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Bacteria For Your Immune System

Probiotics are Pro-Immune System
Normally, we think of the digestive system as being an “internal thing.” But structurally, that’s not really the case. It’s basically a tube that runs through the body and acts as a barrier much in the same way as our skin.

Beyond its duty as a way of absorbing nutrients, the digestive system serves as a kind of immune “guard.” Nearer to the top of the digestive tract, white blood cells reside under the tonsils. Further along, there are structures called Payer’s patches in the small intestine made of lymphatic tissues – rich in more white blood cells. And, the walls of the large intestine are likewise home to protective immune modulators.

Probiotics – the good bacteria you may be missing
Probiotics, being “good bacteria,” help reinforce our digestive system’s natural ability to keep us healthy. So beyond their ability to relieve occasional gas, bloating, and indigestion, they also help maintain white blood cell production, help keep the cellular barrier in our digestive system in order, and help manage healthy bacteria and yeast balance.

If this seems like a lot to ask, it is – that’s how it works. In fact, 70% of the immune system is in the digestive tract. In many ways, our immune system health really begins with healthy digestion along with the assimilation of the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients in the foods we eat.

Pearls Immune™† immune strengthening probiotics
Pearls Immune is especially formulated to get you through immune challenges. It provides:
  • 4 probiotic species
    We’ve selected only the best immune-strengthening probiotics for Pearls Immune. This proprietary blend includes Lactobacillus acidophilus and plantarum, plus Bifidobacterium lactis and longum. Species included in this combination of beneficial bacteria have been clinically studied during tough seasonal transitional times. The healthy adult participants taking lactobacillus and bifidobacteria showed significant boosts in T-cell production and T-cell counts. T-cells are some of our immune-defending bodyguards. Having more of them around is a definite plus for our overall health.  
  • Activ-Ferrin – probiotics’ immune-boosting partner
    This form of lactoferrin helps probiotics thrive. Since it’s also a powerhouse antioxidant, it can help knock out free radicals that can damage your body’s cells and stress out your immune system. Plus, it supports the body’s own anti-inflammatory response. Lactoferrin also appears to activate white blood cells—more of your immune system’s bodyguards. The lactoferrin included in Pearls Immune – Activ-Ferrin – and protected by True Delivery Technology, helps make it 167 times more active—more beneficial—than other unprotected lactoferrin forms.†**
You have a challenging season ahead—is your immune system ready?
You know how tough it is to stay healthy. Even the best exercise and diet plans can’t always match what a hectic life can throw at them. But with the combo of ingredients in Pearls Immune, you can give your system the boost it needs and keep your digestion is in top shape, too.

**Based on 2-hour exposure in simulated stomach environment.
Published September 28, 2010
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