Probiotics literally means 'for life.' Traditional diets comprised of foods containing probiotics (such as the Mediterranean Diet) have been shown to promote health and longevity.
People take probiotics to facilitate intestinal health, but probiotics perform many more important functions. For example, researchers have discovered that probiotics inhibit nuclear factor kappa B(NFkB), which help suppress inflammation as well as positively modulate cellular signaling pathways. Furthermore, studies have shown that probiotics can influence youthful gene expression. Properly formulated probiotics provide biologically active materials that can positively influence many aspects of human health.
The Importance of the GI Tract on Immune Function
A little known fact is that 70-80% of our immunoglobulin-producing cells reside in our gut which is populated by nearly 100 trillion microorganisms, many of which are beneficial bacteria. These bacteria are considered a living part of the human organism. With age, we can experience a decline in vital probiotics and the strength of our immune system. Restoring the gut’ s friendly bacteria can stimulate and regulate healthy immune function.
Researchers have shown that a unique well-studied strain of the bifidobacteria probiotic called BB536® increases the number of healthy bacteria in the colon.6 An in vivo study demonstrated a significant increase in longevity in mice supplemented with bifidobacteria. Long studied by Japanese scientists, BB536® was found to reduce production of inflammatory cytokines that often accompany seasonal symptom development.
Each capsule of Bifido GI Balance provides 2,000,000,000 (two billion) colony forming units of viable healthy bacteria.