“The multivitamin for the gut…”
This is the catchy little phrase that Brenda Watson, founder of Vital Planet, coined when referring to probiotics–and it’s really pretty accurate.
After all, the human body hosts over 100 trillion bacterial cells, including 1000+ different species. Even better, many of them are really good for you! Think of it as a whole bunch of your really good friends down there going to war for your health
Some of the most common health issues, including weight gain, leaky gut, IBS, skin conditions, like eczema and psoriasis, even mood disorders such as anxiety and depression, have been linked to a lack of diversity of good bacteria in your gut. So, we really do want a lot of bugs there, but only the good ones to keep the bad guys at bay!
Unfortunately, we are seeing a decline in the number of strains in our gut. In fact, it is decreasing at a faster rate than ever before, meaning we are losing our gut diversity from generation to generation.
So, if we start out with so many different good strains of bacteria as babies, then how do we “lack” diversity as adults? What is causing us to lose our probiotic strain diversity?
- Processed foods
- Chemicals in common cleaning supplies
- Chemicals in common cosmetics and hygiene products
- Stress levels
- Sedentary lifestyles
So, the solution would seem then that we just make those lifestyle adjustments, right? Eat more Organic fruits and vegetables, clean meats, swap out our beauty products for cleaner versions, and exercise more? All of that is true, but we also need the proper probiotic supplement to replace those good guys that have been wiped out. And that’s where Vital Planet probiotics come in.
Taking a highly potent probiotic has long been the believed solution to many hard to treat gut health issues. And strain diversity is proving more and more of a factor when choosing the right probiotic. Just like in the rainforest, where biodiversity is high, a diverse variety of beneficial flora (probiotics) in your gut is what helps to maintain the health of the ecosystem. Luckily, Brenda Watson’s Vital Flora contains 60 vital probiotic strains and 60 billion live cultures in every capsule
The other important piece of the puzzle here is prebiotics. Prebiotics are the soluble fiber that feeds the beneficial bacteria to help it multiply. They work together with probiotics to improve microbial diversity. In Vital Planet’s exclusive blends, they have included a variety of prebiotic fibers, including Organic apple fiber, blue agave, Jerusalem artichoke, and more, for a healthy gut from start to finish.
Find Vital Planet’s probiotics in the Wellness Department of your local Earth Fare!
*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.