Should I Take Probiotics?
In the midst of a global pandemic, health and wellness are at the forefront of everyone’s minds. If there was ever a time in your life to encourage you to take better care of your body and overall health, this is it. But with an overwhelming amount of vitamins, supplements, and minerals flooding the market, it can be challenging to know where to begin your wellness journey. Everybody has different needs when it comes to improving their health. Our team at Cherokee Custom Rx, recommends one simple way to begin your health and wellness routine by focusing on your gut health with probiotics.
The gut plays a major role in certain health systems like digestion, but did you know the gut hosts millions of cells that help improve your immune system? The cells in your gastrointestinal (GI) tract secrete antibodies to help your body fight off various diseases. Recently, scientists have linked the gastrointestinal system to numerous aspects of health that have little to do with digestion, including immunity, emotional stress, and even chronic illnesses like cancer and Type 2 diabetes.
Oftentimes, we seem to not realize (or even know about) the importance of our GI health and end up neglecting our gut which can lead to a plethora of health issues. So how can you protect your gut, boost your immune system, and potentially prevent illnesses? The answer is simple: probiotics.
What are Probiotics?
Probiotics are foods or supplements that contain live microorganisms that maintain and even improve the normal microflora (good bacteria) that is naturally found in the body. Probiotics can be found in foods like yogurt, pickles, and sauerkraut.
The GI tract is a delicately balanced environment where approximately 500 different strains of bacteria compete for space and nutrients. When there is a healthy balance of microflora, few symptoms are felt. However, when there is an abundance of potentially harmful bacteria, people can experience an upset stomach, nausea, constipation, or diarrhea, among other symptoms. The natural microflora balance can be disturbed by medications such as antibiotics, oral contraceptives, excessive alcohol consumption, and a poor diet.
If any of the above information worries you, don’t be afraid! Cherokee Custom Rx’s Ortho Biotic Capsules are a probiotic supplement that can help balance the good and bad bacteria in your gastrointestinal tract.
What is Ortho Biotic?
Ortho Biotic is a probiotic designed with a unique formula that works to bring active organisms into the GI tract to promote healthy gut microflora. This probiotic also protects intestinal integrity and boosts immune function. Each daily dose of Ortho Biotic provides seven proven probiotic strains chosen for their ability to withstand the harsh GI environment and adhere to the intestinal tract to deliver superior results.
The seven probiotic strains are as follows:
- Lactobacillus Acidophilus (La-14)†
- A beneficial bacterial strain that is normally found in the intestinal tract and mouth and is commercially used in dairy products
- Lactobacillus Paracasei (Lpc-37)†
- Shown to protect against the harmful effects of bacteria
- Bifidobacterium Bifidum (Bb-06)†
- Shown to effectively compete with harmful bacteria such as E. coli
- Bifidobacterium Lactis (BI-04)†
- Proven to support a balanced immune response in individuals hypersensitive to environmental allergens
- Lactobacillus Plantarum (Lp-115)†
- Been found to compete against strains of bacteria, due to the production of bacteriocins (lethal proteins) that inhibit bacterial growth
- Lactobacillus Rhamnosus (GG)†
- Ability to adhere to cells, enhance microflora balance, and inhibit pathogen adherence
- Saccharomyces Boulardii†
- Plays a role in supporting immune defense, creating a first line of defense that helps bind and clear harmful bacteria
Since probiotics are live organisms, multiple challenges are faced while manufacturing and distributing probiotic supplements. For a probiotic to be effective, it must be shelf-stable through the expiration date and precisely delivered to the GI tract.
Via BioShield® technology, the microorganisms in Ortho Biotic are protected, sealed and freeze-dried away from moisture, heat, light and oxygen. This process allows the bacteria to remain dormant until they are exposed to moisture in the intestinal tract. Because of BioShield technology®, Ortho Biotic does not need to be refrigerated.
Is Ortho Biotic Right for You?
Ortho Biotic is safe to use for most individuals. This probiotic does not contain any wheat, gluten, soy, corn, animal or dairy products, fish, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, artificial colors, artificial sweeteners or preservatives.
Ortho Biotic can:
- Help maintain a healthy gastrointestinal balance
- Increase secretory IgA for enhanced gut immunity
- Support bowel regularity
- Support digestion and micronutrient absorption
A healthy gut microbiome serves as the foundation for a strong immune system, can help improve daily cognitive performance, and aid in proper digestion. Whether you’re making a new year’s resolution to live a healthier lifestyle, or you’re looking to take control over your whole health and wellbeing, improving our gut health with Ortho Biotic Probiotics is the ultimate place to start.
†These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.