How important are probiotics? Can you absorb vitamins or minerals without them? Gut health is the route of all wellness and it is important to continually replenish your “friendly flora”.
I love this quote from Dr. Ben Lerner Author of Body By God…”Everybody is so into taking supplements and taking vitamins, but if your flora is off your body doesn’t even absorb them.”
“Probiotics, may just be, the secret to good health and long life. If you’ve ever consumed, bathed showered or swam in chlorinated water you NEED a probiotic boost. Chlorine, kills germs GOOD and BAD!” -Joradan Rubin
Guess where some of the antibiotics that are in our animals and us end up?… In our water supply!
Learn how damaging antibiotics can really be! Be sure to go the opposite route and put good germs back in your body with probiotics. Probiotic literally means “For Life” So who needs them and how do you get them? Remember digestion is the key to overall wellness.
From the very first breath you take, you’re exposed to probiotics.
On the way through the birth canal during a normal delivery, a newborn gets dosed with bacteria from their mother. This event starts colonization in the infant’s gastrointestinal (GI) tract of ‘good’ bacteria. Compelling new research now shows many caesarean-section infants have less-than-optimal health after birth. This is most likely because they are not exposed to the mother’s healthy bacteria in the birth canal which would then serve to populate its own GI tract.
As you mature, you’re faced with many threats to the beneficial bacteria in your gut… from chlorinated drinking water… to overly-processed foods.
The ‘good’ bacteria in your gastrointestinal system can only provide you with optimum health if the proper balance of different types of bacteria is maintained in your gut.*
This is where probiotics can have a profound effect… not just on your GI health, but on your overall health as well.* Keep in mind, 80% of your immune system actually lives in your gut.
Probiotic formulas are available with many different types of bacterial strains… with the most common being Lactobacillus acidophilus. But as you’ll find out shortly, not all probiotics are created equal… and not all probiotic formulas are properly produced to provide optimal benefits.*
In general, if formulated properly, the major benefits of a high-quality probiotic are to…
Aid you in digesting food, particularly hard-to-digest foods and foods to which some individuals are more sensitive*
Enhance the synthesis of B vitamins and improve calcium absorption*
Help you keep a healthy balance of intestinal microflora*
I strongly believe the key to an optimal probiotic formula is through 100% GrassFed Dairy in a food source. Beyond OrganicsAmasai, really raw cheese and sueroViv is loaded with probiotics and are delicious! An easy way to get this very important bacteria into your children!