Did you know that about 80% of our immune system originates in the gut and that without the trillions of beneficiary bacteria in it we could not survive? Most of us, however, don’t have enough of these healthy bacteria that help prevent the production of toxic substances in our intestines. High fat, high sugar diets, tap water, caffeine, alcohol, preservatives and stress destroy intestinal friendly bacteria. Our abuse of antibiotics has also depleted our immune system and made us vulnerable to super bugs. Taking probiotics helps reestablish the right balance between good and bad bacteria and build up our immune system.
In the cold season, probiotics help increase our immune resistance and prevent disease and in turn, the need to take antibiotics. If you are pregnant or contemplating pregnancy, taking probiotics is recommended by doctors to strengthen your body and protect your future baby.
According to research, probiotics are also good for digestive support and help children absorb the nutrients in their food better. Probiotics are also beneficial in the treatment of allergies. They have been proven to support the intestinal lining by prohibiting allergens from entering the digestive track. Probiotics are also effective in the treatment and prevention of eczema. Probiotics come in all sizes and forms these days so I decided to sort through the different brands and present my favorites.
If your digestion needs a boost or you suffer from allergies, the Vidazorb Daily for daily digestive support provides nutritional support. The strain of Probio-Tec ® L.Acidophilus and La-5 ® used in this formulation provides a healthy colony of beneficial probiotic bacteria. It helps build vitamins including B-12. There is no artificial color or flavor but a light natural lemon taste with Sucralose added to it. Vidazorb™ Super C with enhanced antioxidant support also contains Bifidobacterium, BB-12® and Masquelier’s OPC and vitamin C for increased antioxidant support, cardiovascular support and healthy immune protection. It has a delicious pineapple and orange natural taste. Vidazorb Belly Boost for kids helps kids absorb nutrients better and address the specific immune and digestive needs of children. Caesarean delivery and bottle – feeding can result in inadequate microflora in the infant gut that can cause allergies and gastrointestinal diseases. Belly Boost ™ uses Chr. Hansen’s clinically substantiated probiotics, Probio-Tech ®.Bificobacterium , BB -12 ® and S.themophilus TH-4™. These two strains have been found to be effective for children with viral and antibiotic associated diarrhea. Children with severe food allergies or eczema are prime beneficiaries of a probiotic such as Belly Boost in their daily diet. The story of Ethan, a little boy born with severe food allergies and a horrible case of eczema, is told on the Vidazorb website. He suffered from red itchy skin and was only cured after taking Vidazorb probiotics on a daily basis.