The formation of the human immune system is largely due to exposure to specific microorganisms that are transmitted by the mother during birth. The source of the proper functioning of the immune system are bacteria that inhabits the digestive system, the amount of which is 10-fold greater than the number of cells in the entire human body. According to the experts’ latest opinions – the composition of the intestinal microflora in children depends on the way in which they came into the world.
Intestinal bacteria play an important role in the functioning of the body: they are responsible for intestinal homeostasis, stimulate the development and maturation of the immune system, protect against pathogens, participate in the digestion of food and the collection of nutrients. Unfavorable changes in the composition of the intestinal microflora can be easily diagnosed on the basis of specific symptoms. These include intestinal inflammation, intestinal leaks, digestive system disorders, obesity, fluctuations in blood sugar levels, recurrent respiratory diseases and allergies. Although contradictory information can be found in the literature, the majority of specialists suggest a correlation between the type of initial colonization of the intestinal microflora or colonization by bad bacteria, and many disease states during infancy and adult life.
Currently, there is a discussion between scientists, whether this changed intestinal flora causes health problems or if health problems are the cause of adverse changes in the microflora of the digestive system.
It is worth noting that there are factors that affect both the former and the latter. In the meantime, we can use healing and preventive measures whose beneficial effects on the functioning of the digestive system have been known for many years. Provide beneficial bacteria in consumed meals: fermented vegetables (marinades, kimchi, sauerkraut) and fermented milk and soy products (cheese, yogurt, tofu, miso). Before industrialization and pasteurization, which is now widely used, many of these fermented plant products were healthy sources of microflora, which naturally fed our immune system.
How to improve the intestinal microflora?
DIGESTIVE+++ contains probiotics that the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends as beneficial to health. WHO also recommends the use of prebiotics that enter the colon in undigested form, where they provide food for beneficial microorganisms. Our recommended dietary supplement contains effective probiotics and true prebiotics, as well as a full range of enzymes that break down proteins, carbohydrates and fats to ensure optimal absorption and absorption of all nutrients that are contained in the eaten food. Because bacteria living in the digestive system have a very wide impact on the proper functioning of our body, therefore taking valuable probiotics and prebiotics is a reasonable way to maintain overall health.