PROBIOTICS FOR THE MATURING GUT
By Lynda Robbins, UP4™ Probiotics Education Specialist
There are two things in life we can absolutely count on. One is that change is inevitable and two is that our bodies age. Since ancient times, people have searched in vain for a magic anti-aging potion. Having spent most of my life being a counter-culture protagonist, I am anti, anti-aging, for the most part! I say bring on the wrinkles (wisdom), bring on the eyeglass readers (cool, hip, stylish specs), bring on grandparent-hood (preciousness), and bring on silvering hair (distinguished)! There are, however, other symptoms of aging that as a baby-boomer I dread. I remember as a child being mortified at the horrible odors and noises that would constantly be emitted from my grandparents’ bodies at family meals. My siblings and I would snicker, hold our noses and oftentimes run from the room to breathe fresh air! As my body matures I have promised myself that I will spare myself and my grandchildren from this embarrassing and uncomfortable scenario.
As a healthy lifestyle advocate, maintaining optimal health and preventing disease as my body ages is a priority for me. Primary to my program of preventative health practices is daily supplementation of UP4™ Probiotics Adult 50+ to support my digestive and immune systems.
Digestive discomfort such as flatulence, bloating, and bowel irregularity can be common signs that the colon may be experiencing an imbalance of beneficial bacteria. As we enter our 50’s, levels of Bifidobacteria commonly found in the colon, begin to decline. The decrease of Bifidobacteria in the gut microbiota, both in terms of abundance and species diversity, has been noted in numerous studies as a commonly accepted ageing effect (Mitsuoka 1992; Gavini et al. 2001; Hopkins and Macfarlane 2002; Woodmansey et al. 2004; Mueller et al. 2006).
As with all Probiotics, Bifidobacteria assist with digestion, regulate the immune system, help us absorb nutrients, and work to crowd out undesirable bacteria. This particular group of probiotics has several beneficial effects especially important for mature adults. Bifidobacteria strains coat the lining of our colon, protecting us from toxins and harmful bacteria that can make their way into our bloodstream if our defenses are low. With 80% of our immune system in our gut, we need these valiant bacteria working on our behalf. As we mature, Bifidobacteria play an increasingly important role in our overall health and wellbeing. Our modern lifestyles and the physical changes of aging make it harder to maintain an optimal balance of these good microbes. That’s why supplementing with a high quality Probiotic formula like UP4™ Adult 50+ is so essential to the health of our digestive and immune systems.
UP4™ Adult 50+ provides targeted support to adults ages 50 and up by supplying 4 strains of Bifidobacteria along with our trademarked superstrain Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS®-1. With 80% Bifidobacteria and 20% Lactobacillus, you are getting full spectrum gut coverage to help support and maintain digestive and immune system health as your body ages. This formula can also be beneficial for adults under the age of 50 who may be experiencing colon discomfort. UP4™ Probiotics are formulated with robust strains of bacteria that are naturally acid and bile resistant. These clinically proven superstrains can effectively colonize in the colon and small intestine providing full gut support.
With the wisdom of aging comes the desire to keep my task list as simple as possible. I therefore appreciate that UP4™ Adult 50+ dosage requirement is only 1 capsule per day, which I take first thing in the morning. Another bonus is the 60-day supply which makes for a very budget friendly way to keep my gut happy! Simple and easy is the way to go in our fast paced modern culture!
As my grandchildren grow up, I can be assured that they will not have the same memory of family meals with me that I have from meals with my grandparents and those noxious odors that escaped from their unprotected digestive systems. Instead, my grandkids memories will be graced with the delicious aromas of fresh, organic, nutritious home cooked meals. Of course, they’ll also remember their daily “treat” of UP4™ Probiotics creamy, yummy, vanilla flavored Kids Cubes to keep their tummies feeling happy with a 50-50 ratio of Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS®-1 and Bifidobacterium lactis along with 800 IU of Vitamin D3 to support their growing bones.
I am grateful that I have available to me the most advanced Probiotic supplements with the UP4™ Adult 50+ formula to support and maintain my colon health as my body continues to age in a healthy way.
Have a happy and healthy maturing body with A HAPPIER INSIDE™!