In the last 10 years, scientists have discovered a world under the microscope that is changing the way we view health and medicine: it’s called the microbiome.
We now know that our human cells are outnumbered by the bacteria living in and on our bodies by a factor of 10:1 and that almost all of our bodily systems rely on a healthy balance of good bacteria to function at their best.
We’ve also learned that there are several modern lifestyle factors that are detrimental to the good bacteria we are meant to have, which takes a toll on our health. In fact, there are more than 200 studies linking low probiotic levels to more than 170 different health concerns!
Here are the top 10 things that destroy our good gut bacteria on a daily basis:
1. Western diet high in processed foods and low in plant-based fibers
2. The overuse of antibiotics, both as medicine and in our food supply
3. Sugar, artificial sweeteners, emulsifiers and GMO foods
4. Tap water (chlorine and fluoride)
5. Excessive hygiene, antibacterials and antimicrobials
6. Certain medications (birth control, acid suppressants -PPIs-, antacids, steroids, hormone replacement therapy and NSAIDs, etc)
7. Not enough time outdoors
8. Emotional stress
9. Exposure to toxins, pollution and pesticides
10. The aging process
Why do we need probiotics?
Maintaining a healthy balance of beneficial bacteria can be extremely challenging in the face of the many microbe-depleting factors that exist in modern life—and supplementing with probiotics to continually replenish the good bacteria is one of the most important things you can do to ensure ongoing health.
Probiotics keep you feeling your best by:
Aiding in digestion
Increasing your energy levels
Reducing temporary inflammation
Strengthening your immune system
Supporting brain function and mental clarity
Helping you absorb the nutrients from your food and vitamins
Promoting optimal body weight, metabolism and blood sugar levels
And so much more!
But with thousands of different probiotics available on the market, how can you decipher what is best? There are many reasons why probiotics can be ineffective. Here are some basic guidelines that can help you make an informed choice:
Shelf Stability - many probiotics sold today are available solely in the refrigerated section of your health food store or are shipped with an ice pack. Unfortunately, because of temperature fluctuations during shipment, many of the bacteria in these formulas will not be alive when you consume the product. Choosing a shelf-stable formula that can withstand temperature changes will help ensure you get a viable dose of probiotics into your system.
Delivery method - many supplements are sold in the form of capsules with probiotic powder inside, which can actually be detrimental to the probiotics. The probiotic powder wicks moisture away from the capsule shell, causing many of the bacteria to die off before they even have a chance to help you. If you want the benefits of probiotic supplementation, you need to make sure that the probiotic bacteria will be protected from your stomach acid on their way to your gut. Otherwise, many of the bacteria will never make it there alive.
Resident strains - quite a few probiotics on the market contain things like active yeasts or soil based organisms. While these ingredients might help some people, if you want to optimize your gut health, you need to look for strains that are resident to the human gut like those from the Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, and Streptococcus families.
Number of strains - research has demonstrated that bacteria prefer to colonize in different parts of your digestive tract, where there are various ecological niches. The more probiotic strains you ingest, the more coverage you’ll provide for each of these niches. Each strain of bacteria also has its own different purpose, so choosing a formula with many different strains gives you that many more benefits.
What makes Hyperbiotics probiotics more effective?
Our formulas deliver superior results because they meet these four criteria:
Survival on the shelf
We use a patented manufacturing process that ensures the organisms are viable without refrigeration.
Survival past stomach acid
With a patented controlled-released delivery, 15x more of the flora in our tablets survive the harshness of stomach acids as compared to standard capsules.
The right strains
We only use human resident strains as opposed to soil based organisms or active yeasts.
A variety of strains
Our flagship formula has 15 different beneficial probiotic strains.
With Hyperbiotics, you can also rest assured because we manufacture all of our formulas in the United States at a GMP and NSF certified facility, adhere to the strictest quality control and FDA guidelines and perform rigorous testing on every lot to ensure they are effective and as the label states.
Which formula is right for you?