People everywhere may be amazed, but it's true that our gastrointestinal tract is home to hundreds of different types of bacteria, each of which is constantly trying to divide and conquer.
The 'good' bacteria help us absorb nutrients from the food we eat. The 'bad' bacteria trigger a variety of intestinal miseries like constipation, diarrhea, bloating, gas, heartburn, stomach ulcers and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
IBS is a common ailment among women and men and a leading cause of workplace absenteeism.
Bacterial imbalances in some adults are also linked to conditions such as allergies, depression, fibromyalgia, and chronic yeast infections.
Probiotics are the key to a healthy GI tract for people concerned about intestinal health. Probiotics are 'good' bacteria that are able to survive the stomach acids and bile salts on their way to the intestines where they can grow and replace the 'bad' bacteria. There are relatively few foods that can successfully deliver probiotics to the intestines; aged cheeses, live-culture yogurt, kefir (a beverage consisting of fermented milk and kefir grains), and miso are some of them.
MXI Corp, producers of Xocai chocolate, have developed the most effective probiotic delivery system: Xocai healthy chocolate. An 11 gram Xocai XoBiotic Square delivers one billion friendly microorganisms to the GI tract.
Xocai XoBiotic Squares are one of the only probiotic foods that can be eaten by people who suffer from lactose intolerance.