There are three cancer-fighting capabilities displayed by the friendly bacteria.
First, certain super strains of your friendly bacteria eliminate pro-carcinogenic substances before they can turn carcinogenic. Among these are the nitrites mentioned earlier. Before the substance can be converted into cancer-causing carcinogens in your intestinal tract, specific strains of L. acidophilus step in and neutralize them. Even better, the best of the friendly bacteria super strains have the ability to metabolize any pro-carcinogens that escape and convert them back into non-carcinogenic substances.
Second, beneficial bacteria are capable of altering certain enzymes (such as b-glucuronidase and nitro-reductase) that turn pro-carcinogens into carcinogenic agents. The “bad” bacteria that secrete these destructive enzymes include Clostridium and certain Bacteroides, among others Obviously, the more dangerous enzymes that are The present in your gastrointestinal tract, the greater your risk harboring cancer-causing substances. The ability of active super strains of L acidophilus bacteria to neutralize these harmful enzymes is one of their most important contributions to cancer prevention.
Third, the immune system’s workload is further complicated by the need to cleanse the body of the increasing number of extraneous pollutants and contaminants found in the environment and the food chain. Overloaded with work, the immune system needs all the help it can get from your friendly bacteria. How? When disease-causing aliens are able to permeate the intestinal walls and enter the bloodstream, the immune system must spring into action. As long as strong colonies of friendly bacteria line the intestinal tract in full force, these harmful micro-organisms will not be able to get through, thus lightening the already heavy workload of the immune system.
Through scientific research, you have seen your friendly bacteria can reduce the threat of potential cancer-causing agents in your body and increase your body’s immune into inactive carcinogens.
And probiotics have been shown to reduce levels of dangerous, carcinogen-forming enzymes in your gastrointestinal tract, as well as boost the function of your immune system.
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