The foundation of good health starts in the gut, and it began the day you were born. We have approximately 10 trillion cells in our bodies and 100 trillion bacteria. Some bacteria are good, some are bad, and some are neutral. We live symbiotically with these bacteria but when the bad outweighs the good that’s when trouble begins. Medications, stress, poor diet, nutrient deficiencies, and hormonal changes can decrease the population of good bacteria in our bodies. These good bacteria are called probiotics, which translates to “for life.”

What Probiotics Do For Us
• Support immunity
• Maintain intestinal barrier function (lets good things in and keeps bad things out)
• Reduce inflammation
• Support nutrient digestion
• Manufacture vitamins
• Protect against pathogens
• Enhance detoxification

I’m sure you’ve heard that 70% – 80% of our immune system is located in our digestive system. It’s probiotics that help protect us through three levels of immunity.

Level One: While the virus is still in your intestinal tract, good bacteria surround and neutralize the virus.

Level Two: The good bacteria form a barrier along your intestinal lining to prevent the virus from passing though the intestinal lining and into the bloodstream.

Level Three: If the virus gets past levels one and two, the friendly bacteria communicate with your body to produce substances that neutralize the virus before it causes damage.

That means that if your gut is imbalanced, so is your immune system. Think of probiotics as your personal army standing guard for you. Supplementing with probiotics is the easiest way to build up your good bacteria and keep your immune system strong but eating yogurt is not enough. You would have to eat 50 servings of yogurt to equal one capsule of Ultimate Flora Critical Care.

If you can’t remember to take a refrigerated probiotic and convenience is what you want then Ultimate Flora Critical Care Go Pack is the answer. It provides 50 billion live cultures in a convenient shelf stable (no refrigeration required) format. It is a 12 strain probiotic formula that is both dairy & soy free. As it does not require refrigeration, Go Packs are ideal for those that travel or have a tendency to forget to take their probiotic before they leave home. By having your probiotic in a place you frequent, you are more likely to see it and remember to take it.

Besides being good for your gut, Ultimate Flora Critical Care Go Pack includes a strain that is particularly effective in avoiding respiratory infections. In 2014, a randomised, double-blind placebo-controlled research trial found that the risk of having an upper respiratory illness episode was significantly lower whie taking this strain.

Ultimate Flora Critical Care Go Pack also includes a strain that increases the number of good bifidobacteria in the colon and reduces harmful enterobacteria such as Salmonella and E-coli. This strain has been studied and shown to be especially helpful for the elderly population.

Being proactive is the best way to stay healthy, and probiotics go a long way in keeping your digestion humming, you gut happy and your immune system strong.

By Caroline Farquhar RHN, BA, EMP

Renew Life Ultimate Flora 50 Billion Go Pack