Did you know that 70 to 80 percent of your immunity resides within your gut? The idea of ingesting live bacteria to keep you healthy might seem a bit hard to swallow, but studies show that probiotics can help resolve the uncomfortable effects of bowel and intestinal upset and keep our gastrointestinal tract healthy. Our digestive tract contains millions of beneficial bacteria to help with digestion and protect us from invaders. If the bacteria population becomes depleted, there will not be enough friendly bacteria on the job to keep you healthy – leading to issues like pain, cramping and diarrhoea.
Approximately 100 trillion microorganisms made up of more than 500 species already live in a normal, healthy colon. There is “good” bacteria as well as “bad”, but in order for them to work together, they need to be balanced. Lifestyle choices can throw the balance off – a poor diet, stress, lack of sleep, overuse of antibiotics – all can tip the scales and let bad bacteria take over. Good bacteria patrol the gut (gastrointestinal tract) and keep harmful microorganisms in line by helping with food digestion and nutrient absorption. They also play a role in maintaining a healthy immune system and synthesize vitamins and minerals.
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria, or live microorganisms, that work by colonizing the small and large intestines and inhibit the growth and activity of harmful organisms. They have been found to stimulate the immune system and enhance the absorption of certain nutrients. Research shows that certain strains can be helpful for restoring a healthy gut flora after the use of antibiotics and in cases of diarrhoea.
CanPrev’s Pro-Biotik™ 15B is a shelf-stable probiotic capsule formula containing five critical probiotic species naturally found in the human intestinal tract, including bifidobacteria and lactobacilli. Each species is represented at optimal levels to enhance the natural gut flora and provide a health benefit. Pro-Biotik™ 15B is completely shelf stable for ease of use anytime, anywhere – no refrigeration is required. At the time of manufacture, CanPrev’s Pro-Biotik™ 15B contains forty billion CFU’s (colony forming units – a measure of friendly bacteria activity). By the time it reaches its expiry date it is still guaranteed to have an activity level of 15 billion CFU’s – now that’s impressive! Keep a bottle of ProbiotikTM 15B in your bag, knowing with confidence that you have a probiotic that works for you, wherever life takes you.