Our overall health and immunity largely depend upon a healthy digestive system and the beneficial bacteria (gut flora) living in it. The trillions of healthy bacteria in the large intestine aid in digestion and absorption of nutrients from food. These bacteria are important in alleviating gas, bloating, constipation, heartburn and indigestion and also have many other health benefits outside the gastrointestinal tract. An unhealthy diet, artificial food additives, medicines and stress can create an imbalance between healthy and harmful bacteria in the colon that can lead to many diseases. Therefore, restoring a healthy gut environment is crucial for health and well-being.
Dr. Rath’s Healthy Probiotics Basic Formula contains a 40 billion CFU blend of four key probiotic bacterial strains and two types of prebiotic fibers. This formula has been developed to replenish the healthy bacteria, support the digestive system and provide immune enhancing, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties.
Probiotics and Prebiotics in Dr. Rath’s Healthy Probiotics Basic Formula
Lactobacillus acidophilus is commonly present in yogurt and fermented foods. These bacteria convert sugars into lactic acid and hydrogen peroxide which inhibit growth of harmful bacteria in the intestines. In animal studies Lactobacillus acidophilus La-14 has been shown to have protective effects on the liver and the ability to modulate immune responses in the respiratory system.
Lactobacillus paracasei is found in milk and other dairy products. It can also be isolated from other fermented foods, wine and sourdough. These probiotic bacteria help improve digestion and have immune boosting and anti-inflammatory properties. They prevent gastric mucosal lesions and inhibit fat tissue accumulation. In animal studies Lactobacillus paracasei Lpc-37 prevented development of stress-associated anxiety and improved cognition.
Lactobacillus plantarum can be found in many fermented food products including sauerkraut, pickles, brined olives, and kimchi. This bacterial species has antidiabetic, anti-obesity, and anti-inflammatory properties. It can produce vitamin B2 (riboflavin) and B9 (folate), and increase iron and calcium absorption.
Bifidobacterium lactis is found in fermented dairy foods such as yogurt and kefir. It plays an important role in easing digestive symptoms and optimizing absorption of nutrients. These bacteria aid in the digestive system health by enhancing secretion of protective substances which in turn prevent the growth of harmful bacteria, and they also have anti-inflammatory and immune balancing properties.
Marine Polysaccharide Complex and Fructooligosaccharide are prebiotic fibers that increase growth and diversity of healthy gut microbiome. Their metabolites have a broad spectrum of beneficial properties, including anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
Dr. Rath’s Healthy Probiotics Basic Formula contains live probiotic bacteria that due to advanced technology can survive stomach acid and reach the small and the large intestine. It does not require refrigeration and is 100% natural, free of GMOs, artificial flavors, preservatives, most allergens, and other additives. It is suitable for vegans.