What are probiotics?
Probiotics are the “good” or “friendly” bacteria that are normal inhabitants of your body. The micro-organisms that live in your intestines make up what is called the intestinal microflora, which is comprised of more than a thousand species of bacteria. Although the word “bacteria” is usually associated with germs and illness, friendly bacteria help the body to function properly and maintain good health. When the ratio of good bacteria to bad is out of balance, problems may begin to arise such as poor absorption of nutrients, gas, bloating, constipation and the accumulation of toxins in the gastrointestinal system.
Over 2000 years ago Hippocrates made the statement "All disease starts in the gut"
Why do I need them?
A proliferation of undesirable bacteria can cause intestinal microflora imbalances that may affect your well-being. Probiotics help protect us by successfully competing with potentially harmful microbes in our digestive tract. Good bacteria are nature’s way of optimizing immune function, promoting and maintaining good cholesterol metabolism, reducing the risk of toxic overload and slowing the decline of bodily functions associated with aging. While most people assume they have a healthy intestinal tract, lifestyle and environmental factors can compromise the digestive system. Over time, this may enable undesirable bacteria to proliferate.
Bad bacteria come from aging, environmental toxins and eating on-the-go. They need to be kept in check with the good bacteria found in probiotics. By winning the bacteria war on a daily basis, good bacteria aid nutrient absorption, promote regular bowel movements, improve digestion, reduce toxic overload and even support your immune system – something everyone could use help with now and then.
Probiotics are tiny workhorses for the human body. They tell potentially harmful microbes in our digestive tract to “move on”, they aid in cholesterol metabolism and they control bad bacteria throughout the entire digestive system. Without them, toxins run rampant, digestion deteriorates and bad bacteria can compromise the immune system. No matter how well you eat, exercise or manage stress, probiotics are important for good health.
Different ages and digestion concerns require different intestinal support, so Udo’s Choice® Probiotic Blends come in seven different formulas to meet every need. From toddler to senior and mouth health to elimination, Udo’s Choice® has what every body needs in science-based, medicinal bacterial blends.
Yeast overgrowth? Toddler tummy trouble? Slowed digestion? Udo’s Choice® has just the thing. The long-standing thought of probiotics was that more was better, yet different conditions have different needs. Bottle-fed toddlers may be lacking in the important micro-organisms needed to digest and absorb nutrients so their bodies require lower numbers of B. infantis. Seniors are often challenged with slow digestion and need large numbers of viable cells to support healthy intestinal microflora. Those dealing with yeast overgrowth need a significant number of healthy bacteria to restore intestinal balance.
Keeping probiotics viable is more than just keeping them in the fridge. Udo’s Choice® Probiotic Blends are guaranteed active to the expiry date because of specially designed capsules, bottles and caps. Plus, the seven Udo’s Choice® blends use only medicinal bacterial strains. No additives, vitamins, neutraceuticals, FOS, or anything but condition-specific, live, friendly bacteria. Every bit of the good bacteria is making it to your intestinal tract because it is bile tolerant and gastric acid resistant, so there is no need for thick, often problematic, capsule coatings.
Whether you suffer from gas and bloating, or are in need of a probiotic, your digestive needs change with age and health conditions. Rest assured that with Udo’s Choice® you are guaranteed to have Gluten Free and Non-GMO products. With unique blends for whatever stage you’re in, you’ll find Udo’s Choice® probiotics that are right for you.
Look for Udo’s Choice® Probiotic blends in the cooler!
Refrigeration ensures maximum potency and stability of active bacterial cells, so look for Udo’s Choice® Probiotics in the cooler section when you come in next or order online and we can deliver the same day.