Supports overall gut health by combining the right probiotics with the right probiotics and the right digestive enzymes.
Supports Immune System
Kaci, 24 - Beyond Member
First it was probiotics. Then it was prebiotics. Then it was digestive enzymes. Today it is all about "the Synbiotic movement." A synbiotic formula combines the right strains of probiotics, prebiotics (a type of plant fiber that is food for the probiotics) and critically important digestive enzymes, formulated together for optimum gut health.
The Balance formula works with your body and your current microbiome (bacteria found in the digestive tract) to help restore the natural and "good" bacteria to healthy levels.
The majority of our immune system is found in the GI tract, and a great portion of our blood supply and hormones are found in the GI tract. You often hear, "we are what we eat," and that couldn't be a truer statement. To compound this issue, we have a host of good and bad bacteria that reside in our guts called the microbiome, and they outnumber our own cells 10:1! We are just scratching the surface on the benefits our digestive tracts and the microbiome have in our overall health. The GI tract has its own neurological system and functions independently but communicates with our Central Nervous System. Most of the happy chemical called "Serotonin" is manufactured by the microbiome in our digestive tracts. We have much more to learn about this fascinating area of science, but suffice it to say, gut health is at the top of the list when it comes to overall human health.
The probiotic strains found in Balance are critically important. When talking about probiotic nomenclature and classification, we refer to three specific areas: genus, species and strain. All three of these classifications are imperative when designing a probiotic formula. Example: Lactobacillus Acidophilus LA-14. Genus is Lactobacillus, Species is Acidophilus, Strain or serial number is LA-14. When we designed the Balance formula, we ensured that the exact same genus, species and strain that have been used in human clinical trials, were used in our formula and in the exact amount that was studied (i.e., billions of CFU's "colony forming units").
The fact is most of our immune system is in the gut. Aside from our skin, the first area that our bodies are exposed to toxins and foreign objects is in the GI Tract! The microbiome or probiotics in our guts help prevent certain toxins from being absorbed into the blood stream. Many of the "good" bacteria neutralize the bad toxins before being absorbed. The microbiome also plays an integral role in keeping the barrier in our gut intact and strong (preventing leaky gut) and allowing bad things we ingest to "leak" or enter our blood stream. The other major factor is the constant "war" that is occurring inside our guts. There is a constant battle between the "good" and "bad" or pathogenic bacteria. As we consume the scientifically proven, healthy probiotics found in Balance, we are replenishing the "good" bacteria to keep bad ones at bay and in Balance.