Whether we like it or not, our bodies need bacteria. Those good ones, that is, to fight off the harmful ones. Thanks to this great discovery, gastro scientists have later found ways to create edible sources of these bacilli friendlies in the form of probiotic products.
When we have enough good bacteria, digestion must be good and bodies in tip-top shape. However, if these good bacteria get out of balance, digestive diseases may occur. An imbalance can also affect the way we absorb vitamins and minerals, setting us up for nutritional deficiencies. These health problems include:
- IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Probiotics are known to be good bacteria, and they are responsible for keeping our guts clean. Furthermore, it benefits us as a whole, including that of oral health, urinary health, and immunity from sickness. Probiotics are commonly present in everyday food like yogurt, sauerkraut, and some types of cheeses.
The rise of probiotic drinks
In recent years, probiotics are not only present in solid food, but are now made into beverages as well. In fact, probiotic drinks are very much visible almost everywhere, like claiming its stance in a long line of beverage options.
One of the most popular brands, Yakult, has been part of every Filipino’s grocery list for over eighty years, and has evolved in flavor and size since. This Japanese brand is famous for its “6.5 million Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota”, which has shown numerous health benefits, especially those concerning the digestive system. For many years, people all over the world have attested to its positive effects on health.
The evolution of probiotic drinks in the Philippines
While the esteemed reputation of Yakult has not faltered, Lacto Pafi, a homegrown brand of probiotics, has made its mark in the industry. Recently, they have expanded their coverage from health drinks to cleaning agents, fertilizers, and even personal care products, all of which boasts the utilization of organic byproducts.
Lacto Pafi has since become a household name, not only in Cebu, but in the entire Visayas and Mindanao. Its flagship product, their Probiotic Drink, was first introduced by former Vice Governor Engr. Gregorio Sanchez. Not only has he incorporated this as a brand that Cebuanos can be proud of, but also presented the benefits of probiotics in a way that is more in touch with the Filipinos’ day-to-day lives.
Why should we drink Lacto Pafi?
Lacto Pafi Probiotic Drink is a type of food supplement that aids in good digestion and aims at filling the nutrient gap keeping our bodies strong, healthy and resistant to diseases. It contains lactobacillus bacteria in eight strains that are potent enough to fight bacteria that cause common diseases and infections.
When we drink Lacto Pafi, we allow good bacteria to get into our system to clean our guts and help promote proper digestion boosting immunity. These good bacteria provide the body with sufficient amount of nutrients for optimal well-being.
The vitamins blended into Lacto Pafi include Vitamins A, C, E, K, and Vitamins B2 and B3, as well as essential amino acids. The minerals it contain are potassium, calcium, phosphorus, sodium and iron.
The best part about drinking Lacto Pafi is that it is affordable, and can easily be obtained by the masses. Anyone can, therefore, reap the benefits of drinking Lacto Pafi everyday without having to worry about dosage or the lack of it.
Even children as early as aged zero to a few months are already advised to consume at least 15 to 30mL of probiotics added to their food. On the other hand, adults are suggested to take at least 30mL daily. Lacto Pafi can also be taken any time of the day, be it before or after each meal.
So, why drink Lacto Pafi? The better question is, why not?