Well-being at all ages
Vivomixx for children
Each individual is born with a specific and unique microbiota. Initially sterile, the baby inherits both the good and bad bacteria of its mother during birth and passage via the vaginal canal and during breastfeeding. The microbiota slowly develops and at the age of 3, the child can be said to have a mature intestinal flora that will accompany him throughout his life.
Why our kids are more vulnerable?
A balanced microflora is made of mostly healthy bacteria, including probiotics, which aids in digestion and assimilate nutrients. Good physiological growth lies in having a healthy microbiota.
Some factors can alter the intestinal flora and trigger an imbalance in children:
Bad intestinal health of the mother during pregnancy and the transmission of an imbalanced flora at birth
Birth by cesarean section which causes improper colonization with the maternal flora
Lack of breast-feeding
Lifestyle and nutrition
These imbalances can hinder the growth process of the infant and of the child which causes
Intestinal problems such as abdominal pain, cramps, colic, bloating, altered transit.
How Vivomixx can help your child?
Vivomixx helps maintain a balanced intestinal ecosystem, thus supporting the healthy growth of your child. Dosing recommendations must be adapted according to weight and symptoms for optimal results.
Vivomixx for adults
In our minds, we often link bacteria to diseases. However, our body is full of bacteria working hard for our good health. In healthy adults, the intestinal microflora innately finds a fair balance between the good and potentially harmful bacteria. The key for good health lies in maintaining such balance.
The intestinal balance put to the test
Some are fortunate enough to inherit a diversified intestinal flora at birth, full of good bacteria contributing to their well-being and health. However, not everyone is as lucky and could inherit a less diverse flora which may lead to gastrointestinal disorders. These genetic aspects are not the only one that matters, there are many other factors which can affect this balance which is so important for our health. Knowing that nutrition plays a big part and that antibiotics may damage our intestinal flora, but what we may not know is that orderly and moderate exercise will counteract the negative impacts and imbalances that stress, depression, and anxiety may cause to our intestines.
The consequences of microbiota imbalance
Decrease in good bacteria and increase of pathogenic bacteria leads to malfunction of our gut, which is name dysbiosis. This state may be triggers gastrointestinal disorders such as flatulence, cramps, abdominal pain, bloating and altered transit. Another undesired outcome of this dysbiosis is the possible transfer of such pathogenic bacteria to other parts of the body, which can lead to infections like vaginal and urinary tract infections.
Dysbiosis alters the intestinal barrier, which may lead to possible food intolerance, allergies and chronic intestinal disorders.
How to maintain this balance?
We must take good care of our lifestyle and diet including eating food rich in pre and probiotics, regular exercise and avoiding antibiotic treatment, if possible, to maintain healthy intestinal flora. Probiotics can be an appropriate approach to integrate friendly bacteria to help protect our organism when there is serious dysbiosis, such as after antibiotic treatment or other events which could throw off the balance of our microbiota.
Vivomixx for seniors
Being a senior today means being active most of the time, not necessarily being grandparents, sometimes living in a family context with children in the home. Social and medical advances made it possible for seniors to have a much more active lifestyle than previous generations. In our society where the average lifespan has increased greatly, the main challenge is thus to have healthy aging.
Our intestinal microbiota is now considered as an organ of its own, made up of billions of bacteria safeguarding our health. Like any other organ, it undergoes changes and becomes less performant with time, in particular in the processes of immune protection and digestion.
The toll of time on our intestinal microflora
As time passes, the reduction of lactobacilli and bifidobacteria in the gut as well as a slower intestinal transit have an impact on the production of short chain fatty acids, which are necessary for the gut mucosa. That’s how the imbalance occurs.
Impact on our health
Our microbiota naturally becomes less performant with age, we also change our habits and pay less attention to our diet, a sedentary lifestyle, more drugs and low-quality sleep.
All these factors bring about many symptoms and disorders:
- Intestinal disorders (abdominal pain, cramps, bloating, flatulence, altered transit)
- Proliferation of pathogens responsible for urinary infections
- Physiological reduction of immune defences
- Onset of chronic diseases
- Modification of the metabolism of sugars, fats, and proteins which may lead to the development of certain diseases such as diabetes
How can we protect our intestinal flora from the effects of time?
With age, it is essential to protect our microbiota because it plays a crucial role in the good functioning of our metabolism. We must take good care of our lifestyle and diet including eating food rich in pre and probiotics, regular exercise and avoiding antibiotic treatment if possible to maintain healthy intestinal flora.
After antibiotic treatment or other events triggering an imbalance of the microbiota, a probiotic supplement is a useful tool to take care of the beneficial bacteria of our gut and grow old with peace of mind.