Preparing For Cold & Flu Season With Probiotics

As the cold and flu season creeps upon us we need to start thinking about how we will prevent ourselves from being affected this year. Did you know probiotics may help prevent upper respiratory infections, which include the common cold, and may also improve the response to flu vaccines? Since probiotics are beneficial micro-organisms which affect our health, we should familiarize ourselves with how we can use them to keep ourselves healthy this coming flu season.

A recent study conducted by Dr. Sanguansak Rerksuppaphol, MD showed that probiotics helped to prevent the common cold and its symptoms in children. One group of children received two probiotics – Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidum –  twice a day. The other group of children received a placebo for three months. Results: fewer children in the probiotics group developed at least one symptom of the cold than in the placebo group. The children who used probiotics had a significant lower risk of runny nose, cough, fever, and school absence due to the cold.

Now is one of the most important times to get started taking a probiotic supplement just like Probulin. Containing 7 strains of probiotics, Probulin includes the patented strain Lacobacillus acidophilus DDS-1 which uses proprietary gastric bypass technology to minimize the “loss” of good bacteria before it reaches the small intestine.

Prepare yourself…now is the time! You can order at www.probulin.com

Always Go With Your Gut,

The Probulin Team

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Probiotics & Autism

Do you know someone with autism?  You probably answered yes to this question because the number of children with autism in the United States continues to rise. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1 in 88 American children has autism, when a decade ago the estimate was about 1 in every 150 children.  This is a 78% increase over 10 years.

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Moises Valsquez-Monoff, author of a recent editorial in the New York Times says it all has to do with inflammation and the immune system during pregnancy. While the woman is pregnant, inflammatory antibodies which are designed to fight off invading organisms, seem to damage the babies’ brain development in a way that leads to behavioral problems that are consistent with autism.

In today’s world, our immune systems have come unhinged, which has given rise to high rates of autoimmune diseases and allergies that are linked to autism. There has been growing interest in the use of probiotics as a natural way to restore the balance of good bacteria in the gut. Studies have shown parents of autistic children reporting vast improvements in behavior with the use of probiotic supplements. Adding probiotics to their diet improves their digestion which then may improve behavior. 

For more information about Probiotics & Autism visit: http://www.livestrong.com/article/506184-probiotics-and-autism/

 

Note: contact your pediatrician or family physician before giving your child probiotic supplements.

 

Always Go With Your Gut,

The Probulin Team