The following are some facts which may prove that probiotics have no effect on the human body:
1) There is no scientific evidence to support the theory that probiotics cure any disease.
2) The National Institutes of Health (NIH), the world’s largest funder of medical research, does not fund any studies into whether or not taking a daily dose of live bacteria will prevent cancer, improve heart health or protect against infectious diseases.
3) Even if there were such proof, it would still be unethical to withhold this information from the public because it could save lives.
If there was a proven benefit, then why is it being withheld? Why isn’t the truth coming out?
5) The only reason why most doctors recommend probiotics for their patients is due to marketing hype. They want us all to believe that they work!
6) Many people believe that probiotics are good for them because they believe they contain beneficial strains of bacteria.
But what if these “good” bacteria are actually harmful? What if the strain of bacteria is so bad that it causes an infection? What if the strain of bacteria is resistant to antibiotics? Is it really worth risking your life just to get a few extra weeks with someone who might die anyway?
7) The human body is designed to be able to ward off foreign invaders like harmful strains of bacteria.
The immune system is very complex and it has several different defenses such as special cells that attack invaders, antibodies that tag invaders for removal and inflammation which helps prevent infections from spreading. If it wasn’t such a perfect system then we would all die from one small cut!
8) Studies have shown that healthy people who take probiotics still get the common cold!
Also, many people who have taken antibiotics in the past 5-10 years still get urinary tract infections!
We provide a few facts that support the amazing benefits of probiotics:
1) You can’t get an infection from taking a supplement with live bacteria in it.
This is because all of the bacteria in the bottle are alive and they’re in a solution with acid which kills everything (except the acidophilus capsules, which are special).
2) If you get enough “good” bacteria inside of your digestive tract, then the harmful bacteria (which are always there) won’t be able to survive.
3) Our immune system is made up of several different kinds of cells, tissues and chemicals that work together to fend off invaders.
If you support this complex system with a healthy diet and by taking supplements, then it will be much harder for something to make you sick.
4) The human body is actually made up of 10 times more bacterial cells than human cells!
It makes sense that a healthy population of friendly bacteria inside your digestive tract is going to be good for your health.
5) Antibiotics don’t always work.
Everyone knows this but many people don’t take the time to think about the negative aspects of using these drugs. Many people automatically assume that taking a few days worth of antibiotics is going to fix the problem, when in reality it’s only a short term fix and isn’t going to solve the cause of the problem. The best scenario is you kill all of the foreign invaders, but save your “good” bacteria.
In some cases this isn’t even possible due to antibiotic resistance. In other words, the drugs don’t work anymore because the invaders are immune to them.
6) Antibiotics have been linked to several different kinds of infections such as yeast infections, stomach ulcers and more.
Many of these problems don’t show up until months or years after the drug is taken!
We provide a few more facts that support taking a high quality probiotic:
1) If you take antibiotics, it’s best to also take a probiotic supplement during and after you finish the drug.
2) If you get sick, it’s best to take a high quality probiotic during and after the illness.
A good example of this is the common cold. A lot of people will wait out a cold and take DayQuil or NyQuil to try to alleviate the symptoms. While this might help you feel better, your body is still fighting off an infection.
By taking a probiotic, you can actually shorten the amount of time that you have to experience the illness, because it helps your body fight it off faster!
3) Our high quality probiotic has been designed to deliver specific “good” bacteria to the digestive tract.
These are some of the same types of bacteria found in yogurt that are also found naturally in the human body. This is a different probiotic than the one that we offer for women.
4) It’s simple to take and makes your body feel better!
The right bacteria inside of your digestive tract can do a lot to help you stay healthy.
We always recommend taking a high quality probiotic whether you’re sick or not. You can also take it alongside antibiotics to give yourself extra support. Our immune systems are stronger when we have a healthy population of “good” bacteria in the digestive tract.
We provide a link to the product page for the probiotic in this article. Remember that this is a natural product and, as such, can deteriorate over time or if not stored in appropriate conditions. We ship our products in refrigerated containers to ensure they arrive on your doorstep in the best condition possible.
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