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Digestive Health – Why you need both probiotics and prebiotics

What are probiotics and prebiotics and how do they affect digestive health? The human digestive system is full of both good and bad bacteria and when all is working well, the good bacteria help to keep the bad at bay! Inside the digestive tract there are trillions of microorganisms working to keep the balance and keep the entire body healthy. An imbalance doesn’t just cause gastrointestinal and digestive issues. Our gut health is connected to brain function and mood, skin health and our immune system. Probiotics are living bacteria and yeast which live in the intestines and help balance out bad bacteria in the digestive system. We ingest probiotics through foods like yogurt, kefir and aged cheeses such as bleu, gouda and cheddar. You can also get probiotics through soybean products and brined and fermented foods like pickles and sauerkraut. However, all on their own probiotics can only have a limited effect because they are easily destroyed in our system. Probiotics must have particular sources of food in order to flourish and that’s where prebiotics lend a helping hand in digestive health! Prebiotics are not living bacteria, they are forms of fiber which act as food for probiotics. Legumes, beans, bananas, berries and vegetables like tomatoes, onions, asparagus, and greens are all good sources of prebiotics to add to your diet. Often a good diet is not enough to keep a good balance of probiotics and prebiotics in our systems and a supplement can be of enormous benefit. Especially if one has been taking antibiotics which can kill off a number of good bacteria, if one has contracted food poisoning or is recovering from an illness. The latter was one of the driving forces in the creation of re:iimmune. We want to help people get better, better and two of the best things you can do for your digestive health when your system has been thrown out of whack for whatever reason is to stay hydrated and keep your gut in good health!  
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Why You Need a Prebiotic

But Wait There’s More…

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It seems as though ingredient lists keep growing in length on the backs of boxes that we pick up in the grocery store, littered with words containing too many syllables and disguised names. We have all heard disturbing stories detailing the gory process most of our food endures before it hits our plates, and then there’s the gobs of sugars, fake coloring's, toxins and harmful chemicals a number of our over the counter medicines are sneaking into our system. In a world where “Hydroxytoluene” is a real and unfriendly chemical found in most of our pantries, it’s nice to know there’s a product on the market that wants you to know the ins and outs of each ingredient it contains and why they’re good for you.

When Dr. Kerri Miller set out to create re:iimmune®, she approached it with one goal in mind: to help Make People Better. Every single ingredient in re:iimmune® serves a purpose and was considered carefully for it’s quality and purity. That’s why we'd like to take you deeper into the story behind our ingredient list by dedicating a series of blogs to the “more”. More transparency from us, more education for you, and more value than just hydration and probiotics. Hydrobiotic® is the hot, new advancement that combines Clinical Strength Hydration® with  probiotics. re:iimmune® then takes this concept and uses it as the foundation for an even more powerful formula with many moving parts. We’ll call this; Part One.

If you’ve had an antibiotic prescribed to you within the last few years, you’ve probably been suggested by your healthcare provider to also take a probiotic in order to relieve the potential digestive unbalance a run of antibiotics typically leaves your body struggling with. Probiotics alone are a tricky concept, each body responds differently to different strains of these live cultures. That’s why it’s important to choose a product that has several, diverse probiotic strains that cover a broad spectrum, BUT did you know that probiotics require a special type of food to survive and populate all the way through your intestinal tract? This food is called a prebiotic and there are several different sources and forms of this nondigestible food ingredient that promotes the growth of beneficial microorganisms in the intestines.

Just as it is the case with probiotics, there are several naturally accuring food sources that contain prebiotics. For instance, prebiotics are naturally occurring in: garlic, chicory root, raw asparagus, almonds, raw onion, and raw leeks. The prebiotic chosen to pair with re:iimmune®’s 14 strain probiotic blend is derived from organic agave plants, and is a fructan called Agave Inulin. To speak technically for a moment, this prebiotic is a short chain fatty acid that is not digestible, which means it does not increase the amount of glucose or insulin in the blood, making it direimuneabout2abetic friendly. This particular prebiotic is special because it remains viable as it makes its way through the entire digestive tract, all the while feeding the good bacteria that your gut needs to balance itself out and keep you healthy.

 

Fun Fact: Dr. Kerri Miller the founder of Make People Better and creator of re:iimmune® harvested our agave herself and here’s a picture to prove it!

We’ve just begun the journey of exposing re:iimmune® for what it really is, so stay tuned, share this blog if you found it interesting, and get better, better™!

 

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Support Your Body’s Hydration and Immune System Needs

