Inner Health Plus Dairy Free Capsules. Medical strength acidophilus and bifidobacterium. 25 billion good bacteria per vegetable Capsule. Assists in restoring beneficial (friendly) intestinal bacteria. Antibiotics deplete this, which can lead to many problems such as constipation, diarrhoea, thrush and skin problems. Taking a probiotic replaces this. Aids in the maintenance of a normal healthy gastrointestinal system and digestive function. If you have been taking a course of antibiotics a probiotic such as Inner Health Plus Dairy Free may assist in maintaining the balance of good bacteria. Inner Health Plus Dairy Free may be useful for the symptoms of bloating, gas or flatulence. NCFM acidophilus can survive the passage through the human gastrointestinal tract. Aids in maintaining a normal healthy immune system. Helps improve general wellbeing. Helps maintain normal healthy urogenital flora. Suitable for dairy and lactose intolerant people. 90 VegeCapsules
Heres what Ethical Nutrients have to say about How Probiotics Boost Immunity
Health Begins in the Gut
To build a solid foundation for your health, the best place to start is where good health begins - in your digestive tract. Many pathogens and toxins enter into your body through your skin, lungs, even your mucous membranes! However, the largest source of toxins and microbial agents come from an area that most people would not expect - your digestive system. It may seem strange to think of the digestive tract as an external organ, but that is precisely what it is. The digestive tract has a very large surface area that comes into direct contact with our external environment, whilst providing a physical barrier to protect our internal organs from infection-causing bacteria, parasites and viruses. If our digestive system was to be stretched out, its surface area would be roughly equal to the size of a football field! This large surface area presents a defensive challenge and must be policed with many immune cells to protect you against illness. As it is so closely intertwined with the immune system, the digestive tract is recognised as a very active immune centre, and is thought to contain a whopping 70% of the body's immune system.
The Gut Ecosystem - Not All Bugs Are Bad
Many people are surprised to learn that bacteria can be their friend, especially during cold and 'flu season! We are all familiar with the harmful bacteria that can cause a myriad of ailments such as respiratory infections, urinary tract infections, diarrhoea and other types of illness. However, what many people may not realise is that our intestines (large and small) are home to upwards of 100 trillion live bacteria - most of which are vital for good health. This intestinal microflora consists of both friendly probiotic bacteria and harmful pathogenic bacteria that co-exist in a complex ecosystem and can weigh up to a massive 1.5kg! Unfortunately, the balance of friendly bacteria in the gut can easily be disrupted by many lifestyle factors such as stress, poor diet, antibiotics and toxin exposure. These disruptions can compromise your health, resulting in digestive issues and weakened immune system activity. There is an increasing amount of evidence that shows replenishing your gut with probiotics, or beneficial bacteria, can help prevent imbalances in gut ecology, not only improving digestive system health, but also the overall function of your immune system.
The Probiotic Arsenal
Probiotics can help protect against illness through a number of means. Firstly, probiotics are an army unto themselves. Taking probiotics helps to rebalance gut ecology in favour of the "good" guys. They do this by out-populating harmful bacteria and pathogens and stealing their food sources to prevent them from growing and multiplying. Probiotics such as lactobacilli and bifidobacteria also produce organic compounds such as lactic acid and acetic acid which help keep your colon slightly acidic. An acidic environment allows the good bacteria to thrive whilst inhibiting the growth of many harmful strains of bacteria, yeast and parasites. Another way probiotics help to take the load off the immune system is by keeping the protective mucosal layer in your digestive tract healthy. This provides an extra level of defence against invasion by harmful pathogens. On top of all of these actions, probiotics can directly influence the activity of the immune system by increasing the concentration and activity of certain immune cells. This combination of factors makes probiotic supplementation a simple yet effective way to prevent all types of infections and illness.
Not all probiotics are created equal
Whilst all probiotics can contribute to a healthy ecosystem within the intestine, there are a select few, specific strains of probiotic bacteria that are well known for their effects on supporting the immune system. For this reason, if you or a family member is continuously coming down with the dreaded cold or flu or some other sort of infection, it is important to choose a probiotic strain that has been clinically shown to support immune activity. One probiotic strain that has this action is Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM. This strain is one of the most comprehensively studied beneficial probiotics available. Bifidobacterium lactis Bi-07 is another strain of beneficial bacteria that restores balance in cases of immune system dysregulation and supports healthy immune responses. Both of these immune-enhancing bacterial strains are present in the Inner Health powder and Inner Health Plus Capsules, making this formula a great option for boosting immune system function. Inner Health Plus and Inner Health powder also contain an ingredient derived from milk, known as colostrum, which is high in antimicrobial compounds and immune regulating factors.
What about Children?
For children who continuously get sick, Inner Health Immune Booster for Kids is recommended. This formula contains both Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM and Bifidobacterium lactis Bi-07, and is clinically proven to boost immune system function and reduce the frequency and duration of cold and flu symptoms as well as the days absent from child care or school. For immune system support on an ongoing basis, Inner Health for Kids is the probiotic most suitable to be taken every day.
Probiotics for Life
Many people tend to think of the Immune system and digestive system as two completely separate entities. However, we now know these two systems are closely related and the health of the digestive system can largely influence our body's ability to fight off infection and resist illness. Probiotics in particular play an important role in improving our immune system activity. By choosing the right strain of probiotic bacteria such as Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM and Bifidobacterium lactis Bi-07, you can protect yourself and your family members against dreaded infections that render you out of action for days or weeks at a time and instead lay the foundations for great health! Have you had your Inner Health Plus Today?
Inner health assists in restoring beneficial (friendly) bacteria, especially after long term antibiotic and/or contraceptive pill use. It aids in the maintenance of a normal healthy gastro intestinal system and digestive function. Aids in maintaining a normal healthy immune system. Helps improve well being. Probiotics are beneficial for those with any problem relating to a candida over growth, such as thrush, UTI or cystitis, IBS, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation diarrhoea. They are also vital after taking antibiotics.
It is said that for each 1 course of antibiotics you take, you should consider taking a probiotic supplement for 3-4 weeks afterwards, just to replace the beneficial bacteria destroyed from this 1 course.
Each VegeCap contains 25 Billion Good Bacteria: - 12.5 billion Lactobacillus acidophilus (NCFM) Organisms, 12.5 billion Bifidobacterium Lactis (Bi-07) Organisms. No added artificial flavouring, colouring or preservatives. Free from gluten, wheat, dairy, lactose, corn, eggs, nuts, yeast and salt. Vegetarian Capsule. Store at 2°C to 8°C. (Refrigerate. Do not freeze.)
Suitable for dairy and lactose intolerant people.
Adults and children over 5 years: Take 1 Capsule daily or as directed by a health care professional.
Keep out of reach of Children. Storage at 2C to 8C. Refrigerate, do not freeze.
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