Intestinal Cleansing: The Role Probiotics Play

By - Updated Oct 18, 2014

Did you ever imagine that a good therapeutical regimen such as intestinal cleansing can cause harm to our body in any manner whatsoever? If you did not, then it is time you know the truth. Intestinal cleansing certainly helps us by eliminating all those dangerous matters – toxin, parasites and bad bacteria – that are active inside our bowel in great strength. Yet, at the same time, the process also eliminates, rather unwittingly, the helpful, good bacteria from our intestinal tract.

Intestinal Cleansing and Annihilation of Bad Bacteria

Intestinal CleansingIf you always thought that the word ‘bacteria’ actually means something that is exclusively bad, then you are grossly mistaken. Because, there are good bacteria as well – in addition to the bad ones – always present in our body and striving endlessly to keep us healthy. In fact, the proportion of good bacteria is much more than the bad ones most of the times – times when you are relatively healthier and the bad bacteria are yet to invade your body organs in a very big way.

This predominance of the good over the bad bacteria is especially true in the case of our lower intestine where the proportion is 85:15 – a big 85% of good bacteria striving endlessly to sustain the intestinal flora. As such, when a healthy regimen like intestinal cleansing wipes out the good bacteria along with the bad ones, it becomes a real problem for our colon to function efficiently. In order to counter such a contingency, there is need to replenish the stock of friendly bacteria with the help of probiotics so that the requisite microflora balance- existing prior to the intestinal cleansing is regained.

What Is Probiotic?

Probiotic, in fact, is that friendly bacteria itself as defined by some experts. Probiotic actually means ‘for life’ – if you look at ‘pro’ and ‘biotic’ separately – and is a microorganism (as bacteria or yeast are generally labeled) that can offer considerable health benefits when administered. As a matter of fact, it is routinely administered during a colon/intestinal cleansing regimen.

In other words, the good bacteria you may have lost during the intestinal cleansing process can be effectively replenished simply by the intake of good probiotic nutrients in the right quantity. What consequently happens is your bowel gets reinforced with the proportion of beneficial bacteria reverting to the pre-intestinal stage, ready again to prevent the overgrowth of bad bacteria, yeasts and fungus in your body.

Other Benefits of Probiotics

It is not only the negative effects of intestinal cleansing alone that probiotics can tackle. Apart from preventing the growth of unfriendly bacteria that cause digestive problems, probiotics can also contribute substantially towards the following:

  • Digestion of foods that you eat.
  • Absorption of vitamins from your food.
  • Production of vitamins for your body.
  • Boosting your immune system.

Sources of Probiotics

You can chose from a horde of probiotic supplements available in your neighboring health store or online in the Internet. These are available in many forms, including pills and capsules. Certain food items/substances such as yogurt, selected cheese products, onion, garlic and bananas are also known to be good sources of probiotics.

Before buying any specific probiotic supplement from the market, you must talk to your physician about its usefulness. All the same, you must follow up your intestinal cleansing process with consumption of a good probiotic supplement exclusively for replenishment of the beneficial bacteria. As a matter of fact, most of the intestinal cleansing plans make intake of probiotics mandatory during the cleansing process and after it as well.

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Contributor : Colon Health Magazine Staff (Colon Health Magazine)

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