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September 21, 2020 - Mainstream Research is Catching Up on Probiotics


Mainstream Research is Catching Up on Probiotics

September 21, 2020 Puzzle Piece

Your body contains trillions of bacteria in your gut. They are part of your second immune system, working with your skin, saliva, stomach acid, lymph glands, parotid and spleen, etc. So much of your health is tied to your gut, including how your body handles pathogens, like COVID-19.
Thankfully, the allopathic side of medicine is now learning what we have known for decades! Probiotics play a critical role in protecting us from illness and promoting health and wellness. Probiotic usage has surged worldwide the past few years and especially since COVID-19.
Probiotics Use Has Become “The Go-To Nutrition”
A new survey has found a significant increase in probiotic usage since the COVID-19 threat was first discovered. The survey was conducted in May by the Natural Marketing Institute and compared the current probiotic usage with the usage tallied in 2019.
The survey included three countries in divergent geographic locations: The United States, Italy and China. According to the survey, probiotic use had increased significantly in all three countries.
In the U.S., surveyors found a 66% increase in usage. In May, 25% of all U.S. consumers surveyed were taking probiotics, compared to just 15% before the onset of the pandemic. The survey also found the average daily use of probiotics had increased. Consumers now take probiotics 5.35 times per week on average compared to 3.57 times per week pre-pandemic.
Probiotic usage increased 188% in Italy while China’s usage increased 108%. The US has plenty of room for improvement—especially knowing which probiotics are much better than others.
Why the surge in usage? The survey discovered that most people want to improve immune health during the pandemic, something that only 40% of people considered before quarantine, according to the aforementioned survey.
Why Probiotics Help
There are viruses in the environment, called bacteriophages, that excel in outnumbering and killing good bacteria. Another important fact is viral respiratory infections are the most common diseases in humans. A meta-analysis of 33 clinical trials found that 28 trials reported that probiotics had beneficial effects in the outcome of respiratory tract infections (RTIs) and five showed no clear benefit. Eight studies investigated viral etiology from the respiratory tract, and one of these reported a significant decrease in viral load.
Based on experimental studies, probiotics may exert antiviral effects directly in probiotic-virus interaction or via stimulation of the immune system. A study published in PLOS One reveals that flu risk varies based on the composition of an individual’s own bacterial colonization.
It turns out that the more microbial exposure we have at a young age—and the more diverse our microbiome—the healthier we are long-term. All those microbes we encounter in our early years train and challenge our immune system to respond appropriately.
In one study, scientists discovered that a lack of bacterial diversity in the guts of 3-month-old babies was associated with a high risk of developing asthma, which is often triggered by allergens. In another, babies without certain gut microbes at just one month of age had a three times higher risk of developing allergic reactions by age 2 and asthma by age 4.
You can correct this with both diet and healing your gut by repopulating it with friendly bacteria.
It is very easy to understand the 5 trials that showed a poor outcome probably had inactive or the wrong type of quality of probiotics.
People Love Buying Probiotics Online
Another trend verified by the latest survey was the continuing growth of online purchases. Just a few years ago, probiotic purchases were made almost exclusively at physical stores, including health professional clinics. Today, 40% of probiotics are ordered online in the U.S.
If you haven’t taken advantage of Braven Grant’s Marketing Rx class (800-890-4547), which guides you step-by-step through creating a virtual on-line presence for your clinic, I urge you to do so now. Please do it immediately. Patients need to be buying the best probiotics and other nutrition through you and your office.
Optimal Flora Plus: The Best Probiotic Product Available
When it comes to building the immune system with probiotics, research shows that gut colonization is best achieved through colonizing multiple strains of beneficial bacteria. Optimal Health Systems‘ top-selling Optimal Flora Plus contains nine strains of stabilized probiotics.
Optimal Flora Plus's 9 patented, heat-stabilized, and acid-resistant probiotics, include the acidophilus DDS-1, the body uses for immune function and health. In addition, the formula provides a blend of colostrum, echinacea, beta glucan and enzymes that act as antimicrobials. These nutrients assist the body in its defense against pathogens.
Dosing: Take two capsules daily or as directed by a health professional.

Fast Gut Recovery with Flora Blitz 100
Many patients that need to build a healthy gut fast! Get them on Flora Blitz 100. It delivers a surge of over 100 billion CFU of 11 different healthy bacteria to inhibit the bad bacteria and build a healthy microbiome slate. This approach yields a massive boost of the correct bacteria to build the immune system. This huge, therapeutic dose can revive gut health in just 2-4 days, and then helps make sure the gut stays that way as they take the complete product over 30 days.
Optimal Flora and/or Flora Blitz 100 is a great Every Patient, Everyday protocol, especially with COVID-19 weighing heavily on society’s mind. Help your patients find peace of mind and optimal immune health with Flora Blitz 100.
Dosing: Take one packet daily.

Please take action today!

Yours in Health and Wellness,
John W Brimhall, DC, BA, BS, FIAMA, DIBAK

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