Probiotics play a vital role in the healthy operation many of our body’s functions. Here are some of the most common and well-researched problems that can benefit from probiotic supplementation:
Constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating, and symptoms of IBS are some of the most common gastrointestinal complaints in the U.S. Probiotic supplementation helps to build up a healthy supply of good bacteria in the intestine and can be an alternative to over-the-counter remedies. Probiotics are safe and effective at helping to treat these problems without side effects.
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In Dr. Shahani’s book, Cultivate Health from Within, he reveals research that shows that a major factor in maintaining ideal body weight is to make sure that your digestive system is functioning properly. A healthy digestive system increases energy and improves your metabolism.
A safer and more effective way of eliminating bad bacteria in the body is by overpowering it with good bacteria. By supplementing with probiotics, there’s little room for unfriendly bacteria to settle in.
In documented research, L. Acidophilus DDS-1 has been shown to produce the natural antibiotic-like substance acidophilin, that kills pathogenic bacteria. Just another reason why adding a probiotic supplement to your diet every day can help you maintain optimal health.
In laboratory studies, the DDS-1 strain of L. Acidophilus and L. Bulgaricus have been shown to inhibit tumor growth and block the formation of carcinogenic compounds in laboratory animals.
Diets rich in sugar, cortisone and cortisone-like drugs, birth control pills, immunosuppressive drugs and antibiotics, have been major culprits in the “candida epidemic” of today. In Cultivate Health from Within, Dr. Shahani reveals studies that prove the ability of probiotics to stimulate the production of white blood cells in the body that combat candida yeast and fungal infections.
In laboratory studies, the DDS-1 strain of L. Acidophilus has been shown to increase the body’s ability to absorb and metabolize calcium. This is an incredible advantage for individuals suffering from bone density loss such as osteoporosis and osteopenia. This is also of great benefit for growing young adults and expectant mothers who need lots of calcium.
Since the intestine is the body’s largest immune system organ, its ability to efficiently respond to immune attacks is directly related to its balance of healthy bacteria. Regular probiotic supplementation has been shown to maintain intestinal health and enhance natural immune system response by stimulating the body’s production of NK- and T-cells.
In Dr. Shahani’s book, Cultivate Health from Within, he reveals studies that show that the DDS-1 strain of L. Acidophilus is a proven aid in the digesting of fats that contribute to the levels of LDL and HDL cholesterol in the blood. Consumption of the DDS-1strain of L. Acidophilus has been associated with the lowering of LDL levels and the increasing of HDL levels in the blood.
L. Acidophilus DDS-1 has been shown to produce B vitamins, which support and increase the rate of metabolism, help maintain healthy skin and muscle tone, and enhance nervous system function. Vitamin B9, or Folic Acid, is essential for children, adults, and especially expectant mothers.
Probiotics have been shown to help alleviate skin problems such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema.
By detoxifying the blood, B. Bifidum, and other probiotics may help the liver to perform more efficiently and with less strain.