Intestinal Lining Maintained with Probiotics

by | May 4, 2015 | Probiotic Blog

Scientists have found that bacteria which aid in digestion can help keep the intestinal lining intact, strengthening the body’s immunity. Good bacteria are necessary for the health of the gut, and the health of the gut influences the overall health of the body. The intestinal lining is extremely important because it keeps harmful bacteria from entering the rest of the body. Research is showing that taking probiotics could be an easy method to maintain that lining, aid digestion and protect the body from unwanted bacteria.

Science Daily reported on a study published in the journal Immunity, where scientists from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University tried to figure out how bacteria and the strength of the intestinal lining were related. They found that bacteria  secrete many different types of chemicals called metabolites. Metabolites can have positive and negative influences on the body, so it is very important to charge your system with the right kinds of bacteria. This study concluded that a metabolite called indole 3-propionic acid (IPA) is very helpful in strengthening the lining and preventing inflammation. Because of this discovery, they propose the use of probiotics with bacteria that produce IPA.

Treat Irritable Bowel Disorder and more!


Historically, medicines such as steroids and antibiotics have been used to treat inflammatory disorders such as irritable bowel disorder, but research is strengthening the argument for the use of probiotics.  Other disorders and diseases that occur when the intestinal lining breaks down may also be prevented by the simple use of probiotics. Problems like allergies, diabetes, obesity and more could be weakened by simply increasing the health of your gut.

If you could treat a disorder without the side effects of typical medicines, why wouldn’t you try it out? By strengthening your gut with good bacteria, you are increasing your immunity and protecting the rest of your body from harmful chemicals. Try adding probiotics to your daily routine. See the health benefits that await as your give your gut a chance to get stronger, helping you fight off unwanted bacteria and disease.

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Dr. Shawn Benzinger, D.C., DABCO, FIAMA

Co-Founder, CEO | Dr. Benzinger is a certified Chiropractic Orthopedist, Acupuncturist, and Nutritionist with a passion to help people live healthier, self-sufficient lives. He has served as a national spokesperson and talk show host on areas relating to nutrition, chronic pain, and alternative health care for over 20 years. Dr. Benzinger regularly consults on musculo-skeletal and nutritional management for elite athletes across the country, and he has been working to help educate the Indianapolis community on nutrition and chronic pain for the last 36 years.