People say that good health begins in the intestine. This means that we have to be able to keep this 5,5 to 7,5 meter long structure healthy in order to live a healthy life. It represents 32 m2 of living space for around 100 trillions of bacteria. Microorganisms form the so-called intestinal flora (also known as microbiome). Quality of intestinal flora is crucial for a properly functioning immune system and for a good digestion.
The focus of the intestine is on the digestion of food. But the influence of this winding muscle tube, consisting of small and large intestine goes far beyond:
The intestinal mucosa (mucous membrane) forms small protrusions, which increase the surface of intestine. Most of the nutrients are absorbed by intestinal mucosa into small intestine. These nutrients have to be split through bacteria into soluble molecules; so that they can be taken up by the body. Unfragmented substances are called fibers (which are important as well).
A healthy diet with the most important micronutrients promotes functionality of the intestine, mucous membrane and immune system, a complex network where constantly run cell division processes. By the way: every 3 days our intestinal mucosa is completely renewed.
For a normal immune function the following micronutrients are of enormous importance:
For a normal function of our skin and mucous membranes the following micronutrients are very important:
What to do when intestine is out of balance? With assistance of food supplements (for example NicaLact Biotik) beneficial intestinal bacteria can be resettled in the intestine. Those who already have to take different medicines in form of tablets and if they prefer not to swallow additional capsules, they can get Lactobacteria as well in powder form (NicaBiotic 6). Lactobacteria is the name for a strain of valuable intestinal bacteria. Intestinal cleaning either short or long-term are helpful to set up again healthy environment in the intestine. Further information regarding intestinal cleaning, therapies and rehabilitation is coming soon.