Probiotics should be human strains.

Probiotics should be human strains.


The word Probiotic literally means “for life” signifying its health-promoting properties. In 2001, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations defined probiotics as “live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.”

Some digestive disease specialists are recommending probiotics for disorders that frustrate conventional medicine such as irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn’s disease. Since the mid-1990s, clinical studies have established that probiotic therapy can help with several gastrointestinal ills, delay the development of allergies in children, and treat and prevent vaginal and urinary infections in women.

According to a number of specialists in the field of microbiology, human strains are a better choice for supplementation by humans than are non-human strains. Therefore, the bacteria in AIM FloraFood are human strains that are suitable for both production and survival in the human intestinal tract. Bacteria derived from dairy and other sources are less likely to remain in the intestinal tract of humans. They may afford only temporary, if any, benefits. On the other hand, human strains show better colonization and effectiveness. AIM FloraFood provides a guaranteed one billion live probiotic cells per capsule, which is greater than most yogurts.

To order AIM FloraFood click here.  $26 for 60 capsules.  ( Posted June 15 2011. Prices could change if you are viewing this post at a later date. )

Printed with permission from AIM Health Headlines June 2011 edition

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