Vivomixx® for seniors
During the aging process, many changes occur in the intestinal microflora due to the physiological reduction of lactobacilli and bifidobacteria and to a slower intestinal transit, resulting in reduced production of short chain fatty acids - the most important nourishment of the colonic mucosa.
During this period of life, a physiological decrease in immune defences, the onset of chronic diseases and consequent increased use of drugs, changes in eating habits are often observed.
All these situations cause an increase of the fermentation processes in the gut, with an overgrowth of potentially pathogenic bacteria, which are responsible for possible infections (for example, urinary tract infection) and intestinal disorders such as abdominal pain, cramps, excess gas, bloating, change in bowel habits such as harder, looser or more urgent stools than normal. These changes of intestinal microflora are also associated with alterations in the metabolism of sugar, fats and protein, resulting in possible development of diabetes and dyslipidemic disease, for example.