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The Future of Probiotics

The Future of Probiotics

Probiotics are the live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, more specifically the digestive system. When we generally consider bacteria, we think it is the cause of disease; however, the body is full of bacteria both good and bad. Probiotics are considered the “good” or “helpful” bacteria since they keep your gut healthy. You can also work to keep the inside of your stomach healthy by using all natural aloe vera supplements to coat the stomach lining. There are more than a billion bacteria in every single drop of fluid found in your colon, an environment called the microbiome. It is such a distinct mixture from person to person that it can actually be a better identifier than your own DNA.

Recent studies have found that auto-immune diseases like Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, and other digestive disorders are more common in countries that are more developed, and rare in under-developed countries. The uneven distribution is explained by a “hygiene hypothesis”, which suggests that in affluent societies there is less childhood exposure to a variety of gut bacteria, which increases the susceptibility to auto-immune diseases and digestive disorders by suppressing a natural development of the immune system. Our affinity for antibiotics and hand sanitizer in this case, is not good at all. However, with the help of all natural, aloe vera based supplements, we can increase the amount of good bacteria in our stomachs to combat the symptoms of auto-immune diseases.

With what we know about the importance of a stocked and diverse microbiome, it would be reasonable to concur that a “cocktail” of probiotics is an excellent idea. However, the problem is that scientists have only identified a fraction of the bacterial species in the gut and have yet to identify thousands of bacteria that are essential for good gut health. With these limitations, it seems unrealistically optimistic to take a daily probiotic (at this point) to overcome a serious auto-immune disease or digestive disorder, but a daily dose of natural supplements is encouraged. Companies like AMP Floracel provide natural Aloe vera supplements that use the healing power of the Aloe Mucilaginous Polysaccharide (AMP) to naturally relieve the irritable symptoms of auto-immune and digestive disorders – safe to take daily.

Clostridium difficile (C. diff) is a serious illness and when an individual encounters the disease, it will proliferate the large intestine and release toxins that cause severe diarrhea, cramping, bloating, and even death. Many forms of C. diff are resistant to antibiotics because of such wide spread use, which has led to the notion of therapy known as fecal microbiota transplant (FMT). The technique involves transferring the stool from a healthy donor into the digestive tract of individuals infected with C. diff. While the stool can be introduced in many ways, researchers at the University of Calgary have created the most palatable way to deliver the stool transplant: a vitamin sized stool filled capsule that will release its contents in the colon. The data of this therapy shows virtually 100% success in clearing C. diff infections. A study from January 2013 showed that fecal transplants were far more effective in clearing up C. diff infection than any standard antibiotic therapy.

In association with FMT, those who suffer from an auto-immune disease can use aloe vera supplements that can work to relieve their symptoms. Hippocrates said that all diseases begin in the gut, could it be that the remedies can be found there as well?