We no longer need to debate the value of probiotics — everyone knows how important they are for optimal health. Today they are everywhere, but here’s the thing: the vast majority of commercially available probiotics cannot do the job you would like them to do because of our own biomechanics — that is, how our bodies process things we eat, drink, or ingest.
Probiotics Aren’t Just About Numbers
It doesn’t matter how many probiotic CFU’s are in a capsule if they are not handled properly. In order to be effective, probiotics must reach your intestines — the part of your body where the probiotics provide the most benefit. Unfortunately, most of the flora in your average probiotic is destroyed before you even take it, thanks to environmental factors such as temperature and the pH factor during transit from the manufacturer, to the store, to you. What little survives is then likely destroyed by your stomach acid.
Here’s What Makes A Probiotic Effective
First, they must possess a high degree of adhesion to the intestinal wall so they can do the work they are meant to. Secondly, they must produce antimicrobial agents for increased intestinal protection — after all, that’s the point, right? Thirdly, they must be naturally part of the human gastrointestinal system, safe for consumption, and effective in providing health benefits.
It’s Also About the Delivery System
Even with all those qualifications, a probiotic still needs an effective delivery system that is stable against gastric acid, oxygen, and enzymes. Lastly, they must not be pathogenic, or possess or p-Amino salicylic acid antibiotic resistance. The best probiotic delivery systems preserve the viability of these agents when they reach the intestine and, in doing so, preserve their beneficial properties.
Why Greens First Daily Care Probiotic Works
When we developed Greens First, our mission was to meet all of the goals above. This is why the MAKTrek® 3-D Probiotic Delivery System was developed. This system has been carefully engineered to provide significant safeguards that may ensure better survival of the living beneficial probiotic bacteria. Here’s how we do it.
Two-Step Acid Protection
It starts with infusing the probiotic bacteria with an extract of Brown Seaweed (Lessonia nigrescens) called complex marine polysaccharides. Once it’s blended, the final powder is encapsulated. When the capsule is swallowed, it will come in contact with the stomach acid. The acid then dissolves the outer capsule. The complex marine polysaccharides will form a secondary internal capsule protecting the living probiotic cells from the extreme acidic environment of the stomach and upper bowel.
This step is a proprietary all-natural buffering system that helps to support the in-transit digestive environment condition. Probiotic cells prefer balance and this system supports this balance.
The researched and documented strains used are naturally equipped to handle exposure to some common environmental elements that can, and do, make survival difficult for these beneficial probiotic bacteria.
As you can see, Greens First Daily Care Probiotic Delivery system has taken great care to improve efficacy. Our system was developed using simulated stomach acid exposure, and during this simulation compared with other probiotics the bacterial strains that were protected using MAKTrek® 3-D showed greater survival than those that received acid protection alone.
This is why Greens First Daily Care Probiotic is so effective. We have your health in our heart.