When you have been on a course of antibiotics or gone through abdominal surgery the beneficial bacteria in your digestive tract are often destroyed. Your digestive system needs these bacteria in order to function properly. They assist with the digestion and absorption of nutrients all the way through the digestive tract.
Your entire digestive tract – not just your stomach plays a vital part in digestion. The process of digestion carries on, in one form or another, all the way through the stomach, small intestine, and large intestine. These friendly bacteria are known as probiotics.
What else do they do?
Probiotics naturally boost the immune system. Probiotics also produce many enzymes and increase the availability of vitamins and nutrients, especially Vitamin B, Vitamin K, lactase, fatty acids and calcium.
They also retard yeast infections and help prevent and treat infections of the urinary tract or female genital tract.
Allergies and skin problems may benefit from a course of probiotics. There is also some evidence that they are active against viruses and other bacteria. People taking probiotics have claimed to experience lowered cholesterol and blood pressure.
As I said; if you have been ill and had to go through multiple courses of antibiotics, or had digestive tract surgery, this is the kind of help worth looking at – in consultation with your doctor. I am afraid that all too often the “live” bacteria offered on the shelves are anything but alive and are worthless.
Insist on a good quality product which offers billions of live culture per dose. Holistic doctors are aware of this fact and if they aren’t, look for a manufacturer like Hyperbiotics which has an impeccable track record of producing the highest quality product, combined with a unique delivery method which ensures that most of the valuable “good” bacteria end up still alive , in your digestive tract!
Put the friendly bacteria back where they belong! Just don’t waste your money on products that don’t deliver.