Probiotics for Adults


An adult’s digestive system (gut) is central in supporting our health - it contains more than 70% of the body's immune system cells and 10 times more bacteria than we have cells in our whole body.

This bacteria is made up of many different species, some of which are considered friendly and others termed pathogenic. The bacteria line the gut wall and help to stop toxins and harmful substances passing through the gut into the body – so ideally, we need a lot more good than bad. The ideal ratio has been estimated at 85% good to 15% bad bacteria and if this balance is affected it may lead to digestive symptoms such as bloating or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Therefore, the need to take probiotics for adults becomes more compelling with the stresses of our modern lifestyles that have been shown to have an impact on reducing the levels of good bacteria and potentially give the pathogenic bacteria a chance to become dominant. Stressors include a high sugar intake, lack of or too much exercise, illness (especially food poisoning) and medications (particularly antibiotics), environmental toxins and lack of nutrients.

If you would like to find out more please do not hesitate to contact ProVen Probiotics and speak to our resident in-house nutritionist.

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