The Benefits of Probiotics
Whole volumes of scientific research have been dedicated to the research of probiotics. But you don't have to be a scientist to understand how they work. For starters, you need to get the idea that all microorganisms are bad out of your head. We get inundated with reports that bacteria, viruses and other microscopic organisms are wreaking havoc with our health. And to some degree that is true.
But, as you know, the universe has ways of keeping things in balance – a Yin for every Yang. And probiotics are the “good guy” bacteria that wage war against intruders and help your body process the foods that you eat. As you can see, the probiotic benefits your body gets from these bacteria are pretty significant.
The probiotics in your digestive system work by co-digesting with your internal organs. As food enters your digestive system these little helpers go to work. And they stay pretty busy. As they digest the foods you eat, they secrete compounds that are immediately absorbed by our bodies. Amino acids, Vitamin B, Vitamin C and a whole host of other compounds are absorbed into your body as a result of the hard work that probiotics do on a day-to-day basis.
Watch out for Antibiotics
Since doctors love to freely prescribe antibiotics for every runny nose, it's important to know how these drugs can sap your probiotic levels. You see, antibiotics don't discriminate. They will wipe out the bacteria causing your cold, but they will also wipe out your probiotics. With this in mind, it's wise to avoid antibiotics when possible. And if you must take any, be sure to rebuild your probiotic levels by takin some probiotic supplements as soon as your antibiotic course is over.
To increase the probiotic levels in your digestive system you can ingest foods, like sauerkraut, coconut, kefir and other fermented foods. Check out our new Terraflora Broad Spectrum Synbiotic!