Love Your Guts Daily

Research is showing that the connection between our health and our gut flora is more complex than we imagined and that probiotics, or beneficial bacteria, can be an important science-based part of a daily health practice.

Recent research suggests that there is brain-gut connection which can affect our mood and overall mental health. Probiotics have also been shown to help ameliorate seasonal allergies and rheumatoid arthritis, as well as help treat diseases of the gut like Irritable Bowel Syndrome or certain types of infectious diarrhea.

Increasingly, organizations of health professionals are recommending probiotics as a natural supplement to other synthetic courses of treatment.

By 2011 the World Gastroenterology Organization released guidelines on probiotics and prebiotics followed soon after by the journal of American Family Physician and the World Allergy Organization.  

It is becoming clear that probiotics are not only effective at treating some chronic conditions but are also an important part of staying healthy and perhaps preventing disease.

Probiotics have the most likelihood of showing therapeutic effects when administered in daily dose.

A daily dose of probiotics is important for a number of reasons.  The first is that probiotics provide a benefit even if they do not adhere to the intestinal lining. Their simple presence in the gut flora can be beneficial, providing positive changes in pH and affecting populations of potentially damaging bacteria through competition or through the production of anti-bacterial substances. The presence of these bacteria can even aid in lower absorption rates of cholesterol through the intestinal lining resulting in lower blood cholesterol levels.

Secondly, the presence of probiotics that survive long enough to colonize your intestinal tract increases the likelihood that those bacteria adhere to the intestinal lining.  When these beneficial bacteria adhere to the intestinal lining they literally stick to your intestinal wall, reproducing and fortifying your intestinal barrier function.  

The intestinal barrier is a layer of cells lining your intestine that is the single largest barrier to the external environment in your body!  When beneficial bacteria are densely populated there they can scavenge toxins and prevent the entrance of negative bacteria into the bloodstream.

A daily dose of probiotics keeps the population of beneficial bacteria high in your gut, increasing the likelihood of intestinal adherence and the long-term improvement of the gut environment.

What is a reasonable daily dose?

A reasonable dose of probiotics is generally accepted to be between 1 and 10 billion bacteria or colony forming units (CFU’s) per day.  As an example, the probiotic and vitamin supplement, H2PRO, provides 7 billion CFU’s of multiple, well-studied species per dose, a perfect daily amount!  These species were specifically chosen to survive the high acid environment of the stomach in order to promote colonization of the intestine.

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