Probiotics is derived from the Latin word "pro" meaning “for” and "bios" a Greek noun meaning “life. So the the word probiotics literally means “for life.”
What are Pearls Probiotics?
Probiotics are actually live beneficial bacteria that are naturally present in the digestive tract and are thought to improve well being and overall health. Pearls probiotics are supplements where the beneficial bacteria is encased in a special protective “Pearl” coating that keep the bacteria healthy and strong. These organisms promote health by helping us fully digest food, boosting the immune system and suppressing bad bacteria in the digestive tract. But unless the probiotics are either refrigerated or have an effective protective coating, they often will not survive the time from the factory to when they are consumed. There is also current research showing that most exposed bacteria will not survive the trip through stomach acid reducing the effectiveness of non-pearl coated probiotics supplements.
Why Take Pearls ProbioticsIf you are healthy and your body has a sufficient amount of good bacteria undesirable microorganisms are suppressed. However, when this delicate balanced is disturbed by illness or poor food choices, the digestive tract can become inflamed or even infected.
Unhealthy bacteria can take control in our bowels and can cause a host of problems. These can go beyond digestive problems such as indigestion, gas, bloating, constipation, spastic colon, and diarrhea. In addition, these bowel infections can emit toxins and contribute to chronic fatigue and pain, brain fog, and food allergies. When this happens, increasing your intake of probiotics is a natural means of helping the body in its path to recovery.
Better yet an abundant supply of healthy bacteria in your digestive system can prevent that unhealthy pathogens from getting a foot hold in the first place. Healthy bacteria live in a “symbiotic relationship” with humans and other mammals. The bacteria get a warm place to live and feed and in exchange, they supply helpful nutrients and assist in food digestion. More importantly they provide a robust defense against hostile bacteria in our environment.
Sources of Pearls ProbioticsProbiotics can be found in capsule, liquid, powder, or tablet form in health food stores and some grocery stores. Probiotics can also be found in cultured dairy products such as yogurt or kefir, however, the number of live organisms varies greatly from product to product due to differences in processing methods.
Once ingested, probiotics colonize the intestines and other parts of the body and can sustain themselves unless they are destroyed by antibiotics or other factors. Because they are self sustaining there is no recommended daily intake of probiotics.
You don’t need a prescription to buy probiotic products and they are readily available. If you are just starting out it is best to try probiotic foods first before buying pills or capsules.
The body can take care of itself if given the right kind of food and a proper diet will have a "probiotic" effect on your body. Most people already have all the beneficial bacterial strains that needed to fend off certain infections. They just have to eat well to sustain a healthy population of these bacteria in their bodies.
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