Firstly, why do we need to take one?
Because we cannot dodge the bullet of bad bacteria getting into our gut, we just can’t. Everything from processed food, alcoholic beverages, refined sugar & excess caffeine are just some of the things that build up bad bacteria in the gut & as a result we are not only exposed to ill health as 70% -80% of our immune system make up our gut, but it will be almost impossible to shred fat whilst this balance of good & bad bacteria is out of whack.
Other contributing factors to the imbalance of bacteria can be caused from an overuse of antibiotics, prescription medicine & food intolerances. The intestinal wall can be damaged overtime by bad bacteria that build up. They chip away at the wall until it creates a leak…then you are in real trouble.
Our immune system is now compromised and anything toxic that your gastrointestinal tract was supposed to transport out of your body now seeps into your blood stream.
What happens then?
- Weight gain
- Low energy
- Toxic build up
- Autoimmune disease
- Low immune system
- Constantly sick
So what does taking the probiotic do?
Overall a healthy gut wall which is balanced & creates an environment where good bacteria can flourish will put you on the right path to fat loss success!
So why are some probiotics better than others?
Research suggests that cheaper probiotic manufacturers boost the numbers of cells in their products by adding cultures such as yogurt & silage starters. These are said to be cheap & may not have significant probiotic properties like other more potent strains. Basically, in short, you always get what you pay for in the supplement game.
One study lead by Dr James Chin discovered that about a third of the strains of so-called “probiotics” on the market today actually stimulated pathogens (bad bacteria), rather than suppressing them. Yikes!
“Oils definitely ain’t oils”!
Go for a Probiotic that has Prebiotic fibres in it
Prebiotics is another name for fibre and in particular, fibre that feeds probiotic (good) bacteria.
Combinations of probiotics and prebiotics are called “synbiotics” because of the synergy that occurs as the prebiotics feed the probiotics and cause them to multiply to higher levels in the gastrointestinal tract.
To put this in real laymen’s terms prebiotics will help increase and restore good gut bacteria faster, which is ideally what you want for fat loss & overall health this flu season.
The Modere probiotic has prebiotic in it & because there is not enough room in a capsule to fit an efficacious dose of prebiotics in it, it is taken in a powder form dissolved in water & away from meals every second day.
You can also learn more about the subject of Synbiotics by looking at some of the works of microbiologist and scientist of 35 years, John Ellerman. John has specialised in the field of probiotics for 25 years.
I hope this helps Shredders. Always choose your supplements wisely J
Yours in Hormone Health & Fitness,