Immune and Digestion Go Hand in Hand
70% of immune cells are housed in the digestive track. The lining of the digestive system where immune cells are housed helps filter nutrients and keep toxins from entering the bloodstream. Ways to support a healthy immune system and digestive system:
STRESSBoth physical and emotional stress can negatively impact the immune system.
SUPPLEMENTSTaking vitamins and supplements can provide additional nutrients you are not getting regularly from your diet.
Even when we make healthy decisions, we might need a little extra help with digestion from time to time. Herbs are a great way to increase fiber intake. Here are four to consider...read more >
When food is eaten, your digestive system ensures that food breaks down and that vitamins, proteins, and other compounds are directed to where they need to be in the body...read more >
Probiotics are the friendly microorganisms that help keep your digestive tract balanced.* CFUs are “colony forming units,” that can be found per serving in the probiotic supplement you are taking...read more >
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Probiotics are friendly bacteria that provide health benefits by supplementing the microbes naturally living in our bodies. The body has over 30 trillion microorganism that assist in keeping you healthy. Depending on the species and strains a Probiotic may impact the following areas of health: digestive health and comfort, immune function, digestion and nutrient absorption, occasional gas and bloating and more.*
CFUs are “colony forming units,” and this refers to the number of active microorganisms that can be found per serving in the probiotic supplement you are taking. For someone wanting to take probiotics to support their overall well-being and digestive tract bacteria balance, the American Academy of Family Physicians recommends a CFU count between five and 10 billion per day for children and between 10 and 20 billion per day for adults. Ranges above 20 billion are useful for assisting individuals with targeted wellness needs. When buying a probiotic you should review the CFUs, Strains and Claims to find the right one for you.
There are several different types of species and strains of probiotics. While some labels only list the genus and species (e.g. Lactobacillus acidophilus), it is important to also include the strain identity (e.g. Lactobacillus acidophilus La-14) for each probiotic. Similar to the various species of probiotics different strains have different functions. Lactobacillus acidophilus includes strains commonly consumes as probiotics like LA-14. Acidophilus is naturally found within the digestive tract. Bifidobacterium Lactic found in the bifidobacteria genus is the strain Bi-07. Bifidobacteria are naturally present in the healthy human digestive system. Lactobacillus Plantarum this species includes clinically studied strains like 299v, which promotes digestive health and delivers good bacteria to your digestive system.*
Puritan’s Pride Probiotics were recently reformulated to ensure the potency of live probiotics cultures through expiration date. It is recommended to store your probiotic bottles in a cool, dry, environment. Some customers like to keep their probiotics in the refrigerator. Our probiotics are tested or inspected as many as 15 times ensuring that our products are potent and consistent. They are also manufactured right here in the U.S.A, with ingredients sourced from around the world.
Did you know? Fun Facts about Probiotics and its benefits. Gut health and immune health go hand-in-hand. Around 70% of all immune cells reside in the lymphoid tissue around the gut called the GALT. Resident microorganisms in the gut interact with the GALT to help support healthy immune function.* Antibiotics can impact the good bacteria in the digestive tract. Adding a probiotic to your supplement routine or eating probiotic-rich foods are great ways to ensure you are consuming enough beneficial bacteria while taking antibiotics. Researchers believe that probiotics may have the potential to balance digestion after an interruption (like taking antibiotics) to maintain healthy bacteria in the gut.* Probiotics are not intended to serve as a replacement for antibiotic medications, nor should you discontinue taking prescribed medications while supplementing with probiotics.