Probiotics: Nurturing a Healthy Gut

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Poor digestion and gastrointestinal related-issues affect almost all of us at some point in time, as a result of our unhealthy lifestyle habits including having irregular meals, skipping meals and not maintaining a balanced diet.

One of the most immediate solutions that cross our mind is probably to consume some form of probiotics, which we commonly understand as “good bacteria” that can improve our digestion. What exactly are Probiotics, and how are they beneficial to our gut health?

 

What are Probiotics?

Probiotics are live microorganisms that confer health benefits to the human body when consumed in appropriate amounts[1]. They consist mainly of good bacteria and yeast that are naturally present in fermented foods, or in the human body. It is not surprising that yogurt, kimchi, miso, and sourdough bread are among the healthiest products in their respective food categories.

This may not be the first time you hear this. We constantly have good and bad bacteria living in different parts of our body such as the gut, mouth, skin, lungs and urinary tract. The good bacteria help to fight off the bad bacteria and keep our body in balance. Under certain circumstances that trigger our body to go off balance, our immunity system weakens and bad bacteria outgrow the good bacteria. As a result, we may experience a range of problems like infection and inflammation. By consuming appropriate amounts of probiotics, we enhance the colony of good bacteria to support our immune system in bringing our body back to balance.

Probiotics have been proven to help with many common conditions such as constipation, diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)[2]. In fact, 1 in every 10 Singaporeans is affected by IBS alone[3].

 

Integrating Probiotics into Our Daily Lives

While maintaining a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables will keep our immunity in check, it is not easy to consume enough probiotic-rich foods in our daily lives. How often do we get to eat kimchi like how the Koreans do, or drink miso soup like the Japanese? We do need to make a conscious effort in incorporating probiotics into our lifestyle. Choose sourdough bread over normal white bread for breakfast; eat a serving of low or no-sugar yogurt after meals; or add a sachet of Premium Probiotic 10 into your drinks.

 

Just Launched: Premium Probiotics 10

Premium Probiotic 10 is an Australian probiotic product newly launched by Unique Time, an award-winning wellness brand committed to producing premium health products from the world’s finest ingredients. It has previously launched Rejuvenate, a natural antioxidant-rich healthy beverage formulated in USA that helps to boost immunity.

Recognized for its high quality and well-regulated health industry, Australia is handpicked by our global team of expert researchers as an ideal destination for the production of probiotics. Made up of 8 superfoods and vegetables (carrot, spinach, kale, broccoli, wheatgrass, parsley, artichoke and alfalfa), Premium Probiotic 10 is one of the few probiotics in the market that contain prebiotics and natural green fibre – scientifically proven to promote good digestion and reduce constipation.

Each sachet of Premium Probiotic 10 is packed with 20 billion colony-forming units (CFUs) of premium 10 DuPont HOWARU® probiotic strains, validated by gold-standard clinical trials for its stable efficacy in improving gut health. CFU is used as a unit of measurement for estimating the number of viable bacteria in a sample, and a healthy individual is recommended to consume 10 to 40 billion CFUs of probiotics every day.

 

How to consume Premium Probiotics 10?

Premium Probiotic 10 comes in sachets (2g) of powder, which you can mix directly with cold water or add into your daily juices. Do not mix with warm or hot water because the heat will kill the bacteria (remember, probiotics are good bacteria that needs to stay alive before they can work its magic on your gut).

Improve your gut health and overall well-being with Premium Probiotic 10 today.

Healthy Gut Image Credit: Alicia Harper Source
[1] Probiotics, National Institutes of Health Source
[2] Health benefits of taking Probiotics, Harvard Health Publishing Source
[3] ​​​​Nearly One in 10 Singaporeans Suffers From Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Health Xchange ​ Source
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