Dr. Martin Jr : First, let's talk quickly about what are probiotics.
Dr. Martin Sr : Well, probiotics are just really friendly bacteria. I don't know if we can make it any simpler than that. They're on your side. I always tell people there's an invisible war going on. It's a microscopic war that's going on in your body. We know so much more about that war than we ever did before, and we know that in order for you to win, in order for you to be healthy you have to win the war [00:00:30] of bacteria. You have to have more good guys on your side, you have to have a bigger army on your side than the bad guys. I don't know if I can make it any simpler.
Dr. Martin Jr : No, that's perfect. Probiotics are basically adding more good soldiers to the fight. Exactly, that's a great analogy. That's exactly what probiotics are. Now, let's go through and just present some evidence again. Just like we did earlier, let's just go through and show why probiotics are crucial for digestive disorders.
Well, [00:01:00] here's one showing that probiotics, and I just want to read what they found. The benefits of probiotics, they balance intestinal microflora. That's the biggest problem that you have in leaky gut, is you have too much bad bacteria. Probiotics will balance the intestinal microflora. It will improve colonization, so they found that it prevents the prevention of diarrhea, it reduced fecal enzymes, it's on and on. [00:01:30] Actually reduced lactose intolerance, it helps you synthesize vitamins, it helps with the predigestion of proteins. Here's another one, this is a big one here showing that probiotics actually play a huge role in the treatment of Crohn's.
We can go on and on, but here's another one showing the benefits of probiotics in your brain. Here, probiotics in this study show improve the cognition in Alzheimer's patients. [00:02:00] Here's another one showing that probiotic improved, again, the cognition and intestinal function in the most [inaudible 00:02:08] of Alzheimer's disease. What they found, I found this interesting, is that I highlighted a few things here. This study here, they looked at eight strains of probiotics, and they demonstrated that changes in intestinal microbiota may not only influence gastrointestinal function but also affect your central nervous system. By taking probiotics, they [00:02:30] actually found that it influenced the health of the central nervous system.
Also, they found that probiotics supplementation significantly reduced intestinal mucosa permeability, so it fixed leaky gut and it improved memory performance. That's an awesome study. Here's another one done on a type of probiotic that actually improves the gut-brain communication. It actually helped the communication between the brain and the gut. Let's talk about probiotics and cancer. [00:03:00] You know, here's a study showing that gut bacteria could help prevent cancer altogether. I mean ...
Dr. Martin Sr : All types of cancer.
Dr. Martin Jr : Yeah. Probiotics, so probiotics offer anti-inflammatory health beneficial gut bacteria. It's just awesome. Here's one showing that probiotics may help to prevent and treat colon cancer. Here's another one that actually showed that this one type of probiotic called L. Reuteri, which we'll talk about in a minute, actually suppressed [00:03:30] a thing that's going on behind the scenes that leads to cancer, so it was awesome for that.
Let's talk about the probiotics and your skin benefits. Here's one that talks about probiotics and prebiotics in dermatology, and they found that they have been used in inflammatory skin conditions with great success. Let's talk about probiotics and your allergies. Well, they found that actually, it suppresses histamine which is a big issue when it comes to allergies, so [00:04:00] they had an anti-allergic effect. Probiotics, great for allergies. In fact, I can personally attest to that as well. Probiotics has made a significant improvement in my life when it comes to allergies.
Let's talk about probiotics and depression. This is a big thing as well, as you mentioned. Here's, you know, when they took probiotics they were less focused on recurrent bad feelings, big aspect as well. This study found that the evidence of probiotics alleviating [00:04:30] depressive symptoms is compelling. Big study showing that again.
Here's another thing that we like to point out to people as well, because this is important for men, specifically in men's health. That, they found that, again, L. Reuteri, which is a very specific type of probiotic had significantly increased basically the health of the organs that lead to better testosterone production in men. That's what they found. I [00:05:00] mean, crucial for men as well.
Here's an interesting thing that, basically probiotics benefits your whole body. Probiotics benefits every aspect of your body. Literally, there's not a part of your body that's not benefited from probiotics.