You are here: Home > Health Articles > Supplements/Vitamins > Probiotics > Not just digestive health

ProBiotics: Not just for Digestive Health

Note from Carolyn:
This points to the many reasons that your digestive health is key to your overall health. In our house we use ProBiotic with FOS to ensure that we have some good bacteria.
Article continues ...
In the past, when most American heard the word “bacteria,” they went running for their antibacterial lotion.

Digestive & Immune Health

Americans do not eat as well as they used to and their diets are causing all sorts of digestive issues. Many other factors such as age and stress can also disturb the digestive system. Probiotics are probably best known for aiding to regulate the digestive system.

Unfortunately, what has impacted the market most is the standard American diet or SAD. People have succumbed to the convenience of fast foods, which have high sugar and fat content. As a result, many people are experiencing digestive issues. Incorporating probiotics into their diets have helped people find relief.

Probiotics are bacterial organisms that protect the body against microorganisms that may harm the body. In the documentary, Microwarriors: The Power of Probiotics (www., an informative look at the world of probiotics, Peeters stated that, “People are looking for naturalways to improve their health. Probioticshelp fulfill that health.”

Probiotics can appeal to everyone; men and women, both young and old can all benefit from using probiotics. With more than 400 different species of bacteria inhabiting the digestive tract, the most common forms of intestinal probiotics are Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacteria bifidum. No two people have the same mix of bacteria; it varies from person to person.

At a glance, the correlation between digestive and immune health may not be apparent, but 70 percent of the immune system is located in the digestive tract. To stay healthy, the recommended ratio of good to bad bacteria should be 85:15. Probiotics help boost the immune system while regulating the digestive system by restoring healthy bacterial levels. This creates a barrier against harmful substances. When the bacteria in the system are balanced, the body is more likely to be protected from bad bacteria, free radicals and pollutants.

Enriching Gifts Probiotic with FOS is a probiotic that supports the immune system and is designed for oral consumption and use in our gastrointestinal (GI) tracts, however, with the improved response of the GI tract health (i.e., the immune system receptor sites), immune health, oral health and digestive health all greatly improve.

Benefits Beyond

While they are best known for aiding in regulating digestive health, recent studies have shown than probiotics can do so much more. Probiotics support digestive and immune function but its health benefits go beyond these two major health conditions. Research on probiotics reveal that they are beneficial for digestion and nutrient utilization, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, peptic ulcer, indigestion, leaky gut syndrome, lactose intolerance, constipation, allergy, urinary tract infection, antibiotic associated diarrhea, lowering cholesterol level, traveler’s diarrhea, autism, obesity and oral health.

Although the largest numbers of probiotics live in the colon, they exist throughout the body including in the mouth, surrounding the lungs, the stomach, the intestines and the urinary tract. Taking probiotics to balance the ratio of good and bad bacteria is important, but people must remember that different probiotic strains can target different things. Some do double duty, benefiting more than one condition. So finding the right probiotic supplement that is tailored to the specific condition is extremely important.

Women, in particular, can benefit from taking probiotics when it comes to vaginal health. Probiotics can help balance the bacteria in the vagina, prevent yeast infections and urinary tract infections, as well as balance pH levels.

Friendly aerobic bacterial strains can aid in digestion and elimination, (suppressing harmful anaerobic bacteria) improve absorption of minerals and reduce toxins in the bloodstream and G.I. tract. Enriching Gifts Probiotic with FOS has not one, but eight of these ‘good-guy’ bacterial strains. These eight strains are selected and manufactured according to the proprietary processes developed by Dr. Khem Shahani, the world’s leading expert in the area of friendly bacteria. Enriching Gifts International’s Professional Advisory Council and Ronald K. Schneider, have brought together their accumulated knowledge and experience in the holistic nutritional field to develop and formulate this very effective product, resulting in the finest flora available on the market today.

Disclaimer: The entire contents of this website are based upon the opinions of the author(s). Individual articles are based upon the opinions of the respective author. The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from the research and experience of the authors. You are encouraged to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.