Are superbugs hiding in your home?

If you're not taking a probiotic now, it's time to get started ASAP -- because a shocking report finds you could be facing a terrifying new infection risk.

And the healthy immune-boosting bacteria in a quality probiotic supplement are the best... and maybe ONLY... way to protect against this deadly threat.

I'm sure by now you've heard of Clostridium difficile, a.k.a. C. diff, the nasty bacteria that causes diarrhea so severe that it kills nearly 30,000 Americans every year.

The biggest threat has always been to seniors who are already very sick, especially those who are in hospitals and nursing homes.

But that's now changing in a disastrous way, as the new study finds a growing number of people sickened by this germ aren't in hospitals and nursing homes at all.

They're people just like you!

The number of folks who got sick from this bug while just going about their daily lives has doubled over the course of eight years, while the number of cases related to hospitals rose by between a third and 42 percent.

That means YOU could pick up a C. diff infection yourself -- even if you've never set foot in a hospital.

Maybe it was on something in a store. Maybe it was a handrail, elevator button, or doorknob.

Maybe, somehow, it got into your home.

It's a frightening thought, but it's happening as C. diff starts to spread on its own -- and that's bad news, since this germ is increasingly resistant to antibiotic drugs, making it difficult and in some cases impossible to treat.

The best weapons against it are the good bacteria in your gut and the powerful healthy strains you'll find in a high-quality probiotic supplement.

But if you wait until you get sick, you might have waited too long.

By then, C. diff could have established a colony in your digestive tract and taken over -- and probiotics alone might not be enough to stop it.

That's why it's essential to take a probiotic today, BEFORE you get sick, to help reinforce the bacteria in your belly so they're ready to fight off any invaders that somehow get inside.

The most effective probiotic bacteria strains to protect against C. diff are Lactobacillus acidophilus and Lactobacillus casei, as well as a probiotic yeast called Sacharomyces boulardii.

For maximum protection against C. diff and other nasty germs, look for a quality supplement that contains one or all three, as well as other human-tested strains.

A probiotic supplement isn't optional anymore.

It's essential.