Why do we need probiotics for health?
Research into probiotics has received much attention in recent years. In fact, there have been over 1000 research studies conducted in the past ten years.1 Much of this research has been performed to determine the therapeutic effect of probiotics, meaning using them as "drugs" to treat various forms of illnesses. While there is powerful evidence to support their use in this way, at Innate Choice™ our mission is the promotion of health and wellness and the prevention of illness. We believe this is a much more logical and scientific approach to health. The allopathic approach of waiting until you are sick and then trying to treat the illness will always be inefficient, dangerous and costly both in financial and, more importantly, in human terms.
Probiotic Sufficiency™ is the world’s only probiotic formula based on those species found most commonly in the food of our ancestors and in the intestinal tracts of healthy human beings. We know from research that our ancestors consumed healthier diets and had superior health and less chronic illness compared to modern, Industrial humans. In consideration of this fact, Probiotic Sufficiency™ has been created from the "ground-up" to model the types and amounts of bacteria ingested by our ancestors - the types and amounts we genetically require. The most prevalent species in Probiotic Sufficiency™ is Lactobacillus plantarum, which was the most common bacteria in the food of our ancestors and is still the most common bacteria in fermented foods in Africa. Lactobacillus plantarum was also the dominant species isolated from the GI tracts of healthy subjects in a recent study in the United States.2 Not surprisingly, it is also one of the species most commonly shown by research to have health-promoting effects. Every one of the nine different species of probiotic bacteria in Probiotic Sufficiency™ was chosen using these scientific criteria.
The human normal flora was determined thousands of years before humans ever consumed dairy, goat’s milk, or grains. For this reason, Probiotic Sufficiency™ is derived from 100% vegetarian culture and contains no dairy, soy, goat or grain products. It is provided in a 100% vegetarian gel capsule and is entirely wheat free. Probiotic Sufficiency™ contains over 30 billion viable organisms per serving, one of the highest amounts available!
1. Reid, G., Jass J., Sebulsky M.T., and McCormick J.K. 2003. Potential Uses of Probiotics in Clinical Practice. Clinical Microbiology Reviews. 16(4):658-672.
2. Bengmark, S. M.D. Ph.D. 1998. Immunonutrition: Role of biosurfactants, fiber, and probiotic bacteria. Nutrition. 14:585-594.