Probiotics: A Legendary Battle of Good Vs. Evil (Bacteria, That Is)

The tale of the microbiome is an epic battle between good versus evil. There are good guys and bad guys, think Gryffindor and the evil Slytherin. You can think of Organifi Balance Probiotic as your gut’s ultimate defender. (Or should we say pathogen Patronus?)

When the gut is working correctly it improves signals sent to other parts of the body, like the brain. When we take care of our microbiome with the help of probiotics, we are taking care of our entire body. With all of the daily exposure to toxins and harmful pathogens, our microbiome needs these superheroes to fight for us and keep bad-guy bacteria under control.

What Are “Bad Bacteria?”

Pathogenic bacteria are always trying to infiltrate the intestinal tract, where they can set up camp, grow, and plot their attack against our body.

Additionally, environmental toxins (like herbicides, heavy metals, and mold) strip away good bacteria, making it easier for pathogens to get in.

When this happens, conditions begin to deteriorate in our gut. The lining becomes less healthy, nutrient absorption is reduced, and the immune system is activated, inducing an inflammatory reaction. This can result in chronic abdominal pain, a suppressed immune system, and digestive issues.

What Are “Good Bacteria?”

Containing an updated blend of 5 probiotic strains totaling 20 billion CFUs, Balance Probiotic feeds your gut the bacteria that help you thrive.

Balance Probiotic’s new formula of Saccharomyces boulardii, Bacillus coagulans, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus acidophilus, and Bacillus subtilis DE11 provides viable probiotics that target the root cause of bloating and intestinal discomforts.

By producing more good bacteria and strengthening our gut barrier, these strains have a cascade of benefits that positively impact our immune system, regulate elimination, and promote optimal nutrient absorption.

Let’s dive into Organifi Balance Probiotic’s lineup of supportive strains:

The Spore Formers: Bacillus coagulans and Bacillus subtilis DE111

Derived from nature, spore formers are characterized by their ability to form endospores to protect themselves in varying conditions making them more stable than other strains. This distinct characteristic allows the spores to survive the highly acidic environment of the stomach.

The clinically-studied strain Bacillus subtilis DE111 is our new recruit to Balance Probiotic. Backed by 30+ scientific studies, this strain is proven to benefit the microbiota by crowding our bacterial pathogens, supporting the immune reaction of intestinal cells, and reinforcing the gut barrier’s function.

Likewise, Bacillus coagulans strains can produce various enzymes that remain active in the gut, allowing us to better break down food.

Together, these spore-forming probiotics increase the count of beneficial bacteria and protect against harmful ones, such as coliforms (bacteria present in the formation of diseases). This further improves microflora diversity, metabolic function, and resilience to environmental stresses.

The Guards: Lactobacillus acidophilus and Lactobacillus rhamnosus

These acid-loving strains thrive in the hectic environment of the gut. Their pili (hair-like structures on the strain that act like Velcro) adhere to the mucous layer of our intestinal lining to create a strong barrier – even under stressful conditions.

Think of your gut as a castle. It’s only as strong as the materials with which it’s built. Probiotics are like the bricks of the castle. They make it harder for invaders to infiltrate.

Additionally, these strains produce antimicrobial proteins, activate other beneficial microbes, and strengthen our gut barrier.

The Traveler: Saccharomyces boulardii

Another valiant protector of our gut barrier, Saccharomyces boulardii is an adaptive yeast known to inhibit the growth and communication of harmful pathogens, strengthen the intestinal barrier, and stimulate enzyme activity necessary for proper digestion. It’s known to always be on the move, finding the most optimal area to thrive and helping your gut where it needs it most.

So What’s the Big Deal About Taking Probiotics?

Do we even need them? The answer is yes. Daily consumption of beneficial bacteria and yeast is necessary for our health, now more than ever. There’s a reason traditional cultures practiced consuming fermented and probiotic-rich foods daily, like sauerkraut, yogurt, cheese, and miso. Consistency is crucial in reaping the many benefits of probiotics, such as:

  • Maintaining a healthy digestive system
  • Supporting healthy gut flora
  • Helping reduce bloat and aid abdominal discomfort
  • Providing immune support
  • Promoting postbiotic generation, the remaining “compounds” that probiotic bacteria in our body produce after breaking down things like fiber.

The health of our microbiota dictates our health overall. If you are putting your digestive issues under the rug, you may be skipping an important step to optimize your wellness. Organifi Balance Probiotic makes it easy to address the root cause of bloating and digestive discomforts.

Tell us about your experiences with probiotics and gut health in the comments below!

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