Friday, December 18, 2009

Probiotics And The Immune System

Probiotics are the friendly ( good) bacteria that can help keep your body's defenses in tip top shape. With over 70% of the immune cells that make antibodies living in your digestive tract it's a good idea to consider adding a high quality probiotic to help keep colds and flu at bay.

Some other benefits to taking a high quality probiotic are

*helps with digestion and digestive disorders
*keeps E-Coli and yeast in check
*improves the absorption and use of vitamins such as calcium and B vitamins
*helps maintain normal cholesterol

and so much more!

So you may be thinking that probiotics sound great and all but why would a seemingly healthy person need to consider taking this? Well, according to studies at the Minneapolis VA hospital, the average person with an average lifestyle has very little good bacteria present in their system. This could be due to the use of antibiotics or other medications, poor eating habits, chlorinated water, or a number of other reasons.

So now you may be thinking about checking this out further. There are a lot of people that say you can get probiotics by eating yogurt but this really isn't the best option. Yogurt you buy in the store is usually lacking in probiotics and even if added, after transportation and sitting on a store shelf there may not be any live bacteria left. Fresh, homemade yogurt may be an option but this may not contain enough good bacteria to achieve your goal.
If you decide to take a supplement you can be sure (as long as it's high quality) of how much you are really getting.

Here is some great information from .
If you are looking for a high quality probiotic this is definitely information to keep in mind!

Just keep in mind, as with most things, you get what you pay for. Don't settle on a probiotic, or any supplement for that matter, just because it costs less. Read the label, ask questions, and be sure to do some checking on your own. That's the only way to know that you are getting your money's worth and supporting your good health!

If you have any questions on probiotics or any other product we would love to hear from you!

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