This entry was posted on Saturday, September 24th, 2011
Probiotics are certain live bacteria and yeasts that are in some way beneficial to our health. The World Health Organization states that probiotics are: “Live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host”. Some of the conditions that probiotics may potentially help include diarrhea, lactose intolerance, immune function/infections, irritable bowel syndrome, colitis and constipation.* Probiotics can aid in the digestion of food and enhance the synthesis of B vitamins.
Digestive and intestinal difficulty seem to be rampant in American society. Our difficulty with intestinal health is in part due to our diets which are high in processed foods and relatively low in raw foods that contain more fiber and enzymes. Another common reason for intestinal difficulty is the effect antibiotics and various medications have on the GI tract.
There are many factors that contribute to a healthy and well functioning GI tract. In my experience a common cause of intestinal and digestive difficulty is the imbalance of the intestinal flora or microorganisms. One product that I have found to be very beneficial in many of these cases is ProSynbiotic by Standard Process.
ProSynbiotic is a synergistic blend of four research-supported probiotics strains and two prebiotic fibers to support the gut flora and overall intestinal health. The four probiotics found in ProSynbiotic are Bifidobacterium, L. acidophilus, L. casei, and S. boulardii. The two prebiotic fibers in ProSynbiotic, which stimulate the growth of the beneficial bacteria in the digestive system, are Inulin and Galactooligosaccharide.
Digestive health is very important to our overall health and well-being. Digestive problems are very common in our society and probiotics should be considered when addressing one’s digestive and general health.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
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