We all know looking after ourselves can be hard – we live busy lives. Yet to keep up that frantic pace, we need to get the self-care basics right. Nutritional health, immune function and much more starts in the digestive tract.
Thankfully, there’s one simple, daily and awesome way to look after the fundamentals. All it takes is two seconds of your time... and 42 billion mighty microflora.
But first, what do we know about the digestive tract? Arguably the body’s most important organ system, it plays an essential role in everyday health. Unlike other organs, it functions thanks to a remarkable microfloral ecosystem. When we eat, bacteria on food enters the body. This is both normal and incredibly important for human health.
So-called ‘good’ bacteria help us break down the food, so we extract the nutrients we need. Good bacteria also stimulate the immune system, taming inflammation and helping us avoid or manage allergic conditions such as asthma, dermatitis and hay fever. They fight ‘bad’ bacteria and guard against digestive upset.
New research even suggests that the digestive tract may be the true seat of the emotions, so to look after ourselves, we also have to look after those microflora. Unfortunately, poor diet, antibiotics, ageing or stress can all deplete the microflora leaving us nutritionally compromised and vulnerable to illness – and that’s when we need to replenish the good bacteria.
One daily capsule of Udo’s Choice Super 8 Microbiotic may be small, but it contains a staggering 42 billion bacteria in eight distinct strains. That’s because under natural conditions, the gut flora is composed of lots of diverse strains working in synergy to perform the many and complex tasks of a healthy digestive tract. Super 8 includes both lactobacilli, which are found in the small intestine, and bifidobacteria, found in the large intestine, meaning that the entire tract is covered– and together, these microflora do some simply amazing things.
They help with lactose intolerance, combat thrush and candida, aid with mineral absorption and the production of those all-important B vitamins. Digestive discomfort? Rebalancing the flora can get you back on track. IBS or colitis? Relieve with Super 8. Mouth ulcers? Simply open a capsule directly into the mouth. High cholesterol? These little wonder bacteria can help.
Reach for the Super 8 because when it comes to your health, there are few ways to achieve so much with so little. They really are small but mighty.