Discover How Probiotics Work to Improve Digestive Health

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( — August 4, 2014) Barrington, RI — OpenDoors Nutrition has released a new video titled “How Do Probiotics Work?: Improve Digestion and Health” to help people understand how probiotics function and support improved health. Probiotics are the good bacteria that reside inside everyone’s stomach and intestinal tract. With over one hundred trillion living bacteria in the gut it is vital people keep a healthy balance of good to bad bacteria. This recommendedratio is nine to one ratio however, due to current lifestyle, physical, and environmental factors an imbalance often occurs and can result in many underlying health issues. Understanding how probiotics work, where a person can get adequate amounts of them, and the warning signs of an imbalance can help a person improve their health.

In the video from OpenDoors Nutrition they give the World Health Organization’s (W.H.O.) definition of probiotics which is “live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit to the host.” However, without further explanation most people are still left wondering how they work. The video looks to further explain this topic in order for people to fully understand how probiotics work and why they are important to a person’s health. In the video OpenDoors Nutrition explains that the probiotic bacteria help reduce the growth of harmful bacteria and promote a healthy digestive tract. This in turn helps ward off digestive disorders that happen when the recommended nine to one ratio becomes disturbed and unbalanced. There are more than two hundred studies linking inadequate probiotic levels to more than one hundred and seventy different negative health issues. Signs that an imbalance has occurred range from gas and constipation to skin problems and fatigue.

After OpenDoors Nutrition introduces viewers to what probiotics are the video transitions into a segment that explains where a person can ingest these beneficial probiotics. For less severe cases a person is usually able to restore their balance through a diet rich in fermented foods, yogurt, and fiber. Some examples of fermented foods are kefir, kimchi, and sauerkraut. However, for more severe cases or when there are multiple health issues resulting from a probiotic deficiency a person may want to consider a probiotic supplement for a quicker heal. Probiotic supplements are able to deliver a higher number of good bacteria in order to restore gut balance more quickly.

When a person is considering a probiotic supplement to improve their digestive health OpenDoors Nutrition encourges consumers to carefully research products and know what to consider when choosing a good probiotic supplement. Most experts are recommending that a person who takes a supplement should do so for a minimum of two weeks to reap the full benefits and start to feel a difference.


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