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Probiotics and Your Immune System

Probiotics and Your Immune System

Probiotics can help to boost the immune system and ward off inflammatory responses in the gut. Have you heard the saying “it all lies in the gut?” There is truth to this as 70-80% of our entire immune system resides within the gut.

The lining of the small intestines is full of lymph nodes. When necessary, inflammation in the intestines creates a pathway for the immune system to carry out an attack against invading viruses and bacteria. However, when inflammation is present but not needed, illnesses such as allergies, flu and chronic infections can occur. Probiotics offer a beneficial defense against the effects caused by this unwarranted inflammation.

Probiotics also keep the gut healthy, to ensure the immune system functions well. Epithelial tissues in the intestines form a barrier against pathogenic microbes and other harmful substances present. Epithelial intestinal tissue is dependent upon gut flora. If gut flora is not sufficient then the epithelial lining does not regenerate. For epithelial homeostasis, probiotics foster intestinal epithelial cell survival, strengthen cell barrier function, and initiate protective responses from intestinal epithelial cells.

Probiotics can also modulate the immune system, enhancing the body’s innate immunity. This modulating effect helps alleviate excessive inflammation in the gut, thereby boosting immune function.

Knowledge of intestinal flora is growing, and it is becoming evident that we need the protection of these beneficial bacteria. Quality supplements and raw fermented and cultured foods are great sources of probiotics. Be sure you’re getting these in your diet, or taking a quality probiotic supplement!

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Prescript-Assist is a proprietary formulation of 29 naturally resilient strains that support your body’s natural intestinal balance. This probiotic is highly resilient and is shelf stable for 2 years. Most probiotic supplements are made from fragile, lactic-acid based organisms.

 

Our goal at K6 Wellness is to help you on your journey to great health. One of the ways we do that is by offering the best supplements. If you would like to order Prescript-Assist, contact our office today. If you would like to schedule an appointment with one our our Naturopaths, call or email our office.

 

*information from http://www.prescript-assist.com

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