As we age, the body is at higher risk for an assortment of health ailments and conditions due to many years of poor diet, lifestyle choices, diseases, stress and medications.

It is a known fact that when we age, many bodily functions slow down and the body undergoes numerous changes including declines in the gastrointestinal tract (GI) and the immune system, not only making us more susceptible to infections, but also increasing our risk of other diseases.

The Problems

By about the age of 50 after many years of being exposed to antibiotics, certain medicines, processed foods, stress, environmental toxins and chemicals, good bacteria in our gut can become depleted.

An ideal microbiome consists of 85% of good bacteria in the gut, but as you age, the amount of good bacteria declines and there is just not enough good bacteria to keep you healthy and youthful.

Digestive problems as you age include constipation, peptic ulcers, diarrhoea, gas, stomach pain, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) causing heartburn and other symptoms. 

The use of certain medication especially nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can also cause a whole lot of problems in the digestive tract.

 Decline in physical activity, increased alcohol intake and stress can further impair GI function during those senior years.

The Big Balance

You have to keep a balance between the good and bad bacteria  because unbalanced gastrointestinal flora can wreak havoc on both your digestive and immune systems.

Specific Probiotics balance the bacteria in the gut which is essential for healthy aging. Probiotics work to relieve temporary inflammation in the body plus they have antioxidant properties that can help reduce oxidative stress. Probiotics improve digestion and make for a healthier gut lining and help keep the immune system strong. 

While probiotics support the body’s immune system, fighting off infections and disease is made easier. They can also help with other conditions such as asthma, allergies, yeast infections, skin conditions and even mood disorders. 

Research has also shown that the use of specific probiotics protect the elderly from the bacteria which causes food poisoning, such as E.coli as well as producing positive results against age-related issues, such as diarrhoea, IBS, malnutrition, food intolerance and and slow colonic transit time.

The Solution

MiBiotix Senior SN, taken once a day with food, is made up of Bifidobacterium lactis HN019 consisting of 5 Billion CFU’s

MiBiotix  Senior SN, increases the number of beneficial bifidobacteria in the gut, supports immune health, improves colonic transit time, helps maintain regularity bringing significant health benefits including alleviating depression to the elderly and is safe to take every day.

  • MiBiotix SENIOR
    R306.49 available on subscription

Remember to “Always start with your gut”.

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