Understanding the impact of probiotics and people with disabilities

Understanding the impact of probiotics and people with disabilities

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Bacteria are everywhere and usually harmful for us. But did you know that there is a type of bacteria, which is actually healthy for our system? Probiotics is the scientific name for the good bacteria, which is friendly for human body, and therefore it is very important to ensure they are present in our body.

It is unfortunate how people are not even aware about what’s probiotics are. They are essential for our body as they fight various bacteria and viruses in different ways.

When and Why Do We Need Probiotic Supplements?

Our body is threatened by bacteria and viruses on a daily basis. Our immune system and probiotics are continuously working to stop them from gaining a foothold. However, since this system is natural our immune system can become overwhelmed if the attach from the bacteria or virus is too powerful of if the number is too high. This is where you need supplements to combat against the harmful effects.

Since the bacteria and viruses attack can make us sick, it is best to take probiotic supplements as soon as you receive the first sign of cold. This naturally boosts the natural abilities of our body to defend against invading pathogens.

The majority of the first symptoms of cold first reach for a probiotic, and then moves on to vitamin C and other cold-fighting and anti-viral products. Another time when it is a must to take supplements for probiotics is after you have treated yourself with antibiotics. Antibiotics tend to kill both bad and good bacteria since it is not able to differentiate. The natural process of destroying the good bacteria weakens the immune system and can wreak havoc on the absorption of nutrition, and digestion of food. Even though it is best that you take probiotics after antibiotics, it is essential that you know the right timings [1].

We cannot ignore maintaining the level of probiotics for our immune system because as it is the major component. Therefore, it is important to intake probiotic supplement if you have taken antibiotics.

Why Don’t People Know About Probiotics?

Even though they are a major component of our immune system, people are not really aware of probiotics. The most popular probiotic is known as lactobacillus acidophilus. This is what people are familiar with.

Is There a Possibility to Overdose on Probiotics?

No! Probiotics is important to strengthen your immune system so it can fight viruses and bad bacteria. Your body will utilize whatever it needs to combat the harmful effects easily. It can naturally get rid of whatever is not used.

However, in extreme cases, where hundreds of billions probiotics are consumed through supplements, bloating and gas can be experienced as a side effect.

How to Choose the Perfect Probiotic Supplement?

As far as you are choosing a brand popular in the nutritional-supplement industry, the brand you choose for your probiotic supplement does not matter. However, it is important that you do your research to find out all the reputable brands available at the health products retailer. In case you are experiencing any major disease, it is best to take advice from your physician.

Thru Our Eyes, Podcast 1: Bio X4

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Bio X4 is a synthetic enzymatic mixture which consists of four active ingredients. These active ingredients include 13 billion CFUs i.e. Colony Forming Units of probiotic bacteria, an enzymatic blend of bromelain and amylase, EGCG i.e. Epigallocatechin Gallate, and a natural extract of Caralluma Fimbriata.

All of these ingredients synergistically work to provide a wide range of health benefits which include improvement of GI functions, suppression of appetite, lipid metabolism, potentiating the natural weight loss mechanism, activity against lactose-intolerance, inflammation, and allergic reactions in the body (full bio x4 review here).

Let’s take a look at how bio x4 works to treat lactose-intolerance and inflammation in an individual.

Role of Bio X4 in Treating Lactose-Intolerance

Lactose-intolerance is a genetic deficiency of an enzyme beta-galactosidase due to which the lactose of milk and other dairy products is not converted into its simplest monosaccharide units i.e. galactose and glucose.  When this un-hydrolyzed lactose reaches the large intestine, it goes through bowel-enzyme degradation which causes osmotic diarrhea in an individual (see here). 

Hence, those individuals who’re intolerant to lactose suffer from abdominal discomfort, diarrhea, and extreme flatulence after consuming milk or any dairy product. Bio X4 helps in the treatment of lactose intolerance because of its probiotic action.

The probiotic bacteria L. Delbrueckii and S. Thermophilus initiate the synthesis of beta-galactosidase due to which the body starts metabolizing lactose and lactose-intolerance is effectively treated.

A scientific study was conducted in this regard to evaluate the effect of probiotics in treating lactose intolerance. It was a placebo-controlled, randomized, and double-blind study which was conducted in lactose-intolerant individuals. It was a comparative study. Hence, the test subjects were divided into two groups. One group was treated with the probiotic mixture of L. Delbrueckii and S. Thermophilus, whereas, the other group was given placebo. At the end of the study, it was observed that the probiotic-treated group started mild digestion of lactose and there was significant decrease in osmotic diarrheal condition, abdominal discomfort, and flatulence. No such results were observed in placebo-treated group [1].

Role of Bio X4 in Treating Inflammatory Reactions

The major ingredient of Bio X4 which helps against inflammation is caralluma fimbriata. Caralluma fimbriata decreases the inflammatory reaction caused due to different diseases like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoporosis by increasing the levels of omega-9 fatty acids. Omega-9 fatty acids have special anti-inflammatory properties and they decrease the pain and inflammation caused due to an injury or disease.

Moreover, these fatty acids also possess anti-oxidant properties. Anti-oxidants are those agents which target and kill the harmful free radicals in the body. These free radicals form unwanted bonds with the healthy body cells and cause their destruction. This unnatural cell death is harmful for the proper functioning of the body organs and increases the aging process. Hence, by killing these free radicals, caralluma fimbriate also works as an effective anti-aging agent.

What Can We Conclude?

It can be concluded that Bio X4 can be used as an effective agent for the treatment of inflammatory reactions and lactose-intolerance. However, it’s recommended to start the therapy after proper recommendation from a registered medical practitioner in order to ensure maximum safety of the patient.