Probiotics and Kidney Health
The application of probiotics to kidney health is an emerging area of medicine that has only recently come into the public eye in America. Experts have debated how to define probiotics. One widely used definition, developed by the World Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, is that probiotics are “live microorganisms, which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.” (Microorganisms are tiny living organisms—such as bacteria, viruses, and yeasts—that can be seen only under a microscope.)
A normal human digestive tract contains about 400 types (strains) of probiotic bacteria that control and reduce the growth of harmful bacteria and promote a healthy digestive system. Probiotic organisms makeup 95% of the total number of cells in the human body. Some good bacteria are absolutely necessary for overall health and not just bowel health. In normal good health, some bad bacteria that cause disease are crowded out by good bacteria. Intestinal bacteria can benefit health by breaking down toxins, synthesizing vitamins, and defending against infection. They may also play a role in preventing such diseases as peptic ulcers, colorectal cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease.
Why Take Probiotics for Kidney Health?
Certain probiotic microorganisms can utilize urea, uric acid, creatinine and other toxins as nutrients for growth. Probiotic microorganisms multiply and metabolize larger quantities of uremic toxins, facilitating the increased diffusion of these toxins from the circulating blood into the bowel across the lining of the intestinal walls. Ultimately, these microbes are excreted in the feces (normally microbes make up 50% of feces by weight).
Intestinal Dialysis™ uses probiotic organisms to transform the colon into a blood cleansing agent, which, with the aid of microbes, indirectly removes toxic wastes and helps eliminate them as fecal matter. Consequently, it may be possible to maintain healthy kidney function with Renadyl™. The patented, proprietary probiotics in Renadyl™ have been clinically tested and shown to be safe, effective, and free of serious side effects when taken for as long as six months.