Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The Many Benefits of Probiotics

The Many Benefits of Probiotics

An article appeared in WebMD titled "The Power of Probiotics". The article written by Carolyn Brown, MS. RD examined the many benefits of  probiotics in the human body. 

Brown acknowledged that when it comes to stomach health most "people tend to think of bacteria as something to get rid of, but actually a huge amount of the bacteria in your body are the good guys." 

She went on to explain how the "over 500 bacterial species or probiotics in your body" can help you body stay healthy and fit. She then went on to give 3 really good examples of how Probiotics helps your body reach that level of optimum health. 


1) Probiotics help with digestion and help break down nutrients. So if you have tummy issues, whether chronic or acute, probiotics may help. 

2) They are also major immune boosters. The more probiotics in your belly and along your digestive tract, the harder it is for bad bacteria and viruses to get in. Probiotics also make a compound called bacteriocins which researchers think may quash harmful bacteria. 
3) Research is showing that probiotics may benefit everything from GI issues from constipation and diarrhea to IBS to ulcerative colitis and Crohn's as well mood disorders and depression

(Read Article) The Power of Probiotics  

At Life Choice® We Understand
At Life Choice® we understand digestive health. That is why we have formulated Laktokhan Probiotic, a high quality nutraceutical that helps build up the "good bacteria" in your stomach to fight the "bad bacteria". The result? less heartburn, constipation, bloating and diarrhea. 

Life Choice's Laktokhan Probiotic Supplement

Life Choice™ Laktokhan is a probiotic supplement of exceptional quality and effectiveness that contains 10 billion CPU (colony-forming units) of four human strains of “friendly” intestinal micro-flora, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei, and Bifidobacterium longum. These friendly bacteria help keep harmful bacteria from multiplying in our intestines. Antibiotics can kill off healthy bacteria and lead to weakened immunity and intestinal disorders. Laktokhan is taken from a healthy human GI tract, and then cultured and processed from the laboratory.

Most of the strains in Laktokhan can survive intestinal acid and bile, and they implant themselves on specific intestinal receptors, thus contributing to a longer-lasting, consistently beneficial effect. Each Laktokhan capsule has 400 mg of FOS (fructo-oligosaccharides) prebiotics (food that enables the good probiotic bacteria to survive for 3 years or more) as well as inulin. Only the beneficial bacteria are fed, not the harmful organisms. Unlike other probiotic brands, Laktokhan maintains its potency without refrigeration, making it ideal to take when travelling.

By maintaining a balance between beneficial and harmful bacteria, Laktokhan helps to manage acute infectious diarrhea and reduces the frequency of gastrointestinal disorders, such as diarrhea and nausea, during antibiotic use. Laktokhan restores the balance of good bacteria, thus helping to normalize digestive function and boost immunity.

Generally, probiotics are known for their digestion abilities, but not as much for their immunity properties. However, Laktokhan probiotics are not just for healthy digestion. Studies have shown that people suffering from Type 2 Diabetes have high levels of pathogens in their intestines. This hostile environment can also reduce sensitivity to medication. When probiotics build up good intestinal bacteria, however, pathogens have a harder time sticking to the intestines. The immune system improves and is able to produce needed nutrients. In another study, students who had colds and were supplemented with 1 billion CFUs experienced their symptoms for 4 days, versus 6 days with the placebo group.

Suggested Dose--Adults, adolescents, and children >1 year old: 1 capsule daily with meals.

Watch Video

The Power of Probiotics, Carolyn Brown, MS, RD, WebMD, February 24, 2014
What Are Probiotic? Mary Jo DiLorando,  WebMD

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