Did you know these fascinating facts about probiotics?
- Healers have been using probiotic foods for centuries, infusing them with a rich cultural heritage of medicinal benefits.
- It has been estimated that a healthy human body contains more than 3.5 pounds of probiotic bacteria and other organisms, which is more than the human brain weighs.
- There may be even more probiotic microorganisms in your body than cells!
When you think of probiotics, you may think of pills you have to keep in your fridge or fermented foods and fermented veggies--things like kimchi, miso, sauerkraut, pickles, and sourdough bread.
While fermented foods are generally more digestible in the body, fermented foods are not for everyone. Some people find probiotics cause bloating, headaches or other symptoms. Others may have genetic reasons not to eat fermented foods.
A better option is further receiving probiotics from Kasvi -- this allows you to pair nutrients together to serve as a catalyst in your body. Kasvi’s probiotics are combined with adaptogens and superfoods, so you get more out of the probiotics, including balanced pH levels in your body (along the scale from acidic and alkaline).
What are probiotics good for again?
Probiotics, the “good” bacteria and yeasts that live in your body, promote a healthy digestive tract and a healthy immune system. Probiotics manufacture vitamins B12 and K, and produce essential enzymes that fight “bad” bacteria and aid in proper digestion. They are believed to help prevent and treat some illnesses.
According to the Cleveland Clinic, some conditions potentially helped by probiotics (via food or supplements include:
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Yeast infections
- Urinary tract infections
- Gum disease
- Lactose intolerance
- Upper respiratory infections (including ear infections, the common cold, and sinusitis)
Some studies have also shown probiotics to be useful for weight loss, mental health, and skin care as well.
While microbes live mainly in the large intestine, your body hosts good microbes in several locations throughout your body, including the gut, mouth, vagina (in women, obvs.), urinary tract, skin, and lungs.
How exactly do probiotics affect gut health?
An estimated 100 trillion bacteria live in your digestive system, along with other microorganisms. The microbial community in the gut (a.k.a., the gut flora) includes both good and bad bacteria. These need to live in balance with one another to support your wellness -- it’s what’s called a healthy diverse intestinal microbiome.
After you get sick, the bacterial “good guys” might become outnumbered by the “bad guys” and that’s when fermented foods or probiotic supplements can come in handy so that you don’t have further trouble. Probiotics can help with many conditions, as indicated above.
In what ways do probiotics affect feminine hygiene?
Some common gynecological conditions -- such as bacterial vaginosis or yeast infection -- are thought to be caused by an imbalance of bacteria inside the vagina. While the science is still not clear about how exactly probiotics can help, experience tells us they do make a difference.
When pH balance is off, unfriendly bacteria levels elevate. Vaginal pH is typically slightly acidic on pH scale, about 4. In this healthy state, vaginal cells grow and exfoliate, your body produces more glycogen, amylase, and lactic acid. This ensures that unhealthy bacteria and yeast are kept in check.
What are some signs that I might need to take probiotics?
There are many signals your body will send if your gut flora are imbalanced. One of the most common signs that you could benefit from probiotics could be generally described as a frequently upset stomach. This may present as excess gas, bloating, constipation, or diarrhea. Heartburn is actually another sign of an unhealthy gut.
Other signs probiotics could help may include food intolerances, unintentional weight changes, poor sleep, constant fatigue, and/or irritated skin. Yeast infections, as mentioned above, could also flag the need for probiotics.
Further, people with autoimmune conditions may benefit from probiotics. Healthy gut bacteria support the immune system.
Finally, if you know you’re eating a high-sugar diet, this is probably a sign that you could use some healthy bacteria to balance out your system. Sugars and highly refined foods feed the bad bacteria and increase sugar cravings as a result.
Why does a probiotic work better when paired with other nutrients?
Empty stomachs are not the best environment for probiotics. Stomach acid can be quite hard on probiotics when there is no food taken alongside them. Bacteria cultures are a little too delicate to survive on their own. Probiotics are living organisms that need food, water, and warmth. Eating probiotics with meals allows the cultures to safely line the digestive tract (and the intestines) without as much exposure to acid. So taking probiotics alongside other nutrients helps more of these healthy bacteria survive and thrive.
Kasvi’s probiotics are combined with adaptogens and superfoods so that they work in harmony in your body. It is more beneficial to let those ingredients work together in your body than take them alone.
For example, algae support gut and digestive health and produce beneficial bacteria when undergoing fermentation. Algae can also enhance probiotic bacteria.
Kasvi contains E3 Live AFA Algae, Chlorella, and Dulse (Red Algae) and Encarna contains Chlorella, so these products will help support the intake of probiotics in the body.
Kasvi contains 8 types of high quality probiotics
Kasvi and Kasvi Cacao contain a proprietary blend of 8 probiotics. Kasvi’s probiotics help to provide the foundation for proper nutrient extraction and absorption. In other words, these friendly bacteria provide excellent support for gut health and feminine hygiene.
Kasvi is formulated with organic Plant based protein, raw, vegan, soy-free anti-oxidants, adaptogens and gluten-free ingredients with sea vegetables and probiotics. Additionally, Kasvi is packed with vital nutrients, amino acids, and protein.
Kasvi is also non-GMO and made in the United States, like all Almeda products.
So you can thoroughly enjoy your blend of high quality probiotics, superfoods, and adaptogens from Kasvi. We’re making the art of good nutrition easier.