Bon Probiokidz reduces disruptive gastrointestinal symptoms and boosts the immune system.
What makes ProbioKidz different from any other probiotics? At one time or another, everyone has been subjected to a gastrointestinal disorder, whether it was an acute bout of food poisoning or a long-term chronic struggle with constipation or diarrhoea. Such disorders are the result of too many bad bacteria in our diet and in our intestinal tract.
We need a constant supply of good bacteria to reduce the impact of these bad microorganisms and to maintain the balance in our bodies.The bacteria in our intestinal tract are responsible for much of who we are and how we interact with our environment. When we are infants they help with the development of our digestive, respiratory and immune systems. Later in life, they help us take up nutrients; they ensure proper intestinal motility and help modulate our bodies’ response to food allergens and opportunistic pathogens by keeping our immune system alert.
The good bacteria in our intestinal tract are generally members of the bacterial families known as Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria. Normally, we have high numbers of these bacteria in our intestinal tract but poor diet, stress, aging and medications such as antibiotics can decrease the number of these beneficial microbes. Supplementation with probiotics can help overcome this deficiency.
Probiotics are generally live Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria that have been shown to have a beneficial effect when given in adequate amounts. For example, research has shown that one specific probiotic strain, Lactobacillus acidophilus R0052, which lives primarily in the lower small intestine, is particularly effective in preventing and treating infection by pathogenic bacteria1. It protects us by not allowing the bad microbe to bind to our intestinal tract2 and by telling our body to make more antibodies against the pathogens.
In this way, it helps reduce the risk of developing acute gastroenteritis and diarrhoea. Another such probiotic, known as Bifidobacterium longum R0175, has different beneficial properties. This good bacterium resides primarily in the colon and has been shown to help our body reduce inflammation4 which can be important for helping us cope with serious chronic diseases like ulcerative colitis.
Furthermore, this particular bacterium helps us digest foods, like soy, which often make us gassy and bloated.In a clinical trial, the combination of these two probiotics has been shown to reduce the disruptive gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal pain and nausea induced by stress.
Thus, taking a probiotic supplement daily can help you digest your food, prevent infections, boost your immune system and cope with the symptoms of everyday stress.However,not just any probiotic on the shelf will do, we have to take probiotics which are protected against our bodies’ natural defences. Our stomach acid and bile salts protect us from infection by indiscriminately killing bacteria that come into our system. This means that most commercial probiotics are destroyed shortly after we consume them.In order to ensure the delivery of high numbers of good probiotics into the small intestine, we need to protect them from the harsh environment of our stomach. This can be achieved through a patented process called microencapsulation.
In this process, vegetable oils are used to coat the probiotic bacterial powders, creating a protective film which seals the probiotics inside. This barrier is released later in the small intestine, safely delivering the probiotics to their site of action in your small intestine. The coating not only prevents the action of the stomach acid and bile but also helps protect the probiotics from oxygen, high heat and humidity which are other factors which act to destroy the bacteria. Thus, microencapsulated probiotics are also shelf-stable and do not need to be refrigerated like most other commercial probiotics. So when choosing a probiotic to protect you and your family from intestinal disorders, make sure you look for documented probiotics like R0052 and R0175 that are microencapsulated to ensure that you are receiving the full dose of good bacteria.