Ever since childhood we have all been taught that bacteria is bad for us. After all, according to our parents “it's what causes diseases!” they say as they try to keep us away from those microbial terrors. So, as disgusting as it may sound to many people, the idea of consuming that same live bacteria deliberately has taken some getting used to.
Truth be told, there are so many different types of these bacteria (hundreds of which are already living inside us) that to define one or another as specifically good or bad is to misunderstand how they work. While certain bacteria are definitely bad, no matter the occasion, there are also some which work harmoniously to eradicate others and maintain a healthy balance in our guts.
Probiotics are live yeasts and bacteria which have been known about since around the mid 1990s. It was around then that doctors began to prescribe them to help not just with digestive problems but with other more serious conditions such as heart health too.
Nowadays we are so open to the concept that you can find certain probiotics in everything from yoghurt to chocolate. However, as with everything, knowing which probiotics you need in your diet can be confusing. That's why Swanson Probiotics ProBiotic-4 has been created - to take the stress out of choosing. Swanson Probiotics ProBiotic-4 presents a very real combinative probiotic complex of…
Each is individually capable of satisfying all your digestive needs.
An outstanding dietary supplement for both the intestinal tract and the stomach - it is more than capable of resisting digestion by certain acids. It can also help to prevent diarrhea, relieve constipation and even decrease inflammation and pain in the colon. As a result it offers great support for your large intestine. Bifidobacterium Lactis has even been observed for its ability to help prevent and treat atopic eczema in children who possess food allergies.
Found naturally occurring in our mouths and intestines, it helps to produce much needed Lactic acid. That acid is used to lower PH levels in our digestive systems and inhibits the growth of harmful bacteria. Found naturally in yoghurt and cheese (and even fermented green olives), it possesses the ability to promote digestion and support our immune systems. As well as being an anti-inflammatory, it can help reduce lactose intolerance and alleviate constipation.
A type of friendly bacteria which is also found in our systems already. This bacteria is not only helpful to our digestive tract and mouth but can also be found in the female uterine tract. This highlights the connection between any part of the body which already harbours a flora. The result is that it can help produce useful nutrients (vitamin K and Lactase in this instance) and also help keep away the nasty effects of UTIs like Cystitis.
This inhabits both our colons and the female genitalia. Its job is to maintain the balance of microflora while controlling any increases in harmful bacteria. It also aids the digestive process and bolsters the immune system.
Together these four main Probiotics create and awesome force to be reckoned with, combinatively creating the ideal balance of ‘good bacteria' in your digestive systems.