Why our bodies need Probiotics
One would think the topic of probiotics would be simple and straightforward, right? Simply take one and your gut will be happier! Gosh how I wish that was true. These days, brands are doing anything to make a quick buck, including selling a probiotic that can't even survive navigating through your digestive tract. Lets take a minute to understand what a probiotics are & why they are important.
First off, what even is a probiotic?
A probiotic is a live beneficial bacterium that has adapted to survive in the human digestive system. In turn, it provides a health benefit to that person. By definition, to be a true probiotic, it has to be an organism that has evolved to become exposed to a human host through consumption (typically via the food supply); have the capability to naturally survive the harsh environment of the stomach, and have the ability to effectively colonize in the intestines where it provides health benefits. Any bacterium that is unable to naturally survive the harsh environment of the stomach and upper digestive system cannot be a true probiotic.
Why are they important?
Studies have shown that the 100 trillion bacteria cells in the digestive system have a profound effect on overall health and wellness. They play a critical role in the digestion and assimilation of nutrients from food. They also protect the body from harmful organisms by strengthening the immune system. They modulate the immune system to help prevent undesired immune responses like allergies, autoimmune, etc. Recent studies also have linked a healthy gut flora to better emotional health, weight control, sexual function, and improved cognitive function.
Can't I get probiotics through my food?
Unless you consume specific fermented foods, probiotics are no longer naturally available from food. The food production systems are sterilized in an effort to extend the shelf-life of processed foods; usually three to nine months. This eliminates most of the beneficial bacteria that normally would have been available from the food source. Our ancestors ate and lived off the land. They were exposed to a significant number of environmental bacteria on a daily basis – this includes bacillus spores (those found in Just Thrive®). This is nature’s true design for daily probiotic exposure. Due to the sterilization process, beneficial organisms are no longer naturally available in traditional food sources and so have to be supplemented.
After doing much research I realized how many brands are out there that are not effective. Our bodies digestional tract is so acidic and the average body temperature is 98.6 degrees... so, how can a probiotic that HAS to be refrigerated survive the gut? Simply put, it cant. Growing up I tried so many different probiotics and never experienced a benefit. Within the first few days of Just Thrive, my body experienced the die off effect of the bad bacteria in my gut. It has now been 8 months, and I am now able to re-introduce foods that my body was unable to tolerate for years.
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