How to Improve Immune and Intestinal Health After Narcotic Addiction
By: Reilly Johnson
Did you know the stomach is often referred to as your second brain? Think about it, how your stomach goes usually determines how you go. And everyone knows that opiate addiction and drug abuse cause untold damage and discomfort to the digestive system and everything that depends on it. Common digestive symptoms caused narcotic withdrawal and opiate addiction include:
- Stomach cramps
- Poor immune health
Thankfully we have found a natural solution to these problems.
And it’s called: Probiotics
Probiotic formulas provide living microorganisms which are beneficial, if not essential, for overall health and well being. Specifically, probiotics are recognized for their benefits in promoting a healthy digestive tract and immune system including the reduction of pathogens responsible for diarrhea and the restoration of microflora in the intestinal tract, especially following the use of antibiotics and after addiction. Probiotics help move food through your gut:
What Are Probiotics?
Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. We sometimes think of bacteria as something that causes sickness and diseases. But your body is full of good and bad bacteria. Probiotics are the “good” or “helpful” bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy.
Probiotics are naturally found in your body. You can also find them in some foods and supplements. Doctors often suggest them to help with digestive problems.
How Probiotics Work?
When you lose “good” bacteria in your body like after you take antibiotics or after narcotic addiction, probiotics can help replace them. They lower the amount of “bad” bacteria in your system which causes infections and other stomach problems. They also help balance your “good” and “bad” bacteria to keep your body working like it should.
Types of Probiotics:
There are many types of bacteria classified as probiotics. Each has different benefits, but in most cases probiotics come from two groups.
Lactobacillus. The most common probiotic. It’s what you’ll find in yogurt, keifer and other fermented foods. It can help with diarrea.
Bifidobacterium. You can also find this in some dairy products. It may help ease the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Probiotics Are Known to Help With:
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
- Infectious diarrhea (caused by viruses, bacteria, or parasites)
- Antibiotic-related diarrhea
- Narcotic related digestion ailments
There is also research to show they can ease symptoms of non-stomach-related problems. For example:
- Skin conditions, like eczema
- Urinary and vaginal health
- Preventing allergies and colds
- Oral health
Which is why we’ve created our own probiotic formula, that specifically targets the digestive ailments caused by prescription pain killers, heroin and other narcotics.
Our new Advanced Probiotic provides more than 5 billion living microorganisms and offers an effective blend of the following key probiotics:
Lactobacillus acidophilus: L. acidophilus is characterized as being a rod shaped motile bacteria that grows in or without the presence of oxygen. L. acidophilus is also characterized as a homofermentative that only produces lactic acid as its sole product. L. acidophilus is naturally found in the human and animal GI tract, mouth and vagina.
Lactobacillus rhamnosus: L. rhamnosus is gaining recognition for its systemic immune-enhancing ability and is known to produce the biologically desirable L(+) lactic acid
Lactobacillus plantarum: The ability of L. plantarum to produce antimicrobial substances helps them survive in the gastro-intestinal tract of humans. The antimicrobial substances produced have shown significant effect on Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria.
Bifidobacterium longum: Bifidobacterium longum is one of most important inhabitants in the human body. This bacterium is very helpful because it maintains a normal digestive tract, inhibits the growth of harmful bacteria, and also boosts the immune system.
Bifidobacterium breve: B breve, this bacteria is anaerobic and non-motile. Its branches are rod-shaped, looking almost like a cactus in the microscopic view.
Bacillus subtilus: A member of the genus Bacillus, B. subtilis is rod-shaped, and has the ability to form a tough, protective endospore, allowing the organism to tolerate extreme environmental conditions. B. subtilis has a long history of use in treating gastrointestinal disorders such as dysentery. It is known to stimulate the immune system and produce antibiotic compounds that inhibit the growth of some pathogenic microorganisms.