Superbugs and viral infections seem to be relentlessly sweeping the nation. Nasty bugs such as the C.diff are an ongoing problem in hospitals today and our fear for super bugs has become so great that nearly a third of people could be declining hospital treatment rather than run the risk of infection.
Maintaining a healthy immune system is necessary in order to avoid or indeed fight infection. One way to help boost your immunity to full capacity, is to maintain a healthy gut.
Our intestinal flora is an ever-changing ecosystem but its balance greatly dictates gut health. Extensive studies have brought to light a greater understanding of the beneficial role played by good bacteria, in particular Bifidobacteria.
Good bacteria help fuel and nourish the digestive system and create an environment undesirable to pathogenic bacteria, parasites and yeast.
Seven years of research at the University of Reading Microbial Sciences fronted by Professor Glen Gibson, the man accredited with inventing the term “prebiotic,” has lead to the development of an advanced, evidence based second generation prebiotic. This has been specifically designed to aid immunity and protect against pathogens, recognising the greater protective value of prebiotics over the more commonly consumed probiotics. His findings have caused considerable interest amongst scientists and further research is underway to assess its effectiveness against a range of pathogens and gastro-intestinal toxins. This second generation prebiotic, Bimuno®, has already demonstrated its protective qualities against the well known pathogens, enteropathogenic E.coli and Salmonella enterica Typhimurium.
Bimuno’s clinically proven triple effect of prebiotic, immune modulation and anti-pathogenic activity can boost immunity and thus help to protect against illness and infections. Bimuno was developed specifically to assist our natural in-house Bifidobacteria to flourish, reinforcing our immunity and protecting against infection. Although regular consumption is suggested as a preventative measure, it is particularly useful for people recovering from illness or going through surgery.
Bimuno is a soluble prebiotic that can be added to everyday food and drink such as tea or coffee, yoghurt and breakfast cereal. Sold at pharmacies in Stick packs, each pack contains 30 sticks of the recommended daily dosage. A month’s supply for adults and 2 months for children over 3.