You've heard all your life about how you have bacteria in your stomach, otherwise known as a probiotic, that's good for you. You've probably also heard that you have to keep the balance of this bacteria in your stomach otherwise chaos will ensue. And still, you've probably heard that yogurt, filled with all the good bacteria and probiotics, is your go-to source for any time you feel like your gut is off and you need to rebalance. That may have some truth to it, but it isn't the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Enter Jetson, a company that creates seasonal (yes, you read that right) probiotics and delivers them straight to your door. Jetson's purpose is to help American's live healthier lives.
So why are probiotics important?
Probiotics are little microorganisms that live in your digestive tract. The short of it: they keep your gut healthy and balanced and help you avoid gut-related issues such as bloating and diarrhea (we said it), among other health concerns. For some people, you make enough on your own and your gut and the rest of your body functions just fine. Others aren't so lucky.
Meet Stefan Weitz, Jetson's founder. In 2005 when Stefan was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, his life's outlook seemed bleak. Popping about 2000mg worth of pain pills a day just to function (and still feeling pain), he knew there had to be a better solution. That's when doctor Mark Hyman entered the picture and immediately shifted the way Stefan looked at his health and health maintenance forever. Instead of adding pills, Dr. Hyman took them away. He focused more on Stefan's gut and nutrition and told him to get more sleep. Over time, Stefan's prognosis got better and better and now, years later, he has yet to have to take pain pills again and is able to keep his MS in check, and he credits probiotics for much of that progress.
Because of the remarkable progress he experienced himself, Stefan decided there had to be a better, simpler option for gut health for the rest of America. That's when Jetson was created, a company built on the principle that being healthy should be simple and shouldn't take up every once of your precious time.
Jetson's seasonal probiotic formulas cater to what you need during each part of the year. Take summer, for example. It's often filled with active days and late nights. Jetson's summer probiotic, Fit, is a blend of strains specifically formulated to help reduce bloating, optimize body composition, and enhance energy to keep your gut in check through your body’s most physical season. However, Jetson's winter formulation, Immunity, was created to support a stronger immune system and fight bad bugs, promote respiratory health, and strengthen your gut for heavy holiday meals.
Now it's important to remember that probiotics may not be for you or your gut, so please take responsibly. You should always consult your doctor before starting supplements of any kind. While Jetson creates probiotics, they also want to help you focus on the things that really matter for your health, including
Eating more plants and less crap
Going for walks
So do yourself a favor and close up your laptop or put down your phone and take a drink of water, go outside, and take a nap. Be good to yourself and your gut. You'll thank yourself later.