When one has an attack of diarrhea one looks for the diarrhea sachets containing the electrolytes sodium, potassium, and magnesium. These diarrhea sachets have been taken by your parents and your great-grandparents, generation after generation with the purpose of replacing the electrolytes that have been lost. Studies today show that not only electrolyte salts are lost during diarrhea but also the good bacteria that live in the intestine, better known as the flora. So sachets containing just electrolyte salts are not enough and it is a must to take sachets containing both flora and electrolytes. Sachets containing just electrolytes are old generation, whereas the new generation sachets are the sachets containing both electrolytes and the good bacteria (flora)
Our digestive system is inhabited by trillions of microorganisms that are vital for our wellness. They colonize the surfaces and cavities of our bodies forming what are known as CFUs, colonies forming units, in other words the beneficial flora. This flora:
• helps in the digestion and absorption of food
• supports our immune system
• detoxifies noxious compounds
• contributes to the manufacture of essential vitamins
• fortifies and rebuilds the natural flora
• contrasts the bad flora
Now, contrasting this beneficial flora is the bad flora, the bacteria, the viruses, the fungi and the protozoans, all in some way implicated in heart disease allergies, asthma, skin disorders, obesity, digestive problems, urinary tract infections, certain cancers and other chronic diseases. Thus a probiotic, that is a food supplement that contains live beneficial microbes that can be used to fortify or rebuild our natural flora, is of vital importance. ALTAFLORA ELECTROLYTES by Alta Care Laboratoires will prevent the bad flora from getting the upper hand in your digestive system in cases such as diarrhea, food poisoning and dehydration. Another important role of intestinal flora is that they prevent species that would harm the host from colonizing the gut; an activity termed the “barrier effect”. The barrier effect protects humans both from invading species, as well as species that are normally present in the gut at low numbers and whose growth is usually inhibited by the gut flora. When the flora are not replaced one will note that the belly will be bloated.
ALTAFLORA ELECTROLYTES will provide you not only with beneficial intestinal flora but also with electrolytes, that is
• Sodium chloride
Both muscle tissue and neurons are considered electric tissues of the body. Muscles and neurons are activated by electrolyte activity. Without sufficient levels of these key electrolytes, muscle weakness or severe contractions may occur. Serious electrolyte disturbances such as dehydration and overhydration may lead even to cardiac and neurological complications.
ALTAFLORA ELECTROLYTES will replenish your body’s water and electrolyte levels after dehydration caused by exercise, diarrhea, vomiting, intoxication or starvation. Even athletes who exercise in extreme conditions such as a three hour or more marathon risk overhydration, in other words, hyponatremia, unless they consume electrolytes.
ALTAFLORA ELECTROLYTES are made in France and are presented in both sachet and capsule form to replace both electrolytes and flora. Altaflora electrolytes are the new generation sachets for diarrhea prescribed by doctors worldwide.