Take Probiotics And Toss Your Antacids
The stomach has been described as the second brain because of the billions of neuro receptors along the gut lining. This massive neuro-network controls immune function, hormones and inflammation response, as well as nutrient absorption.
The world is abundant with microorganisms, including bacteria. So too, are our bodies – bacteria are in the gut, on the skin and in open wounds in and on the body. Good bacteria, aid in digestion.
Lactobacillus is so named because they convert lactose and other sugars to lactic acid. Common and symbiotic, they make up a small portion of the gut flora. Many species are prominent in decaying plant material. The production of lactic acid makes the gut acidic, which inhibits the growth of bad bacteria. Acidophilus is a general name for a group of probiotics.
Both lactobacillus and acidophilus bacteria are vital to the immune system, digestion and absorption of nutrients, and to protect against unwelcome, or bad, bacteria.
When the ratio between the good bacteria and the bad bacteria get out of balance, is when our health deteriorates. This imbalance usually happens in one of two ways:
1. Antibiotics are prescribed – which kill off the good bacteria along with the bad creating abdominal gas, heartburn, depleted energy, cramping and/or diarrhea
2. Our body gets infected with unwanted bacteria, yeast, fungus, or parasites – these proliferate and upset the delicate balance in our bodies
Popping antacids merely hides the symptoms by temporarily stopping stomach acid production. These over-the-counter antacids often cause undesirable side effects, such as headache, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Antacids can also trigger a calcium deficiency and inhibit your body’s ability to absorb protein.
By supplementing with natural sources of minerals, enzymes and taking probiotics, the beneficial micro-organisms can flourish. When the good bacteria flourish, the bad bacteria can’t thrive.
So it’s not only vital to people who are afflicted with heartburn and acid reflux; taking probiotics can keep you healthy.
Juicing or eating a wider variety of brightly colored vegetables such as carrots and beets will provide a natural balance of vital minerals and nutrients.
By simply eating a variety of raw vegetables and fruits you’ll also benefit from necessary enzymes that your body requires. That’s why one of the oldest remedies for acid reflux is to eat an apple. Eat it peel and all; the enzymes to digest the apple are in the peel, but make sure to choose organic.
In fact science is discovering the benefits of amazing chemicals in the skins of brightly colored fruits and vegetables called phytochemicals. These phytochemicals, antioxidants and flavonoids may actually work to alleviate acid reflux, digestive imbalance and heartburn, improving your overall health and wellness.
With our “on-the-go” lifestyle, eating sufficient vegetables to get enough lactobacillus and acidophilus bacteria, phytochemicals, antioxidants and flavonoids is a huge challenge. That’s why we make the Ultimate Digestive Health Probiotics Formula, and all natural remedy to address your digestive health. Not only will it provide enough flora (good bacteria), but you can eliminate the need for antacids. It makes even more sense when you realize they also possess potential therapeutic properties, including anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer activities.