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Probiotics for mood, stress and immunity

Have you ever stopped to think about the trillions of bacteria that live in your body and how they interact with you? They are an integral part of our gut and a healthy gut helps:

  • Support immune health
  • Lower stress
  • Improve stamina
  • Impact memory
  • Expend better energy
  • Improve sleep

At one point or another we all experience stress. According to Statistics Canada, twenty-seven percent of Canadian workers claimed to have high to extreme levels of stress on a daily basis.1 Whether it’s from work, finances, family or other causes, stress has a big impact on our health and can play a role in the development of symptoms contributing to disease. For most people, one of the first signs of stress is gastrointestinal discomfort such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and loose stools.

Renew Life® has formulated Ultimate Flora® Probiotic Plus Mood & Stress to help reduce gastrointestinal discomfort in those experiencing mild to moderate stress resulting from life events, and helps moderate feelings of anxiety. It includes 6 unique probiotic strains which provide 30 billion active cultures in a convenient one a day dose, no need to take any other probiotic supplement. Not only does it support good digestive health, it also contains 2 clinically studied probiotic strains which have been shown to help moderate feelings of anxiety and reduce gastrointestinal discomfort related to mild to moderate stress.

In addition, Renew Life has also formulated Ultimate Flora® Probiotic Plus Immune Support to help defend from within.

We all get run down from time to time and our immune systems get compromised by factors such as stress, poor diet and not enough sleep. What makes one person catch something and another person avoid it altogether? While lifestyle plays an important factor, it could also be based on the health of the gut. The gastrointestinal tract is home to the largest concentration and highest diversity of bacteria in the body. The GI tract contains the greatest amount of lymphoid tissue in the body, and it’s this lymphoid tissue that is responsible coordinating defense strategies between the innate and adaptive immune systems.2 Understanding this helps us to appreciate why good gut health is important for good immune health.

By Caroline Farquhar R.H.N., E.M.P., B.A.
References:
1. Dankwa, K . (2017). Infographic: Work-Related Stress. Available: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-627-m/contest/finalists-finalistes_2-eng.htm. Last accessed 9 April 2018.
2. California Institute of Technology. (2013). A home for the microbiome: Biologists identify how beneficial bacteria reside and thrive in gastrointestinal tract. Available: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130819171824.htm. Last accessed 12 April 2018.

Renew Life® Ultimate Flora® Probiotic Plus Immune Support is formulated to not only support good digestive health, but it contains a clinically studied probiotic strain which has been shown to reduce the incidence of cold-like symptoms in stressed adults. It includes four additional strains to provide 30 billion active cultures in a convenient one a day dose. When 70% of your immune system is in your gut, make sure yours is up for it!

Whether you’re dealing with mood and stress issues or want to support your immune system, Renew Life® has the answer!


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About the Author: Caroline Farquhar R.H.N., E.M.P., B.A.

Caroline Farquhar

Caroline Farquhar is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, digestive care specialist, public speaker and has been a frequent TV and radio guest in the area of natural health. Learn more about Caroline at renewlife.ca.