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Digestive Health Checklist

Common Warning Signs of Dysbiosis (bacterial imbalance) iStock_000004949780_ExtraSmall

• Allergies and food sensitivities;
• Frequent colds, flu or infections;
• Difficulty losing weight, sugar/carbohydrate craving;
• Frequent fatigue, poor concentration;
• Frequent constipation or diarrhoea;
• Faulty digestion, acid reflux and other gut disorders;
• Sleeping poorly, night sweats;
• Painful joint inflammation, stiffness;
• Bad breath, gum disease and dental problems;
• Chronic yeast problems;
• Acne, eczema, skin and foot fungus;
• Extreme menstrual or menopausal symptoms.

Causes of Dysbiosis (things that kill good bacteria)

The number of ‘good’ bugs in your digestive system can be imbalanced by a wide range of factors:

• Excessive Stress (both psychological and physical)
• Exposure to radiation
• Drinking fluoridated/chlorinated water
• Poor diet (low fibre, high fat, processed foods)dreamstime_xs_50149517
• Excessive alcohol consumption
• Carbonated drinks
• Antibiotic use
• Contraceptive pills
• Steroidal and hormonal drugs

Benefits of Probiotics (good bacteria)

Medical research shows that probiotics:
• Improve digestion;
• Increase nutrient assimilation, including calcium;
• Strengthen the immune system;
• Increase resistance to yeast infections;
• Manufacture B complex vitamins (biotin and vitamin K);
• Relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS);
• Detoxify toxins and chemicals in the gut;iStock_000011602686_ExtraSmall-2
• Maintain correct pH balance in the vaginal ecosystem;
• Reduce high blood pressure;
• Reduce cholesterol in the blood;
• Produce cancer and tumour suppressing compounds;
• Improve Autism and ADHD in children;
• Protect liver function;
• Decrease toxic overload from pathogenic bacteria
• May reduce the risk of bowel cancer
• Assist elimination and detoxification;
• Improve gastrointestinal wind;
• Reduce symptoms of lactose intolerance;
• Decrease the prevalence of allergies.

Not all Probiotic Supplements are Created Equal…

An effective probiotic product should contain bacteria that;

  • Is sourced from fruits, vegetables or grains and NOT fast tracked from faecal matter.
  • Includes the complete lactobacillus family of 13 strains.
  • Is fermented and provides a prebiotic (food source).ACO-logo-CMYK-OL
  • Maintain its high and active count through processing and storage until consumption.
  • Can tolerate bile salts and the acid conditions of the stomach.
  • Increase its own numbers in the bowel to decrease the numbers of competing bacteria.
  • Is certified organic, ensuring that it is free of GMO’s, synthetic chemicals or fertlisers.

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