02 Aug Peak Performance Supplements Best Probiotics Recommended
There has been a lot of research and interest lately on the microbial environment in the gut and how it affects both physical and mental health. If you want to perform your best, and feel your best, at work and at home-you should consider taking a probiotic.
I read an article in March of last year in the Scientific American which stated:
“Scientists are increasingly convinced that the vast assemblage of microfauna in our intestines may have a major impact on our state of mind. The gut-brain axis seems to be bidirectional—the brain acts on gastrointestinal and immune functions that help to shape the gut’s microbial makeup, and gut microbes make neuroactive compounds, including neurotransmitters and metabolites that also act on the brain.”
When your gut microflora are in balance, your intestines are composed of many beneficial bacteria and yeast (microflora) that are believed to help make your immune system work well, enabling you to fight off viral and fungal infections and bacteria as well as allergens.
Unfortunately, poor diet and exposure to toxins in the environment can wreak havoc on your gut flora.
Regularly taking probiotics (especially the ones that are native to the human digestive tract) can help you boost your immune system. And studies have shown that probiotics can play a substantial role in preventing allergies. In addition, probiotics have been shown to:
- Directly influence the immune response by stimulating production of immune enhancing substances
- Improve function of the intestinal mucosal lining
- Prevent the growth of bad bacteria
If you suffer from allergies, then it is believed that probiotics can help. People taking probiotics are also using it to maintain a healthy weight, get more energy and improve their overall well-being.
Here are a list of supplements that we have tried and recommend for performance enhancement.
We strongly recommend that you consult with your doctor to make sure you are able to take any of these supplements and let them know about any reactions that you might experience.
Since everyone’s microbial environment in their gut is different, we recommend you experiment with different brands of probiotics until you find one that works for you. Below is a link to one highly rated probiotic that we use that has 14 billion good bacteria made up of a:
Proprietary Probiotic Blend of:
Microcrylstalline cellulose, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium lactis, Lactobacillus plantarum magnesium stearate, silica, Lactobacillus salivarius, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Bifidobacterium longum, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacilllus casei.
Click on below link to order:
Ouwehand, Arthur, “Antiallergic effects of probiotics,” Journal of Nutrition, Mar 2007.