The idea that bacteria are beneficial can be tough to understand. We take antibiotics to kill harmful bacterial infections and use antibacterial soaps and lotions more than ever. The wrong bacteria in the wrong place can cause problems, but the right bacteria in the right place can have benefits. This is where probiotics
come in. Probiotics are live microorganisms that may be able to help prevent and treat some illnesses. Promoting a healthy digestive tract and a healthy immune system are their most widely studied benefits at this time. These are also commonly known as friendly, good, or healthy bacteria. Probiotics can be supplied through foods, beverages, and dietary supplements.
The Gut Garden healing protocol consists of five steps— Clean, Prepare, Plant, Feed and Protect—to restore balance, re-establish healthy digestion, and alleviate chronic and occasional symptoms such as constipation, diarrhea, bloating, gas and indigestion. The Perfect Probiotic Supplement is step 3 of this process. Gut Garden’s Perfect Probiotic contains a high-potency blend of 10 proven cultured strains in a once-daily capsule containing over 13 billion colony forming units. The delayed-release capsules are protected from the harsh environment of the stomach, ensuring delivery to the intestinal tract - for improved digestion, metabolism and immune function.
What exactly do probiotics do? They are believed to protect us in two ways. The first is the role that they play in our digestive tract. We know that our digestive tract needs a healthy balance between the good and bad bacteria, so what gets in the way of this? It looks like our lifestyle is both the problem and the solution. Poor food choices, emotional stress, lack of sleep, antibiotic overuse, other drugs, and environmental influences can all shift the balance in favor of the bad bacteria. When the digestive tract is healthy, it filters out and eliminates things that can damage it, such as harmful bacteria, toxins, chemicals, and other waste products. The healthy balance of bacteria assists with the regulation of gastrointestinal motility and maintenance of gut barrier function. Research has shown some benefits for the use of probiotics for infectious diarrhea, antibiotic-associated diarrhea, gut transit, IBS, abdominal pain and bloating, ulcerative colitis, Helicobacter pylori infection, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and necrotizing enterocolitis.
The other way that probiotics help is the impact that they have on our immune system. Some believe that this role is the most important. Our immune system is our protection against germs. When it doesn't function properly, we can suffer from allergic reactions, autoimmune disorders (for example, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, and rheumatoid arthritis), and infections (for example, infectious diarrhea, H. pylori, skin infections, and vaginal infections). By maintaining the correct balance from birth, the hope would be to prevent these ailments. Our immune system can benefit anytime that balanced is restored, so it's never too late. Research into the benefits of probiotics has been branching out, and new areas are emerging. Preliminary research has linked them to supporting the health of the reproductive tract, oral cavity, lungs, skin and gut-brain axis, and the prevention and treatment of obesity and type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
So how was my experience with the Gut Garden Perfect Probiotic Supplements? It's only just the beginning for me, so it is too soon to be able to give my final results, however, I can tell you I love the process and simplicity of taking these capsules as well as following the Gut Garden procedure. The bottles are brightly colored and clearly labeled. I love that each bottle is labeled with numbers so you know which order to take what. The clearly printed directions also make it clear and easy to understand how and when to take the capsules of each supplement. Each capsule is a clear and packed for of the ingredients in a powdered form. So far, while taking the supplement I have had no negative effects. No sickness, no rash, etc. The capsule went down effortlessly. As I said, it's too soon for results, however, I do plan to stick with all 4 Gut Garden products I received and look forward to seeing amazing results. After all, these have great reviews from what I've seen so far!