which can cause all kinds of issues in your body’s systems.

Lactobacillus bifidobacteria, Saccharomyces boulardii and Bacillus coagulans (fancy science names for certain probiotics) are known for being highly beneficial as a supplement. They help put your microbiome back into balance and other health benefits include:
- Promote a healthy immune support
- Help manage weight
- Prevent digestion issues like diarrhea or constipation

Digestive system benefits breakdown

Your digestive system powers your entire body. It’s home to 70% of your immune system, and it’s where nutrients, vitamins, and minerals are absorbed. It’s two essential functions are:

- The absorption of nutrients
- The elimination of harmful bacteria

Those two functions help keep us healthy and feeling our best! A proper balance of good vs. bad bacteria will allow the digestive system to perform these functions smoothly. Remember adding probiotics to your diet helps with that balance!

Immune system breakdown benefits

Did you know that 70% of your immune system is housed within the digestive system? A healthy digestive system is known to also benefit the immune system. With that being said, we want to create an optimal environment for the immune system to function.

What kind of probiotics does Purely Elizabeth use?

We add GanedenBC30.

This probiotic (bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086 for all you science nerds) is a patented vegan strain of probiotics that is found in a lot of other food, beverage, and companion animal products throughout the world. It can survive the baking process and is highly stable through shelf life and stomach acid. It comes in a powdered form and is super easy to add to granola!

As part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle, eating two servings a day of our Honey Almond and Chocolate Sea Salt Granola provides probiotic benefits to help support your immune and digestive systems.

SHOP OUR PROBIOTIC GRANOLAS

Honey Almond Probiotic Ancient Grain Granola
Honey Almond Probiotic Ancient Grain Granola
Honey Almond Probiotic Ancient Grain Granola
Honey Almond Probiotic Ancient Grain Granola
Honey Almond Probiotic Ancient Grain Granola
Honey Almond Probiotic Ancient Grain Granola
Honey Almond Probiotic Ancient Grain Granola
Honey Almond Probiotic Ancient Grain Granola
Honey Almond Probiotic Ancient Grain Granola
Honey Almond Probiotic Ancient Grain Granola
Honey Almond Probiotic Ancient Grain Granola
Honey Almond Probiotic Ancient Grain Granola
Honey Almond Probiotic Ancient Grain Granola
Honey Almond Probiotic Ancient Grain Granola

Honey Almond Probiotic Ancient Grain Granola

$7.99

Our Honey Almond Ancient Grain Granola + Probiotics combines organic honey and sliced almonds with our award-winning Ancient Grain Granola for an irresistible salty-sweet flavor and texture. Every ingredient added in our probiotic and honey granola is carefully thought out to ensure perfectly flavored and crunchy granola with the most nutrition in every bite— from its organic gluten-free oats, chia seeds to cinnamon.

Fuel your mornings the right way with a bowl of oats and honey granola made with the highest-quality ingredients. Our oats and honey granola is so versatile and can be added to any breakfast. Enjoy it as cereal, mixing it with your favorite yogurt, sprinkling it on top of your oatmeal with some dried fruit, or simply eating it on its own. Stock up on our delicious honey granola, so you always have ready-to-eat breakfast or snack on hand!

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Chocolate Sea Salt Probiotic Ancient Grain Granola
Chocolate Sea Salt Probiotic Ancient Grain Granola
Chocolate Sea Salt Probiotic Ancient Grain Granola
Chocolate Sea Salt Probiotic Ancient Grain Granola
Chocolate Sea Salt Probiotic Ancient Grain Granola
Chocolate Sea Salt Probiotic Ancient Grain Granola
Chocolate Sea Salt Probiotic Ancient Grain Granola
Chocolate Sea Salt Probiotic Ancient Grain Granola
Chocolate Sea Salt Probiotic Ancient Grain Granola
Chocolate Sea Salt Probiotic Ancient Grain Granola
Chocolate Sea Salt Probiotic Ancient Grain Granola
Chocolate Sea Salt Probiotic Ancient Grain Granola
Chocolate Sea Salt Probiotic Ancient Grain Granola
Chocolate Sea Salt Probiotic Ancient Grain Granola
Chocolate Sea Salt Probiotic Ancient Grain Granola
Chocolate Sea Salt Probiotic Ancient Grain Granola
Chocolate Sea Salt Probiotic Ancient Grain Granola
Chocolate Sea Salt Probiotic Ancient Grain Granola

Chocolate Sea Salt Probiotic Ancient Grain Granola

$7.99
Our Chocolate Sea Salt Probiotic Granola combines fair-trade dark chocolate chunks and coarse sea salt with ancient grains and superfood seeds for an irresistible salty-sweet flavor and texture. 
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    Sources:
    https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/14598-probiotics
    https://bc30probiotic.com/
    https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/8-health-benefits-of-probiotics#bacteria-balance
    https://drhyman.com/blog/2022/09/29/podcast-ep608/
    https://drhyman.com/blog/2017/03/19/benefits-prebiotics-probiotics-truth-wine/
    https://drhyman.com/blog/2022/06/23/podcast-559/
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/jesscording/2018/06/11/what-to-feed-your-gut/?sh=7eacd70b7e99
    https://www.innerbody.com/what-can-prebiotics-and-probiotics-do-for-your-health

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