Preventive health is quickly becoming the top priority for most people. Looking for ways to sustain good health, an increasing number of natural product consumers are discovering probiotic supplements. More than just a boost for digestive tract health, probiotics are a large piece of the immune response puzzle.
Currently, science has established that approximately 70 percent of immune system cells reside in the digestive tract, and probiotics – the beneficial bacteria that naturally live in the gut – support those immune cells by, among other things, crowding out unfriendly guests. The gut is the first line of immune defense, and to stay healthy the ratio of good to bad bacteria needs to be at least 85 to 15. Achieving and maintaining that ratio is rare given typical modern diets, stressful lifestyles, and the overuse of antibiotics—factors that stress the probiotic population.
Clearly, probiotic supplementation is vital to good health. It’s important to note that not all probiotic supplements are the same though. Some that boast billions and billions of bacteria may supply too many of one strain, causing the immune system to actually consider the supplement a threat. Others may have undergone manufacturing processes or shipping conditions that render the supplement fairly useless. Another mistake many consumers make is to supplement only with probiotics, while failing to take any prebiotics to nourish and feed their own inherent bacteria and to set up the environment in the gut to help the probiotics take root.
Dr. Ohhira's Probiotics® is fermented using 12 strains of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) including the proprietary TH10 strain whose proteolytic strength is six times stronger than any other known LAB strain. It is encapsulated with its culture medium, which provides nutritious and pH-balancing vital organic acids and vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and amino acids. Basically, it comes with its own prebiotic support making Dr. Ohhira's Probiotics® a product that can guarantee the probiotics will cohere or take root and thrive in the digestive tract. Being able to take one capsule that covers both probiotics and prebiotics provides some peace of mind that the supplement will truly supply some noticeable immune system support.
Along with bolstering the immune response, supplementing with a product like Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics® also improves overall digestion, which helps the body absorb needed nutrients.
Science is proving over and over again that it’s not just germs that make people sick. It’s an unhealthy lifestyle and poor digestive tract balance that set the stage for a compromised immune response. This is when the body becomes especially vulnerable to germs. A strong probiotic supplement like Dr. Ohhira’s can be a big step in the right direction.