Seeking Health ProBiota Sensitive
The human gastrointestinal tract is home to approximately 100 trillion microorganisms that have an enormous impact on our health. The intestinal microflora is a highly complex community comprised primarily of indigenous species and healthful microorganisms that colonize the bowel when they are consumed on a regular basis. While most intestinal microbes have not been fully characterized, many are believed to be beneficial in nature, while a small percentage is harmful and can potentially cause disease. This vast and diverse assemblage of microorganisms normally exists in a balanced state that promotes healthy functioning of the gastrointestinal tract and immune system.
When properly balanced, the intestinal microbiota protects against overgrowth of intestinal pathogens, supports normal colonic motility, optimizes digestion, contributes to vitamin and mineral nutriture, facilitates elimination of gut toxins, favorably modulates immune responses, and regulates both intestinal and systemic inflammatory processes.
Unfortunately, the balance of the intestinal tract can be disrupted by many factors, including:
- • Poor diet
- • Excessive alcohol intake
- • Use of antibiotics and other medications
- • Stress
- • Aging
- • Exposure to environmental pollutants
An imbalanced, or dysbiotic, microflora predisposes the host to a variety of infectious, allergic, autoimmune, and inflammatory conditions. Intake of beneficial organisms, known as probiotics, helps correct dysbiosis and re-establishes a balanced, protective, health-promoting intestinal microbiota.
Naturally occuring in the body -
Probiotics are living microorganisms that confer health benefits upon the host when taken in adequate amounts. Two genera of bacterial microorganisms have been intensively researched for their probiotic health benefits: Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. Lactobacilli are found throughout the gastrointestinal tract, but predominantly in the small intestine. Bifidobacteria are highly prevalent in the large intestine. Over the past several decades, members of these two bacterial genera have been the subject of numerous studies documenting their benefits for a broad range of health conditions including gastrointestinal and systemic infections, diarrhea and constipation, allergic disorders, and intestinal inflammation.
Fighting back on bad bacteria -
One of the most important functions of probiotics is to inhibit the growth and activity of harmful intestinal microbes. Probiotics produce a number of substances including lactic acid, acetic acid, formic acid, hydrogen peroxide, and bacteriocins that are toxic to pathogenic organisms. They also compete with pathogens for nutrients and living space, disrupt the formation of pathogenic biofilms, and enhance host defense mechanisms. A substantial body of scientific research shows probiotics antagonize a wide range of pathogenic microbes including Candida albicans, Clostridium difficile, Escherichia coli, Helicobacter pylori, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Listeria monocytogenes, rotavirus, Staphylococcus, Salmonella, and Streptococcus.
Optimizing digestion -
Probiotics optimize gastrointestinal function in a number of ways. Most probiotics produce short-chain fatty acids that nourish colonic mucosal cells, increase colonic blood flow, stimulate mucus production, and facilitate the absorption of water and minerals. Many also secrete enzymes that break down difficult-to-digest dietary carbohydrates like lactose and antigenic proteins like gluten and casein. Probiotics further support intestinal barrier integrity by increasing expression of epithelial tight junction proteins that reduce intestinal permeability.
Immune defense -
A key benefit of probiotics is their capacity to benefit both gastrointestinal and systemic immune function. The intestinal tract is the largest immunological organ in the body. A balanced intestinal microflora is crucial to proper immune development and enhances the capacity of the immune system to initiate defensive responses. Probiotics have been shown to stimulate leukocyte phagocytosis, augment cell cytotoxicity, increase immunoglobulin secretion, and boost antibody production. These immune enhancements produce tangible benefits for human health. In multiple clinical trials, probiotics have been found to effectively reduce the incidence of gastrointestinal, urogenital, post-surgical, and respiratory tract infections.
Inflammation Modulation -
The capacity of probiotics to regulate inflammatory processes derives from their immunoregulatory activity. By modulating the function of immune cells, probiotics influence the production of biochemical mediators that govern inflammation. Controlled clinical trials confirm supplementation with probiotics helps manage inflammatory conditions in humans. Studies published within the last decade demonstrate probiotics can delay the onset of pouchitis in colitis patients and induce remission of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in both children and adults.
