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Probiotics, Digestive Health, and your Immune System

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Now days it seems as if everyone is talking about digestive health. With all the commercials on the television and ads in popular magazines, the point that your digestion is a crucial part of everyday life has already been made. But, other than the fact that popular actresses tell you to take a certain enzyme, or eat a certain type of yogurt, do you really know why keeping your digestive system healthy is so very important to everything, even your immune system? In this article we will cover the who, what, why, and how probiotics affects your digestive system. After learning a little more about probiotics, and fully understanding that it is not just about staying regular, I have no doubt in my mind that you will definitely see the need for these essential good bacteria.

Let’s get started as there is much to cover!

Our digestive system is full of bacteria, good and bad, the goal is to lower the bad and raise the good. However, our modern society is completely and utterly addicted to sugars which feed the bad bacteria in our body, and cause it to multiply at alarming rates. With all these bad bacteria running wild in our digestive system, the completely essential good bacteria is over whelmed and loses the war of good vs bad. When the bad bacteria takes over you will begin to experience serious gastrointestinal problems such as gas, bloating, constipation, cramps, or diarrhea just to name a few. Also a deficiency in the good flora, aka bacteria, will lead to sickness, bad skin, weight gain, and much more.

Our digestive system, or gut as some people like to call it, is a giant immune defender… when it is functioning properly. If you think about all the germs and toxins we take in on a daily basis, especially if you eat at fast food restaurants, it makes sense that our stomach and intestines are a large part of our immune defense. If our stomach and intestines were not lined with this good bacteria, which kills the germs and toxins we ingest, we would be very sick, to say the least. Our good bacteria breaks down the germs and sends them down the line to be expelled as waste, which brings me to the next point, regularity.

While taking probiotics is great to keep you regular, it is not nearly the most important reason to take them. The TV commercials speak of regularity and strictly regularity, but the fact of the matter is that if your digestive system is off balance you will feel miserable, and your whole body and immune system will suffer. A good way to prevent all of this, stay regular, and feel great is to take a good probiotic supplement such as Megaflora Probiotic. The strains in this probiotic blend are “non combative” which means all strains are still alive and not killed off by other competing strains found in the same capsule.

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