Americans spent over $1 billion on probiotic supplements last year. Are these pills worth it?
Here's some important information that you need to know: Your body depends on a healthy, optimally functioning digestive tract to efficiently break down the foods you eat, extract essential nutrients and eliminate harmful toxins. And in truth, the seemingly minor digestive complaints so many people struggle with on a daily basis are actually precursors to much more serious health problems. Unfortunately, this connection has long been overlooked by conventional medicine.
My name is Joshua Corn and I am the Editor-in-Chief of Live in the Now, one of the fastest growing natural health publications in the nation. My passion for natural healing drives me to spread the word about simple, safe and effective health solutions that can dramatically improve your life. Please keep reading to learn more.
More and more research is showing that when your digestion suffers, so does your overall health. Poor digestion can make it difficult for your body to absorb crucial nutrients from the food you eat and to eliminate harmful toxins, resulting in nutritional deficiencies and systemic toxicity. The buildup of toxic matter inside the intestines promotes the growth of harmful microbes, which can set the stage for indigestion and eventually, more serious digestive disorders. This toxic buildup can contaminate the bloodstream and make digestion uncomfortable and progressively less efficient.
Additionally, here's a surprising fact that most people are shocked to learn: Roughly 80% of your immune system is actually found in your gastrointestinal (GI) tract! This means that your gut is a key player when it comes to maintaining a strong immune system and optimal overall health.
The underlying cause of most digestive complaints is simple: a microbial imbalance. Our GI tracts are colonized with bacteria beginning from the day we're born, and as a result, our intestines are brimming with many different strains of bacteria, some beneficial — some not. The "bad" microbes promote disease, while the "good" microbes promote efficient digestion, helping us to absorb nutrients and eliminate toxins. These friendly bacteria, also known as probiotics (which means "for life"), stimulate the immune system and work to crowd out the bad microbes.
As a result, when we eliminate or reduce the good microbes from our body, we set ourselves up for nutritional deficiencies, the build-up of dangerous toxins, increased susceptibility to infection — and a whole cascade of health problems. Exposure to antibiotics, antibacterial hand soaps and environmental pollutants, as well as poor eating habits and stress can all quickly kill off good bacteria. In fact, antibiotics are one of the very worst culprits, since they are literally designed to quickly kill bacteria (both the good and bad types) in your body, and since so many doctors prescribe them unnecessarily.
The latest scientific research is showing that it's crucial to make sure you've got plenty of good bacteria in your body. And while this may seem like news from the cutting-edge of science — humans throughout the world have actually known this for centuries. Throughout history, people have used fermented foods which are naturally high in probiotics, such as yogurt, cheese, miso and cultured vegetables, to support intestinal health.
Unfortunately, in this modern day and age, most of us need a little extra help, even if we regularly consume fermented foods. Of course, the big food and pharmaceutical companies are trying to capitalize on the growing popularity of probiotics and have come up with a slew of "probiotic" drinks, snacks and pills that are little more than marketing hype. And of course, as with any health trend, there are some shady supplement companies out there hawking probiotic pills that offer little to no benefits whatsoever. But this doesn't mean you should stay away from probiotics.
In fact, taking a high quality probiotic supplement may make many nagging health problems quickly disappear. However, it's important to choose the right product so you're not wasting time, money and the opportunity to revolutionize your health!
Here's some essential information that you need to know about probiotic supplements: The live bacteria most contain are literally DEAD ON ARRIVAL by the time they make it to you. That's because most probiotic supplements require consistently cold temperatures to keep the bacteria alive. Even if the bottle is refrigerated in the store when you buy it, you can't be sure it was refrigerated in the truck, in the warehouse, etc. Just a few hours of exposure to light or heat is all it takes to kill the microbes. And unfortunately, the few advanced formulas out there that don't require refrigeration are absurdly expensive.
In addition to my work with the Live in the Now newsletter, I own a company called Stop Aging Now, which has been making premium-grade dietary supplements for over 15 years. Working with my Scientific Advisory Board, I created a convenient, effective and affordable probiotic formula called PurBiotic® that is simply superior to anything else out there, and it has become one of our bestselling products ever!
My goal in creating this formula was to offer a probiotic supplement of superior quality at an amazingly affordable price, so that no one has to suffer the consequences of suboptimal digestion.
I encourage you to shop around do your own research to make sure I'm not shamelessly promoting my own product. But here's why I am confident that PurBiotic is simply the best option out there when it comes to comprehensive support for your digestive health: