Magazine 14 May 2024

Here’s why milk enzymes can effectively fight cystitis

My dear friend,

Cystitis is a common and annoying disorder that affects many people, particularly women.

If you have ever suffered from cystitis, you will know how painful and debilitating it can be. But did you know that milk enzymes could offer valuable support in combating this disorder? 🤔

In this article, we will explore the role of milk enzymes in fighting cystitis and restoring the balance of bacterial flora. We will find out which types of milk enzymes are best and how they work to fight E. coli, the main culprit of urinary infections.

So if you wish to find natural and lasting relief from cystitis, read on and find out how milk enzymes can become your allies in the fight against this annoying problem.

Everything you need to know about the role of probiotics in combating cystitis and candida

First, how do probiotics work and where are they found?

Although the place most commonly linked to beneficial microbes is the gut (especially the large intestine), there are several places inside and outside the body that harbor good microbes.

These places are in contact with the “outside world” and include:

  • intestines;
  • mouth;
  • vagina;
  • urinary tract;
  • skin;
  • lungs.

The main task of probiotics, or good bacteria, is to maintain a healthy balance in the body.

In other words, it is as if they keep the body in a neutral condition. When you get sick, bad bacteria enter the body and increase in numbers. This ‘throws off’ the balance of the organism.

So, good bacteria fight bad bacteria and restore balance within the body, making us feel better.

Ultimately, good bacteria maintain health by supporting immune function and controlling inflammation. But there are specific types of bacteria that also perform other important functions, such as:

  • Promote digestion;
  • Prevent bad bacteria from getting out of control;
  • Creating vitamins;
  • Help support the cells that line the intestines to prevent bad bacteria taken in (through food or drink) from entering the bloodstream;
  • Break down and absorb drugs.

This balance occurs naturally in our bodies all the time. Thus, there is no need to take probiotic supplements for this to happen.

But this statement changes when cystitis takes over.

Lactic acid bacteria: why take them to fight cystitis?

Earlier we said that our good bacteria help our bodies fight the bad ones-or pathogens, because they can cause disease or infection.

In particular, the most common good bacteria belong to the Lactobacilli species, and they perform a vital function. Basically, they create a kind of membrane that covers the mucous membranes, preventing bad bacteria from sticking and proliferating.

We also mentioned that this protective function occurs quite naturally, without any need to supplement milk enzymes.

But what happens in special cases, such as our much-feared cystitis?

You should know that there are situations in which the balance of good bacteria is upset; some examples are:

  • The use of an overly aggressive intimate cleanser;
  • An incorrect and unbalanced diet;
  • Frequent diarrhea or constipation;
  • Imbalances in intestinal flora due to taking medications.

Here, in these cases the good bacteria fail to counteract the proliferation of pathogenic ones, triggering consequences such as cystitis.

For this reason, it is very important to restore the bacterial flora. And how to do that? By taking milk enzymes, in fact.

Lactic acid bacteria: which ones to take to fight cystitis

Well, having said that, a clarification is important and necessary.

To properly balance the bacterial flora, it is not enough to take probiotics ‘by feel’: in other words, I strongly advise against DIY, and for good reason.

All milk enzymes are not the same, which means that not all are suitable for treating cystitis.

It is very important, therefore, to always seek advice from your medical professional.

In any case, I’ll leave you with a short list of the probiotics best suited for this situation:

  • Lactobacillus Plantarum: suitable for recurrent infections, it is particularly effective against E. coli, the number one enemy of cystitis;
  • Bifidobacterium Longum: in addition to resisting E. coli, it has the ability to improve intestinal microflora;
  • Saccharomyces Boulardii: this is a ‘good’ yeast that counteracts the growth of some pathogens such as Escherichia Coli, Staphylococcus and Candida Albicans;
  • Lactobacillus Acidophilus DDS-1: produces two powerful natural antibiotics that help expel many bad bacteria;
  • Lactobacillus Rhamnosus: its action causes the small intestine to become an inhospitable place for bad bacteria.

So if you would like to learn more, find out how Dimann Flor milk enzymes work, or if you prefer, feel free to contact me, I am here to help you! 🥰

I give you a big hug,

Lorenza

Read also: Persistent cystitis after antibiotic: why it happens and how to deal with it

In this article we talked about…

  • Probiotics are beneficial bacteria found in different places in the body, including the gut, mouth, vagina, urinary tract, skin and lungs. They work to maintain a healthy balance in the body and fight harmful bacteria.
  • Probiotics perform several important functions, including aiding digestion, preventing the proliferation of harmful bacteria, creating vitamins, and supporting the gut lining to prevent harmful bacteria from entering the bloodstream.
  • In cystitis and in situations where the balance of beneficial bacteria is disturbed, it is important to restore the bacterial flora. Milk enzymes belonging to the Lactobacillus species are particularly useful in combating cystitis by creating a protective membrane over the mucous membranes and preventing harmful bacteria from attaching and proliferating.
  • It is essential to consult a physician before taking probiotics to treat cystitis. Not all milk enzymes are suitable for this condition, so it is important to receive individualized advice.
  • Some of the probiotics indicated to counter cystitis include Lactobacillus Plantarum, Bifidobacterium Longum, Saccharomyces Boulardii, Lactobacillus Acidophilus DDS-1, and Lactobacillus Rhamnosus. Each has specific properties that help fight harmful bacteria and restore the balance of bacterial flora.

FAQ on the use of milk enzymes for cystitis

How do probiotics work and where are they found?

Probiotics, or good bacteria, work to maintain a healthy balance in the body. They are found mainly in the intestines, but also in other places such as the mouth, vagina, urinary tract, skin and lungs.

Why take milk enzymes to fight cystitis?

Milk enzymes, particularly those belonging to the Lactobacillus species, create a protective membrane over mucous membranes, preventing pathogenic bacteria from attaching and proliferating. In the situation of cystitis, where the balance of good bacteria is disrupted, taking milk enzymes helps restore the bacterial flora and counteract cystitis.

What milk enzymes to take to fight cystitis?

Some of the milk enzymes recommended to fight cystitis are: Lactobacillus Plantarum, Bifidobacterium Longum, Saccharomyces Boulardii, Lactobacillus Acidophilus DDS-1 and Lactobacillus Rhamnosus. It is always advisable to consult your doctor to determine which milk enzymes are best suited to your case.

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