Yes, I am sure by now you have heard of taking probiotics especially after a round of antibiotics… but there is so much more to taking a good quality probiotic then just taking after a round of antibiotics! First of all there are over 100 trillion microbes (bacteria, fungi and viruses) populating our gastrointestinal (GI) tract, and 99% of them are beneficial to our human health. These microbes regulate not only our digestive system, but also our metabolism and immune system. Good bacteria need to comprise 85 percent of the intestinal flora while allowing the remaining 15 percent to be pathogenic. Two-thirds or more of the immune system relies on this.
When you take an antibiotic you are literally wiping out both your good and bad bacteria in your gut. We need the good to stay there! Which is why you need to replenish.. and not just with one strain of bacteria like acidophilus but many strains of bacteria… and NO Yogurt won’t cut it. It will help a little, but it’s not the same as taking a high quality multi strain probiotic!! Fermented foods can help but again, not the same as taking the supplement and some people who have gut issues can react to the fermentation!
Ok, so here are my TOP 10 reasons why you should take a PROBIOTIC daily!! Babies, kids, & the elderly too!
1. Enhance Immunity.
Key to not getting sick this winter! Ramp up your probiotics now so your body can fight off any bad bacteria “bugs” and stay well!
Frequent colds and flu, slow healing wounds or autoimmune conditions like, rheumatoid arthritis indicate compromised immune function! The bacteria play a crucial role in the development and operation of the mucosal immune system in your digestive tract. They also aid in the production of antibodies to pathogens.
2. Boost your energy levels.
For every two minutes of energy your body creates, the microflora produces six seconds of it. If that doesn’t sound like much, think of the most erotic two minutes of your life and take the best six seconds of it—that’s what the microflora gives you.
3. Increase your metabolism.
The microflora converts 30% of the inactive thyroid hormone, thyroxine, to its active form, T3, to help boost your metabolism. If you’re feeling a little sluggish, constipated, and your hair is falling out (three signs of a subclinical thyroid disorder), perhaps you want to add a good probiotic to your thyroid optimizing protocol.
4. Enhance mercury detoxification.
Very new research is showing that your microflora is responsible for up to 90% of mercury detoxification. If you enjoyed Hamachi for dinner last night and had a Niçoise salad for lunch today, augment your body’s natural detox mechanisms by adding a good probiotic to your supplement routine for the next 14 days.
5. Improve your mood.
The microflora synthesize B vitamins, which are used to create serotonin, the ‘happy’ neurotransmitter. B vitamins are also energy nutrients. If you want to be happy and energized, dejunk your diet, so the beneficial microbes can proliferate and do their work.
6. Improve mineral absorption.
Beneficial microbes enhance the absorption of calcium, magnesium and zinc. If improved bone density is a goal, adding a good probiotic should be considered along with Vitamin D3, calcium, magnesium and other bone nutrients.
7. Decrease food sensitivities.
Microflora improve gut barrier function by creating fuel for the cells that line the GI tract. Without this fuel, these cells atrophy causing leaky gut. Once leaky gut is established, food sensitivities frequently develop. This is why so many people get sick and have GI issues!!
8. Reverse GI Disorders/Disease.
Probiotics can reverse ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and other gut inflammations that occur from a lack of sufficient probiotics
9. Protect your GUT.
GMOs are used in many processed foods and antibiotics are in lots of our non-organic meat and dairy products. They both destroy probiotic bacteria, making it necessary to add probiotic materials back if you’ve had any of those foods. Processed foods and low fiber diets allow the pathogenic bacteria to overwhelm the good guys and diminish colon function. They help get rid of toxins too!
10. Battle obesity.
Beneficial microbes use more calories to survive than pathogenic microbes. The pathogenic microbes also interfere with insulin signaling, leading to increased fat mass. Modern animal husbandry has known this for years; give animals low-dose antibiotics and they get fatter.
My Probiotic has 9 strains in it. 120 capsules 5 Billion cells per cap $31.00 plus tax
It’s Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Shelf Stable, Survives Stomach Acid, and has prebiotics for implantation!
Don’t be fooled by PROBIOTICS on the shelf with the marketing they do or TV commercials! Most only have one or two strains of bacteria and cost you over $30 and only have 30-60 capsules in the bottle! You are being raked over the coals if you buy an over the counter probiotic! You need and want top of the line bacteria that is going to implant in the gut where it should and do what they are suppose to do so you notice a difference and feel your best when taking them! Check what you are taking today and contact me with them so I can help you compare!