Bacteria are incredible. Among the earliest life forms on our planet, they now exist in vast numbers across every habitat on Earth, including soil, rocks, oceans and Antarctic ice.
Perhaps their most surprising habitat is us! Bacteria live all over our bodies, inside and out. Together with other microbes like yeast, fungi and viruses, they form our microbiome. That’s our own complex ecosystem, which supports our digestion and immune system health.
THINK OF YOUR MICROBIOME AS A RAINFOREST ECOSYSTEM.
Pause for a moment and imagine a lush tropical rainforest ecosystem. You might see tall trees, home to raucous birds and hairy mammals. Or delicate ferns and mosses, brightly coloured butterflies and frogs, and an abundance of creepy-crawlies. These plants and animals are distinct, but their combined efforts make the rainforest ecosystem thrive.
A healthy microbiome features many different bacterial strains in very large numbers. As in the rainforest, individual strains are distinct, but their combined efforts help support a healthy microbiome. That brings us to probiotics.
Probiotics are living microorganisms that can influence our health. They help to maintain healthy levels of friendly bacteria in our gut, supporting a diverse microbiome. Incredibly, there are more than 1000 different species of bacteria on and inside the average adult.
WHAT DO PROBIOTICS DO?Probiotics are living microorganisms that can influence our health. They help to maintain healthy levels of friendly bacteria in our gut, supporting a diverse microbiome. Incredibly, there are more than 1000 different species of bacteria on and inside the average adult.
Bifidobacteria and Lactobacillus are just two key species. Lactobacillus may help to support immune system function, while Bifidobacteria are found predominantly in the gut and play an important role in maintaining bowel health.
Foods high in probiotics include cultured foods like kimchi, kombucha, and yoghurts featuring ‘live and active’ cultures. You can also take a probiotic supplement to help maintain good bacterial diversity as part of a holistic approach to good health.
PREMEDY™At Premedy™, we believe everything is connected. That’s why we champion a holistic approach to health. Good relationships, meaningful work, a healthy diet, regular exercise, spiritual refreshment and restorative sleep all contribute to overall health and wellbeing.
We provide advice and create products that support a healthy microbiome. Among other strains, our probiotics feature:
- L. rhamnosus GG, which helps to reduce the occurrence of mild upper respiratory tract infections in children
- B. animalis ssp lactis HN019, which helps to enhance immune system function in healthy elderly individuals.
Premedy™ Children’s Immune Probiotic, with added Vitamin D and Zinc to support a healthy immune system and to help reduce the occurrence of the common cold. It also contains Elderflower, traditionally used in Western herbal medicine to relieve common cold symptoms.
Premedy™ Children’s Probiotic 15 to support your child’s general health and wellbeing by maintaining healthy levels of beneficial bacteria and supporting a healthy digestive system.
Premedy™ Immune Probiotic to support a healthy immune system and reduce the duration of the common cold and the severity of its symptoms.
Premedy™ Daily Probiotic 15 (30 & 50 caps) to maintain healthy levels of beneficial bacteria, support a healthy digestive system and general health and wellbeing.
Premedy™ High Strength Probiotic to increase beneficial bacteria in the gut, support a healthy digestive system and healthy bowel function.
Bacterial diversity is a hallmark of a healthy microbiome, mirroring the abundant life of the rainforest’s diverse plants and animals.
Our convenient, fridge-free probiotics are available from selected health food stores Australia-wide and feature strains that support everyday health and wellbeing.
Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional.