The Value Of Organic Probiotics

By Jeannie Chapman


Organic probiotics can be found in several prestigious product lines. Since many of us want to know that everything we put into our bodies is pure, the organic label is one of our best guides when deciding what products to buy. Online product descriptions are informative and reassuring when you are looking for the best ways to enhance well-being.

Beneficial bacteria, or flora, that live in a healthy digestive tract carry out important functions in your body. They help digest foods, enhance the absorption of nutrients, and help defend the body from toxic substances that can result from improper diet, artificial additives, and environmental pollution. Even normal metabolic functions can leave toxins that must be eliminated quickly and completely to maintain optimal health.

You are probably familiar with yogurt, which is now sold in every grocery store across the nation. This 'cultured' milk product is made with milk and bacteria (flora) added as the 'culture'. Lactobacillus is the strain most familiar to the general public, but it is only one of many beneficial organisms used around the world to culture foods and drinks.

You also may know about the widely publicized bacteria Candida (also known as yeast, which does not refer to either baker's or brewer's yeast). This bacteria readily colonizes in the human digestive tract when beneficial bacteria are not present in sufficient numbers to control it. An overgrowth of Candida causes yeast infections, toe and finger nail fungus, and oral thrush, and it can result in more serious conditions like Chronic Fatigue syndrome.

Unpleasant side effects of Candida overgrowth are impaired digestion and flatulence. Yeast cells thrive on sugar, so a diet rich in unrefined carbohydrates helps them triumph over beneficial flora. This disrupts proper digestion, making nutrients unavailable to the body. It leads to weight gain and toxicity, as well. Taking a probiotic supplement and following a diet rich in whole foods and fiber helps restore a proper balance.

An label certifying that a food or product is organic is an assurance that the ingredients are pure and natural, without genetic modification or artificial additives. Having this assurance in a probiotic formula is a good way to be sure that the product is made under close supervision and control. Other ingredients like whole foods and specialized fiber will serve to nourish the bacteria as they try to survive and grow in the intestine, and also will contribute to the total health of the person taking the supplement.

The right formula will contain pH balancing foods. Many people live with a system that is too acidic for health and the maintenance of beneficial flora in their stomachs. The modern epidemic of acid reflux is one of the signs that the standard diets of many and the over-use of antibiotics are harming our health. A good formula will also contain enzymes, which are essential for proper digestion, and densely-nutritious foods that nourish both the bacteria and their host (you).

Choosing organic probiotics in a carefully designed formula may be the key to increased health and well-being. Don't ignore your body's need for beneficial bacteria, or your nutritional efforts in other areas may go to waste. The quality of your life depends on total health through comprehensive nutrition.




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