MOJO beverages are packed full of probiotics!
And not just any beneficial bacteria…all MOJO beverages contain an exclusive vegan-friendly probiotic strain that survives the journey from mouth to stomach, reaching your intestines alive where it does all its best work.
In fact, our tummy-friendly fave is 10 TIMES more likely than yoghurt cultures to reach your gut alive and act effectively.
From there our unique strain is able to support digestive and immune health by producing L+ Lactic acid. This supports the good bacteria already living in the gut and displaces any harmful organisms. Cheers to that!
What are probiotics?
Probiotics are “good”, “friendly” or “healthy” bacteria that when ingested in adequate amounts may provide health benefits.
Probiotics play a vital role within your digestive system, helping to balance the effects of everyday life – such as stress, alcohol consumption and eating poorly – which can influence your gut’s balance of bad versus good bacteria. The good kind of bacteria can work to keep the bad bacteria under control, improving gut function and reducing symptoms such as bloating, wind and diarrhoea.
“Live micro-organisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host.” – WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
As well as helping to support digestive health, having a balance of the ‘good’ bacteria is also known to support your immune system, gut health and mental wellness.
How do probiotics work?
When they reach the gut alive, probiotics help to restore and replenish the good, natural bacteria in the digestive system and reduce the growth of harmful organisms. It all comes back to the gut – when the gut is in healthy balance, the body can absorb and eliminate with maximum efficiency. If the nutrients available are actively absorbed, and waste products and toxins are efficiently removed, your entire system can operate as it should.
Many probiotics are killed off in the stomach due to gastric juices before they even reach the intestines to be of any benefit. It doesn’t matter if your product is brimming with probiotics; if the stomach juices kill them all off then they are of no use to your health.
To ensure that the probiotic benefits have reached the gut alive, we have 1 billion Bacillus coagulans GBI-30 6086 probiotics living in every bottle of MOJO for extra gut health insurance.
The gut flora is actually highly sensitive to modern insults such as antibiotics, and studies show that an “unbalanced” gut flora is linked to numerous diseases (15, 16), including obesity, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, heart disease, colorectal cancer, Alzheimer’s, depression and many, many more (17, 18, 19, 20).
Probiotics and prebiotics (the dietary fibers that help feed the friendly bacteria that are already in the gut (4)) can help correct this balance, making sure that our “forgotten organ” is functioning optimally (21).
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Why are probiotics important?
Probiotics stimulate the immune system, and regulate the integrity of the gut. This can help prevent unwanted substances from “leaking” into the body and provoking an immune response (11, 12, 13, 14).
A healthy gut flora performs many functions that are important for health, such as manufacturing vitamin K and some of the B vitamins (8).
Probiotics have also been shown to be beneficial against irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a very common digestive disorder as well as inflammatory bowel diseases, such as Crohn’s disease (29). They can help reduce other tummy troubles, such as bloating (26, 27, 28).
Other Health Benefits of Probiotics
Getting into all the incredible benefits of probiotics is beyond the scope of this article. However, there are a few that are definitely worth highlighting here:
- Inflammation: Probiotics have been shown to reduce systemic inflammation, a leading driver of many diseases (43).
- Skin health: There is some evidence that probiotics can be useful for acne, rosacea and eczema, as well as other skin disorders (52).
- Immune function: Several probiotic strains can enhance immune function and lead to reduced risk of infections, including the common cold (50, 51).
- Depression and anxiety: An increasing number of studies link gut health to mood and mental health (14). Both animal and human studies find that probiotic supplements can improve some mental health disorders (15).
- Blood cholesterol: Several probiotics have been shown to lower total and LDL cholesterol levels (46, 47).
- Blood pressure: Probiotics have also been shown to cause modest reductions in blood pressure (48, 49).
- Probiotics may also be useful against Helicobacter pylori infections, the main driver of ulcers and stomach cancer (30, 31, 32, 33).
- It also turns fibers into short-chain fats like butyrate, propionate and acetate, which feed the gut wall and perform many metabolic functions (9, 10).