Did you know that probiotics stimulate the immune function in critically ill patients? In
March of 2007, Canadian researchers were studying patients who were at risk for something called
Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome. This is a major cause of death among patients in intensive
care. It begins with a breakdown in the barrier function in the gut, and leads to immune system
dysfunction. The researchers thought that since this begins in the gut, maybe probiotics would
help. At the end of 7 days, patients who took probiotics had a significant increase in immune
So probiotics aren’t just for heartburn anymore! Probiotics are the beneficial bacteria
that live in the intestines. They do so much for our bodies, but they immediately help the
digestion and absorption of our food. After a course of antibiotics, both bad and good bacteria
are eliminated from our intestines. This can be a huge problem because probiotics may protect us
from the overgrowth of yeast in the intestines. If the good bacteria are gone, the yeast can
quickly overtake the terrain. Supplementing with probiotics is an excellent
“everyday” idea, but it’s critical after antibiotic use.
There are many different strains of good bacteria. You’re probably very familiar with
Acidophilus. Many milk products, and all yogurt products are fortified with this bacterium.
Bifidus is another popular one, and tends to work best in the colon.
There’s a couple you may not have heard of, though. One is called L. Plantarum. The
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports that this strain may be effective for reducing
the pain and symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. It may be excellent at keeping unfriendly
bacteria from colonizing in the colon, and may do a terrific job of helping to digest proteins
and essential fats.
L. Reuteri is another good strain that’s becoming more popular. This probiotic secretes
a substance called “reuterin”, which may naturally suppresses the growth of
unfriendly microbes. One of the most interesting things it may do is help to increase the size
of our intestines’ villi – tiny finger-like projections on the intestinal wall that
absorb nutrients from food. The longer the villi, the more nutrients are absorbed in our
I'm Guy Evans, and now you know!
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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