Fighting Covid With Probiotics

The definition of probiotics derived in 2001 by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) has been the term of reference for science and regulation thereafter (FAO/WHO 2001) [1]. Demand for food containing probiotics is expanding globally due to the continuous generation of research evidence indicating their potential health benefits to consumers [2]. 

More than 70% of our immune system is housed in our gut, making it incredibly important for us to make sure our gut microbiota and digestive system is in good shape. According to researchers from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, although COVID-19 is primarily a respiratory illness, there is increasing evidence suggesting that the GI tract is involved in this disease. Data concludes that the gut microbiome could play a role in regulating our immune response and potentially influencing the severity and outcomes of Covid-19. [3] 

OOMMI’s Prebiotic + Probiotics with Multivitamins could help us reinforce our immune system through improving our gut health during this COVID-19 outbreak, while protecting against other bacterial and viral infections. It incorporates the best benefits in the perfect dose of probiotics (safe strains approved by KKM and certified GMP, MESTI & HALAL) and suitable for all ages, including pregnant women, children above the age of 1 up to the elderly, especially immunocompromised patients. 

Powerful Combination of Probiotics

Bifidobacteria strain in combination with Lactobacillus strains are used to treat pathogenic bacteria that can cause severe health issues, making the treatment twice as effective while minimising negative side effects, such as reducing pain, bloating, constipation and enhanced overall health benefits as below [4]. 

Effectiveness of Bifidobacterium breve & Bifidobacterium longum

  • Improves bowel regularity especially in children
  • Helps alleviate abdominal pain and boost stool frequency
  • Helps support a healthy immune system
  • Anti-allergy
  • Prevents cold and flu
  • Digests dietary fiber 
  • Helps prevent infection and produce vitamins
  • Low counts of Bifidobacteria in our gut can be linked to many diseases

Effectiveness of Lactobacillus acidophilus & Lactobacillus casei & Lactobacillus bulgaricus

  • Helps break down food, absorb nutrients, and fight against pathogenic bacteria
  • Helps prevent and treat diarrhoea
  • Improves some mental health conditions
  • Keeps heart healthy
  • May reduce the severity of certain allergies and eczema

Effectiveness of Streptococcus thermophiles

  • Helps to keep the gut healthy 
  • Able to stop harmful pathogens from binding to intestinal cells 
  • Reduces gut inflammation and improves immune health

Who can consume?

  • People with poor immune function
  • Kids to balance immune and digestive system
  • People with gastrointestinal problems
  • People with poor digestive health
  • People with abnormal bowel movement
  • Travellers
  • Basically everyone from kids to adult & old age.

 

Choose The Right Probiotic for You

Probiotics need to go on a journey through our digestive system, which is filled with acid and bile so probiotics should contain at least one billion to 10 billion viable organisms. It is also vitally important to consume a prebiotic along with the probiotic to assist in proliferation/reproduction once they have reached the gut, and are able to stick to the cells and start breaking down fiber and producing vitamins.

Why OOMMI Probiotics?

The Specialty of consuming OOMMI Prebiotic + Probiotics with Multivitamins is that it contains billions of good bacteria (Probiotics) combined with multivitamins and folic acids for overall health. Which includes; 

  • Bifidobacterium breve 
  • Bifidobacterium longum 
  • Lactobacillus acidophilus 
  • Lactobacillus bulgaricus 
  • Lactobacillus casei
  • Streptococcus thermophilus 
  • Inulin from Chicory Root as a Prebiotic
  • Vitamin A, B, C, D, E 
  • Folic acid

Intake of 1 sachet per day allows more of the probiotics to get into the large intestines where they will have the most benefits for overall health, leading to a happy family – free from disease.

References

  1. FAO/WHO. Evaluation of Health and Nutritional Properties of Probiotics in Food. Córdoba, Argentina: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and World Health Organisation; 2001. pp. 1–34. 
  2. Shi, L.H., Balakrishnan, K., Thiagarajah, K., Ismail, N.I.M. and Yin, O.S., 2016. Beneficial properties of probiotics. Tropical life sciences research, 27(2), p.73.
  3. Yeoh YK, Zuo T, Lui GC, et al Gut microbiota composition reflects disease severity and dysfunctional immune responses in patients with COVID-19 Gut 2021;70:698-706.
  4. Markowiak, P. and Śliżewska, K., 2017. Effects of probiotics, prebiotics, and synbiotics on human health. Nutrients, 9(9), p.1021.

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