Ther-Biotic Complete 100 Billion CFU Powder 64 grams
Our intestinal tract does not contain any bacteria when we are born but instead first get colonized through childbirth and breast-feeding. Unfortunately, the extreme overuse of antibiotics by medical doctors have led to a depletion of bacteria, both good and bad. This leaves our bodies open for infection, particularly in children whose immune systems are still developing.
People with flourishing intestinal colonies of beneficial bacteria are better equipped to fight the growth of disease-causing bacteria. Lactobacilli and bifidobacteria maintain a healthy balance of intestinal flora by producing organic compounds—such as lactic acid, hydrogen peroxide, and acetic acid—that increase the acidity of the intestine and inhibit the reproduction of many harmful bacteria. Probiotic bacteria also produce substances called bacteriocins, which act as natural antibiotics to kill undesirable microorganisms.
Two common examples of probiotics found in the intestines are lactobacillus acidophilus and bifidobacteria. Acidophilus and bifidobacteria may manufacture B vitamins, including niacin, folic acid, biotin, and vitamin B6. Lactobacilli can prevent diarrhea in children. In the intestine, probiotic bacteria are believed to protect the mucous lining by keeping harmful bacteria from sticking to the intestinal wall.
Diarrhea caused by antibiotic use is thought to occur because the probiotic bacteria are killed, allowing the harmful bacteria to colonize the intestine. Supplementing probiotics is thought to stop this process by reducing the harmful bacteria’s access to the mucous membrane of the intestine.
Our stomachs and intestines are populated by hundreds of billions of these bacteria. Amazingly, there are more probiotic organisms in our gut than there are cells in our bodies! That’s a lot of bacteria, but it’s GOOD bacteria, and each strain has specific functions in the human body. While a good balance of these different microflora is necessary, there are many factors that can, and do, disrupt this balance – certain medications, like antacids and pain medications, a poor diet, infection, stress, bad bacteria, and aging. The good news is that a rapidly expanding body of research suggests that supplementing the diet with probiotics can have a beneficial effect on gastrointestinal function, and therefore overall health.
The use of probiotics as bio-therapeutic agents is commonplace in the US and around much of the world. Probiotics are typically delivered in relatively low-dose functional foods (primarily yogurts) providing a billion colony forming units (CFU) or less; or in modest doses, in the form of dietary supplements of 5-25 billion CFU. Over the past several years,an emerging trend has witnessed much higher doses of probiotics being used in clinical practice and research.
The initial focus of the clinical research on high-dose probiotics has been primarily on functional GI disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), irritable bowel syndrome(IBS), and antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD). These conditions represent extreme examples of dysbiosis and dysfunction within the mucosal immune system of the gut; a system which is integrally associated with the microflora of the gut lumen.
Suggested use: 1/4 tsp daily as directed.
Refrigerate to maintain potency.
Serving size: 1/4 tsp
Servings per container: 60
Amount Per Serving:
Free of the following common allergens: milk/casein, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat/gluten, and soybeans. Contains no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. All ingredients are of the highest quality and purity available. Formulated for the most sensitive individual.
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