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Title: The Health Properties of Probiotics


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The Benefits of Probiotics
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  • According to the National Institute of Diabetes
    and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Institute there
    60 - 70 million Americans suffering by digestive
    disorders and diseases, costing the US over 100
    billion per year
  • However, our gut health affects much more than
    just our digestive health and has an impact on
    virtually every physiological function in the body
  • Over 80 of our entire immune system is located
    in our digestive tract

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  • Its also contains the largest collection of
    Neurons after our brain, and it often termed our
    second brain. The saying a gut feeling, is
    actually something real
  • Our gut bacteria also have an important role in
    helping our bodies absorb nutrients like vitamins
    A, D and E, and minerals like calcium, iron and
    chromium, and producing the vitamins B12, folic
    acid and vitamin K
  • The secret to restoring and maintaining our gut
    health is to balance the good and bad bacteria

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  • Throughout history, humans have always eaten
    fermented foods, but thanks to the invention of
    the refrigerator thats no longer the case.
    Although its obviously got lots of advantages,
    its not great for our gut. When you combine that
    with a diet high in sugar and processed foods,
    and the stress of our daily lives, the gut
    bacteria can easily get out of balance
  • This means there are more harmful bacteria than
    there should be.
  • Probiotics can help redress this balance, and
    bring balance to our gut microflora

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Bowel Benefits
  • Probiotics can help treat the diarrhoea caused by
    antibiotics, including the life threatening C
    Difficile, as well as fighting against infectious
    diarrhoea
  • They can also ease and treat the flatulance, pain
    and discomfort of irritable bowel syndrome
  • There can also be improvements in other
    inflammatory conditions of the bowel such as
    Crohns disease and Ulcerative Colitis

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Immune System Benefits
  • Probiotics stimulate the secretion of IgA
    (immunoglobulin A) an antibody that plays a vital
    role in immune function
  • Probiotics also stimulate the production of T
    cells, a type of white blood cell
  • Studies have also shown that supplementation with
    probiotics also reduces colds, gastrointestinal
    infections and respiratory illnesses

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Lactose Intolerance
  • If youre lactose intolerance but still miss
    dairy, probiotics and in particular Lactobacillus
    Acidophilus can help and even treat the stomach
    cramps, flatulence and diarrhoea from lactose
    intolerance

Skin
  • Probiotics can help improve acne and rosacea.
    Early studies have also suggested probiotics may
    even help fine lines and wrinkles

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Fighting Allergies and Eczema
  • There is research evidence that the reduction in
    inflammation from probiotic supplementation can
    fight allergies and eczema, especially in babies
    and young children

Protecting the Premature
  • Theres good evidence that probiotics can help
    babies who are born prematurely. Premature babies
    are at risk from a condition called necrotising
    enterocolitis, where the bowel becomes inflamed
    and starts to die off. Studies have shown
    probiotics can prevent this in babies under 1.5kg

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Healthy Teeth and Gums
  • There is growing research showing that probiotics
    can help prevent and treat oral infections, and
    prevent cavities, gum disease and bad breath

And Much More
  • New research is being published all the time, and
    current studies are looking at Probiotics
    ability to treat liver disease, manage autism,
    prevent kidney stones, treat stomach ulcers,
    treat infant colic, battle cancer, treat obesity
    (yes really!) and help mental health conditions
    such as depression and anxiety, (95 of the
    bodys serotonin is produced by our gut bacteria!)

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  • For more information and to read the original
    article with cited studies on our blog, please
    click on this link. To see the latest deals on
    our high quality probiotic supplement, please see
    our sales page on the Intelligent Labs site
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