Body Ecology’s Bifidus Power Blend has been carefully crafted to feature four probiotic strains of bifidobacteria. Bifidobacteria are native to the gut of a healthy, breastfed baby, but their numbers gradually decline as you age – and not without consequence! An aging gut is at the root of chronic disease and recurring illness. One month after birth, bifidobacteria dominate a healthy, breastfed baby’s gut – making up as much as 91 percent of the microbes that live there. 1 These good-for-you bacteria help to tone the gut barrier and cultivate a strong immune system. But unfortunately, not everyone starts out with a microbial ecosystem ruled by bifidobacteria. It turns out that in adults and babies alike, bifidobacteria can curb inflammatory signals that have spun out of control and have led to gastrointestinal distress. This includes:
- Inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis
- Necrotizing enterocolitis (seen in babies)
Bifidobacteria are able to reduce intestinal permeability and seal a leaky gut. They take control of the inner ecosystem and push the bad bacteria bullies out. Body Ecology Canada Bifidus Power Blend Probiotic: Sold at Refresh Natural Health.