When bacteria are taken to improve health, they are considered “probiotics.” Probiotics are officially defined as “live microorganisms that may confer a health benefit on the host”. Although the idea of ingesting microorganisms may be strange, most of us eat different types of probiotics everyday in the form of yogurt, sauerkraut and cheese.
A more useful description is that probiotics are generally bacteria or yeasts that help you remain healthy. After growing up in an environment that encourages the use of anti-bacterial soap and antibiotics, this may seem confusing. How can it be that something that is known for years to make people ill, actually also keep people healthy?
It is important to realize that our environment is anything but sterile. It’s teeming with bacteria and this is also true for the body. Research has found that both the outsides and insides of our bodies are breeding grounds for bacteria and other microorganisms like yeast. This does make sense as we’re warm and are continually providing nourishment in the form of dead skin and ingested food. The colon, the most bacteria rich area in the body, is known to harbor trillions of bacteria.
So, how do probiotics improve your health?
- Probiotics can make it more difficult for pathogenic bacteria to survive in the micro environments of the body.
- Probiotics can interact with the cells of the body and make them increase their defenses against invading microorganisms.
- Probiotics can enhance the function of the immune system.
There are a number of diseases where it is very clear that probiotics can be successfully applied. They are helpful in antibiotic-induced diarrhoea when antibiotics kill off the intestinal flora and leave it out of balance. There is also evidence that they are effective for constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), yeast infections, eczema, acid reflux and heartburn as well as the common cold.
Efficient Microbes health products are 100% natural probiotics, which are non-freeze-dried, will ensure that your body is able to utilise the nutrition from the food that you eat, prevent the build-up of harmful bacteria, promote a strong immune system and create its own natural vitamins.
No matter how good your diet is, or what supplements you take, your body cannot function 100% optimally without the correct balance of beneficial bacteria. If the gut flora is damaged, the best foods and supplements in the world may not be broken down and absorbed.
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