Probiotics: What are They?

Friendly Bacteria with Enormous Benefits

You have 10 times the number of bacteria cells than human cells inside your body; most of them are inside your gut. Ask a scientist who is researching this bacterium and they’ll say it’s called “gut microbiota”, but we like to think of it more like a “gut ecosystem”. Just like the ecosystem living in your backyard, that ecosystem living inside your gut is influenced by the foods and beverages we intake, the quantity of water we consume, the amount of stress we experience, how much exercise we take part in and any, and all, toxins that enter our bodies.

Over 500 different types of bacteria are calling your gut “home” and trust us, you want them there. They help to facilitate digestion, boost immunity and process vital nutrients like vitamins B, K, folate and certain short-chain fatty acids. In fact, it is estimated that up to 10% of your daily energy needs are produced by the by-products of this bacteria in your gut.

Probiotics-For Life

Probiotics are truly nature’s own antibiotic. These live organisms, which are not visible to the naked eye, help to build long-lasting immunity to illness and disease such as, IBS, infections, allergies, the common cold, flu and cancer. They’ll also help to replenish bacteria which has been greatly reduced or even eliminated, through the overuse of antibiotics, medications, toxins and disease. A probiotic will help to create a healthy balance for the millions of microbes in your body and furthermore, help to maintain this balance for several years to come. That being said, the name probiotic actually means “for life”.

Probiotic Strains

A healthy probiotic strain

Just as antibiotics have different actions and treat different illnesses, there are several types of probiotic strains which treat different health ailments. For example, the strain B. bifidum boosts the immune system, reduces lactose intolerance, aids in the absorption of nutrients and prevents the colonization of harmful bacteria. This strain also combats constipation, IBS, yeast infections and vaginitis in females. Another probiotic strain called B. lactis makes its home inside the intestines. This strain helps to kill off pesky bad bacteria while promoting healthy cell growth and supporting the immune system. The L acidophilus probiotic strain thrives in the small intestine and essentially builds a fortress of good bacteria while blocking harmful organisms from entering your bloodstream and leading to illness. This probiotic strain goes far beyond aiding in digestion and also helps alleviate diarrhea while at the same time, preventing constipation. Another popular probiotic strain is B. longum, and for good reasons. This strain is one of the most dominate micro-organisms found inside the human body and is one of the most important residents of the gut. It helps to keep the digestive system running smoothly, prevents the growth of bad bacteria and is an excellent immune booster.

Reminder: Not All Bacteria is Good

It’s important to keep in mind that not all bacteria are good; moreover, not all the good bacteria are considered a probiotic. Many people think that all yogurts contain probiotics; when actually, this is not true. Some yogurts do and some do not. Certain fermented foods like Brewer’s yeast, miso, sauerkraut, or microalgae have probiotics in them, but currently, one of the best ways to make sure you are getting a daily dose of them is through a natural probiotic supplement. This will help your body to reap all the benefits of a probiotic and build a healthy army of micro-organisms which will work with you to create a strong defensive immune system.

Give Probiotics a Prebiotic

Supercharge the benefits of probiotics by giving your body a prebiotic. Prebiotics are non-digestible ingredients naturally occurring in various food sources like yacon root, chicory root, raw Jerusalem artichoke and vanilla powder. When consumed, these will enhance the environment in your gut allowing the probiotics to flourish. Think of it as adding a multicoloured flower bed to your garden of trees; while the trees looked nice, the flowers have made it even better.

New Leaf “For Life”

Air Thai Life Pro Immune Pro Biotic Super Support

No pun intended, but at New Leaf Detox Resort, all of our guests are given a natural probiotic supplement. This aids in the safe and effective body detox by fighting off bad bacteria which played a role in weight gain, digestive disorders and even skin problems. When combined with an additional supplement like Moringa, they’ll get a large boost of vitamins and minerals while reducing a variety of health problems like high cholesterol, diabetes and hypoglycemia.

Pro-Immune Probiotic Supplement

If you would like to give your body the bacteria it needs to maintain a healthy gut and strong immune system, try out Air Thai Life’s Pro-Immune, our latest all natural supplement which contains the vital probiotics as well as, prebiotics to enhance the benefits of this good bacteria. This safe and effective supplement is 100% vegan, contains no GMO’s and is all natural.

If you would like more information on our all-inclusive detox programs or the Pro Immune supplements, Contact us today.