What Can’t Probiotics Do?

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After birth, our gut is colonised by trillions of micro-organisms called probiotics which we are supposed to have for life. These micro-organisms, mostly beneficial bacteria, are important to the health and wellbeing of our bodies and carry out numerous functions which include enhancing immunity, digesting food and manufacturing energising B vitamins. Each of us have a unique probiotic profile which is influenced by genetics, gender and age, all of which cause it to change throughout our lifetime. This probiotic profile is of course also influenced by our diet and lifestyle.

With increasing research, we are finding out that many probiotic species have specific roles to play in the body including elevating mood, preventing gum disease as well as protecting our heart. So which probiotic supplement should you take? And can you take more than one probiotic supplement? Read More…

A Probiotic Supplement To Prevent & Treat Gum Disease

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Gum disease, if left unchecked, can give you more than rotten teeth. It can affect your heart, liver and kidneys too. For many people, brushing and flossing twice a day may not be sufficient. Fortunately, there is a probiotic supplement which helps destroy the bacteria that cause gum disease and replaces these with beneficial bacteria which have been shown to protect gums and teeth.

What is gum disease?

Affecting large numbers of the adult population, gum disease is caused by plaque, a sticky film of bacteria which adhere to the teeth. Although most of the plaque can be removed by regular brushing, if any of it is not removed then this film hardens up under the gum line to form tartar. Tartar harbours more bacteria and should only be removed by a hygienist or dentist. Read More…