From Organic Olivia
- Delivers a 20 billion CFU dose of probiotics to support gut and brain health
- Supports healthy immune system function and a healthy GI tract
- Supports beneficial microflora in the gut and proper digestion
- Includes prebiotic fiber to supply easily digestible fuel so the “good guys” stick around
- Packed with digestive enzymes to support healthy digestion of meals
My main focus when creating products is targeting the root causes of chronic illness. As you may know, the root I’m most passionate about is gut dysbiosis, otherwise known as an overabundance of pathogenic or ‘unproductive’ bacteria, and a shortage of probiotic (health-supporting) bacteria. In healthy individuals, the balance of pro-to-pathogen should be around 80/20, but unfortunately for many of us this ratio has traveled far from the ideal. This is due to a myriad of factors, including the overuse of antibiotics, our descent from real whole foods, xenobiotics in our environment (from chlorine in our water to pesticides in our food), stress, medications, and more. Scientists are now also pointing to a “generational loss,” where because of these factors, babies are coming into the world with far less beneficial strains than their mothers. (Studies show that critical B. infantis, for example, is missing or low in many infants and children. These children have a 6x higher incidence of allergies than those with healthy levels!)
When these probiotic strains aren’t taking up residence in our guts, pathogens have their chance to overgrow and create symptoms. The effect this has had on our health as a collective is staggering, as autoimmune disorders and unexplained chronic illnesses are exploding. While medical researchers once thought autoimmune disease was attributed to the body “attacking itself,” evidence is quickly mounting showing that rather, the body is attacking constant low-grade bacterial infections that should have been destroyed by our healthy microbiome army.
(For example, a study across the US and Norway found that those suffering with systemic sclerosis had higher levels of inflammation-causing pathogenic bacteria and lower levels of protective, anti-inflammatory bacteria compared to individuals without the autoimmune disease. One of the authors relayed that “the results of our research suggest that patients with systemic sclerosis have a unique lower gastrointestinal microbial consortium characterised by increased pathobiont organisms and decreased beneficial commensal organisms.” The study proposes that probiotics may aid restoring gut bacterial balance in those suffering from autoimmune disease).
The bottom line is, YOUR GUT MATTERS. I know you’ve heard that your immune system depends entirely on your gut flora, and new research is published daily linking that microflora to a range of health indications from general mood and sleep quality to levels of anxiety and depression. My hope for the future of medicine is that emphasis is shifted to repairing the microbiome first and foremost. I want to do my part in that revolution by offering a healing tool that allows you to repair, repopulate, and get stronger every day. A healthier gut population means better sleep and immunity, less pain and fatigue, more energy, and improved digestion.
You’re not average, so your probiotic shouldn’t be either. Trust your gut and give us a try on your healing journey. We are here to help in any way we can!