Probiotics are first implanted in our body during natural birth and from breast milk. They then reproduce themselves, ideally for life. We need them to properly digest our food as well as for disease-protecting purposes.
However antibiotics and food preservatives can wipe out whole species of probiotics, leading to ever increasing food allergies and immune and digestive disorders. This is because specialised probiotic bacteria are required to predigest various kinds of non-liquid food, ie, dairy, grains, proteins, nuts, etc, by converting our food into a liquid (colloidal) state. This is necessary so that it can seep through our intestinal walls and into our blood stream. Otherwise the food cannot be used by our body.
The difficulty with replacing wiped-out probiotics however, (or those that were never established at birth) is getting them to survive stomach acid. Probiotics are delicate living organisms and the kill rate from stomach acid is 100% for many unprotected probiotics. Even 70% of the robust Lacto strains found in yoghurt can be killed.
I believe our unique Health House use of the patented capsule in a capsule system is the only dependable way to get probiotics into our small intestine alive. The feedback we hear from customers who take our Probiotic Multi 9 product strongly testifies to this fact. Customers report benefits far superior to those we received in the past from our conventional enteric-coated (acid-resisting coating) probiotic capsules.
I recommend reading Professor Shaun Holt’s new New Zealand Probiotic-book. Shaun has taken a highly usable approach to this complex yet exciting topic.
Probiotics are friendly, human gut bacteria that are now known to have a more profound effect on our health than previously believed possible. New knowledge is being discovered daily regarding the multiple roles of bacteria throughout our body.
Bacteria in our body outnumber our cells around 10 to 1, and the gene codes of bacteria by around 100 to 1, compared to our inherited genes. Genes are bits of computer code that control our body cell processes. We have about 20,000 human genes of our own, but the approximately 2,000,000 genes of bacteria, both good and bad can also have a controlling influence.
This is mind boggling stuff, but as our knowledge grows, new frontiers of understanding of health are opening. Old theories are having to be discarded as researchers find that bacterial action, both good and bad, play previously unsuspected roles in major human disorders. These disorders include heart disease, cancer, arthritis, allergies, auto-immune disease, tooth decay, diabetes, etc. Shaun's book brings you up-to-date with some of the important and latest proven research.