1. What are probiotic organisms and prebiotics and why do you add them to your protein powders?
Answer: Simply put, probiotic organisms are the friendly bacteria that we should all have in our intestines to help us break down the food we eat and to assist with nutrient absorption. On the average, a human being carries around approximately 4 pounds of bacteria in the intestinal tract. Ideally, our intestines should contain the maximum percentages of probiotic, friendly bacteria and low levels of bad bacteria, such as yeast, mold, and staph. organisms. In actual fact, however, the bad organisms outnumber the probiotic organisms in our intestines, and this skewed ratio can lead to health and digestive disorders. We can start to change the ratio of friendly to bad bacteria in our intestines by regularly consuming live (viable) friendly bacteria in the foods we eat. With a regular regimen of viable probiotic organism consumption, studies have shown that the numbers of friendly bacteria in the intestines will rise and the numbers of bad bacteria will correspondingly decrease. The result is a healthier intestinal tract, increased efficiency of food digestion, and increased nutrient absorption. Read More