Vivomixx for seniors
Being a senior today means being active most of the time, not necessarily being grandparents, sometimes living in a family context with children in the home. Medical and social advances made it possible for seniors to live a much more active life than previous generations. In our society where the average lifespan has increased greatly, the main challenge is thus to have a healthy ageing.
As we grow old, the reduction of lactobacilli and bifidobacteria in the gut as well as a slower intestinal transit have an impact on the production of short chain fatty acids, which are necessary for the gut mucosa. That’s how the imbalance starts.
Impact on our health
Our microbiota naturally becomes less performant with age, we also change our habits with less attention to our nutrition, a sedentary lifestyle, more drugs and low quality sleep.
All these factors bring about many symptoms and disorders:
- Intestinal disorders (abdominal pain, cramps, bloating, flatulence, altered transit)
- Proliferation of pathogens responsible for urinary infections
- Physiological reduction of immune defences
- Onset of chronic diseases
- Modification of the metabolism of sugars, fats, and proteins which may lead to the development of certain diseases such as diabetes
How can we protect our intestinal flora from the effects of time?
With age, it is essential to protect our microbiota because it plays a crucial role in the good functioning of our metabolism. First of all, great care must be taken towards a healthy lifestyle: a balanced diet rich in pre- and microbiotics, avoid antibiotic treatments if possible, practise sports and learn to relax.
After antibiotic treatment or other events triggering an imbalance of the microbiota, a microbiotic supplement is a useful tool to take care of the beneficial bacteria of our gut and grow old with peace of mind.