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We all do it; the occasional release of intestinal gas is a natural by-product of everyday digestion and perfectly normal. What’s ironic is the fact that the principal food groups that cause flatulence are nutritional juggernauts with a wealth of benefits. Beans; whole grains; asparagus; and the entire family of cruciferous vegetables which include broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, rapini, and cabbage make the top ten list of foods that make you fart.

The cause of gas and bloating is simple in most cases: it results from incomplete digestion and the subsequent fermentation of food within the large intestine (colon). Flatulence can be both symptomatic of poor digestion and socially awkward. The good news for people susceptible to bloating, gastric discomfort, and flatulence is there are natural agents that can provide relief.

Windbreaker is a hybrid probiotic / enzyme blend formulated with two specific nutrients. It contains alpha-galactosidase, an enzyme clinically proven to break down complex carbohydrates that cause gas. Windbreaker also features the synergistic action of the specific probiotic strain, Bacillus subtilis R0179.

alpha-Galactosidase is produced within the salivary glands and the pancreas; unfortunately, its production declines with age. Supplementation with alpha-galactosidase delivers several health benefits: it maximizes nutrient availability from healthy food sources, and reduces the amount of undigested carbohydrates that ferment within the intestines to cause excessive gas and bloating. This process creates fumes that can be socially awkward and embarrassing. Windbreaker also creates an environment less favourable to Candida overgrowth.

Bacillus subtilis is a probiotic player in healthy human intestinal flora which has been shown to reduce the frequency of abdominal pain in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Its ability to survive passage throughout the entire gastrointestinal tract earns it human strain status and attests to its scope of probiotic benefits.

B. subtilis is also among the predominant probiotics inhabiting the guts of the group of grazing animal species that include cattle, sheep, and goats. It specializes in the digestion of stubborn grasses and grains within their multichambered stomachs. The significance for human health is that B. subtilis is already a resident of the human microbiome, and increasing the colony-forming units (CFUs) of this probiotic powerhouse strengthens digestion and delivers results.

The importance of eating a broad range of food relates directly to the vibrancy of your microbiome. Windbreaker will enable you to eat a broad range of healthy, fibre-rich foods that will participate in a cascade of benefits critical to virtually every aspect of human health.