The beneficial health effects of Probi's bacteria have been demonstrated in several clinical studies. These effects include relief of unwanted gastrointestinal symptoms, and clinically proven support of the immune system as well as increased nutritional uptake (iron) and better recovery after stress and workout.
HOW PROBIOTICS WORK IN RELATION TO GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS
Probiotics interact with the intestinal system as well as the microbiota, and can help to maintain good gastrointestinal health and relieve the symptoms of gastrointestinal disorders. Probi’s bacterial strains make it more difficult for harmful bacteria to establish themselves in the intestines by competing for the same binding sites. Probiotics can also prevent harmful bacteria from penetrating the intestinal walls and transferring to other areas of the body. This entails that bacteria have a beneficial effect on intestinal flora, reducing the risk of intestinal infection. Accordingly, probiotics can relieve the symptoms of common intestinal health problems, including IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). These bacterial strains are available in such products as ProViva Fruit drinks and Probi Mage®.
HOW PROBIOTICS AND THE IMMUNE SYSTEM WORK
The well-being of the stomach has a major impact on the well-being of the entire body. About 70% of the immune system is located in the stomach. Accordingly, regular consumption of probiotics can contribute to maintaining a healthy immune system. Probi has identified specific bacterial strains that support and cooperate with intestinal immune cells, resulting in beneficial health effects throughout the body. Clinical studies have shown that Probi’s bacteria strains shorten cold periods and reduce cold symptoms. These bacterial strains are available in the product Probi Frisk®.
PROBIOTICS AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE, DIABETES AND OBESITY
Probiotics may contribute to reducing the risk of a condition known as the metabolic syndrome, which includes cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes and obesity. Probi’s bacterial strains can reduce such inflammation parameters as fibrinogens and IL-6.
PROBIOTICS AND NUTRITIONAL UPTAKE
Probiotics can have an impact on how certain nutrients are absorbed by the human body. Probi has in clinical trials uniquely and repeatedly proven that LP299V® increases non-heme iron absorption. This feature is of importance for a large segment of the general population, specifically women of childbearing age and teenagers.