Our industry-leading dose of 25 billion probiotics (in each serving of Green Vibrance) bolsters the one system that must function well first and foremost above all others if health is to be improved or optimized. One must be able to digest food and transport nutrients into the body from the gastrointestinal tract before health can be sustained. The 12 strains of probiotics in Green Vibrance help assure a healthy G.I. tract by supporting colonies of robust intestinal flora throughout the intestinal tract. The strains in Green Vibrance help break down proteins for easy assimilation, help transport minerals and B-vitamins across the intestinal mucosa, synthesize several B-vitamins, help maintain healthy cholesterol, and create an unfriendly (acidic) environment for unfriendly bacteria and yeast (Candida). They support tissue growth and repair in the gut by converting dietary fiber to organic acids (e.g. propionic acid, acetic acid, butyric acid) that feed cells of the intestinal lining. Natural antibiotic substances made by some of the probiotics can reduce the number of unhealthful microbes in the gut.* Their action is supported by fructo-oligosaccharides, certified organic acacia gum fiber and FiberAid. Each of these prebiotics plays a role in reducing the number of “bad” bacteria and their colonies by feeding and boosting the number of beneficial bacteria.*
Most strains used in Green Vibrance were originally isolated from the human gastrointestinal tract, and are now repetitively cultivated for commercial use in a contaminant free production laboratory. One is from a plant source (L. plantarum), and four others were isolated from cows milk and cheese (L. helveticus, L. lactis, S. thermophilus, & P. shermanii). The friendly intestinal bacteria we today consider as “human” strains originally came from the soil and water in the ancient environment, inoculating the human digestive tract and entering into a symbiotic relationship with us many millennia ago. They have become essential to the survival of our species as life sustaining members of the bacterial biome that inhabits the human body. Indeed, each person on Earth harbors different ratios ad strains of probiotic bacteria – and quite often a few different strains – in his or her intestines. Differences reflect the parental lineage and home environment of each of us. We all “picked up” various strains at various times from mother’s milk, and from dirty hands or toys we may have put in our mouths during outside play. Even an apple picked up off the ground, lightly buffed on a shirt, and then eaten can deliver a specific strain or two of probiotic (and possibly pathogenic) bacteria to the gut.