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Probiotics and Health

Probiotics for Health
  • Probiotics means 'for life.' They help protect against illness and are essential for life.
  • Probiotics are essential to the immune system. Approximately eighty percent of our immune system originates in the gut and without the trillions of beneficial bacteria in our guts we could not survive.

What They Do
  • Probiotic bacteria are essential for digestion, absorption and assimilation.
  • Probiotics facilitate better absorption of nutrients, vitamins and minerals.
  • Probiotics are essential to maintaining the delicate gastrointestinal ecosystem and ensuring that enough friendly bacteria exist to offer health benefits.
  • Probiotic therapy is modeled on an already established and highly efficient biological system within the human body.
  • Probiotics are a proven, safe and natural aid for a variety of gastrointestinal ills.
How They Help
  • Probiotics can be used to help eliminate some causes of diarrhea, whether brought on by illness or as a side effect of antibiotic treatment.
  • Probiotics can be helpful in addressing difficult-to-treat illnesses such as Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and ulcerative colitis.
  • Probiotics can be helpful in addressing women's urogenital health issues.
  • Some preliminary research suggests that probiotics may help in the treatment of allergies, certain types of cancer, and high cholesterol.
  • Studies show that probiotics can be helpful in addressing lactose intolerance and constipation.
  • Studies show that probiotics can be helpful in addressing eczema in children.
  • New research suggests that probiotics have a tangible effect on improving human metabolism.