is a patented strain of a transient microorganism that will establish small colonies in the gastrointestinal tract for a brief periods of time. Transient microorganisms contribute to the overall functioning of the digestive system in a symbiotic relationship with other good resident gut bacteria. They are integral to the continuing proliferation and healthy balance of human intestinal flora.
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The Pro-Biotic Connection to Internal Health
There is a quote from Ben Franklin that goes "While we may not be able to control what happens to us, we can control what happens inside us." This is true in many aspects of life but especially when it comes to our health maintenance. At Eidon we always stress the need for giving the body the raw material it needs to perform optimally. We advocate proactive approaches and that is why we are bringing you what we consider to be the best probiotic available.
Whether you seek to improve or maintain daily gastro-intestinal health or you are facing a specific health challenge, probiotics are a necessary component of a total health regime. Today's world is increasingly polluted and our diets are severely lacking all the essential nutrients. Farming conglomerates add prodigious amounts of antibiotics to animal feed. The livestock industry uses 25 million pounds of antibiotics annually to promote growth, prevent disease and to counteract the unsanitary conditions on factory farms and to ease stress of shipping the animals, according to Dr. Mathias Egger, a British researcher who has studied the antibiotic problem in the U.S. It is these insidious antibiotics that are prevalent in our drinking water and our food sources which are compromising our healthy internal terrain. The population is currently, unwittingly, ingesting prescription drugs.
Low concentrations of antibiotics are now measurable in nearly all of our animal-based foods and they are seeping into rivers and streams from animal excretion and they are making their way into our water. Antibiotics and synthetic hormones also filter into our food and water through animal and human waste dumped into our sewage systems. So, even if you have not intentionally taken prescription antibiotics, or hormones, your body is getting them through what you ingest, be it food or water. Combine this with overly refined foods, harmful additives and excess white flour and sugar, pharmaceutical medications and stress filled lives and you have the reason our natural terrain needs the probiotic assistance that Flora Balance and Ultimate Acidophilus provide.
Both beneficial and harmful micro-organisms inhabit the intestinal tract simultaneously. They all carry out their specific tasks and mutual functions. Candida albicans aids in the digestion of sugars and releases helpful enzymes and nutrients, but is harmful when out of balance with normal flora. Normal intestinal E. coli suppresses harmful bacteria and synthesizes vitamin K and B12 but it will cause severe problems when a virulent strain is introduced into the body via contaminated food or water or even other human contact. It is when these "potentially unfriendly" bacteria, such as specific strains of E coli or Candida, become out of balance and proliferate that the natural symbiosis is disturbed. The mutual interactions of "good" and "bad" bacteria (providing vitamins, enzymes, nutrients and various chemicals for the body) are necessary in respective balance for healthy body ecology.
If Candida yeast proliferates and is left unchallenged in the intestines, it changes into an invasive form that can dig its root- like structures into mucus membranes from the nose to the anus. Candida has more than 179 different toxic waste products and byproducts that are related to systemic problems that can range from headaches and mood swings to skin eruptions and nail fungus.
There are 2 types of probiotics that aid in preserving and restoring the health of the gastrointestinal tract. Bacteria that are endemic to the human system and are constant residents are called intransient microorganisms. Transient bacteria are the microorganisms from soil and plants that contribute to the function and condition of the human digestive system. These bacteria work symbiotically with intransient microorganisms who utilize their by- products to protect internal terrain and manufacture necessary nutrients in the gut.
Irritable Bowl syndrome is a term that encompasses a wide array of digestive problems. More and more people are suffering the symptoms of this at some level whether it is from constipation, bloating, diarrhea, uncomfortable gas after eating or allergic reactions from certain foods. This disorder has become so commonplace that one of the largest sections in the health supplement department of stores display digestive and elimination aids. Many of the remedies purchased will only help symptoms. Probiotics are a necessary component to help repopulate the healthy flora in the intestines and to begin to reestablish normal healthy digestion.
Gastro intestinal health problems are increasing in our society and the problem does not stop there. Left unattended a poorly functioning gastro-intestinal tract will adversely affect the immune system in the form of many chronic health issues. If food is not properly digested it will ferment in the gut and if we do not have the proper balance of good gut flora the fermented foods will putrefy and eventually escape through the G.I. lining and be assimilated into the blood system and into tissue, creating systemic toxins. This is a feeding ground for the onset of chronic disease.
The following is from CBC News, March 13, 2007 in an article entitled, Your Gut's Love Affair with Bacteria, "A recent study suggested that probiotics may have positive implications for colorectal cancer. The study found that "symbiotic intervention" led to significant changes in fecal flora which resulted in a reduction in the destruction of colonic cells. The study concluded that "several colorectal cancer biomarkers can be altered favorably by symbiotic intervention." This means keeping the internal flora fortified and healthy is tantamount to overall good health.
O'Donnell formulas produce the best available probiotic protection we have found. Flora Balance is a stable microorganism that will survive stomach acid and arrive at its destination, the intestines, with full potency. This combination of live, friendly bacteria works on eradicating fungi and harmful bacteria in our system. It is also a necessary maintenance probiotic for assurance of ongoing healthy flora in the intestines.
Ultimate Acidophilus Plus combines Bacillus Coagulans (formerly Bacillus Sporogenes) with Lactobacillus Acidophilus to provide a power packed duo that reestablishes immune enhancing gut flora. Taken together with Flora Balance, Ultimate Acidophilus provides the necessary assistance for fighting entrenched fungus and the detrimental effects it has on the body.
Causes of bacterial flora overgrowth:
- Anti-biotics and other pharmaceuticals
- Birth control pills
- Sugar/white flour consumption
- Factory farmed meats
- Processed foods
- Alcohol consumption
- Chlorinated water
Indications of bacterial flora overgrowth:
- Chronic Fatigue
- Chronic diarrhea
- Chronic constipation
- Chronic bladder infections
- Gas and bloating
- Nail fungus
Vaginitis Probiotics are necessary to replenish the "good Bacteria" in our gut that insure a strong immune system, proper digestion and, manufacturing and absorption of nutrients. The unique strain of Flora Balance and the powerful wide spectrum application of Ultimate Acidophilus deliver probiotics that will stay intact until reaching their destination in the large intestine. REFRIGERATE AFTER OPENING to insure optimum potency.