Disorders of the gastrointestinal tract are very common. About 25% of the population suffer from upper abdominal pain, indigestion, and heartburn. This can lead to additional discomfort, stress, time off work, and a reduced quality of life.
Balancing Microorganisms in the Digestive Tract
Digestion really gets going in the stomach. Cells in the stomach produce protein-depleting enzymes and hydrochloric acid to break down food. The stomach secretes other necessary substances, such as hormones and mucus, to manage organ functions and safeguard the gastric lining.
SigA is the primary immunoglobulin in mucus secretions. Mucus is your body’s main defense against gastrointestinal pathogens, such as bacteria, parasites, fungi, toxins and viruses. SigA antibodies attach to pathogens - trapping them in mucus - and neutralize harmful toxins, until the pathogen is expelled from the body with other waste by way of feces.
Probiotics Can Improve Immune and Digestive Health
Numerous health issues can arise when your digestive tract is not working efficiently, including allergies and autoimmune diseases. Properly managing the complex microorganisms that reside in your GI tract is essential to maintaining your immune health.
You can greatly decrease your risk of developing a digestive problem by integrating probiotics into your diet. Probiotics are living microorganisms or friendly bacteria that have significant health benefits in the body. Probiotics can be found in organic supplements, like our PRO-EM 1® products, as well as certain foods, like yogurt. Probiotics can help balance the levels of microorganisms in the stomach and intestines, and drive down the number of harmful bacterias.