Multiple Good Guys - Probiotics
Not all bacteria are bad! Some bacteria are there to help protect us, and they live inside us. They boost our immune system, protect against disease and aid in the digestion of food. When antibiotics, stress, or infection create imbalance by killing off the healthy bacteria in our gastrointestinal tract, then it is more likely that harmful bacteria may overwhelm our system. This can lead to poor overall health. What are these good guys? Probiotics!
Probiotics are normally selected strains of colony forming units (CFU) and can move through the high pH of the stomach and continue to the digestive tract, and other areas such as the vagina and urinary tract. Thus, helping to repopulate and colonize healthy bacteria in the right areas. Many people notice that when the digestive system is working better, their sense of wellbeing and mood improves.
Multi-strain Probiotics include many strains as it is a good idea to have variety and balance.
Be Complex –Vitamin B’s
If you are feeling low in energy and fatigued, a B complex may be of support if your diet is lacking in this vitamin. B vitamins have several different functions in the body. B’s are responsible for many aspects that contribute to our well-being, including energy conversion, cognitive function, mood, healthy hair, skin, and nails.
Different types of vitamin B all come from various types of foods. Most are water-soluble and we need to replenish daily.
A poor diet with a high intake of processed foods, sugar and alcohol will mean the body has a greater need for B Vitamins. Taking various medications such as oral contraceptives, antibiotics, and sleeping pills can also potentially increase the body’s demands of B vitamins.
Vitamin Sea – Vitamin C
A popular antioxidant that provides support for the body’s immune defences. Sometimes, a supplemental dose can help support your body’s natural immune defences during ills & chills. But we would still expect that you are consuming your 5+ portion a day of Fruit & Vege to support your general health and well-being. Vitamin C also assists in the absorption of many other goodies such as iron and collagen.
Vitamin and mineral supplements should not replace a balanced diet.