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Probiotics are a means of boosting the good bacteria in your digestive tract but their benefits go well beyond the gut. Probiotics are helpful for boosting immune function, improving digestive function, improving resistance to infections, reducing candida overgrowth, reducing bloating and relieving symptoms of IBS.
Modern, western diets are high in glycemic load and refined carbohydrates and have severed us from the diet which we are evolved to eat. Probiotics can help (as part of a balanced diet) to help rebalance our digestive functions and boost wellbeing. Probiotics are designed to replace the good bacteria that naturally inhabit the digestive tract and that help keep it healthy and functioning well.
Up to 80% of the immune system is located in the digestive tract. The digestive tract is part of the enteric nervous system which is why its called our ‘Second Brain’. The modern, western diet high in refined carbohydrates has had a negative impact of our collective digestive tract. Diseases of civilisation such as IBS and gluten intolerance are to do with the diet that we have eaten since the Industrial revolution and are far removed from the diet that suits us best.
ZENii Probiotics is a premium supplement designed to give a helpful boost of good bacteria.They can be taken daily to support gut health, boost immunity and prevent disease. They are particularly helpful for anyone with digestive tract imbalance and disorder, for bloating, food sensitivity, reduce immunity or frequent infections, symptoms of IBS, after a course of antibiotics, during periods of stress or after surgery.
Eating a good amount of fruit and vegetables and a diet high in fibre will help your probiotic work effectively. Supplements should not replace a balanced diet.
ZENii Probiotics contains more than 20 billion friendly bacteria with 8 different bacterial strains to offer full spectrum support to the entire gut. The bacterial strains in this supplement are listed below.
Bifidobacterium Breve 9.8 x 10*
Bifidobacterium Infantis 2 x 10*
Bifidobacterium Longum 4 x 10*
Lactobacillus Acidophilus 1.7 x10*
Lactobacillus Bulgaricus 1.9 x 10*
Lactobacillus Casei 7.8 x 10*
Lactobacillus Rhamnosus 6.9 x 10*
Streptococcus Thermophilus 1.9 x 10*
More about the strains:
Bifidobacterium breve is a powerhouse for boosting immune response because of its ability to activiate dendritic cells. It is also great for allergies, immune responses, reducing candida, inhibiting E Coli and gastrointestinal dysfunction.
Bifidobacterium Infantis colonises us as infants and throughout our lives improves digestion, strengthens our immune system and help us fight allergies. As we age our levels deplete so reintroducing this healthy bacteria can have profound, vitality boosting effects.
Bifidobacterium Longum – The lactic acid produced by this healthy bacteria increases the acidity of the digestive tract, which helps reduce the growth of harmful bacteria. Bifidobacterium longum also has been shown to treat constipation, reduce inflammation associated with inflammatory bowel conditions, prevent high cholesterol levels and reduce the development of certain allergies.
Lactobacillus Acidophilus – Is the most researched and well known probiotic. It antagonizes an array of pathogens including Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus & Salmonella (common causes of food poisoning), Candida albicans (yeast infections) and other pathogens (Shigella, Clostridium, Listeria & Helicobacter species).
Lactobacillus Bulgaricus – a highly resistant probiotic, one that can withstand higher temperatures and unfriendly environments (bile, gastric acid, etc.). As a consequence, it can form long-lasting colonies within the gut microflora and hence preserve the integrity of the intestinal lining in optimal conditions.
Lactobacillus Casei – Probiotic supplements with Lactobacillus casei have extensive benefits, providing a viable microorganism which supports and promotes a healthy balance of the microbes living in our gut. Lactobacillus Casei is a well researched probiotic that can help reduce diarrheal episodes, constipation and episodes of candida (thrush), alongside its immune boosting functions.
Lactobacillus Rhamnosus – Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG is one of the most widely used probiotic strains. It can help in the treatment of gastro-intestinal infections and diarrhoea and stimulates and supports the immune responses.
Streptococcus Thermophilus – Protects against antibiotic associated diarrhoea, supports colon health, supports the immune system and protects against small intestine irritation.
Our Probiotic capsules are micro-encapsulated for acid resistance and are specifically formulated to avoid stomach acid destruction. They contain traces of soya and milk (used as bacterium growth medium) but these traces should not affect anyone with lactose intolerance.