What makes Probiota Sensitive by Seeking Health Superior to Other Probiotics? Probiota Sensitive contains 12 highly effective Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium species chosen on thebasis of their ability to survive passage through the gastrointestinal tract, antagonize pathogens, improve gastrointestinal function, and support against inflammatory conditions. Probiota Sensitive is a hypoallergenic product, free of all common allergens, colorings, flavorings, preservatives, and salicylates. It is also formulated without inulin and thus suitable for persons who wish to limit or restrict their intake of specific carbohydrates.
Why would I choose ProBiota Sensitive over ProBiota 12 Maximum Support Capsules or Powder? ProBiota Sensitive is formulated with only probiotics, there are no prebiotic substances included in this formulation. Generally, if you have a history of probiotic intolerance, or if you have tried Seeking Health ProBiota 12 Maximum support and experienced gas or bloating longer than 2 weeks, then ProBiota Sensitive is for you.
Storage : Probiotics are sensitive to warm temperatures and moisture. Keep refrigerated with the lid tightly shut to minimize entry of moisture into the bottle.
60 veg caps
About Seeking Health, the company
Dr. Ben Lynch, founder and Chief Medical Officer of Seeking Health, is a naturopathic physician. While majoring in Cell and Molecular biology at the University of Washington, Dr. Ben took a trip through the South Pacific and Southeast Asia that changed his outlook on traditional medicine, and his life.
During this trip, Dr. Ben hiked through the forests, mountains and coasts of Tasmania, worked a cattle ranch in the Outback of Australia, and volunteered with Mother Theresa in Calcutta. He lived in Fiji with a family having no electricity or plumbing, experienced the Himalayan Mountains of Northern India, worked a fruit orchard in New Zealand, and returned to America with an impression of a different form of medicine than he had ever experienced with his mainstream medical education.
This profound experience led Dr. Ben to Bastyr University, and he studied the Mind-Body Connection, Environmental Medicine, Functional Medicine, and Epigenetics.
Dr. Ben saw the huge need for people to obtain foundational nutrients, and Seeking Health was born. Without foundational nutrients, biochemical dysfunction occurs and causes symptoms. Doctor after doctor and person after person do not understand the absolute requirement for our bodies to have the tools to maintain function.
- • Without water, we die.
- • Without food, we die.
- • Without probiotics, we get digestive disorders.
- • Without multivitamins, we become depressed, fatigued and sick.
“If one supports their bodily systems, especially their digestion and mental health, with pure, highly absorbable, well-formulated nutrients, the ability to remain healthy and vital significantly increases. We want your foundation rock solid and we provide the tools to do so.”
-Dr. Ben Lynch, founder of Seeking Health
Seeking Health believes that the root cause for many health conditions and supplements stem from ineffective digestion, environmental exposures, poor diet, and lack of a healthy social outlet and inlet.
- • Once digestion is restored and optimized with the best probiotics, digestive enzymes, stomach acid and intestinal repair nutrients, one is able to absorb nutrients from foods and high quality multivitamins.
- • Once environmental exposures are reduced, one is able to reduce toxic burden which then frees up nutrients to work in promoting health and preventing disease.
- • Once diet is optimized, nutrients flood in, energy increases, blood sugar stabilizes and the immune system balances.
- • Creating a social outlet and inlet allows the parasympathetic nervous system to regain control over the reactive sympathetic nervous system, allowing countless nutrients to be used proactively and in a protective manner instead of being wasted on producing stress hormones.
Seeking Health is here to see you get better, and stay better. Their true passion is prevention.
Seeking Health is based in Bellingham, Washington and operated and managed by a team dedicated to bringing you better health through the best quality supplements, prebiotics, probiotics, and multivitamins.
Seeking Health brings you effective formulas produced without preservatives, colors, titanium dioxide, coloring, or gluten.