Your Money And Your Health: When It Comes To Probiotics, Less Is More
North American Precis Syndicate
Getting probiotics where they
need to go is the key to benefiting from them!
(NAPSI)-Though too small to see, probiotics can be a big deal when it
comes to your health—and in some cases to your wealth, as well.
What Are Probiotics?
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), they're live
microorganisms that help your body function. For example, the bacteria
normally in your intestine help you digest food, destroy disease-causing
microorganisms, and produce vitamins.
The NIH contends probiotics might:
• Help maintain a desirable community of microorganisms
• Stabilize the digestive tract's barriers against undesirable
microorganisms or help inhibit their growth
• Help the community of microorganisms in the digestive tract return to normal
after being disturbed (by, say, an antibiotic or a disease)
• Outcompete many of the undesirable microorganisms
• Stimulate immune response.
Lifestyle challenges such as diet, aging, medications, stress,
environment, alcohol and more, however, may contribute to digestive imbalance
of essential beneficial bacteria. People who take antibiotics, in particular,
should counter them with probiotics to replenish the "good bacteria" the
antibiotic destroys along with the "bad" ones.
That's one reason many people supplement their original microorganisms
with those in probiotic products. The NIH says these are the same as or
similar to microorganisms that naturally live in your body. According to
research by microbiologists, the average effective dose for humans is 10
billion colony-forming units (CFUs) per day—if properly delivered.
That's not so easy. The CFUs you swallow have to survive stomach acid,
bile, hydration, activation and other issues.
As Drs. Elizabeth C. Verna and Susan Lucak of Columbia
University's College of Physicians
and Surgeons put it in the Society of American Gastrointestinal and
Endoscopic Surgeons journal Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology, "A
probiotic should be delivered in a formulation that is stable when stored.
The colony number of bacteria and viability need to be reliable and they must
survive the acid and bilious environment in the upper GI tract before they
reach the small intestine and colon."
Some supplement companies try to overcome this by stuffing many billions
more bacteria in each capsule than you really need—and charging you for them.
An excess number does not make for a better dose. You can pay a lot of money
for all those probiotics, when you're not really getting very many where you
need them. Others use synthetic coatings made from waxes, shellacs and
Less Is More
One company, however, has come up with a way to protect you from
overpaying by putting only the number of CFUs you need in a special delivery
MAKTrek 3-D Probiotic Delivery System provides significant safeguards
designed to ensure better survival of the beneficial probiotic bacteria.
The 3 Ds
1st D—Two-Step Acid
Protection: The probiotic bacteria are enrobed by an extract of brown
seaweed called complex marine polysaccharides. Once blended, the final powder
is encapsulated. When the capsule is swallowed, it comes in contact with
stomach acid and dissolves. The complex marine polysaccharides form a
secondary internal capsule protecting the probiotic cells until the bacteria
are deposited in the lower bowel, which is where they need to be to gain the
Buffering: This is an all-natural buffering system that helps to support
the in-transit digestive environment condition.
Safeguards: The probiotic strains used are naturally equipped to handle
exposure to common environmental elements that can make survival difficult
for these beneficial probiotic bacteria.
Each balanced, once-daily capsule provides 10 billion CFUs of 12 different
beneficial probiotic strains. The shelf-stable supplement, Greens First Daily
Care, is non-GMO, vegetarian and free of gluten, soy, wheat, dairy and
For further facts on probiotics and other nutritional supplements, call
(866) 410-1818 or go to https://greensfirst.com/product-details/dailycare.
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