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Why Take Probiotics?
Most degenerative disease conditions can be linked to intestinal toxemia and our inability to properly eliminate it from the body. By allowing toxins to remain in the body for an extended period of time, they begin to affect all bodily functions. The process of autointoxication is simply one where the body is unable to rid itself of the accumulated toxins before they are absorbed back into the body.

The over use of antibiotics, coupled with the consumption of chlorinated water, alcohol, and the preservatives in food, has compromised our body's ability to maintain proper intestinal flora equilibrium. Without these natural defenders to guard against pathogenic organisms, we can become susceptible to a wide range of health problems that affect all other bodily processes. By replenishing the healthy intestinal flora on a regular basis we can help the body fight off invading bacterial and viral organisms and improve our overall quality of life.
 
In a healthy intestinal tract, there reside approximately 400 different kinds of microorganisms. Due to their inability to withstand an acidic environment, not many are found in the stomach. As we move on to the small intestine, the number of bacteria increases by a factor of 10, and by the time we get to the colon, there are almost a billion times more than found in the small intestine. All of the Probiotics we offer work together to help maintain proper intestinal function. Good bacteria aid in; acidifying the colon (maintain pH between 6.7 and 6.9); normalizing bowel movement; improving immune function; producing vitamins; producing lactase (for lactose intolerance); removing toxic wastes; reducing cholesterol; and reducing or eliminating gas problems.

Establish a Healthy Intestinal Biomass
Many conditions today can cause damage to, or even the destruction of the normal healthy bacterial flora of the body. Damage to healthy microorganisms can lead to an overgrowth of harmful bacteria, yeast and viruses. This can lead to stress on the organs of elimination and the immune system.

How They Function
In order for pathogenic organisms to establish themselves in the colon, they must first be able to adhere to the epithelial wall receptor sites. These sites provide a location for the growth of bad bacteria, and provide a proliferation area for increased colony growth. When there are sufficient "friendly bacteria", these appear to bind to the same receptor sites, thereby denying a location for negative organisms.

This is important in understanding candidiasis. Candida albicans are fungi normally found within the body. As such, it lives in symbiosis with the friendly bacteria. This balance is thrown off by the use of antibiotics. Antibiotics were developed to destroy bacteria. They are indiscriminate and do exactly what they were designed to do, destroy or greatly reduce bacteria in the body. This diminishes the friendly bacteria along with the pathogenic bacteria. When this happens, it creates an opportunity for the candida to take over and gain a stronghold in the intestinal tract, often with negative side effects.
By replacing the friendly bacteria, and increasing their population, these bacteria begin to compete for the same food sources that feed the candida. In this manner, the candida population is brought back into control through the process of starvation. In addition, once the candida dies off, it becomes a potential food source for the probiotic bacteria.