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Do Probiotics Actually Help Your Immune System?


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Probiotics supplements can help your family stay well during cold and flu season.


Have you ever wondered if all those yogurt ads were on to something with all their talk about probiotics? Well, you’re in for a treat! In this article, we’re meshing a true probiotic success story with some eye-opening scientific research.

As cold and flu season rolls in, we want to shed light on the potential benefits of probiotics in supporting your immune system. Yes, it’s true! Probiotics could be your secret wellness weapon to staying healthy. Find out why they’ve become a favorite among health enthusiasts and doctors alike, and explore the world of the immune-supporting, microscopic bacteria everyone is talking about.

A Real-Life Probiotic Success Story

Our journey begins with a relatable tale from one of our very own employee-owners. It’s a story of family health challenges and the noticeable change brought about by a probiotic supplement. Read on to hear how one simple change made the biggest difference in a family’s overall health.

“I have a beautiful 5-year-old daughter who’s been in and out of daycare for a few years, and she would get sick every other week. She’d either have a fever, a cough, or a runny nose - but most of the time, all three. And, of course, she'd give whatever germs she brought home to the rest of the family. ”

How many parents can relate?

He goes on to detail the recovery process from one of these persistent colds: “My daughter seemed to bounce back rather quickly, but once I would catch it, it would take a very long time to recuperate. I tried everything from sleeping in a different room when she would have one of her all-night-long coughing spells, but it wouldn’t help. I’d always end up getting sick.”

So how did he break this never-ending cycle of Pre-K germ invasions?

“When my daughter turned five last year, and we were preparing her to enter Kindergarten, we knew she’d be exposed to even more germs than ever before. I made it a point to start taking Life's Abundance probiotics; it has been a miracle worker. In the past, when my daughter was sick, she'd spend the night in our bed, and I would get sick. Now that I’ve boosted my immune system, I wake up completely unphased. It’s worked so well that I think it’s time to start including it in my daughter’s routine, too! ”

Yes, you read that right. Probiotics were the key to improving his overall health and have the potential to safeguard his family.

And for all the doubters out there, we’re happy to share that science backs up the power of probiotics. A rigorous study in 2018 exposed the immune-supporting effects of these little gut-friendly supplements.

The Groundbreaking Study in a Nutshell

In this super cool study, researchers invited a bunch of adults who were, unfortunately, catching colds way too often (like four or more times a year, yikes!). They were given a probiotic drink concocted with not one, not two, but three different types of good bacteria.

For 12 whole weeks, these participants enjoyed their special drink, turning themselves into probiotic-sipping machines. And it worked! The probiotic group saw a big drop in those pesky colds and flu-like symptoms. It turns out probiotics were giving their immune system a super boost.


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Life’s Abundance premium probiotic supplement contains 25 billion CFUs to help support your overall immune health.


How Probiotics Help Your Immune System

Two major, eye-opening findings proved probiotic supplementation can:

  1. Reduce cold and flu symptoms. Participants who sipped on the probiotic drink had fewer instances of upper respiratory infections. That means fewer days of feeling miserable with a cold!
  2. Increase immune markers in your body.* This means a big spike in good players for your body's defense team, which equals a stronger immune response to viruses and colds. [1]

All that to say, this is a big win for the probiotic team! This study shows consuming probiotics can definitely give your system a leg up in the immune game.

Choosing the Right Probiotic: 25 Billion CFUs

Before you run off to stock your fridge with probiotic drinks, keep in mind that not all probiotics are created equal. The study mentioned above used specific strains of Lactobacillus in hefty doses. So, if you're looking to replicate these benefits, you'll need to choose your probiotics wisely.

The precise composition of our 25 billion CFU probiotic supplement is a testament to this. Featuring strains like Bifidobacterium lactis, Lactobacillus acidophilus, and Bifidobacterium bifidum, our formula stands apart in its potential to improve your health.

Studies show the remarkable abilities of these strains, from alleviating symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis [2] and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) [3]*. While more research is essential to fully understand their impact on respiratory infections, the current findings underscore the power of these small but mighty warriors.

So next time you see one of those yogurt commercials, think about the awesome benefits of probiotics. Why not try our supplements and experience these benefits yourself without the yogurt? Every time you take a supplement, you're supporting your daily routine and giving your body a boost of potent probiotic power. And remember, a happy gut is a happy you!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

References:
[1] Zhang, H., Yeh, C., Jin, Z., Ding, L., Liu, B. Y., Zhang, L., & Dannelly, H. K. (2018). Prospective study of probiotic supplementation results in immune stimulation and improvement of upper respiratory infection rate. Synthetic and Systems Biotechnology, 3(2), 113-120. pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29900424/

[2] Singh, A., Hacini-Rachinel, F., Gosoniu, M. et al. Immune-modulatory effect of probiotic Bifidobacterium lactis NCC2818 in individuals suffering from seasonal allergic rhinitis to grass pollen: an exploratory, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Eur J Clin Nutr 67, 161–167 (2013). doi.org/10.1038/ejcn.2012.197

[3] Martoni, C. J., Srivastava, S., & Leyer, G. J. (2020, January 30). Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1 and Bifidobacterium lactis UABla-12 improve abdominal pain severity and symptomology in irritable bowel syndrome: Randomized controlled trial. Nutrients, 12(2), 363. doi.org/10.3390/nu12020363



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