Probiotics are special microbes that maintain and restore the body’s beneficial bacteria. All traditional societies relied on probiotic-rich fermented (aka “cultured”) foods, such yogurt, kefir, kombucha, miso, kimchi, sauerkraut and more. The highest percentage of centenarians in the world live in southern Bulgaria, their longevity attributed to frequent consumption of homemade yogurt.
As more people become aware of probiotics’ health benefits, fermented/cultured foods have become more widely available. But buyer beware! Probiotics are living entities and will be mostly dead in any product that has been heat-treated, as most commercial yogurts and sauerkrauts are. Their labels may truthfully say “made with active cultures,” but that doesn’t mean the cultures are still alive!
The biggest problem with probiotics, however, is obtaining LIVE probiotics, since they can easily die anywhere along the road from manufacture to the perilous trip through the acidic environment of the stomach before reaching the intestines. This is the main reason studies have shown that 85% of probiotic supplements are biologically useless.
Taking a probiotic supplement in addition is a good idea because there are many, many different strains of probiotics, and the better supplements will have an array of those strains which have been studied and found to be especially effective in restoring a healthy population of good bacteria in your digestive system. Our Beyond Health Probiotic Formula contains ten such strains.
Intestinal bacteria are damaged by consumption of meat, caffeine, alcohol, antibiotics, and birth control pills. Beyond Health's Probiotic Formula provides the good bacteria you need!
Our intestinal tracts house billions of helpful bacteria that aid digestion and immunity, improve nutrition, and combat yeast and parasites.
*This product may not have the same effect on every person and may affect individual metabolisms differently.