Probiotic supplements are needed more now than ever before in human history.
Did you know that you have more bacteria than you do cells? We have trillions of cells in the human body and to think we have more bacteria is just fascinating!
Probiotics commonly found in the digestive tract inhibit the growth of pathogens. Yeast and harmful bacteria tend to flourish in environments with a neutral pH. Lactic acid holds them in check. Some probiotics also produce hydrogen peroxide, which the immune system uses to destroy pathogens.
One of the predominant friendly bacteria, Lactobacillus Acidophilus resides in your small intestine. This substance is lethal to at least 22 potentially harmful bacteria, including E. coli, Shigella dysenteriae, Stapyhlococcus aureus, Streptococcus lactis, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Salmonella schottmuelleri.
The beneficial bacteria in our bodies are responsible for a whole host of activity not limited to keeping your bad bacteria and yeast in check.
Until recently, friendly bacteria have been a regular part of everyone's diet from the moment they enter the birth canal and first day that they have their mother's milk. All traditional diets included lacto-fermented food. Fermentation is a traditional way to preserve vegetabless, according to Sally Fallon, author of Nourishing Traditions. These valuable dietary practices are used so infrequently these days and it shows!
Probiotic Supplements are necessary today for the following reasons:
Based on my studies of various resources including one of my favorite books, Digestive Wellness, I have come up with some pretty simple advice. If you suffer from constipation, skin issues, bloat, stomach pain and digestive distress, the following book is highly recommended:
The following 4 points are important to look for while choosing probiotic supplements:
If you are over 50 and having any bowel problems,Udo’s Choice is a nice quality probiotic supplement that I recommend.
For the teen/adult who has been on antibiotic therapy, the pregnant mother or any other of the above mentioned conditions, this product is one I would recommend. Though it is only a 6 billion cfu count, I believe it to be a quality probiotic.
For the baby with colic, cradle cap or constipation, Udo’s Choice Infant Formlas is your best bet.
Maintaining your good bacteria is easy to do with your intake of healthy fermented foods and fibers. These are called pre-biotics, the food your probiotics feed on.
with good intestines