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23 Benefits of Probiotics & Why You Need Them

23 Benefits of Probiotics & Why You Need Them

What are Probiotics?

The term probiotic is derived from the Greek, "For Life," and is used to describe growth-promoting factors produced by microorganisms. These friendly bacteria begin colonizing in a matter of hours or days after our birth. The average human digestive system may contain more than one kilogram (2.2 pounds) of bacteria and various strains of probiotics. Therefore, one's intestinal microflora (bacteria and microscopic algae and fungi) can be considered as a postnatal-acquired organ composed of a large diversity of bacterial cells that can perform different functions for the host.*

These organisms are influenced and modulated in their composition and function by exposure to environmental factors such as nutrition and lifestyle. Specific components of our intestinal microflora, including lactobacilli and bifidobacteria, have been associated with beneficial effects, such as the promotion of gut maturation and integrity, opposition against pathogens, and immune modulation.*

23 Major Benefits of Probiotics

  1. Aids with digestive support*
  2. Helps the absorption of calcium (bone building), copper, iron and magnesium*
  3. Enhances synthesis of B vitamins and vitamin K*
  4. Protects against E. Coli infection*
  5. Improves lactose tolerance and digestibility of milk products*
  6. Reduces vaginal infection and yeast infection (candida)*
  7. Improves immune function*
  8. Promotes anti-carcinogenic activity*
  9. Helps prevent peptic ulcers caused by H. Pylori*
  10. Helps prevent and reduce acne*
  11. Helps with cholesterol metabolism*
  12. Helps improve nutritional value of foods*
  13. Protects against traveler's diarrhea and speeds recovery after exposure*
  14. Helps with problems of constipation*
  15. Helps re-establish micro-flora after antibiotic use*
  16. May help lower allergic response*
  17. May help with recurring Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)*
  18. Helps with detoxification & colon cleansing*
  19. Helps produce natural antibiotics, like "acidophilus"*
  20. Helps alleviate bad breath*
  21. Helps gynecologic dysfunction*
  22. Possess anti-tumorigenic activity*
  23. Helps the colonization within the intestinal, respiratory, and urogenital tract*

Not All Probiotics Are the Same

A high caliber probiotic formula will contain 10 superior and viable strains which are non-dairy, high potency, shelf stable for two years, and packed in vegetable capsules or also available in a straight powder form like our Probiotic 4.4 Billion CFU or our Super Pro powder.*

A high quality probiotic formula will also be fortified with prebiotics, such as Jerusalem artichoke flour and short chain inulin. Prebiotics feed probiotics selectively and enhance their growth in the intestines.*

In addition, DDS-1 culture is desired in a good formula, which has a long-standing scientific validation and proven ability to colonize in the human gastrointestinal tract. DDS-1 produces enzymes, such as proteases and lipases, which can help the breakdown of proteins and fats.*

Summary

Good Health begins with the body's ability to absorb essential nutrients and eliminate metabolic byproducts and toxins. Quality probiotic health products give your entire family the help they need to maintain proper digestion.tic complex with a blend of 10 beneficial probiotic strains.*

Many environmental conditions, plus the food and antibiotics we take can cause damage to, or even destroy, the body's delicate balance of probiotic bacteria in the digestive and elimination systems. It is the probiotic "friendly flora" that helps us process our food and maintain good digestive and bowel health.*