It’s something everyone does.
It’s the root of lots of jokes and snickering.
And it makes kids laugh and laugh…
No, I’m not talking about my dance moves.
I’m talking about flatulence.
Now, you know how I feel about subjects that aren’t often discussed in polite company…
I discuss them.
And I believe if you’d take the time to read the instruction manual for your new TV or car, but would rather not know what’s happening in your own body… you’re missing out.
It’s the only body you’re going to get. So you might as well know how it works, right?
Ok, for starters, let’s be clear: farts are normal. Everyone does it, and you’re doing it whether you know it or not. Dozens of times a day.
Your body produces gas as part of the digestion process. And once that gas is created, it needs to come out somehow. Sometimes you burp. But often time, you toot.
Intestinal gas comes from bacteria breaking down food in the colon. It’s mainly hydrogen, but can also include methane. But it’s hydrogen sulfide that makes it stinky.
Undigested carbs are a big contributor to gas, and the bloating that can come with it if it’s outside the range of what your body can handle.
Fiber, beans, nuts, fruit, corn, wheat, sugars, even some veggies can make us gassy.
And if your digestion is out of whack, you can find yourself in a place where gas becomes a real issue.
There’s actually more gas produced when you’re asleep than awake. If you’re married, you may have someone pointing this out…
And researchers (imagine putting this one on your resume) haven’t found much difference between men and women, or the old and young. But it’s older folks who typically have gas problems in combination with other digestive woes.
One issue that can also contribute to gassiness is constipation. It stands to reason that the longer waste sits in your colon, the longer it has to ferment. And the result is not just discomfort, but also an increase in gas.
Simply put, to reduce gas, you need to speed up the time it takes for food to make its journey, from one end to the other.
As you get older, your digestion slows down. Poop doesn’t pass as quickly. And when it moves slower, it becomes more difficult to pass, too.
Not to mention, a lot of meds can really muck with the process too, and older people tend to be on them.
It’s time for a solution specifically designed for those of us over 50.
Which has the only probiotic shown to relieve stubborn constipation in 6 gold-standard clinical trials.
The specific strain BB536 has clinically proven benefits that other probiotics just can’t claim.
- Increasing the number of poops and softening your stool.
- Reducing stool odor.
- Reducing toxins in your stool.
- Reducing “bad” bacteria and increasing the “good” bacteria
- And improving stool comfort – so it’s easier to “go.”
I worked hand-in-hand with a noted Naturopathic Physician, Dr. Arlan Cage, to develop our Patriot Ultra-Biotics formula.
To not only pull together the best probiotics for aging bodies, the ones we need most.
But also include the best “helper” ingredients to fuel good bacteria, provide the building blocks to recondition your colon, and completely support healthy digestion and elimination.
And that includes making you less gassy too.
It’s a probiotic I’m proud of, in a sea of pretenders out there.
It’s worth a look, whether gas is a problem or not. Because understanding your body, and how to best fuel it… it’s up to you.
Editor, Patriot Health Alliance
P.S. When researching tooting, I came across this fact. Feel free to impress people at your next party with it…
The word “fart” comes from the Old English word “feortan.” It means quite literally to “break wind.”
We all break wind. But if your digestion is more broken than it should be, I’d recommend you take a look at this.