With COVID-19 affecting so many countries, including Singapore, we’re all looking for ways to protect ourselves from being infected. Apart from washing your hands regularly, one of the ways to do so is to boost your immunity so in the event that you do get infected (*TOUCHWOOD*), your immune system is able to fight the virus.
So you’ve turned to vitamin C and all types of supplements. But don’t forget that immunity is also related to gut health. And one of the easiest way to maintain good gut health? Probiotics.
Probiotics are a type of good bacteria that can provide you with a range of health benefits when taken in the right amounts. These live microorganisms are said to restore the healthy balance of gut bacteria in your digestive system, regulating your bowel movements and improving your overall immune system, and are also said to help manage stress levels, and control anxiety and depression.
Every country has a difference stance on probiotic usage and it’s recommended that you seek medical advice if you’re unsure about whether you should start on a course. But there are some general things to know before taking them — scroll the gallery to check out what they are.
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Text: Elly Chaw