Ending a Bad “Bacteria” Relationship

On the one hand, you need to have a healthy, balanced relationship with the bacteria in your microbiota because they contribute so much to your well-being. Forming a large part of immune system defense, friendly bacteria protect your inner being from the harmful kind.

On the other hand, bad bacteria may manage to wiggle their way to the walls of your urinary tract, attaching themselves and creating infections. It’s a toxic relationship that you really need to end as quickly as possible.

Anyone who has experienced recurring urinary tract infections can relate to the idea of having an internal stalker that just won’t let you go. You literally have to find a way to give this bacteria the slip. CranVerry+ can show them the slippery way forward and out.

The Crimson Slip

The plant world is alive with limitless health benefits. Yet who would have thought that a tart red berry typically used for a festive sauce contained just what you need to end a one-sided attachment to unfriendly bacteria? Native Americans figured it out hundreds of years ago, using cranberries to treat kidney and bladder issues, long before scientific research got in “berry” deep.

Originally, it was thought that the acidity of the cranberry prevented bacteria from sticking to the cellular lining of the urinary tract. Then the chains of flavonoids called proanthocyanidins (PACs) were identified as the compounds in cranberries that gave bacteria the slip. Even though many other fruits provide PACs, only those found in blueberries and cranberries have a slippery way of detaching bacteria.

AIM chose the effectiveness of cranberries to do the job when they introduced CranVerry+.

One of the Good But Sometimes Bad Guys

Most people have heard of E. coli, which is short for Escherichia coli, a common bacterium found in the human gut. Most strains are harmless, but some can cause a variety of serious health issues, including respiratory illness, pneumonia, meningitis and intestinal and urinary tract infections (UTIs).

Uropathogenic E. coli (UPEC) is the primary strain that causes UTIs, having a particularly sticky way of adhering to the lining of the urinary tract. Adhesive, hair-like appendages called fimbriae allow the bacteria to stick to other surfaces. A consistent presence of PACS helps to prevent these hairy hangers-on from attaching, allowing bacteria to be flushed from the body. Sick relationship ended.

Bacteria Be Gone

Recurring urinary tract infections are quite common when treated with antibiotics. In fact, recent research reveals the frightening fact that antibiotic-resistant bacteria are reproducing rapidly, and combinations of antibiotics are being prescribed. However, the proanthocyanidins in cranberries have been shown to be effective against antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains, providing a natural way to prevent recurring UTIs.

Native Americans had it right in choosing what is available in the natural world. Fortunately, natural choices have been made conveniently available in AIM products such as CranVerry+, effective for ending an unhealthy relationship with one of the bad guys.

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Healthy Digestive System Equals Weight Loss

FloraFood

AIM FloraFood® contains three essential, friendly bacteria that support a healthy intestinal tract and a well-functioning digestive system.

Did you know friendly bacteria can also benefit weight loss?

It’s almost too good to be true. Not only do the friendly bacteria in FloraFood carry the benefits of a well-balanced digestive tract, they also may have positive influences on weight loss, according to a Japanese research team.

In their novel study, the Japanese group of researchers focused on the anti-obesity effects of lactobacillus gasseri, one of the three friendly bacteria—along with Bifidobacterium bifidum and Bifidobacterium longum—found in FloraFood. The results, published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, were striking.

Eighty-seven individuals with high Body Mass Index (BMI) scores and increased abdominal fat were split into two groups. One received milk fortified with the probiotic, lactobacillus gasseri and the other received milk with no probiotic fortification. After twelve weeks, the probiotic group showed a decrease in abdominal fat and subcutaneous fat by an average of 4.6 percent and 3.3 percent, respectively. In addition, the probiotic group showed decreases in weight, waist circumference, and hip circumference.

Among the group that did not receive the probiotic, no significant differences were noted.

The metabolic effect of lactobacillus gasseri was clearly evident in this study. Researchers believe that lactobacillus gasseri’s impact on weight loss may be due to its intestinal anti-inflammatory properties and its maintenance of a healthy digestive system, two factors that can contribute to preventing body fat.

Digestive health has always been a calling card for FloraFood. The combination of lactobacilli and bifidobacteria counteracts the unfriendly bacteria in the gut, aids in the digestion of lactose and protein, cleans the intestinal tract, and purifies the colon. The benefits of friendly bacteria extend even to immune response, vitamin production, healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and protection against toxins.

You can add weight loss to the list also.

Consider adding FloraFood to your healthy weight regimen, and get the most from your friendly bacteria. With one billion friendly bacteria in each capsule, FloraFood has you covered for digestive health, weight loss, and so much more.