The holiday season is upon us. Between the big family dinners, the holiday parties, and the endless stream of tempting holiday treats, overeating is nearly impossible to avoid. But that doesn’t mean you have to suffer with digestive discomfort. Taking steps now to maintain a healthy gut will reduce the likelihood of intestinal distress later. Probiotics are an excellent way to accomplish this.
Different strains of probiotics are available to target different areas of the gastrointestinal tract. However, not all brands of probiotics are the same. As many as 95 percent of existing commercial probiotic brands contain organisms that aren’t even alive and active by the time they reach your gut. NutraSense offers Dr. Shahani’s brand of high quality probiotics made by Nebraska Cultures. Dr. Khem Shahani was a pioneer in the field of probiotics and is considered one of the world’s leading authorities on probiotics and their role in digestive health. He discovered the popular DDS-1 strain of acidophilus in the late 1950s and laid the groundwork for manufacturing probiotics that survive through the stomach and remain viable in the colon to provide maximum benefits. His family continues his scientific research today.
Probiotics help combat problems such as constipation, diarrhea, bloating, and overall digestion. Dr. Shahani’s Pro-Flora product contains two complementary strains of probiotics that provide optimal digestive health and regularity. The DDS-1 strain of Lactobacillus acidophilus predominates the small intestine, while bifidobacterium bifidum colonizes in large numbers in the large intestine and colon. The combination of these two strains of probiotics works to protect and maintain the best possible health of your digestive system.
In addition to supporting overall digestive health, Pro-Flora offers a number of other health benefits:
- It offers better digestion of carbs and proteins by producing beneficial acids.
- It helps alleviate “traveler’s diarrhea” and constipation.
- It reduces the number of bad bacteria in the intestines, making room for more good bacteria.
- It enhances immune response.
- It assists in the production of B-vitamins and enzymes.
- It supports liver function.
Even if you don’t need help staying regular and improving the health of your GI tract, you can still benefit from a high-quality probiotic. Dr. Shahani’s single DDS-1 strain of L. acidophilus contains 2.5 billion live colony forming units. CFUs indicate the number of active, live organisms (good bacteria and yeast) that a probiotic contains. Dr. Shahani’s L. acidophilus helps with all of the issues previously mentioned as well as helping reduce and prevent yeast infections, skin problems, gas, diarrhea, constipation, bad breath, dysentery, and stomach ulcers.