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.


What are Probiotics and Why Do I Need Them?

Optimal Health Begins in the digestive tract.

Aging, dieting, stress, travel and certain medications can disrupt the natural balance of intestinal microflora in our digestive system. Probiotics are “friendly” bacteria that promote healthy digestive flora, to support healthy digestion. In fact, the word probiotic means “for life”.

Not only is a healthy digestive system important to help you get the nutrients you need from food, but it also helps the body stay healthy. Maintaining a healthy digestive system can help us avoid the occasional symptoms of intestinal discomfort and keep us enjoying overall health and wellness.

Intestinal Probiotic enhancers are designed to improve gastrointestinal function and intestinal good bacterial microbial balance. Lactospore increases enzymes for improving digestion and enhances the bioavailability of nutrients from the food. Unlike many probiotics, Lactospore does not cause gas or bloating.

Bowtrol Probiotic contains 9 Billion live probiotic cells, more than 5 times the live active cultures typically found in yogurt, but without the sugar and calories. Unlike many other probiotics, the Bowtrol Probiotic is specially designed to survive the acidic stomach environment and be delivered to the intestines.


Nutrition Intelligence – Be Kind To Your Colon – Part 9

We take it for granted. We ignore it’s needs. We take antibiotics which wreak havoc with it’s flora. What am I taking about? Your colon, and it’s trillions of beneficial bacteria.


Our gastrointestinal tract is home to a thriving community of good, and bad bacteria. We couldn’t manage without them (particularly the good ones). Our intestinal flora perform countless health-enhancing tasks, like:-

  • Producing organic acids to maintain the healthy pH in your colon
  • Producing enzymes and B vitamins for digestive health and nutrient absorption.
  • Creating a barrier to unfriendly organisms and crowding out bad bacteria.
  • Protecting us from cancer by:-
    • Having the ability to bind and deactivate cancer causing substances in our food (like pyrolysates and N-nitrosamines which result from cooking meat at high temperatures)
    • Keeping the population of bad bacteria in check. An overgrowth of bad bacteria has a detrimental effect on hormones, causing an oversupply which causes excess hormones to absorbed into the bloodstream. Problems associated with excess hormones include, fibrocystic breast disease, PMS, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, prostate enlargement and breast, ovary, uterus and prostate cancer.

    Your Colon

To avoid these potentially nasty problems we need to be kind to our colons and supplement our diets with friendly bacteria. These are called prebiotics.