Good Bacteria Benefits

Post Antibiotic Benefits of Good Bacteria

Millions of people around the globe take antibiotics to get rid of a cold that has turned into a secondary bacterial infection, or as a preventative measure after surgery or injury. Antibiotics are great at what they do: killing bacteria. But unfortunately they are unable to discriminate between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria.

Antibiotic treatments can destroy many of the ‘good’ bacteria that play vital roles in immune function and digestion, and therefore effect overall health and vitality. So, after necessary antibiotic treatments, they should be quickly replenished. The fastest, most convenient way to do this is by consuming Microbiotics. This reduces the incidence of yeast infections and overgrowth of other pathogenic bacteria. A high quality supplement, such as Udo’s Choice® Microbiotics, contains high quantities of diverse strains, so as to repopulate the entire digestive tract.

Immunity & Good Bacteria

‘Friendly’ bacteria assist in the digestion of food, regulation of hormones, excretion of toxins and even produce vitamins and other healing compounds that keep us healthy and strong. Crucially, they also fight off ‘bad’ bacteria, such as tummy bugs, so we avoid diarrhoea, constipation and lots of other nasties.

It’s a delicate but highly effective system. When it’s thrown off balance by poor diet or lifestyle factors, and there aren’t enough of the right kind of bacteria, food particles may not be broken down properly. Should these particles cross the intestinal way into the blood stream, the immune system may ‘over respond’ with bodily inflammation. Overtime, such responses may lead to autoimmune conditions such as eczema or arthritis. It really pays to replenish with a supplement such as Udo’s Choice ® Microbiotics.

Healthy Skin & Good Bacteria

Skin problems? Nutrition makes a big difference. The food we eat has a fundamental impact at every stage of skin development. While its beneficial to use good quality, non-toxic skin care, the fact is that you cannot change the outside without also changing the inside. 

But even good nutrition is not enough. You also need to digest and absorb nutrients properly, as deficiencies show in dull, dry skin. Research also reveals a link between gut problems and skin disorders. Poor digestion is associated with a stressed immune response and inflammatory conditions such as acne, rosacea, psoriasis and eczema. Tiny Microbiotics are invisible to the human eye but their effect on our health and even our appearance cannot be underestimated. Yet again, it pays to replenish.


Mood & Good Bacteria

The central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) controls almost all voluntary and involuntary activities within your body. However, there is another extensive, often overlooked network of neurons (nerve cells) lining your gut known as the enteric nervous system. These neurons transmit important information throughout your body and send messages to the brain, letting it know what is going on down in your belly. 

There is an intricate relationship between these two nervous systems that has only recently captured the attention of researchers. What they have discovered so far, is that signals from the brain, such as stress and anxiety, can have dramatic effects on how well the digestive system works. Serotonin is the neurotransmitter involved with feelings of wellbeing and its mostly produced in the gut. Stress seems to inhibit this production leading to a cycle of anxiety and discontent, which is a real downer. To stay happy, keep your gut healthy and happy too.