So many people today suffer from diseases that are a result of poor digestion; but what causes our digestive tracts to become out of balance? Poor digestion is a result of beneficial and bad bacteria imbalances in your intestinal tract. When this happens, “leaky gut” forms where large spaces develop between the gut walls causing toxins and bacteria to leak in through the gut and into the blood stream. When this happens the body launches an immune response which has a negative effect on your organs. In return, diseases such as fibromyalgia, acid reflux, chronic fatigue syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), autism, acne and more develop. Reported back in 2001 by the Nutrition Business Journal, “approximately 41 million people suffered from some form of chronic digestive disorder;” so can you imagine how many people suffer today?
Now you are probably wondering what caused the bacteria imbalance in the first place. Poor diet, oral contraceptives, aspirin, pesticides, corticosteroids, parasites, excessive alcohol consumption, antibiotic usage, stress, and much more are the reasons. But you can take measures to help balance the bacteria in your gut; by taking a probiotic supplement that contains acidophilus and Bifidus. Now I am not talking about supermarket yogurt. In fact, yogurt is not an effective source unless the culture has been added to the yogurt. Health food stores carry cultured products such as kefir and acidophilus milk but many people don’t like the taste. So supplementing with a good non-dairy probiotic is recommended. In fact, studies show that non-dairy forms of acidophilus have antifungal properties and have been known to reduce blood cholesterol levels, aid in digestion and enhance absorption of nutrients.
Additional supplements that have been used to treat “Leaky Gut Syndrome” include enzymes; such as amylase for carbohydrates, lipase for fats, protease for proteins and cellulose for fiber. Also used are vitamins B, A, E, and C, Zinc, Selenium, magnesium, manganese, N-acetyl cysteine, psyllium husk powder,essential fatty acids. Remember like anything else, you get what you pay for; so we recommend Dr. Grade nutraceuticals to ensure effectiveness. Consider Powders and liquids for quicker absorption.
Along with the above suggestions, my family has personally used Pro-Colos to restore gut health. Pro-Colos uses a combination of colostrum and whey protein; rich in free form amino acids which can easily pass through the lining of your digestive tract increasing absorption. This vanilla flavor powder tastes great and the colostrum works to balance your immune system while promoting cell repair. So consider the natural way to reestablish intestinal health and reap the benefits of a better life.