Our bodies require a balance of good bacteria and bad bacteria. In moderation, each has its own task to keep our bodies healthy. The ideal ratio of good to bad bacteria is 80% good and 20% bad. The good keeps the bad under control, so they only to the good tasks to keep you healthy.
What are good bacteria?
Probiotics are one of the most important good bacteria that the body needs to function properly and maintain health. They are similar to yeast. Probiotics are found in fermented foods like butter milk or yogurt. Most yogurt varieties contain useless forms of dead probiotics due to pasteurization.
How Probiotics benefit Health
Probiotics stop the multiplication of bad bacteria in the digestive system. Often diarrhea is a side effect of taking antibiotics or can result due to an infection. Adding probiotics will improve these effects and help prevent intestinal infections.
Irritable bowel, constipation and ulcerative colitis are all signs that your body does not have enough good bacteria. Increasing probotics will often “cure” these conditions.
Enhance Immune System For Healthy Aging
As we age, probiotics promote a strong immune system. Short chain fatty acids need probiotics to exist. Without short chain fatty acids, the body has a difficult time absorbing minerals like magnesium, zinc and calcium. Vitamins B and K are also absorbed easier when probiotics are at optimum levels.
There Many Different Healthy Probiotics
There are several types of probiotics. All have their own particular function. A single addition of one type will not solve all health problems. There needs to be the right combination of all of them to solve health problems. To choose the probiotic combination that is right for you, some things that you should consider: first, know what probiotics do to help your body and digestive system.
Choosing a Supplement
Read the label of any probiotic before taking it. Check the strains, doses, storage information, and review how many live probiotic microorganisms of each strain per serving there are. Pay attention to what is mixed with them if they are in powder or capsule form. Always check the expiration date. Keep in mind, research has shown that it is better to take probiotic supplements right after eating. There is a high acid content in the stomach when it is empty. This acid may harm the microorganisms.
Probiotics are alive. Some supplements must be refrigerated to keep them alive. Powdered forms should be kept dry as moisture will cause them to die. Keeping them away from heat, light and moisture will keep them alive.
Get Probiotics Naturally
There are foods that contain probiotics. Yogurt, kefir, kimchi, tempeh, fermented soy beverages and aged cheeses all contain them. Many strains are present in yogurt. Lactobacillus, delbrueckii, streptococcus thermophilus and bulgaricus can all be added to yogurt. After the fermentation process, bifidobacterium or lactobacillus is added.
As with adding any supplement when you have other health issues, always consult your health care provider before taking them. Some conditions may worsen by taking supplemental probiotics.
Purium’s Advanced Probiotic Blend™ is a potent, all-vegetarian blend of the most vital friendly bacteria available. We recommend supporting your body’s immune system by taking Purium’s Advanced Probiotic Blend™ in conjunction with any of our green foods.
- Is dairy-free and does not need to be refrigerated
- Supports healthy levels of good bacteria
- Aids in healthy digestion and can help improve nutrient absorption
- Supports healthy immune function
- Contains strains clinically proven to be beneficial
Servings per container: 30
Instructions: Take two capsules daily.
Ingredients: Proprietary Blend: L. gasseri, B. bifidum, B. longum, L. paracasei; Lactospore (B. coagulans); Inulin – FOS (Fructooligosaccharide); Fiber Gum (Acacia); cellulose capsules.