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Common Questions About Probiotics Answered

Common Questions About Probiotics Answered

What Are Probiotics?

Commonly known as living bacteria that inhabit our digestive system, “probiotic” literally means promotion of microorganism grown. 

Probiotics and probiotic supplements can include bacteria, bacterial spores, or fungi (yeast).


Different Probiotic Strains Have Different Effect’s: Let’s Take A Look At Some of Them

Different Probiotic Strains Have Different Effect’s: Let’s Take A Look At Some of Them

A glance at Lacto and Bifido Strain Benefits: Lactobacillus acidophilus – Maintains integrity of intestinal walls. Lactobacillus fermentum – Helps neutralize toxic products made during digestion, promotes a healthy balance of bacteria in the gut. Lactobacillus rhamnosus – The “travel probiotic“- found to be effective in reducing occurrences of traveler’s diarrhea. Bifidobacteria bifidum – Promotes healthy digestion in both small and large intestines; especially helpful for proper digestion of dairy. Bifidobacteria longum – Helps crowd out bad bacteria, helps neutralize everyday toxins in the gut, breaks down carbohydrates without producing excess gas. Saccharomyces boulardii: a non-pathogenic, transient (non-colonising) yeast, originally...


Transient vs. Resident Probiotic Strains

Transient vs. Resident Probiotic Strains

Resident bacteria strains, or permanent gut dwellers, live on the walls of your intestinal tract. They form a protective layer against pathogenic ("unfriendly") germs there. Transient probiotic strains, or temporary visitors, follow the digestive process and are eventually evacuated from the body. They are helpful in fighting certain types of bacteria, and are important to the immune system. Resident strains: Lactobacillus helveticus, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacteria bifidum, Bifidobacteria breve, Bifidobacteria longum, Bifidobacteria infantis, Lactobacillus animalis, and Lactobacillus rhamnosus. Transient strains: Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus paracasei, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Streptococcus thermophilus, and Brevibacillus laterosporus.   Any statements or products mentioned herein this...


Pomegranate Oil | Ingredient Highlight

Pomegranate Oil | Ingredient Highlight

Pomegranate Oil (Punica granatum) Rich in vitamins, antioxidants and polyphenols that shield the skin from UV and free-radical damage. Supports cell regeneration, repairs skin, and effectively reduces and prevents wrinkles in the epidermis. Has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Superior moisturizing ability, nourishing and softening while evening skin tone. This is our superstar ingredient in the Hydro-Skincare line with Antioxidants oil based products including: The Hydro-Lip Balm with Antioxidants Hydro-Lip Cream with Antioxidants Hydro- Oil Cleanser with Antioxidants Hydro-Body Balm with Antioxidants Hydro-Lotion Bars with Antioxidants


How Probiotics Get Their Names

How Probiotics Get Their Names

How probiotics get their names.

Probiotic names include a genus (first letter capitalized) and ​species​ (follows the genus, usually italicized). For example: Lactobacillus r​ hamnosus.

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