There has been a lot of media talk lately about the importance of the “good” bacteria that live in your digestive tract – Have you noticed? This is for good reason.
Roughly 400 species of good bacteria live inside your digestive tract. In fact, you have more bacteria living inside you than you have cells in your entire body! To maintain optimal health and wellbeing, it is important to have the right balance of “good” and “bad” bacteria making up your intestinal micro-flora. An overgrowth of pathogenic “bad” bacteria can cause various symptoms such as:
* Increase in allergies/ intolerances or eczema.
* Immune dysfunction
* Poor digestive function.
* Symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome – constipation, diarrhoea, bloating and/or gas.
Stress, illness, antibiotic treatments, poor diet, excessive alcohol or physical alterations in the gut can all contribute to the overgrowth of “bad” bugs which affects digestion and immune system function. Probiotics can help replenish the “good” bacteria, supporting the integrity and function of the gastrointestinal tract.
Scientific studies support the therapeutic use of specific strains of probiotics for different conditions. For the best results, it is important to use the right strain to match your health concerns.
|Probiotic Strain||Benefit to you|
|Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFMand Bifidobacterium lacitis Bi-07
|Suitable as an everyday probiotic to help maintain healthy gastrointestinal function, and restore healthy gut flora, especially after a course of antibiotics.|
| Lactobacillus rhamnosusLGG (LGG®)
|A restorative strain, beneficial for food allergies and eczema.|
|Saccharomyces cerevisiae (boulardii) SB||A protective strain suitable for the prevention and treatment of travellers’ diarrhoea.|
|Lactobacillus plantarum 299v||An anti-inflammatory strain to reduce the symptoms of IBS and inflammatorybowel disease.|
Contact Me to make an appointment to discuss your digestion and overall heath and whether taking a probiotic could be beneficial for you. Carolyn