Without a healthy digestive system, the hours slogging it out at the gym might be worth next to nothing. We take a look at the new probiotic drink making leaps in the science of gut health, PERKii. 

The probiotic market is a flooded one, so picking the perfect product for you is all about understanding the science. 

The gut

Often labelled the body’s ‘second brain’, the gut or digestive system has a hand in all the tasks your body performs – from hormonal regulation of your metabolism and immune system to breaking down the foods you eat into the nutrients necessary for everyday tasks. If the gut’s not functioning properly, it can manifest in an array of digestive issues, such as bloating, cramping and mental fog. Low energy levels and an inability to lose weight are also common.

So why probiotics?

For the gut to function correctly it relies on a proper balance of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ gut microbiota (read: bacteria). Probiotic…