Why VSL3?

VSL#3 Probiotic 2 Pack Capsules VSL3 Can Help If You….

  • Have heavy stress
  • Have recently taken antibiotics
  • Drink a lot of alcohol
  • Eat a lot of sugar
  • Get recurring fungal infections

Did you know that if you do just one of these system stressors on a regular basis, your gut health could be compromised.  Microorganisms which reside in your gut can not be stimulated to grow by a change in diet alone. That’s why probiotics are necessary. Before your immune system gets out of wack, consider taking probiotics.

Why take VSL#3?

  • 10 times the strength of the average probiotic
  • Proprietary blend of 8 strains of live probiotic bacteria; multiple bacteria strains taken simultaneously provide a wider range of benefits than single strain probiotics.
  • The effects of probiotics are very strain specific; the strains of VSL#3 are backed by more than 170 published studies
  • Greater potency which ensures that bacteria survive the stomach acid and bile to colonize in your gut.
  • VSL #3 is now dairy-free for those people who suffer from milk allergies or lactose intolerance.

In 2014 the World Health Organization defined Probiotics as “live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.” VSL#3 meets the definition of a probiotic.

What are the results of VSL#3?

  • Maintains a healthy mucosal lining
  • Strengthens intestinal barriers
  • Strengthens the tight junctions
  • Improves immune system
  • Improves digestion

What Conditions Does VSL#3 Help?

If you are still wondering if VSL#3 could be right for you, take a look at these testimonials from those who have been helped by this product. VSL#3 is now available in three formulations, regular strength, double strength and packet form. It’s simple to take as a capsule or just add it to a beverage or smoothie.

Contact us if you have any questions about VSL#3 or need help with determining the best dose to take for your condition or symptoms.

Five Ways to Improve Digestion

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Human health depends heavily on digestion. When the body digests nutrients properly, a person usually experiences a state of good health. When digestion is compromised, health declines.

This makes sense when you think about what the body needs to thrive. We need to be able to take in food, break it down into useable portions, remove the nutrients we require from it, and then get rid of what’s not needed. This process of digesting food usually runs like clockwork. However, sometimes the digestive system fails, in whole or in part, which means the body is probably not being nourished as it should be. No nourishment leads to poor health in many ways.

For those with compromised digestive health, natural supplements like probiotics and prebiotics can sometimes help to reset the body. These supplements aid the digestive system in healing and staying healthy, so that the body can get the nutrients and energy it needs from food and effectively expel the waste.

The following are five ways to improve digestion for those seeking natural and gentle remedies

Probiotic and Prebiotic Supplements

Probiotics and prebiotics work to restore digestion if it has been compromised and to keep it working like it should. Probiotic supplements, such as our PerfectPass Probiotic, propagate the gut with friendly bacteria that keep bad bacteria from flourishing. When bad bacteria take over in the intestines, as it sometimes does due to poor diet or stress, gut problems like Crohn’s disease and IBD can occur. Prebiotics, such as our PerfectPass Prebiotic, are perfect for helping probiotics grow in abundance and establishing harmony in your intestinal tract.

Ditch the Junk Food

There may be nothing worse for your digestive system than junk food. Junk food is considered any food that either has nothing going for it in the way of nutrients or actually contains harmful substances, like hydrogenated oils or artificial ingredients. Junk foods compromise digestion in many ways, including damaging the intestinal lining and leaving the body without the nourishment it needs. Common junk foods that you’ll want to avoid if you seek good digestive health include those with processed white sugar, artificial flavorings and colorings, and hydrogenated oils.

Bulk Up on Fiber

In place of junk foods, you’ll want to eat whole plant-based foods that contain lots of fiber. Fiber gets things moving in the bowels and keeps them moving. This helps reduce the risk of a person getting constipated, which can cause other problems in the digestive system. Good foods to eat with fiber include dark leafy green vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and seeds.

Begin Your Day With Hot Water and Lemon

Drinking enough water is important for keeping digestion working like it should, and you can speed up the digestion process by beginning each day with a cup of hot water with lemon. When you wake up, instead of coffee, turn to hot water infused with a squeeze of lemon. This drink jump-starts digestion for the day, and it’s rich in vitamin C, which aids the digestive process all day lone.

