Gut Health & Probiotics
Probiotics have been exploding in popularity and show no signs of slowing down. Part of this has been research-fueled as we continue to learn more about the amazing world of the microbiome inside us. Flora’s Advanced Adult probiotic supports diversity in the microbiome by supplying seven senior-specific strains, totaling 34 billion probiotic cells per capsule. A significant portion of these are Bifidobacteria strains, which support colon health; research shows these populations tend to decline with age. Flora’s probiotic quality testing includes gastric acid and bile resistance, activity versus common food pathogens, potency at manufacture and expiry, adherence to human intestinal lining, and compatibility of the strains with each other. Probiotics support health by discouraging growth of “bad” bacteria, aiding nutrient absorption, supporting the immune system, promoting regular bowel movements, and supporting the health of the gut mucosal lining. For something so small, they really contribute enormously to our overall health and well-being.