What’s in Your Gut?

Research has shown that what’s in your gut — the type and quantity of microorganisms — can interact with your body in ways that can either prevent or encourage good health. The ideal ratio between the “good” and “bad” microorganisms, or bacteria, in your gastrointestinal (GI) tract is said to be 85 percent good and 15 percent bad. Maintaining this optimal ratio is essential for good health.

Unfortunately, the bacteria in your digestive system are vulnerable to various lifestyle and environmental factors, such as processed foods/poor diet, pollution, stress, and even antibiotics. Too many of these influences, and unhealthy bacteria may begin to take over and compromise your gut, and thereby, your immune system.

Some say that the best way to ensure optimal gut flora is to regularly consume traditionally fermented foods like yogurt, vinegar, or sauerkraut. However, if you’re not fond of these types of foods, taking a high-quality probiotic supplement is another great option. Probiotics are live, healthy bacteria that, essentially, help move food through your GI tract. They also help your body produce vitamins, absorb nutrients and minerals, and aid in the elimination of toxins. In other words, they keep your gut healthy.

AloeDophilus® is an advanced probiotic that can help replenish “friendly” bacterial cultures* and fortify your digestive system.

Contact your Univera Associate today to find out more about this super-potent probiotic.

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