Microbiotics are the good bacteria that we need, to promote a healthy gut and to have a good immune system. Udo’s Choice nutritionist Marianna Sulic explains: “As 70%-80% of your immune system is located in your digestive system research is establishing the importance of supplementing with probiotics as they help support the immune function of the gut by increasing the number of immune cells.”
Microbiotics, as well as improving the health of the gut also: fight infections, lower cholesterol, reduces inflammation and also mimics stomach acid to aid digestion. Udo’s Choice have developed their microbiotics to suit everyone from infants to the elderly, with their best sellers being the Super 8’s. These have been designed to be more of a preventative measure, a maintenance of the gut to aid the upper digestive track health.
When bad bacteria outweighs the friendly bacteria in our gut, problems can arise such as gas and bloating. Super 8 Probiotics may help by providing 42 billion active bacteria in every one-a-day capsule, that’s three times more than that found in a typical microbiotic yoghurt drink! What’s more, they have been formulated using eight strains of bacteria, this compares with just one to three strains in a typical microbiotic yoghurt drink. The specific strains used in Super 8 Microbiotics have been specially chosen for their value to upper bowel health and have been formulated to the appropriate viable count.
A wave of recent research has suggested a possible link between probiotics and seasonal allergy relief. A recent study published in International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology evaluated 23 existing reports, representing the most comprehensive review of that link to date. Seventeen of those reports showed that probiotics led to relief of congestion, inflammation and other symptoms connected with seasonal allergies, also known as allergic rhinitis.
The apparent rise of allergies and intolerances to food is believed by many scientists to be caused by a lack of bacteria in the gut due to cleaner living conditions. Living in a super-clean environment that doesn’t put you in contact often enough with microbes might weaken your immune system when it is forced to deal with harmless allergens.
This new research looks set to prove that introducing a probiotic to your diet could not only strengthen your immune system as we all know, but also act as a preventative measure to developing intolerances and allergies.
Udo’s Choice Super 8 probiotics are available from selected department stores, Health Stores nationwide and online at www.udoschoice.co.uk. RRP £23.99