TAG | Immune Health
Probiotics found in probiotic supplements, yogurt, and other fermented foods such as kimchi and sauerkraut, are microscopic helpers that impact us in a big way when it comes to our health.‡
A recent Yahoo article, “Probiotics: More Than Your Tummy’s BFF..,” called out some of the important advantages to maintaining a healthy balance of digestive bacteria—supported by probiotics.‡ Your gut is filled with trillions of bacterial cells, and probiotics help boost the amount of healthy bacterial cells there. ‡ These healthy bacteria promote healthy gut balance as well as produce vitamins, help digest your food, promote your immune health, and help keep your bowel and digestive tract ticking along nicely.‡
Dysbiosis and Your Gut
An imbalance of healthy bacteria in the gut is known as dysbiosis, a condition you may not know you have until its uncomfortable signs crop up. The signs of dysbiosis include:
- Gas, bloating, and flatulence, especially around meal time
- Occasional and unexplained constipation or digestive upsets
- Skin issues such as itchy, dry skin or breakouts
- Poor nutrient absorption and irregular digestion
- Yeast imbalance
Boosting your levels of healthy bacteria through probiotic intake supports an optimal balance of beneficial bacteria in your gut.‡
Did you know?
The lining of your gut (GALT) is often called your “second brain,” and the bacteria in it are as important as brain cells in keeping you healthy. The gut associated lymphatic tissue (GALT) is your primary line of defense in the digestive tract; it also produces 90 percent of the body’s feel-good neurotransmitter serotonin.
The GALT is also heavily reliant on the beneficial gut bacteria to do its job. These beneficial bacteria, which include probiotics, promote important immune cell function and help create a healthy gut barrier.‡ So, keep your probiotic intake high, avoid unnecessary antibiotic use, and eat a whole-foods rich diet to feed your gut, and whole body, healthy!
Source: “Probiotics, More Than Your Tummy’s BFF…” Yahoo Shine, July 2013.
Every month Delicious Living magazine is read by over 1 million health enthusiasts, and every year the magazine celebrates select supplement formulas with their annual supplement awards. The awards are given out based on formula innovation, safety, purity, and efficacy—all hallmarks of ReNew Life’s supplement mission.
We are so pleased to announce that two ReNew Life products were among the 2013 award winners! The contenders are nominated from across the country and chosen from a pool of hundreds by Delicious Living’s researchers and expert editorial team. It’s quite an honor to receive an award. Here are our winners:
Norwegian Gold Super Critical Omega – Omega-3 Excellence
Super Critical Omega stood out in this competitive category thanks to its high omega-3 concentration at 1,125mg omega-3 per softgel. That’s a lotof omega-3 in each softgel, eliminating the need to take a handful of capsules daily to meet your omega-3 needs. Plus, Norwegian Gold Super Critical Omega is the advanced digestion fish oil with added lipase that helps break down oils and enteric coating to prevent fishy burping. Oh, and did we mention it’s also enhanced with 1,000 IU of vitamin D3?
IntestiNEW – Top honors in Best Digestive Health category
This unique digestive care product targets an often missed, and very important, area of digestive health—the intestinal lining. Herbs plus L-glutamine and NAG work together to help soothe support the intestinal lining, which can become irritated with poor diet and medications, and promote healthy digestion and nutrient absorption. ǂ The intestines are an important point of contact between what passes through (food and waste) and what gets absorbed. The integrity of the intestinal lining helps determine immune health and total-body health. IntestiNEW helps support your essential gut defense system. ǂ