Spice Things Up

Many spices aid in digestion. Some of the best include cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, nutmeg, and thyme. People have used spices for thousands of years to boost digestion and keep their systems functioning properly. You can take natural spice supplements or cook with tons of spices on a regular basis.

These are five ways to improve digestion, but there are others. The key to keeping digestion functioning properly lies in eating a healthy and clean diet, staying hydrated, moving the body with gentle exercise, and keeping stress at bay. Follow these tips, and you should enjoy happy and healthy digestion on a daily basis.

Prebiotics for a Healthy Digestive System

girl with digestive problemsAccording to the to National Institutes of Health, between 60 and 70 million people in the United States are affected by some form of digestive illness. The most commonly reported conditions include chronic constipation, IBS, diverticular disease, and peptic ulcers.

While the medical community attributes these conditions to stress, poor food choices (including a diet high in processed foods), and a sedentary lifestyle, a growing body of evidence points to the role of intestinal flora in maintaining our digestive health.

Factors such as illness, antibiotic overuse, and poor diet are culprits in damaging or altering the delicate balance of the natural probiotic gut flora. These probiotics or “friendly bacteria” help us maintain our overall digestive health, and prohibit the growth of harmful bacteria that can cause diarrhea and other digestive ills.

Feeding the Flora

Prebiotics nourish and replenish the gut flora, creating a healthy environment in our intestinal tract. These foods contain natural prebiotics to help your digestive tract nourish and create diverse gut flora:

  • Vegetables such as onions and cabbage
  • Legumes like chickpeas, lentils, and green peas
  • Whole grains like oats, barley, and wheat
  • Beans
  • Fruits like apples and bananas

Beans are a healthy, inexpensive source of prebiotics since they contain oligosaccharides. These specialized carbohydrates help ensure a healthy balance of gut flora.

Bananas are especially popular sources of natural prebiotics; they’ve been a mainstay in the BRAT diet for their bland properties and high levels of potassium. Both of these qualities help to soothe an upset stomach and replenish electrolytes lost through vomiting and diarrhea. The natural prebiotic properties in bananas also help to heal the mucous membrane lining the intestinal tract.

Good gut health depends on a healthy, diverse balance of intestinal flora. In some cases, foods alone may not be enough to help your gut nourish intestinal flora. A high-quality prebiotic supplement is an excellent addition to a healthy diet to ensure optimal digestive health

The Perfect Prebiotics

Prebiotics are the “fertilizer” for intestinal flora, providing diverse nutrients to help the flora proliferate. Prebiotic supplements provide an extra dose of essential nutrients to help gut flora thrive. Look for a supplement that contains three Bacillus strains to withstand the assault of stomach acid and to reach your gut at full strength.

Infection, food-borne illness, poor diet, and smoking can all damage your gut flora, leading to symptoms such as diarrhea and indigestion. A prebiotic supplement combined with foods high in prebiotic properties will aid in your gut’s natural repair process and ease your symptoms.

Good digestive health starts from the inside. By combining prebiotic-rich foods with prebiotic supplements, you can help your body jump-start its natural healing process. Damaged intestinal flora is replaced with healthy flora that can feed and maintain the delicate balance of the natural probiotics (good bacteria) in your gut.

High quality prebiotic and probiotic sources and supplements represent a two-pronged approach to optimal gut health. Your body will be better equipped to fight off infections, viruses, and stomach upsets.

When Clean Eating Doesn’t Cut it: Gut Health for Better Fitness

Gut Health for Better Fitness

 

You dedicate your life to a healthy routine: clean eating, supplementation, workouts, and a 10:30 pm bedtime. But what if all that hard work is being undone by poor gut health?

The digestive system is really the engine of our well-being, as it is involved in so many processes. If our digestive system is in check, we feel awesome, we can perform at the top level, and we even can push ourselves harder to make bigger gains in the gym.

Read more When Clean Eating Doesn’t Cut it: Gut Health for Better Fitness

Veggies with Benefits: DIY Fermented Veggies

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A five-year study headed up by the Human Microbiome Project, which includes 200 researchers from 80 universities, found that the human body is made up of more microbes than human cells.

That’s right–we’re all just sacks of seething bacteria! Now before you freak out, remember that the word ‘bacteria’ has been given negative connotations by the hand sanitizer-fueled paranoia of the germ police. Bacteria come in good varieties too.

Read more Veggies with Benefits: DIY Fermented Veggies