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Monday 21 October 2019
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  Probiotic Drinks – Do you really need them?

Did you know that our gut has over 100,000 billion bacteria that perform several important functions in our body? They live and work around the clock in our intestines. There are hundreds of different species of bacteria with different tasks and jobs. Some do a good job for our body while some are destructive. Disorders of the gut flora are a common cause of a variety of health issues. In order to have a good balance in the intestine, one should have about 90% friendly bacteria and no more than 10% of wicked ones. This is where probiotics come into play.

What are the probiotics

The probiotics are good bacteria, living microorganisms that help preserve a healthy environment in our digestive system and play an important role in our immune system. Adults have about 400 different species of good bacteria chains in the digestive tract. When you are healthy, you have 80 to 85 percent of these good bacteria. It is healthy bacteria that are present in food and dietary supplements. By restoring and balancing the good bacteria in our body you can: lose weight, improve your skin and beauty, restore your vibrant energy and even increase your lifespan.

Diseases associated with dysbiosis

The word dysbiosis means that there is a disturbance in the balance of the bacteria in the body, which can occur in different ways – for instance, too many “nasty” and too few “good” bacteria, too many bacteria in total or in the wrong place or infection of parasites, yeast, etc.

A number of studies have linked different diseases to disorders of the microorganisms in our body. Common disorders and diseases associated with dysbiosis are:

 

– Arthritis

– Asthma

– Autoimmune diseases

– Inflated stomach

– Celiac disease

– Food allergies

– Stinky poop

– Indigestion

– IBD: Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis

– IBS: irritated bowel

What are probiotics for?

Recent studies indicate that probiotics drinks and other probiotics rich food like kefir, kombucha health drink, mother scobies, etc can help prevent and treat a wide variety of ailments. Studies also show that probiotic drinks can help with conditions like:

– Improved liver function

– Improved resistance to allergies

– Improved synthesis of vitamins specifically that of Vitamin B

– Increased energy

– Improved absorption of nutrients

– Helping with the elimination of swelling and heartburn

From where to source probiotics

These days, there are many probiotic drink specialist companies coming up with a superb range of natural products that are rich in probiotics. You can also make your own probiotic-rich foods at home like making milk kefir drinks using kefir grains, fermented pickles, sauerkraut among others. A little goes a long way!