In the normal, healthy body, PROBIOTIC or “pro-life” organisms live throughout the digestive tract.

These Lactobacillus and Bifido-bacteria live side by side with 600 species of micro-organisms in the mouth, and 400 species in the small and large intestines.

Not only do these good flora promote food digestion, optimise nutrient absorption, and help process bile, Lactobacillus bacteria also balance cholesterol levels in the blood.

Studies at the Shinshu University in Japan found that Lactobacillus acidophilus bacteria can suppress the re-absorption in the liver of bile acids carrying cholesterol, and improve the removal of cholesterol from the blood via stool excretion.

In another study in Argentina, Lactobacillus bacteria were found to lower total blood cholesterol by 22% and triglycerides by 33%.

A research report from Denmark published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition notes that Lactobacillus bacteria significantly lowered blood pressure in men and women 18 to 55 years of age, after eight weeks of supplementation.   Those in the control group not receiving Lactobacillus bacteria, had no reduction in their high blood pressure.

Such scientific evidence provides valuable insight toward reducing the risk of unhealthy cholesterol and blood pressure levels associated with heart disease.

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