Probiotics: Most Important Supplement You Must Take

Dr. Todd Pickman from Gonstead Spine & Wellness talks about an important supplement, if not the most important supplement that you and your family can and should be taking on a daily basis, which is probiotics. Gut health is really important for many things, one of which is immunity function.

We know that 80% of your immune system and the strength of the immune system relies on proper gut health. That means if you are getting sick all the time, if you have an auto immune condition, if you have flues, colds, allergies on an ongoing basis, then you want to look into the health of your gut. You want to make sure the gut is being nourished properly. Some people don’t know what that means….so let’s break it down into some easy steps so it makes sense. Let’s say you have a vegetable garden (which is the good bacteria) and then there are the weeds (the bad / harmful bacteria). You will need poison or weed killer for the weeds and fertilizer for the vegetables. Probiotic supplements are specifically for your gut function. Your gut has tons of bacteria, good and bad. You want to feed the good bacteria and you want to minimize the amount of the bad bacteria. For example, serotonin, the “feel good” chemical, is mostly produced in the gut. Fast facts on serotonin: serotonin is an important chemical and neurotransmitter in the human body. It is believed to help regulate mood and social behavior, appetite and digestion, sleep, memory, and sexual desire and function. Low serotonin levels have been linked to depression. Therefore, in order to maintain proper levels of serotonin in your body, you need to keep your gut healthy, and that is done by feeding the good bacteria. Sugar feeds the bad bacteria, so you should avoid sugar.

Advances in stabilization technology means the health benefits of probiotics are now available in convenient, shelf-stable supplement formats – capsules, tablets, sachets and sticks. Bringing probiotics out of the refrigerator case allows for sale into new channels such as FDM (food-drug-mass) as well as new geographies where cold chain distribution and storage is not available. Combining shelf stability with world-class clinical documentation offers a powerful formula for probiotic success.

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Howaru® is a brand of highly effective, clinically documented probiotics. Offered as single strains or pre-formulated blends, each product in the Howaru® lineup is proven efficacious through multiple gold-standard human clinical studies. The patented stabilization system from DuPont allows for room temperature storage and distribution of Howaru® probiotics. Probiotics should be taken 15 to 30 minutes before a meal or 1 hour after a meal (not with food). Brands are very important. Dupont is the best brand…..Dr. Todd just attended a seminar where 55 brands were tested and only 13% had all the active ingredients required….the rest did not have the active ingredients and/or ingredients listed on the label. Always take a high dosage of probiotics after you have taken any antibiotics to build up good bacteria that has been killed from the antibiotics. Probiotics are good for the whole family and safe for small children. Dr. Todd’s infant gets some of the probiotics through breast milk but is also given a small dose two to three times a week.

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