Why probiotics are useless (on their own)
The gut is home to trillions of bacteria that play an important role in regulating our digestive health. Those microbes are responsible for most of our digestive issues.
While everyone has a mix of bacteria in their gut, when the number of beneficial microbes decreases in the intestinal tract and the number of non-beneficial microbes increases, there is an imbalance in the microbiome, called dysbiosis.
Defined as a disruption in the microflora of the GI tract, dysbiosis creates an undesirable immune response and may trigger related chronic inflammatory conditions.
Researchers have even linked dysbiosis to many other chronic conditions such as gastrointestinal malaise, obesity, diabetes, arthritis, and even Alzheimer's.
To combat dysbiosis, you need to restore the gut balance using a combination of probiotics, prebiotics, and IgY Max. Continue reading to learn why.
Probiotics are live beneficial bacteria, such as Lactobacillus or Bifidobacterium. Adding beneficial bacteria to the digestive tract can help rebalance the gut. Although, even probiotics cannot live on their own - they need prebiotics.
Prebiotics are natural, non-digestible fibers and nutrients that feed the good bacteria in the gut.
In contrast to the action of a probiotic, which provides living microorganisms, prebiotics stimulate the activity of beneficial bacteria, helping them grow.
However, probiotics and prebiotics focus on just one side of the
equation: increasing the number of beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract.
But to combat dysbiosis, you also need to get rid of the non-beneficial bacteria to make room for the beneficial bacteria to grow.
This is why adding IgY Max to a daily regimen of pre- and probiotics is the key to maintaining optimal gut health.
Because IgY Max targets 26 common types of non-beneficial bacteria while leaving the good intact, it provides a unique approach to restoring the microbial balance.
IgY Max supports the role of pre and probiotics by creating more
available space and nutrients in the gut for beneficial microbes to grow.
This is like a weed, seed and feed situation: IgY Max gets rid of the "weed", probiotics are the "seed" and prebiotics are the "feed".
You need a combination of the three to have a healthy garden, and the same goes for a healthy gut.
By using the three together, you can combat dysbiosis and have a "happy gut"!
Take a look at this infographic to understand The Gut Equation
Don't render your probiotics useless - make room for the good with IgY Max.
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Ducatelle R, et.al. A review on prebiotics and probiotics for the control of dysbiosis: present status and future perspectives. Animal. 2015; 9(1):43–48.