Monday, June 10, 2013

Good Guys in the Gut

Probiotics are back in the news. The Alberta Children’s Hospital has researchers investigating whether probiotics would help with the numerous cases of stomach flu seen in children every year.

The most basic and best definition of a probiotic is ‘live microorganisms that may confer a health benefit on the host.’ What sort of benefit can you expect from a probiotic? Improved immunity for one thing. It has been estimated that roughtly 70% of our immunity comes from our gut. Keeping this in mind, we must ask what the state of our gut is. Good gut health requires the encouragement of good microflora that will survive, flourish and colonize. Yes, there is beneficial microorganisms in some foods. Often you’ll hear about the probiotics in some popular yogurt brands. Unfortunately, you’d need to eat many fridges full of yogurt to get the amount of microflora that you do from a probiotic supplement.

Probiotic supplementation provides benefits aside from immunity. You may notice that you’re having easier and more complete bowel movements, and better digestion overall. You may experience a decrease in symptoms related to yeast infections such as Candida albicans. Probiotics set up shop in your body and colonize, so that more good flora follows.

Have you ever travelled for a vacation and come back with a cold or flu? Increasing the amount of your probiotic supplementation before, during and after travel may help to keep the common cold or flu away. Travelling with your probiotic could be problematic if you’re using one that must be refrigerated.

Many probiotic supplements are sold in the cooler sections of health food stores. This is to keep the live cells contained in the supplement as they should be – live. Osumex has created a probiotic supplement that does not need to refrigerated. It is live and contains 17 probiotic strains of live bacteria.  It is called LB17 for this reason. (live bacteria, 17 strains)
This probiotic supplement is available in capsules. It is also available in a paste that is called the LB17 Live Probiotic Biomass. Both aid in digestion and absorption of vitamins and minerals. They are particularly helpful for the condition of IBS – Irritable Bowel Syndrome, along with Colitis and Crohn’s Disease. This product aids in soothing gut inflammation while stimulating and improving digestion, as they contain digestive enzymes.
A probiotic paste is a unique supplement. The texture and taste is somewhat similar to that of a date. Consider the paste as an alternative for someone that may have difficulty swallowing capsules. Our bodies produce less saliva as we age, making it challenging for some seniors to swallow pills. Young children may put up a fight when you try to administer a capsule. This paste is a simple and effective way to provide a dose of wellness without the battles. A full level teaspoon (spoon provided with purchase) can be taken once daily after each meal.

The LB17 paste also makes a wonderful topical remedy for sores and wounds such as canker sores, diabetic sores  or ulcers. When applied directly it is soothing to the skin and speeds healing time.

To learn more about the specific strains or other details about this supplement please drop us an email or visit our website. We’d be happy to share more information about this super healing product.

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