Over and above digestive health, the advantages of taking a daily supplement of a good, is undeniable in quite a few added fields: the Imsyser health team are sharing this article on our 12 strain liquid probiotic. For more details visit www.imsyser.co.za.
- Urinary Health: Probiotics make a nice compliment to antibiotics among people who suffer from urinary tract infections, according to the research. What’s more, there’s emerging evidence that regular probiotics can help prevent bad bacteria from invading the urinary tract by maintaining a population of healthy bacteria on the tract’s adherence sites. Infections of the urinary tract are extremely common, especially in women. Most infections disappear with antibiotics, but about 30 to 40 percent might return, according to literature from the University of Maryland Medical Centre.
- Allergies: Allergy research is still preliminary, but at least one large, high quality study found a relationship between women taking probiotics during pregnancy and a 30 percent reduction in the instance of childhood eczema (an early sign of allergies) in their infants. Researchers selected women who had a history of seasonal allergies — or whose partners had histories of allergies. The infants who received probiotics in-vitro also had 50 percent higher levels of tissue inflammation, which is thought to trigger the immune system and reduce allergy incidence.
- Women’s Health: Just like the digestive tract, the female organ relies on a precarious balance of good and bad bacteria. When that balance is off, it can result in very common, though thoroughly uncomfortable infections. Some small studies have found that L. acidophilius can help prevent infection, manage an already active one or support antibiotics as a treatment. Probiotics may also have a special role in maternal health, as pregnant women are particularly susceptible to infections. And bacterial infections have been indicated as a contributing factor to pre-term labour, making probiotics a potential boon for fetal health.
- Immunity: Surprisingly, one of the main functions of healthful bacteria is to stimulate immune response. By eating probiotic-rich foods and maintaining good intestinal flora, a person can also help to maintain a healthy immune system. And that has real world effects: for example, in one small study of students, those who were given a fermented dairy drink (instead of milk) displayed increased production from lymphocytes — a marker of immune response.
Obesity: In 2006, Stanford University researchers found that obese people had different gut bacteria than normal-weighted people — a first indication that gut flora plays a role in overall weight. Some preliminary research shows that probiotics can help obese people who have received weight loss surgery to maintain weight loss.