Probiotics are bacteria that line your digestive tract and fight against infection and enhance the body’s ability to absorb nutrients. As a matter of fact, there are actually 10 lactobacillus probiotics in your gut than cells in your body. There are about 2,000 different types of bacteria in your digestive system and skin. The benefits of probiotics in terms of boosting the immune system, promoting normal digestion and beautiful skin have been proven effective by some studies.
Probiotics are also known to be responsible for creating enzymes that destroy harmful bacteria; producing vitamin B12, vitamin K2, and butyrate; crowding out bad bacteria, fungi, and yeast; stimulates the secretion of regulatory T Cells and IgA.
Probiotics have been in our systems right from the day that we are born. A newborn can be exposed to the bacteria of the mother for the first time when he or she is in the birth canal of the mother during delivery. This could lead to the beginning of chain of events inside the infant’s gastrointestinal tract, and the infant’s gastrointestinal tract begins to produce good bacteria.
Some of the factors that could kill off probiotics in your system, which could eventually damage your digestive tract include consumption of fluoridated and chlorinated water, use of prescription drugs such as antibiotics, consumption of conventional foods such as dairy and non-organic meat that contains antibiotic residues, and high carbohydrate diets. Most people, including children, needs high amounts of probiotics in order to prevent these unwanted effects from happening.
Probiotics have the ability to increase the number of good bacteria in you digestive tract. It is an effective treatment for IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), lactose intolerance, diarrhea, oral thrush, vaginal yeast infections, and inflammatory bowel disease (that includes Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease). Probiotics can promote optimal and balance function of the digestive system, boosts the function of the immune system especially when a person is taking antibiotics, restore normal flora, and gets rid of intestinal bacteria indiscriminately, including those that keep a healthy intestinal tract. Probiotics also has the ability to reduce the leakage of large molecules from the gut that can cause immune reactions that affects the function of the brain, thus benefits children with autism. Those infants who have a family history of dermatitis (skin eczema) or allergies who are given probiotics during the first 6 months of life, whose mothers took probiotics during the last trimester of pregnancy have lower risk of developing eczema.
Our gut contains both good and bad bacteria. If the ratio of the good and bad bacteria becomes imbalanced, the condition is known as “dysbiosis”. According to some digestive experts, the balance of gut flora is approximately 85 percent good bacteria, and 15 percent bad bacteria. An imbalance of this ratio means that there is too much of a particular type of yeast, fungus, or bacteria that affects the body in an unpleasant way. By taking probiotic supplements and consuming probiotic-rich foods, you can help bring these ratios back to normal levels.
There are in fact 20 probiotic benefits proven by research. The strongest evidence about the benefits of probiotics include preventing and managing eczema in children, improving digestive function, boosting the immune system, treating inflammatory bowel conditions, treating and preventing urinary tract infections (UTI), and fighting food-borne diseases.
Early studies have proven that it could also treat colic, reduce colds and flu, treat kidney stones, treat ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, reduce overuse of antibiotics, prevent gum disease and cavities, treat liver disease, fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, treats autism, fight against cancer, gets rid of bacteria that causes ulcers, lowers blood pressure, reduce body weight, and treats acne.
We are exposed to stressors, toxins, and various food products on a daily basis. On the off chance that you want to promote normal digestive function, then you should get rid of these factors. In order to enhance the balance of your gut flora, you should avoid probiotics killers. If these factors are not addressed, it will lead to an imbalance of micro-organisms in your gut, and your system can be a breeding ground for viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites, and yeast.
Taking probiotics supplements and consuming probiotic-rich foods could eliminate the foods that cause an increase in number of bad bacteria, and this is the only way to get rid of the issues inside your gut.
Taking excessively high amounts of Probiotics can sometimes cause diarrhea. Therefore, like any other supplements, it is recommended that you start at the lowest effective dose then gradually increase it once you have become familiar with its effects. But the overall effects of Probiotics are reported to be positive.
PROBIOTIC CAPSULES FOR ADULTS
Take 1 capsule of Probiotic supplement (0.8 gram, 200 billion cfu’s) in the morning, about 30 minutes before breakfast, and another capsule at nigh time with a full glass of water. Keep doing this for 3 days. After three days, increase the dose to 2 capsules in the morning and 2 capsules at night. Keep doing this for another 3 days. On the off chance that you have not experienced any effects, increase the dose to 3 capsules in the morning and 3 capsules at night. Remain at a dose that benefits you.
PROBIOTIC POWDERS FOR CHILDREN
Administer a baby scoop (0.1 gram, 25 billion cfu’s) of probiotic powder in the morning with an empty stomach. Dissolve the probiotic powder in a glass of de-chlorinated water then drink it. Do this for about 3 to 5 days.
On the off chance that your child fails to get the expected results, increase the dose to 2 scoops in the morning and 1 scoop at night. Do this for a week and observe the effects. If you are still not satisfied with the results, increase the dose to 2 scoops in the morning and 2 scoops at night. It is safe to decrease the dose or stop taking it for a couple of days.
PROBIOTIC POWDERS FOR ADULTS
Take one scoop (0.8 gram, 200 billion cfu’s) of probiotic powder in the morning with an empty stomach, at least 30 minutes before breakfast. Dissolve the probiotic powder in a glass of de-chlorinated water then drink it. Do this once a day and observe the results. Do this for about 3 to 5 days.
If you failed to experience some positive effects, increase the dose to 2 scoops per day, 1 in the morning and 1 at night time. If you are still not satisfied with the results, increase the dose to 3 scoops per day. The maximum recommended dose is 4 adult scoops per day. It is safe to decrease the dose or stop taking it for a couple of days.References:
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