Viosan Health Promotes OTC Probiotic Supplement to Fight Flu
As the entire Western Hemisphere approaches winter, flu season comes along with it. In the United States, National Influenza Vaccination Week (December 2-8, 2012) promotes awareness of getting flu shots and vaccines. It is important to build up our immune systems during this time. Antibiotics aid the immune system by attacking and killing infectious strains present in the human body. However, antibiotic treatments are engineered to attack contagions across a broad spectrum, thus killing all kinds of bacteria, whether they are beneficial to the body or not. This can be detrimental to the digestive system because the digestive tract is host to various “good” bacteria (microflora) that work to maintain a healthy digestive tract. Because of this, antibiotic use has often been associated with digestive problems such as upset stomach and diarrhea. Without the “good” bacteria strains, the digestive system finds itself in an abnormal balance that causes some individuals to refrain from taking their full course of antibiotic treatment, which could cause even more complications.
RRecent studies have shown that, in response to the negative digestive and intestinal effects of antibiotic treatment, supplementing one’s diet with probiotics may mitigate digestive tract disorders and antibiotic-associated diarrhea. Introducing Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, two probiotic or “good” bacteria strains, to the body is believed to restore the intestinal balance interrupted by antibiotic treatment. By repopulating the digestive system with “good” bacteria, “bad” bacteria are rendered less able to grow and adhere to the intestinal walls. Probiotics have also been associated with healthier immune systems. Yogurt with probiotics is a common food source for providing the body with a boost to the immune system. Because 70% of the body’s immune system is located in the digestive tract, complementing one’s diet with probiotic-laced dietary and nutritional supplements should be considered year-round, whether undergoing antibiotic treatment or not.
Viosan Health’s Probiotic+ formula was formulated to bolster a healthy digestive system. It includes two species of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium (Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus plantarium, Bifidobacterium breve, and Bifidobacterium longum) at a total of 20 billion units per serving. Viosan’s probiotic dietary supplement is intended for daily use and the continuous support of both the digestive and immune system. Viosan recommends it during antibiotic treatment, but also recommends probiotics as a part of the daily dietary regimen.
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