Put simply, probiotics are microorganisms that offer some form of health benefit to the host. They can be found in various fermented foods with active live cultures such as yogurt, as well as supplements. Some supplements contain friendly soil-based organisms instead of dairy-based bacteria. Probiotics are believed to play very important roles in regulating proper intestinal function and digestion by balancing intestinal microflora.
When we buy vegetables, we head to the supermarket where they are set before us in row after row of perfect cleanliness and symmetry. However, not even 100 years ago, we viewed food differently. Back then, most of the vegetables we ate would have come straight from the field and were likely still covered with tiny pieces of dirt and soil when our ancestors consumed them. It is likely that the bacteria in that soil and dirt helped to regulate their immune systems, protecting them from bacterial and fungal overgrowth in the intestines.
By reintroducing soil-based organisms into our intestines, we increase the diversity of beneficial bacteria in our guts, helping to improve digestion, boost immunity, and much more. Soil-based organisms (SBOs) have been linked to reductions in abdominal discomfort, bloating, nausea, flatulence, and constipation. Specific SBOs have also been shown to secrete proteins that activate the immune system and stimulate the production of white blood cells and antibodies. And the benefits go on and on.
It may sound like a bold statement, but lactic acid-based bacteria included in these probiotics struggle to make it through the hostile, acidic environment of the stomach, so a greatly reduced number arrive to the small intestine. In fact, that’s why most nutritionists and digestive experts recommend getting a probiotic with a high CFU (colony-forming units) count: to ensure that enough of the bacteria are alive by the time they get where they need to be.
On the other hand, soil-based organisms are ‘endospore-forming’ bacteria, which are naturally hardier and better able to withstand the challenging environment of the stomach. The benefits of this are clear: they are much more likely to make it to the small intestine intact, and need less CFUs to do so. Plus, it eliminates the need for special coatings or manufacturing techniques that are used to deliver lactic acid-based bacteria.
They also colonize the gut more effectively. This means we can reduce our dosage to ‘maintenance’ levels much sooner, without worrying that the health benefits of the probiotics will disappear. That also makes them a better value.
Again, it’s a bold statement, but it’s hard to argue with facts. Probiotics have become very popular, but Royal Flora is the best. The Royal Flora formula is a live, non-mutated primary culture dormant in the capsule. It is not freeze-dried or fermented and will stay dormant until activated by body fluids. It has a shelf life of many years and does not need to be refrigerated.
You can be sure that each capsule you take will get as many soil-based organisms as possible into your digestive tract, alive and well, ready to colonize and breed without mutation. Although recognized as a probiotic, Royal Flora is really in a class by itself. Royal Flora is more stable and better at colonization than its probiotic cousins.
Last but not least, Royal Flora does not contain dairy, salt, artificial color, flavoring, sugar, preservatives, fillers or artificial additives.
Royal Flora does not treat disease – it treats the body. Give your body what it needs and it will give you what you need – VIBRANT HEALTH!
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* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.