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Have you tried Molkosan?
I’ve talked a little bit about gut health before and how vitally important it is to wellness – like in this post about the amazing pro-biotic packed fermented yoghurt drink Kefir. If there’s one thing you pay attention to this year, let it be what’s going on in your stomach. It’s pretty much the epicentre for health in our bodies, and encouraging good bacteria is essential. That’s where Molkosan comes in – it’s effectively a pre-biotic, which cleverly helps the gut environment prepare for pro-biotics just like kefir, or other ferments such as Kombucha, sprouts, kimchi, sauerkraut and so on, so that they can do their jobs effectively.
Made from whey obtained from organic milk, Molkosan is rich in a substance known as L+ lactic acid which is now known to support the growth of good gut bacteria. Whey is a by-product of cheese production and has a long history of use in healthcare going as far back as the time of Hippocrates (400 B.C.).
With the digestive system being home to 70% of the body’s immune cells, it’s pretty important to take care of it. Excessive unhealthy eating and regular use of medications such as antibiotics, cortisone and hormones cause a high level of toxicity in the gut. This results in an imbalance between the good and the bad flora or gut bacteria, known as dysbiosis.
There are at least 150 different species of gut bacteria that exist in the human digestive system, and, technically, they should live in a state of balance with each other. Making sure you have adequate levels of friendly bacteria in your gut is important, not only for promoting digestion, but also for improving other aspects of your health. Dysbiosis occurs when organisms such as Candida albicans and unfriendly bacteria, start to overpopulate the gut if not kept in balance by sufficient quantities of other, friendly bacteria and yeast.
Once candida albicans become dominant, they can cause unpleasant symptoms such as those associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) sugar cravings, fatigue, muscle weakness and intolerance of certain foods. Molkosan causes a resistance to Candida Albicans attaching to the walls of the gut so that the body can fight infections more effectively.
This post was brought to you in collaboration with A.Vogel South Africa, and you can read more about Molkosan, including a really helpful Q&A over at the A.Vogel website. Also, I created a bunch of health-boosting recipes for my friends at A.Vogel last year – here are a few favourites – Speedy Asian Beef & Noodle Bowls; Spicy Lentil, Cumin & Carrot Soup; Gluten-free Seed Loaf