Probiotics and Prebiotics
So what has probiotics and prebiotics got to do with good health? Why do we need them?
Let me ask you a question. Do you know anyone who is sick or has a disease that has perfect, healthy digestion? I wonder if they do? In my opinion, I believe the answer is no. The reason being, that based on many studies and talking to lots of people, particularly those who are not well, I have never heard anyone say my digestion is great. I am talking about things like:
- Not having any wind
- Healthy digestive tract
- Being regular
- Movements of good consistency
- No burping
- Absence of any tummy pain or bloating
- Good breath
In my opinion, if you want to stay healthy you need to make a decision and a conscious effort to work on your digestion and get it in order.
Don’t forget about Fiber
According to health guidelines, women need 25 grams a day and men need 35 grams a day.
Most people fall well short of this amount. Many people don’t know what are good fiber sources.
Dietary fiber also helps to removes toxins, and maintain good microbiome in the gut.
If you increase fiber, do it slowly. Make sure you increase your water intake. Good sources of fiber include fruit, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, legumes.
Animal products contain zero fiber. We need to offset animal products with plant-based foods to get the fiber needed and help to create a good environment for healthy bacteria.
Probiotics and Prebiotics
Let’s talk more about probiotics, and share further evidence of the importance of maintaining healthy bacteria.
According to healthline.com probiotics may provide support for:
- liver disease
- common cold
- diarrhea caused by antibiotics
- inflammatory bowel disease
- atopic dermatitis (eczema)
- allergic rhinitis (hay fever)
- tooth decay
- periodontal disease and other oral health problems
- preventing necrotizing enterocolitis
Furthermore, evidence-based science by Cochrane institute shows that taking a quality probiotic regularly would provide strong support and help reduce the number of antibiotics taken, reduce sick days as well as common respiratory infections. Ref
Whilst we cannot make any claims about the Balance D product we can talk about the ingredients in probiotics and you can make a decision if this is something for you.
This is very important if we want to maintain a healthy microbiome. Its import to create a healthy environment for your probiotics to flourish.
This is an important step, let’s call that step 1. Step 2 is getting sufficient fiber. Step 3 is taking a good quality probiotic like Balance D.
Why Balance D?
Balance-D combines both prebiotics and probiotics. Probiotics are needed to help probiotics flourish and thrive.
Prebiotics are food and fuel for probiotics. This helps them to flourish.
Probiotics and Prebiotics Supplement Comparison
Let’s make a comparison of Balance D to another popular probiotic on the market.
Other brands only contain two types of prebiotics where Balance D contains three.
Some bacteria strains are not well tested and are lower in cost, Sisel uses high-quality bacteria strains that are well tested for effectiveness.
Sisel’s Probiotic and Prebiotic Supplement (combined) Balance D is half the price of many others and contains a full months supply.
Vitamin D: Balance-D contains 300IU of Vitamin D per serving, which helps your body absorb calcium, and helps systems you may need for bone growth and regeneration potential.
Prebiotic: Chicory root is found in Balance D. This helps to create an ideal environment where probiotics can thrive.
As mentioned before prebiotics is food and fuel for probiotics. In Balance D you will find the following probiotics: Rhamnosus, Acidophilus, and Bulgaricus.
Balance D contains organic microfiber: apple, chicory root, and maltodextrin microfibers that work by creating long-chain polymers. This grab, bond, and assist to remove excess waste the lower intestine.
Balance D provides 3.0 grams of fiber per serving.
In summary, Balance-D stands out as a powerful pre and probiotic with the added benefit of fiber and Vitamin D. Balance D:
• Helps to create an ideal environment for probiotics to thrive
• Supports healthy microflora
• Lends support to your body to absorb Calcium with Vitamin D
• The removal of excess waste
• Supports the removal of harmful chemicals from your GI tract
• Its fiber content promotes intestinal regularity.