5 Most Important Ingredients When Choosing Your Probiotic
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5 Most Important Ingredients When Choosing Your Probiotic

Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that promote a healthy digestive tract and strengthen the immune system. They can help balance your “good” and “bad” bacteria to keep your body working at its optimum potential. It is extremely important, however, that the probiotics you choose are high quality and contain key essential ingredients to have the greatest benefit. We have listed the top 5 ingredients for supporting the micro biome of the digestive system and creating a balance to help eliminate the rogue bacterial colonies of the gut.

1. Lactobacillis Planatarum:  This probiotic has several benefits, including improving gut immunity and regulating inflammation in the gut.  This will support the lining of the gut and reduce the risk of “leaky gut.”  It has also been shown to help with the digestion of proteins and reducing the risk of allergies

2. Lactobacillis Acidophillus:  This bacteria has been proven to help maintain healthy cholesterol levels, reduce the risk of candida, and help with the healthy coagulation of blood.
3. Lactobacillis Brevis:  This bacteria has been proven to increase levels of BDNF (Brain Derived Neurotropic Factor), which has been shown to improve neuron connections.  It has been determined it is not the amount of neurons we have but how they connect that help prevent neurodegenerative disorders such as dementia.  It has also been proven to enhance the cellular immunity by improving natural killer T-cell activity.

4. Bifidobactrium Lactis:  Research has shown this bacteria to improve and support digestive immunity. As you know 70-80% of our immune system resides in the gut.  5. Bifidobacterium Longum:  This bacteria will improve lactose intolerance and help prevent food allergies and diarrhea.  It has also been shown to reduce anxiety and scavenge free radicals.  Free radicals are what cause the body to be under more oxidative stress and it accelerates the process of aging.

Many of these essential ingredients can be found in the foods we eat, such as yogurt and fermented foods. Other sources include:

  • Kefir
  • Kombucha
  • Kimchi
  • Sauerkraut
  • Pickles
  • Pickled Fruits and Vegetables

For more information on gut health and your nutrition, visit our website at www.drmichaelveselak.com. To schedule an appointment for your own personalized nutritional consultation, contact our office at (805) 482-0723 or click the link below.

Dr. Michael Veselak, D.C.

Dr. Michael Veselak, D.C. has been practicing Chiropractic care in Camarillo, California for over 33 years. Throughout his experience, Dr. Veselak has recognized the importance of treating each patient based on their condition rather than their symptoms. In recent years, Dr. Michael Veselak has become a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Board Certified in Integrative Medicine, allowing him to evaluate each patient neurologically and metabolically, as well as from a chiropractic standpoint. In doing so, Dr. Veselak has seen tremendous success in his patients suffering from chronic conditions such as Peripheral Neuropathy, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Problems, and Thyroid Disorders. Using state-of-the-art technology, such a Cold Laser, Hako-Med, Spinal Decompression, Vibration Therapy and Brain-based exercises, Dr. Michael Veselak has witnessed profound effects with various chronic conditions. It is his mission to leave no stone unturned in getting to the root cause of your pain, rather than merely treating the symptoms with medications. If you or someone you know is suffering from a chronic condition, please contact Dr. Michael Veselak at (805) 482-0723.

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