How Probiotics Promote Gut Health

“all disease begins in the gut.”

Almost 2500 years ago, Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, claimed that “all disease begins in the gut.”

As it turns out, Hippocrates was centuries ahead of his time! 

According to Dr. Tara Menon, a gastroenterologist at Ohio State University, “We now know that the GI tract is full of trillions of bacteria that not only help us process food, but also help our bodies maintain homeostasis and overall well-being.”  So your digestive tract is really Central Command for everything that goes on in your system. That’s why the key to optimal health and well-being can be found in our microbiome, which is a complex ecosystem of bacteria, fungi, archaea, viruses and bacteriophages in the gut.  However, in unhealthy people, there is typically much less diversity, and an increase of specific bacteria that are linked with disease.

Your gut microbiome has many important functions that are crucial for your body and mind to function at optimal levels – they  break down food into nutrients, produce anti-inflammatory benefits, and keep the wall of the gut strong and healthy.  The microbiome is also an important messaging system, and lets the immune system know when to attack or not, which determines if you become sick or stay well.  In fact, most people don’t realize that the gut is home to 80% of our immune system!  And this close relationship and ongoing communication between them is why leading researchers are looking for cures to illnesses by focusing on the digestive system and microbiome. 

‘Leaky gut syndrome” is a serious problem that’s caused by an imbalance of gut microbiota, which leads to weakness in the gut wall. The result is undesirable bacteria called “endotoxins” are able to leak through the gut lining and enter your bloodstream, which can lead to widespread inflammation throughout your body. 

Specific types of bacteria in the gut and changes in gut flora can contribute to other conditions as well. Studies in both animals and humans have linked different strains of bacteria to lower immune function, asthma and allergies, and other chronic illnesses such as heart disease, Rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, multiple sclerosis and some cancers.  Scientists attribute this to a decrease in good gut bacteria and lack of bacterial diversity.  

According to the Journal of Neuroinflammation, it appears that gut microbiota can also adversely affect brain health. The microbiota can create cognitive dysfunction, neurodegeneration, Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia, and certain other cerebrovascular diseases. Mood disorders have also been linked to a decline in gut health, including anxiety, stress, and depression, and conditions like dementia and schizophrenia. 

Why Probiotics are Your Key for Optimal Gut Health

While bacteria gets a bad rap, there are actually many different types that are helpful to your body, including probiotics.  Probiotics contain “good” bacteria and other live microorganisms that are similar to those that are present in your gut, and work to protect and improve the digestive tract.  So the key to healthy digestion is to include probiotics in your daily diet  to keep the gut microbiota balanced with beneficial bacteria.  Recent research shows that probiotics are effective in maintaining a properly functioning digestive system, which filters out and eliminates “bad” bacteria, toxins, microbes and waste products.  Once your gut is healthy, it leads to a higher functioning immune system and improved overall health.

The many benefits of probiotics include:

  • Promote a healthy digestive system
  • Improves immunity
  • More balanced moods
  • Strengthen the to prevent “leaky gut syndrome”
  • Balances blood sugar levels
  • Better nutrient absorption.
  • Helps the body absorb nutrients & vitamins
  • Supports a healthy microbiota in the gut
  • Restore the natural balance of gut microbiota after being disturbed by infection, illness, improper diet, or antibiotic medications.
  • Stops the growth of pathogenic in the digestive tract and prevents bacterial or fungal infections.
  • And much more 

At Purevee Organics, we’re so proud that our high quality probiotics improve gut health by combining the cleanest, all-natural ingredients with science-based formulations for optimal results.

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