Probiotics: Why You Need
These Valuable Supplements
When you do a colon cleansing, you strip out the lining of the intestine again and again ... and take lots of the good flora with it.
What Probiotics Are
Probiotics are dietary supplements that contain beneficial bacteria or yeast. Probiotic bacterial cultures help the body’s naturally occurring intestinal flora to reestablish themselves in cases where the balance between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ gut flora is lost: from taking antibiotics, treatment for candidiasis, other drugs, too much alcohol, stress, disease or exposure to toxic substances.
The balance can also be thrown while you are doing a colon cleansing, as you strip the old mucoid plaque off the walls of your colon. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that you include a good probiotic with your colon cleansing routine.
An estimated 100 trillion bacteria make themselves at home in your digestive tract. Most of these are harmless, and some strains are necessary to help break down hard-to-digest foods, promote healthy bowel movements, and fortify the walls of your digestive tract, keeping out unwanted bacteria. They also help crowd out the ‘bad’ bacteria (like certain types of yeast) in the urinary tract and in women's vaginas. Time to call in a probiotic to the rescue!
How Do You Know If Your Friendly Flora Are Out of Balance?
Symptoms include gas, belching and bad breath, as well as … eventually … unhealthy inflammation of the digestive tract. Yeast infections can appear in women, as well as urinary tract infections in men and women
While it probably wouldn't hurt to stay on probiotics all the time, considering the high stress, poor diet and exposure to toxins that make up everyday life, it’s particularly important to include them in your colon cleansing routine.
And not just any probiotics will do, because they need to get all the way down to your intestines … past the gastric acids in your stomach … intact, so they need to be encapsulated in special capsules.
Some Good Probiotic Supplements to Combine with Colon Cleansing
Whether for colon cleansing, or just because someone has been put on a run of antibiotics for one reason or another, the brand of probiotics I most recommend is Dr. Ohhira's Probiotics 12 Plus Professional Formula. This breakthrough dietary supplement for the recolonization of the intestinal tract is named for Dr. Iichiroh Ohhira, a renowned Japanese microbiologist who perfected the product by exposing it to a special 5-year fermentation process. The product comes in the Original Formula, as well as the extra-strength Professional Formula, which is tweaked during its fifth year of culture to provide more robust organic acids. The potency of the micronutrient byproducts is maximized to expedite the adhesion of the good bacteria in the colon. It is said that, upon colonization, the lactic acid bacteria doubles every 30 minutes for the first 8 hours.
Other companies, such as DrNatura, offer excellent probiotic, such as Flora Protect, which is a high-potency, stable freeze-dried, professionally formulated probiotics supplement in enteric coated vegetarian capsules. It contains eight different species of beneficial bacteria with a minimum of 4 billion cells per capsule. It's designed to provide a balanced blend of the prominent species of resident intestinal bacteria, and is also suitable for vegetarians.
Dr. Russell Blaylock, board-certified neurosurgeon, health practitioner and author of the Dr. Blaylock Wellness Letter, recommends a product called Theralac, which contains a wide assortment of the bacteria in sufficient number and has a special protective delivery system to protect the organisms from gastric acid.
Dr. Susan Lark, M.D. and author of the Daily Balance Newsletter, recommends a product that is the result of significant technical breakthroughs from Japan. It uses an advanced encapsulation process that allows the active bacteria to reach your intestines alive, as they must. This product, Probiotic Answer, gives you noticeable results—improvements in your bowel movements, less bloating, and better overall digestion.
It doesn’t matter where you source your probiotics, as long as they are of a high quality with protective 'enteric' encapsulation, which allows the probiotics to actually get to the intestines with the capsule intact. But do be sure you include them in whatever type of colon cleansing you do.