PB Assist® Jr Concept
Our digestive tract has about 100 trillion probiotic bacteria, sometimes referred to as microbiota, microbiome, or microflora. That’s 10 times more than the total number of cells that make up the entire human body! When we think of bacteria, we usually think that they are unhealthy and that we should rid our bodies of all of them. However, our digestive system also contains good or healthy bacteria that can play a very important role in our digestive and immune health.* In our gut, we have “good” bacteria and we have “bad” bacteria and it’s always optimal to make sure that the good outnumber the bad. When we do this, the good bacteria can help lower the number of bad bacteria and provide an environment that is conducive for not only digestive health but immune health as well.* In order to promote microflora balance, many health experts recommend eating fermented foods like yogurt, sauerkraut, and kefir but probiotic supplementation can also be very beneficial.*
Probiotics play a very important role for optimal digestive health.* They can help overall digestion of food, but they can also aid in the absorption of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients.* They can also aid in the elimination of toxins and other wastes from the body.*
It is absolutely critical for these microflora to survive the stomach and reach the intestines safely. Most probiotics on the market fail miserably in this regard. The probiotic strains used in PB Assist Jr are microencapsulated with a natural glycerin fatty acid ester material designed to help protect the sensitive probiotic cultures from stomach acid. This unique feature helps to ensure that the bacteria are viable throughout the digestive process and therefore able to colonize the intestine. These uniquely protected strains have published clinical support demonstrating them to be equivalent to approximately five times the amount of the same “un-microencapsulated” strains in regard to intestinal colonization.
It is often said that 70–80 percent of our immune system resides in the gut. There have been numerous studies that show the difference probiotics can make in maintaining and strengthening our immune system. Epithelial tissues in the intestines help protect against harmful substances. Probiotics play an important role in ensuring epithelial tissue survival. They also help strengthen cell barrier function and initiate protective responses from the epithelial cells.*
Children can benefit from a healthy gut just as much if not more than adults. It is important to populate the gut with good bacteria as early in the development years as possible. Probiotic colonies start to develop as they pass through the birthing canal. Then they develop even more through the mother’s breast milk. By exposing them early and then by adding even more through supplementation, children can promote optimal microflora balance, long-term digestive and immune system health, and general overall well-being.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.