Bifidobacteria is one of the most important probiotics for good digestion. In fact, it should make up 70% of the beneficial bacteria in your small intestinal tract. Bifidobacteria helps to support healthy digestion, food cravings, allergies, skin health, mood and weight loss.
People can become deficient in good bacteria from taking antibiotics and steroid medications, drinking chlorinated water or eating fruits and vegetables with pesticides and herbicides on them, or meat and dairy products from animals given antibiotics and growth hormones. On top of all that, many of us start out deficient in good bacteria if we were born by a C-section and/or formula fed.
Nutritionists and dietitians at Nutritional Weight & Wellness recommend taking bifidobacteria two to three times per day to support intestinal health, which can affect cravings, mood, weight loss, immune and skin health.