ALTRUM Focus Newsletter Volume 10 Issue 6
The Checkered Flag

In this Issue:

  1. Probiotics Can Keep Your System in Balance
  2. July ALTRUM News — Living Their Dreams in Grand Canyon Trek

Probiotics Can Keep Your System in Balance

Probiotics are helpful microorganisms that may promote intestinal health and reduce digestive problems caused by health conditions, stress or poor diet. Your intestines are normally occupied with helpful microbes, and using probiotics can maintain the balance of this normal microbial flora.

The word “probiotic” means “for life,” which is why these microflora are so important. The scientific definition of a probiotic is: A live microbial feed supplement that beneficially affects the host by improving its intestinal microbial balance.

Probiotics are a type of live bacteria that help balance and fight unhealthy bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract, often referred to as the gut. Probiotics work by colonizing the small intestine and crowding out disease-causing organisms, thereby restoring proper balance to the intestinal flora.

The nature of human digestion creates a daily battle between good bacteria (probiotics) and bad bacteria (pathogens, yeast and fungi) in the GI tract.

Probiotics are believed to protect us in two ways. The first is the role they play in the digestive tract, where a healthy balance between good and bad bacteria is vital. Poor food choices, emotional stress, lack of sleep, antibiotic overuse and environmental influences are among things that can shift the balance in favor of bad bacteria.

When the digestive tract is healthy, it filters out and eliminates things that can damage it, such as harmful bacteria, toxins, chemicals and other waste products. On the flip side, the digestive tract absorbs nutrients from food and water and helps deliver them to the cells where they are needed.

The idea is not to kill off all of the bad bacteria. The problem is when the balance is shifted to have more bad than good. An imbalance has been associated with diarrhea, urinary tract infections, muscle pain and fatigue.

The other way that probiotics may help is the impact they have on the immune system. Some believe that this role is the most important. Our immune system is our protection against germs. When it doesn’t function properly, we can suffer from allergic reactions, autoimmune disorders and infections.

Living Their Dreams in Grand Canyon Trek

Direct Jobbers Pat and Donna Grady of Broken Arrow, Okla. are getting ready to hike the North side of the Grand Canyon in a rim rim-to-rim-to-rim (or R2R2R) journey that is a bucket-list adventure for them. The Gradys, who are in their 60s, know the value of a lifestyle that includes, healthy diet, exercise and ALTRUM supplements. Read about their “pre-hike” preparation in the July issue.

Ultra Probiotics

Ultra Probiotics is a powerful probiotic formula that delivers 26.5 billion live cells featuring nine strains of healthy bacteria to help maintain overall health. Probiotics naturally support the digestive system, to encourage intestinal balance and may contribute to a healthy immune system.*

May Help:

  • Improve digestion and absorption of vitamins*
  • Manufacture vitamins needed by the body*
  • Inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria that cause digestive stress*

What Probiotics Can Do

  • Help improve digestion and absorption of vitamins
  • Help stimulate the body’s natural defense — the immune system
  • Help manufacture vitamins needed by the body
  • Help inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria that cause digestive stress *

Ultra Probiotics

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* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

Please check with your physician when using prescription medication in combination with food supplements.

ALTRUM News brings you the most recent information on ALTRUM nutritional supplements and how nutrition helps maintain youthful vigor, health and mobility — plus much more. 

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