What Kind of Warriors Are Needed to Build a Healthy Immune System?
Have you struggled with catching everything that is going around? Do you suffer with irritable bowel syndrome, stomach cramps, irregularity? Are you frustrated with what to do to feel your best as you get older? Good news - there is hope for improvement.
Did you know that 80 percent of your immune system is located in your digestive system? This means that you need a healthy gut if you truly want to maintain optimal health and this can be achieved by the delivery of 500 million warriors, also known as friendly bacteria, in the form of probiotics.
The number one defense against all disease is a robust immune system. This is because the nutritional root of many health concerns is directly related to an imbalance of the intestinal bacteria. The optimal balance for good health is about 85% good bacteria to about 15% bad bacteria.
Healthy food choices will help with the bacteria balance. But, similar to keeping your yard covered with green grass, you might need to "reseed" areas that have become a bit barren for whatever reason.
The warriors for a healthy intestinal system you are striving for have several important functions:
- Digesting and absorbing certain undigested starches, sugars, and fiber, and then converting these carbohydrates into sources of needed energy and nutrients.
- Helping to produce vitamin K and B vitamins, promoting mineral absorption, and also aiding in metabolism and the breakdown of toxins.
- Keeping bad bacteria under control.
- Preventing allergies by distinguishing between pathogens and non-harmful antigens, and to respond appropriately because of these friendly bacteria.
- Providing vital support to your gut's immune system and your systemic immune system.
Probiotics, I mean "warriors," perform many functions to help you build a healthy immune system.
A few of them include help with:
- food and skin allergies
- vaginitis or candida
- inflammatory bowel disease
- recurrent ear and bladder infections
- chronic diarrhea or constipation
- acid reflux
- flatulence and bloating
- taking antibiotics
- stomach ache & digestive disorders
Look for these features in your probiotics:
- Doesn't need refrigeration
- Has a long shelf life
- Has good protection to survive stomach acid and reaches your small intestine
- Live cultures arrive safely in the small intestine where they can be effective
Building a healthy immune system is important to maintain good health. Rally your own 500 million warriors and get your gut ruled by friendly bacteria!