Why do we need to take a probiotic?
Taking the right probiotic is extremely important to keeping a healthy balance in our gut microbiota. But, what does this actually mean? Why do we need to take a probiotic in the first place? The short answer is thie: bacteria actually outnumber the body’s cells ten to one. Yes, you read that correctly, bacteria living in our bodies outnumber our body’s cells ten to one. The gut is colonized with these micro-organisms, and they play a major role in how we feel. We have both good bacteria and bad bacteria, of which a healthy balance of the two is the formula for optimal function in our body.
Types of Bacteria in Your Gut
We have healthy bacteria living in our body that allows for the absorption of important nutrients from our food and nutritional supplements. Scientists have discovered over 1000 species of bacteria in the gut (1). These bacteria allow for many important functions in the body.
- digest your food
- keep your immune system working
- protect your intestines from infections
- remove environmental toxins from the body
- and produce B vitamins and vitamin K, which helps your blood clot (2)
However, healthy gut bacteria can easily become overwhelmed due to stress, antibiotics, processed foods, environmental toxins, and more. When this happens, your gut becomes imbalanced with an excess of “bad” bacteria. A gut that is imbalanced can lead to all kinds of serious diseases, including: multiple sclerosis, diabetes, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, autism, heart disease, asthma, and even cancer (3).
Signs that your Gut is Imbalanced:
- Food sensitivities or allergies
- Digestive problems like bloating and gas
- Weight gain
- Skin issues like acne, eczema, and rosacea
- Mood swings
- Autoimmune disorders
- Difficulty concentrating
- Joint pain
When your gut bacteria is out of balance, your body isn’t able to digest food as well. This can lead to serious digestive conditions, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), small bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), and leaky gut syndrome.
Restore Balance in Your Gut
A clean diet is one of the most powerful ways to balance the good and bad bacteria in your gut. Below are Dr. Rosselli’s top tips for a healthy gut microbiota.
Limit Your Sugar Intake: This could be the BEST tip to improve your gut health. Bad bacteria <3 sugar. They feed off of it. Sugar, dairy, low-nutrient carbs (yes, gluten, we are talking to you), and….alcohol can all disrupt balance in your gut.
Eat a Variety of Foods: The hallmark of a thriving gut is a diverse mix of good bacteria. Therfore, eating a variety of low-toxin, anti-inflammatory foods ensures no one bacterial strain dominates over the others. Focus on vegetables, high-quality protein, and omega-3 fats.
Eat Collagen-Rich Foods or Take a Collagen Supplement: Collagen heals and repairs your gut lining, which makes it easier for your body to absorb nutrients. Eat collagen-rich foods such as bone broth and organ meats, or add a hydrolyzed collagen protein powder to your coffee in the morning.
Get a REPAIR: Healthy Gut IV Treatment: Dr. Rosselli’s custom-made gut health IV treatment helps to repair your gut by reducing intestinal permeability (leaky gut), protecting the immune system, decreasing inflammation, and enriching and protecting the mucous layer of the intestinal tract
Take A Probiotic: Ok, here we are. Taking a probiotic is the best way to help restore the natural balance of the gut microbiota.
Are you taking the right probiotic?
Probiotics are beneficial strains of live (good) bacteria. By using a probiotic supplement, your gut health is supported by an increase in probiotic bacteria for the digestive tract. This can support absorption of nutrients and protection from nutrient depletion. With the multitude of products on the market, it can be difficult knowing which brand, strain, and delivery method to choose from.
These guidelines can help you identify a quality probiotic:
There are three guidelines that can help you to identify if you are taking the right probiotic: CFUs and Strains, Strains, and Delivery.
1. CFUs (colony-forming units) and Strains: It is important to understand that the body contains more than 35 trillion bacterial cells. Research on probiotics range from the millions of CFUs to the trillions. But, higher dosing doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s more beneficial. A quality daily probiotic supplement typically contains 10-40 billion.
2. Strains: The specific strains in a probiotic also play an important role in the benefits. While CFU’s encompass the overall count of healthy bacteria, strains are the organized families within these colonies. Each strain has different role(s) that can benefit you. A diversity of strains in a probiotic provide the gut with multifaceted support. Below is a chart of just of few of the more highly researched strains and how they’ve shown to impact the gut.
3. Delivery – Probiotics are live organisms, which make them vulnerable to many factors such as temperature and pH levels in the stomach. For a probiotic to be effective, it is important that it is delivered directly to the intestinal tract so that the CFU count remains unaffected for maximum potency. There are many ways to achieve this. First, by choosing strains that can naturally survive these conditions. Additionally strains can be treated to be more resistant and there are specialized capsules that support delivery to the proper place.
Dr. Rosselli’s #1 Probiotic
Dr. Rosselli custom-formulated his most prescribed probiotic. It is a vegetarian, dairy- and gluten-free, four-strain probiotic totaling 30 billion CFU per capsule. Each vegetarian capsule is sealed in nitrogen-purged aluminum blister packs to serve as protection from factors proven to compromise stability of probiotics such as heat, moisture, and oxygen. ProbioMax Daily DF provides four researched strains of beneficial bacteria, including the extensively studied HN019®strain of Bifidobacterium lactis. These live microorganisms have proven health benefits and well-established safety, and have been tested for epithelial cell adhesion and/or resistance to low pH.*
- Helps Maintain a Healthy Intestinal Microecology
- Supports the Natural Immune Response
- Supports Bowel Regularity
- Supports Lactose Digestion
Call 561-406-2202 to purchase this probiotic, book a REPAIR: Healthy Gut IV, or schedule a wellness or hormone consult with Dr. Rosselli.
Dr. Matteo Rosselli, D.O.
Medical Director and Co-Founder of Revitalogy
With over two decades of experience as an anesthesiologist, Dr. Rosselli has witnessed the extraordinary benefits of intravenous hydration treatments firsthand. His specially-formulated treatments for conditions such as migraines, hangovers, and jet-lag, as well as his highly-innovative customized treatments for pre-/post-operative procedures have been so beneficial for his own patients that he was inspired to open RevitalIV and offer these treatments to the public. Dr. Rosselli’s priority is to provide the safest and most effective strategies for optimal health, slowing the aging process, and restoring the youthful vitality that decreases as we age. He believes that the integration of revolutionary medical research with his patients’ individual health profiles is the most optimal method for prescribing anti-aging medicine programs that will produce effective results.
His revolutionary syntheses of BioIdentical Hormone Therapy, IV hydration, and Physician-Formulated Vitamin Supplementation, have been drastically reducing age-related disease and symptoms while restoring a youthful and beautiful energy to his patients.
Book a consult with Dr. Rosselli today: 561-406-2202