Okay . . . so we've been talking a lot about how losing our "good" bacteria in the large intestine is the cause to all of our ailments . . . big or small.
And I'm sure many of you are taking a probiotic . . .
But . . . the question is . . . is it "compliant" and the "right" one.
There are 2 genus of probiotics that are the most popular and have been proven to by conventional medicine and science to provide healthy benefits in vitro . . .
And these probiotics would be . . . Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium . . . with most probiotics supplements including these 2 strains along with 3 or 4 others.
Now . . . probiotics are typically measured in colony-forming units (CFU). And higher doses have been found to produce the best results in most studies. Meaning . . . between 1 -20 billion CFU.
But . . . the problem is this . . . and the reason they say higher doses work best . . . is due to many of these probiotic cultures die on their journey getting to the intestines. Therefore, not being stable to do their job.
So let's use an example . . . now, when you buy a probiotic supplement . . . it's supposed to have 100% (or there about) active cultures. At least that's what we paid for . . .
But most of these cultures are not "heat" resistant. Therefore, don't make it through the acid of the stomach to get to the intestines to do their job of recolonizing our "good" bacteria. As a result . . . only about 20% of the probiotics actually get to the intestines.
And this is why science says these probiotics work well in "high" doses. They're just counting on safety in numbers. And manufacturers are counting on you buy more to feel good which is highly profitable for them.
This is why "spore-forming" probiotic are best . . . why you ask???
Well . . . "spore-forming" are composed of endosomes, which are highly resistant to acidic pH like stomach acid . . . but are stable at room temperature and deliver a much "greater" quantity of high viability "good" bacteria to the small intestine than traditional probiotic supplements do.
Getting more bang for your buck so to speak!
So what are these "spore-forming" probiotics???
Well . . . they're soil-based microorganisms that are formed from spores and found in dirt and vegetation.
Whereas . . . traditional, non-spore-forming probiotics . . . are a group of bacteria that doesn't produce spores.
So why is this important???
Well . . . as I just mentioned "spore-forming" probiotics have a better "heat resistance" to stomach acid . . . therefore, more of them actually make it to the intestines to do their job correctly.
And second . . . once getting to the intestines . . . they actually plant themselves in the wall lining and sprout. All this allowing them to be more efficient at their job of keeping "bad" bacteria at bay, healing the intestines and our immune system, and "replenishing" our "good" bacteria so we can obtain optimal health and weight loss.
So how do we know if we're low in our "good" bacteria and need "probiotics"???
Well . . . some signs would be . . . digestive irregularity, sugar craving out of control, a slow metabolism, you've taken antibiotics (even if it was a long time ago) or you've got skin issues like eczema, psoriasis or even just an itchy rash.
Or you're taking a probiotic that's "NOT" heat resistant to our stomach acids.
So if you're in need of a "compliant" "spore-forming" probiotic click here and purchase yours today.
Tomorrow we'll talk about the importance of "PRE"biotics
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