Our digestive system contains an estimated 100 trillion of live microorganisms (predominantly bacteria), many of which are symbiotic, meaning they help us in exchange for food and shelter. These beneficial bacteria produce vital nutrients, like certain vitamins, for us and also help us strengthen our immunity, by discouraging disease-causing microorganisms from colonizing our gut and causing infections. They also compete for resources against pathogenic bacteria, and thus keep bacterial pathogens in check. Probiotics are live, beneficial microorganisms that are helpful for our health and are usually consumed along with certain cultured foods (fermented foods such as achar, yogurt, kimchi, acidophilus milk or sauerkraut) or as standardized supplements.
Our current hectic lifestyles force us to make unhealthy dietary choices. Environmental pollution, lifestyle habits and antibiotic consumption creates an imbalance in our normal gut microflora (natural microbial population of the gut). An imbalance in gut microflora puts us at risk of a variety of health conditions, chief among which is digestive distress (acid reflux, constipation, diarrhea, ulcers, Irritable Bowel, etc.) and immune dysfunction It also makes us susceptible to various infections that begin in the gut and may spread to other parts of the body. To correct the imbalance, we need high quality probiotic food or supplement to replenish lost “good” bacteria.
Bifidobacterium (a component of Setu’s Your Gut Probiotic formulation) is an important genus of bacteria commonly found in the gut. Researchers found that many compounds (enzymes, ribosomal proteins, etc.) produced by this bacterium have the ability to activate the immune system. This means that Bifidobacterium modulates local immunity and enhances the ability of the immune system to inhibit harmful bacteria in the gut. View research
In an experiment on rodents who were suffering from obstructive jaundice, researchers studied the effect of a common gut bacterium, Lactobacillus planetarium (a probiotic found in YourGut probiotics by Setu). Obstructive jaundice is a condition where gut barrier integrity is lost. This leads to translocation of bacteria and entry of toxic compounds inside the gut. When L. planetarium was administered to such rodents, researchers found that gut barrier was restored, death of gut cells decreased and intestinal oxidative stress decreased. This proves the importance of gut bacteria to maintain gut integrity and health. View research
In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial on 150 patients of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) associated with constipation (IBS-C), the group of patients that was administered a mixture of probiotic supplementation showed reduction in symptoms. This proved that a high quality, multi-species probiotic supplement can help in treating IBS. View research
In a pilot trial on patients with chronic kidney disease, a formulation of probiotic bacteria was found to extend protection to kidneys by extracting toxic waste within the intestines, thereby reducing the load on the kidneys. View research
Probiotics are cultured from a healthy human infant or often found in the environment (i.e. Lactobaillus plantarum), and then it is fermented to produce the ideal probiotic potency and purity.
Your Gut from Setu contains 9 proprietary and potent strains of helpful bacteria, with a healthy balance of Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium and Stretococcus, that help maintain gut health and also enhance immunity.