The GI tract is a finely balanced environment where hundreds of different forms of bacteria compete for space and nutrients. And science is now realizing just how important a healthy gut is.
At least 70% of your immune system is in your gut.
When there is a healthy balance known as eubiosis, the good guys work hard to keep you vibrant and healthy. This natural balance can be upset by medications, stress, diet, and other factors.
A healthy microbiome:
• Can prevent diarrhea and upset stomach • Reduces overgrowth of pathogens in your digestive tract • Decreases frequency of yeast infections and urinary tract infections • Improves your immune response • Enhances nutrient absorption • Improves your mood • Helps you maintain your weight • Balances blood sugar • Reduces fatigue • Improves skin and prevents allergies
You can get good bacteria from many types of food, but you may not be getting enoughor are missing important strains in your microbiome.
This is why it makes sense to take a supplement.
Shaklee created its first probiotic supplement system many years ago known as Optiflora, and Optiflora DI is a unique, two-product system that supplies both pre and probiotics to support a healthy balance of intestinal microflora.
Article by Your Freedom Project 2018