05- ALTAFLORA vs YOGHURTS - Final score is 7000 AF004ART
Few women know about the tiny, ever-busy microorganisms that inhabit our digestive system, how vital they are to our wellness, and what can be done to help them flourish. These trillions of microorganisms colonizing the surfaces and cavities of our bodies – the CFUs, that is colonies forming units – are also called beneficial flora. This flora helps us to digest and absorb our food, support our immune system, detoxify noxious compounds and even contribute to the manufacture of essential vitamins. A probiotic is a food-supplement containing live beneficial microbes that can be used to fortify or rebuild our own natural flora.
Why do we need probiotics?
Probiotics are needed to keep the balance of intestinal flora tipped toward the positive side, because contrasting the beneficial flora are the bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoans, all in some way or other implicated in heart disease allergies, asthma, skin disorders, obesity, digestive problems, urinary tract infections, certain cancers, Alzheimer’s and other chronic diseases. Thus a daily probiotic can be an effective preventative and therapeutic measure to help keep the balance of good intestinal flora.
So feeling well depends very much on keeping your friendly bacteria happy and not letting the bad flora get the upper hand as happens for example when there is food poisoning.
ALTAFLORA ELECTROLYTES of Alta Care Laboratoires, Paris, is a therapeutic nutritional preparation for gut effects, favouring growth of normal bacterial flora and not favouring growth of pathogenic organisms. Indications for use include diarrhoea, constipation, gastroenteritis, peristatltic disorders, flatulence, stress, antibiotic therapy, and age.
Yoghurt is renowned for its health boosting qualities. It introduces active probiotic cultures that help wedge out unfriendly bacteria by competing directly with two main food poisons: the toxic strains of E. coli and Staphylococcus aureus. Many experts have extolled the health benefits of yoghurt, and other fermented foods. Fair enough because yoghurt is one of the few foods that can replace the good flora to the intestine !
But the strategy resulting from the properties and qualities of ALTAFLORA ELECTROLYTES to uphold the intestinal flora balance is far superior to that of any yoghurt. Altaflora electrolytes are probiotic supplements and therefore the number of good bacteria is much higher than the number of bacteria found in yoghurts. The good bacteria selected in Altaflora electrolytes is not a generic one as in the case of yoghurts but a highly selective one. The good bacteria with high adhesive properties are chosen for Altaflora electrolytes. This means that the good bacteria found in Altaflora not only are high in number than those found in yoghurts but are of also a superior quality.
Research has shown that while normal yoghurt has approximately 100 billion good bacteria (CFUS) - frozen yoghurt having 10 billion, Altaflora Electrolytes has 700 billion (CFUs), while the Altaflora Capsules has 250 billion.
Moreover ALTAFLORA ELECTROLYTES, besides having so many beneficial flora, has also inulin. Inulin is a prebiotic – soluble fibres; sugars that basically flora eat on to form cultures. Inulin is not present in Altaflora Capsules. Nor is it present in yoghurts.
Unlike yoghurts the ALTFLORA ELECTROLYTES is also rich in electrolytes, that is sodium, magnesium and potassium. Electrolytes are present in high dosages in both the Altaflora capsules and the Altaflora sachets.
As one can see the benefits of ALTAFLORA ELECTROLYTES by far outweigh those of yoghurt. An approximate equation could easily be:
1 ALTAFLORA SACHET (of Altaflora Electrolytes) = 2 ALTFLORA CAPSULES = 7000 YOGHURTS.
It’s important to support probiotic use and your existing flora through optimal nutrition, especially by minimizing refined sugar and processed foods in your diet. For many of us, however, diet alone is not adequate when we need to repopulate our systems with good bacteria. Remember, we are talking trillions of bacteria here! And age, poor diet, stress, disease, and antibiotics all take their toll on our intestines’ little helpers. You need a steady, consistent supply of probiotics to redress these issues and many times your daily yoghurt would not be enough. So make sure that ALTAFLORA ELECTROLYTES becomes your strategic partner. Altaflora electrolytes are only available in pharmacies but they can be bought over the counter and there is no need of a prescription.