Metagenics UltraFlora Balance – What is it Used For?
In our recent article about how the Metagenics natural health product (NHP) manufacturer has been instrumental in filling Canada’s increased demand for probiotics, we touched on UltraFlora Balance. Since then, we’ve received a wave of inquiries about this specific product, given that in addition to the numerous benefits of this NHP, it delivers a probiotic solution for lactose intolerant (or sensitive) individuals across the country. As always, InnerGood is here to answer the call from the Canadian public with a more in-depth look at this groundbreaking supplement.
What You Need to Know About Metagenics UltraFlora Balance and Why You Should Consider Using It Too
It Contains Lactobacillus Acidophilus
Why should you care about lactobacillus acidophilus? First, allow us to define this important half of UltraFlora Balance’s 50/50 blend. In the most basic sense, Lactobacillus acidophilus is a beneficial bacterium that is found in the healthy intestinal tract of humans. While there are many other forms of probiotics out there that claim to have various health benefits, Lactobacillus acidophilus is backed by numerous studies, making it one of the most trusted among probiotics.
For example, the University of Rochester Medical Center has made definitive statements about the bacterium’s medically valid uses in controlling certain types of diarrhea, mitigating the risk of yeast infections, and also plays an important defensive role in combating negative side effects of antibiotics and vaccines. For instance, with antibiotics destroying normal intestinal flora, L.acidophilus steps in to replenish the loss with a beneficial bacterium.
In addition to the proven roles, ongoing research shows that supplementing with L.acidophilus may result in the following health benefits:
- May increase immune response to certain types of vaccines.
- May control the growth of cancer cells (view study)
- May reduce bad LDL cholesterol (view study)
- May reduce the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (view study)
- May promote weight loss (view more on how UltraFlora can help w/weight management)
- May reduce symptoms of cold/flu (view study)
- May be used to treat allergies (view study)
- May be used to treat eczema (view report)
- Good for overall gut health (just look at all of the points above)
See, we told you there were numerous studies on the benefits of this beneficial bacterium. You do yourself a disservice by not considering UltraFlora Balance as a part of your nutritional supplement regime. But wait, there’s more?
It Contains Bifidobacterium Lactis
OK, so now why should you care about bifidobacterium lactis? As the other half of UltraFlora Balance’s 50/50 blend B.lactis also boasts status as a beneficial bacterium with a focus on intestinal health and wellness. Like with its sibling above, studies have B.lactis improving digestion and lowering cholesterol while also serving to break down body waste and aid in key vitamin and mineral absorption. However, many experts will state that B.lactis really shines as an immunity booster.
B.lactis’ prominent stature in immune health is founded in its ability to limit frequency and severity of respiratory diseases, increase immunity to vaccination response, reduce the risk of ulcers, increase T-cell activity where problematic, and to simply strengthen the overall immune system, all of which serves to help keep common colds and flus at bay too. However, one area where B.lactis as an immune system supporter is most proven is with respect to the elderly. A well-known Cambridge study found that B.lactis Bi-07 (the probiotic in UltraFlora Balance) may provide health benefits to elderly individuals by improving the phagocytic activity of monocytes and granulocytes, both of which are white blood cells that help the immune system fight off infection.
UltraFlora Balance Supports Intestinal Health AND Immune Function!
Disclaimer: Do not use this product without consulting with your physician. Lactobacillus acidophilus may interact with corticosteroids, immune suppression medicines, and chemotherapy. If you have a weakened immune system, be sure to speak to your healthcare provider before taking UltraFlora Balance.