support hydration drink water The “S” in our G.U.T.S. motto, is the glue that holds it all together, or should I say; it’s the glue that holds us together physically- Support Your Body’s Hydration and Immune System Needs. When re:iimmune® was created, it was backed by the passion of a woman who had witnessed the tragedy of young children losing their lives to dehydration and poor gut health all around the world. Witnessing this opened her eyes to the desperate need for an effective solution. Those of us living in developed countries have regular access to clean drinking water, and yet it’s still not uncommon to hear of dehydration related deaths in our own communities. There are hundreds of books addressing the general decline on our digestive health as a community, the effects our digestive system has on our overall well-being, and the factors that play into maintaining a healthy gut, as well. Our bodies are more than 60% water, our brains and muscles are nearly 75% water- without adequate hydration our muscles slow down, our brains lose clarity and eventually our body stops functioning completely. When it comes to diarrhoeal disease, or excessive water loss, it takes more than just water to restore your hydration to a safe level. The science that went into creating our Clinical Strength Hydration® formula, truly makes re:iimmune® the ultimate rehydration drink on the market. With its calculated amount of sodium and L-Glutamine that efficiently pull water directly into your cells, re:iimmune® provides rapid relief from dehydration without the harmful effects of extra sugar and sugar substitutes that some more commonly known hydration drinks are otherwise loaded with. support, immunity and hydration Hydration is a key component to our body’s ability to heal itself, but what makes re:iimmune®’s enhanced immunity boosting power come full circle is it’s blend of 14 probiotics and 1 prebiotic that work together to promote healthy gut flora, and work to rebuild your gut health in order to help you absorb the nutrients you need in to regain your strength after feeling unwell. Web MD states states that some evidence suggests it’s not the presence or absence of one particular type of bacteria that makes a microbiome a healthy one, but rather the diversity of bacteria. The L-Glutamine paired with this multi strain probiotic supplement, has a two prong approach, not only does it aid as a co transporter by pulling hydration into your cells, it also adds benefit by repairing the tissue in your damaged intestinal wall after a bout of constipation or diarrhea. The truth is, our medical community has only touched the tip of the iceberg when it comes to discovering the impact hydration and gut health has on our well-being, and we are excited to be along for the journey! Our number one passion is to help you get better, better™!    
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Tried and True Health Tips to Get Better, Better!

You may not realize it, but your body has an amazing ability to heal itself after a serious injury or illness. Although medicine has come a long way, and should not be takin for granted, it’s important to recognize and take responsibility for our part in recovery. If you are recovering from an illness, a severe injury or just trying to maintain a healthy immune system, it would be in your best interest to observe these health truths.

  • Food is Medicine: Most of us have felt that swell of pride wheneat for health, stay healthy with re:iimmune we reach around the box of donuts and grab a piece of fruit instead, but that momentary feeling of elation often fades by dinner time as we find ourselves reaching for that second helping of buttery mashed potatoes, or a heaping pile of cheesy pasta. Hungry yet? The truth is, our brains react to food with the same addictive stimulation as it would with any other drug. It doesn’t help that portions are larger than ever, and that processed, feel good treats are more accessible than they have ever been. On top of the temptation to indulge, is the confusion; with every diet fad in the book being thrown around at us from all angles. It can become overwhelming to decipher what approach to take when it comes to a healthy diet. Our mantra? Keep it simple. Say no to carb heavy, processed foods that will drain your energy and leave you feeling lethargic. Say yes to whole fruits and vegetables and lean proteins, and most importantly, enjoy the food you eat! Branch out with some new recipes that abide by these principles, but still leave your mouth watering.

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  • Sleep Offers So Much More Than Beauty: Your body can cope without food for about a month, without water for up to a week, but sleep? Your body will start shutting down after 48 hours of sleep deprivation. http://www.everydayhealth.com/conditions/what-happens-when-you-dont-sleep-days/ Sleep benefits every aspect of our health, both physically and emotionally, from your heart health, mental stability, and weight control. So go ahead, hit that snooze button one more time, skip that last episode on Netflix, and hit the sack an extra hour early- your body will thank you!

 

  • Exercise Your Way to Health: Get moving! Culturally we tend to complicate this concept, but the simple truth is this; move more. That’s it! It doesn’t take expensive gym memberships, hours of intense weight lifting, or fancy gadgets to “exercise”. Find what works best for you, your budget, and your lifestyle. For me, it’s as simple as taking my dog on a 30-minute walk, or heading to the YMCA for a group yoga class. It gets your blood flowing while simultaneously moving toxins out of your body, and pumping endorphins back through your system. Maybe you’d be more comfortable bicycling through nature, tuning into your favorite in home work out routine, or joining a kick boxing club. However you choose to make exercise your own, own it! The benefits to your health are endless.

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At Make People Better, we are passionate about enabling people to take control of their own health. Every day we have opportunities to improve our health, and one step at a time we want to inspire your journey! Don’t forget, the Clinical Strength Hydration® and Intestinal Immune support found in re:iimmune® is the perfect accompaniment to your healthy lifestyle. Get better, better!

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The Facts–Walgreens

Maybe you’ve walked past it lined up on a shelf at your local pharmacy, or seen an ad pop up as you were scrolling through your favorite sites, but what do you really know about re:iimmune®?

Well here are THE FACTS; re:iimmune® was created by Springfield Missouri Native, Dr. Kerri Miller-- she saw a missing link in our health care system and set out to find the solution, an over the counter, illness recovery formula that will help you get better, better at home.

re:iimmune® combines clinical strength hydration, with a prebiotic and 14 probiotics for intestinal immune support, a dose of zinc for extra immune boosting power, ginger-- to soothe nausea, and L-glutamine to aid in repairing intestinal tissue. This powerful pack of essential nutrients pairs well with a balanced anti-inflammatory diet, and to top it all off, it is made with organic agave (prebiotic), all natural flavoring, and is sugar and gluten free.

Where can you find it, you ask? Good question! re:iimmune® has been on shelves locally since August of 2014 and we are proud to announce you can now also find re:iimmune® at one of four Walgreens in the Springfield Missouri area.

 

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Not in Springfield? Check out our store locator to find a location near you.

Now that you know the facts, we want to help you get better, better! For more information on re:iimmune® click here.

 

 

Walgreens Store Locations
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1955 S National Ave Springfield MO 65804
2640 E. Sunshine Springfield MO 65804
2951 S. Campbell Springfield MO 65807
1349 E Republic Rd Springfield MO 65804
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