Fighting Disease with the Help of Probiotics
Posted by adianutrition on August 8, 2012
This will be the first in a new series of articles detailing the disease-fighting effects of probiotics, such as those found in Adia products. Those of you who have read this blog before or have tried Adia products have realized the power that these good bacteria have in aiding digestion. But did you know that these same bacteria can give the body the strength it needs to fight off diseases? Throughout these posts we’ll discuss how and why this happens and how you can reap the same benefits. In this first post, we’ll introduce the effects of probiotics that make this possible.
It has been known for some time now that probiotics, the so-called “good bacteria” found in fermented food such as yogurt and in specially designed products like Adia aid in digestion by living inside the digestive tract and carrying out a number of special functions which aid in digestion. These include helping the body absorb vitamins B and K, helping reduce inflammatory response to dairy, and helping fight off bad bacteria which lead to sickness. This last alone helps keep the body from disease, but probiotics help in other ways.
One of the most important things about probiotics is the fact that they live in the human digestive tract. Scientists have determined that 80% of the human immune system is concentrated in the digestive tract and probiotics help it do its job. One of their most important jobs is to help the body’s immune system produce antibodies to pathogens. They also help the body distinguish between pathogens and antigens, thereby helping prevent allergic reactions.
These beneficial bacteria play an important role in keeping the body safe from harm. In following posts, you can learn how they are able to help the body fight specific diseases, ranging from indigestion to cancer.