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Prebiotics and Disease Prevention – #5 of 5

Arthritis Crohn's Diabetes Non-GMO Obesity Omega-3 Osteoporosis

Prevention – 
Many of the diseases we all worry about most, take a long time before they are detectable. One of the best lessons for all of us, is to make a daily effort to prevent diseases and the effects of age, by paying attention to our diets. Not only the things to avoid, but also the things that our bodies need, in order to perform at optimum health. Prebiotic fibers should be included on that list.

Omega-3 and Antioxidants
The flax in ProBiotein provides omega-3 fatty acids, which have been credited with helping to maintain a healthy heart, reducing harmful cholesterol, and resisting Type 2 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and strokes. The lignans in flax also have strong antioxidant properties that may play a role in preventing some common diseases. Plus the FDA and EFSA report that sufficient intake of Beta-glucans may help reduce cholesterol and heart disease.

Arthritis
Osteoarthritis often occurs as the culmination of years of wear and tear on joints. But rheumatoid arthritis can happen even in younger individuals, when the immune system attacks your tissues as foreign invaders. Keeping your gut and your immune system healthy, may reduce the chance of your immune system dysfunctioning and attacking itself. And may help in the fight against rheumatoid arthritis.

IBS, IBD, Colitis & Crohn's
Intestinal tract illnesses vary in their causes, symptoms and treatments. But almost all benefit from a healthier gut. IBS may be linked to a rise of pathogenic bacteria in the gut, known as dysbiosis. Fiber, omega-3, antioxidants and digestive enzymes may help. IBD, Colitis and Crohn’s may be a result of autoimmune problems and/or dysbiosis. The butyrate produced by prebiotic fiber fermentation in your gut may help.

Diabetes
One in 12 Americans has diabetes. And 90% of American diabetes is Type 2, perhaps due to our diets and inactive lifestyles. It’s suggested that the onset of diabetes involves a key inflammatory process. Prebiotic fibers may moderate inflammatory responses by contributing to a better functioning immune system. Higher levels of pathogenic bacteria have been noted in the guts of some diabetics, and may be helped by the prebiotic xylo-oligosaccharide (XOS).

Inflammatory Diseases
Chronic inflammation can affect not only localized tissues, but entire organs and systems. Asthma, arthritis, allergies, atherosclerosis and heart disease may be among this troubled group. Here too, keeping an immune system well nourished, may help keep the odds in your favor.

Obesity
Two thirds of American adults are overweight. Half of those are obese. Research suggests that an elevated level of pathogenic bacteria in the gut may favor an increased fiber break down and extra caloric uptake. And a “leaky gut” may allow pathogens and toxins to enter your bloodstream, which may promote inflammation throughout your body.

Osteoporosis
Calcium intake only helps strengthen your bones if it’s absorbed and delivered properly. Mineral uptake is dependent upon a normally functioning GI tract. A dysfunctioning, overly permeable gut can be trouble here. But having the range of needed digestive enzymes can help you achieve the nutrient balance you need.

Take ProBiotein daily. Eat more whole grains, vegetables and fruits. Exercise.

* The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated these statements. This product is not meant to diagnose, prevent, treat or cure any disease.


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