Probiotics and You

Healthy “Intestinal Flora” contributes to a healthy immune system and digestive system.

There is a war going on in your digestive tract. We all have good microbes (intestinal flora) residing within us, but there are bad ones as well. Disease-causing bugs in the intestine must compete with the “good” microbes.

What we need is an effective way to not only help keep the balance, but to actually let the good flora win. You need more good bacteria to allow your immune system, which is your body’s defense mechanism, to fight against the millions of bacteria you consume each day.

Stress and changes in diet can compromise your overall health. If your diet includes sugar and fatty meats then you are giving unfriendly flora in your digestive system the advantage. Of course some drugs, like antibiotics have a detrimental effect on your intestinal flora as they cannot distinguish between good bacteria and bad, so both die.

Probiotics support the immune system and enhances health by allowing the good intestinal flora to win. What are some examples of probiotics?

  • Bifidobacterium lactis: a friendly bacteria often found in yogurt that is known to help stimulate immune responses.
  • Lactobacillus casei: works with other helpful organisms, and helps to encourage the growth of other “good” bacteria.
  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus: assists your elimination and occasional intestinal discomfort by working to stabilize your intestinal microflora.
  • Lactobacillus acidophilus: guards the health of your entire digestive tract.

Healthy digestive probiotics and the benefits they provide are all the rage now! The popularity of Probiotics is steadily increasing thanks to many high profile stars in Hollywood. Celebrities are now using Probiotics to give them the health benefits such as weight loss, anti-aging, energy boosts and much more. Probiotics is now becoming the supplement of choice amongst the celeb elite!

Early research shows Probiotics may also have a role in preventing colon cancer. It may produce natural antibiotics that kill destructive bacteria, strengthen the intestinal lining or simply just crowd out other, possibly harmful, bacteria.

Probiotics are vital for proper digestion of fats and proteins, synthesizing of vitamin K, vital for the prevention of osteoporosis and many of our B vitamins, plus they detoxify the intestinal tract and reduce cancer risks.

Eat more of the helpful bacteria, and you can stave off stomach problems. Research shows Probiotics significantly cuts the rate of many types of diarrhea, particularly the type that develops after a person has taken a course of antibiotics.