As we all know, our bodies are inhabited by millions of bacteria which help carry out many vital functions, such as protecting our skin from pathogens, synthesizing vitamins and helping with the intestinal absorption of nutrients, to name but a few.
These bacteria, also known as probiotics, have a regulating effect on our immune system. They help protect the body from the pathogens that can cause illness, colds and flu, and infections. They also help with the absorption and assimilation of certain substances during the digestive process. Our digestive system houses 70% of the human immune system, thus maintaining the correct condition and balance of this bacteria is fundamental if we are to remain in the best of health
Unfortunately, the probiotics in our bodies remain neither permanent nor static, and so it is necessary to ingest them regularly in order to maintain a constant correct balance. In the difficult task of maintaining this balance we should also consume prebiotics, which are complex sugars, that are not digested, which help these probiotics to remain intact for a longer period of time. Examples of prebiotics include FOS (Fructooligosacharides), inulin, garlic, onion, asparagus, wheat bran and pulses.
What can we do to keep our defences strong?
Taking care of our intestinal flora through a healthy balanced diet along with the right food supplements will help maintain a healthy immune system and give us more than our body needs in the coldest seasons and help keep a healthy balance of our intestinal bacteria.
A healthy diet will keep your immune system strong. It is important to choose the foods that will strengthen our defences and which moreover, provide probiotics. The foodstuffs that will help with this include:
- Dark chocolate
To guarantee that our bodies have the optimum quantity of beneficial bacteria, try FLORA INMUNE, which has been designed to promote healthy functioning of our immune system. It contains 1×10⁹ CFU (Colony Forming Units) of the mixture Bifidobacterium lactis, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Bifidobacterium breve and Lactobacillus paracasei, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1 and Vitamin B12, L-Glutamine and FOS. Taking 1 stick per day will guarantee the correct provision of active ingredients and probiotic substances in order to keep our defence systems resistant to colds and flu.
We also offer FLORA INMUNE NIÑOS for the little ones of the family, with quantities of active ingredients adapted for those of a younger age.
Both of these products are aimed at people who need to reinforce their defence systems in winter, during changes of season, during periods of stress or overwork and after having a cold or flu. It is the perfect ally to feel in tip-top condition.
These products act efficiently on our body´s defences.
Why wait? Give them a try!