Benefits of Metiagenics Ultra Flora Plus:
Ultra Flora Plus Capsules is a patented probiotic formula
that features highly viable, pure strains of Lactobacillus acidophilus (NCFM®
strain) and Bifidobacterium lactis in convenient capsule form.
Designed to provide intestinal and digestive support on
Helps maintain a healthy balance of intestinal flora and
support healthy immune function.
Provides the valuable Probio-Protein® factor, a concentrate
of immunoglobulin proteins (antibodies) from whey to help maintain a healthy
Produced in a freeze-dried form and refrigerated during
storage and shipping for maximum stability, and shipped with the most
current viability assay to provide you with assurance of potency.
Guaranteed to provide no fewer than 15 billion combined live
organisms per serving through date of expiration. The ID Guarantee: The
purity, clinical reliability, and predicted safety of Metagenics probiotic
formulas are guaranteed through the scientific certification of strains with
established health benefits. Assuring potency and high viability, each
strain is also tested for acid tolerance and cell adherence in vitro.
The immune system is the police force of the body. It is a complex
system of cells that defend the body from invading organisms, regulate
inflammation and control abnormal cell growth. Many organs are involved in
the immune response, the bone marrow, lymphatic system, thymus, liver and
spleen. Bone marrow produces red blood cells, white blood cells and
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The spleen is a location where immune cells can monitor the blood for
foreign matter. It also speeds up red blood cell production and activates
blood clotting. The liver can increase body temperature and induce sweating
to help fight off infections. The thymus produces B cells, which make
antibodies, and T cells, which are part of the immune response.
The immune system is capable of fighting off intruders and remembering them
so that they are killed off quickly if they invade again. The immune system
must be able to differentiate self from non-self in order to know what to
attack. If it does not recognize the body’s own tissue than autoimmune
Physical and emotional stress has been shown in studies to depress the
amount of circulating immune cells. Examples of possible stressors are
excessive exercise, surgery, a long illness, and loss of a job or death of a
loved one. The sympathetic nervous system is activated by stress and causes
increased heart rate and blood pressure, and a heightening of the body’s
senses. It decreases the functioning of systems that are not essential for
fighting or fleeing a situation. This includes immunity. Stress also causes
increased inflammation and a build –up of damaging agents called free
radicals. These substances can interfere with normal immune functioning.
Poor dietary habits inhibit the immune system by creating deficiencies in
protein, vitamins and minerals. A healthy diet, with sufficient protein
intake, supports the immune system because the immune cells are made of
protein and are in a constant state of renewal. The immune cells use a
variety of vitamins and minerals to carry out their jobs. The most important
nutrients are vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium, zinc
and essential fatty acids. For example, vitamin C strengthens white blood
cells and prevents the multiplication of bacteria and viruses. Deficiency of
any one of these nutrients impairs the immune response.
Dietary sugar, especially white sugar, has been directly linked to
depression of the immune system, immediately after its consumption. One
study showed that eating three and a half oz. of simple sugar reduced the
ability of white blood cells to destroy bacteria. Sugar also provides fuel
for invading organisms, like bacteria and fungus, thus strengthening their