- Probiotics simply put are healthy bacteria. In our bodies, bacterial cells out number human cells at about a ratio of 9 to 1. Yup, you’re more bacteria than human!! Healthy gut flora play a number of important roles in human biochemistry including being an integral part of the immune system.
Healthy gut flora also increases a short chain fatty acid called butyrate. Butyrate is linked to improved gastrointestinal health, better body composition, and acts as an anti-inflammatory. Fun fact: Butyrate is also found in organic grass feed butter!
Numerous conditions have been linked to when unhealthy bacteria (from high sugar/carbohydrate diet) outnumber healthy bacteria. These links include IBS, allergies, diarrhea, constipation, auto-immune, eczema, hypertension, ADD, autism, depression, colds, influenza, Ulcers, IBD, obesity, and numerous others. Before starting any supplementation you should consult first with your doctor.
5. Probiotics help stimulate our immune system by increasing our regulatory T cell response. What does that mean? Regulatory T cells are responsible for producing White Blood Cells which play a central role in our cell-mediated immunity (immune system). Fun fact: a huge portion of our immune system is located in our guts!!!
Remember to always consult with your doctor before starting any new supplemental or nutritional program!
MOVE FORWARD with your health. Today is a new day!!!