If you’re a business, small or large, the COVID-19 pandemic has no doubt disrupted your operation in many numbers of ways. Some companies saw their revenue disappear overnight while others cannot keep up with demand. Regardless of your situation, you are probably trying to find ways to keep your staff healthy while you reopen your business and cope with the challenges ahead of you.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that $225.8 billion is lost in productivity due to employees being sick. This equates to $1685 per employee. We believe a proactive approach to supporting employee health with probiotics can help save employers thousands of dollars over the course of the year by reducing employee sick days.
The CDC has several guidelines to help protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
Washing your hands for 20 seconds has been identified as an integral part of helping prevent the spread of the virus. This isn’t unique to the COVID-19 virus but it is something we should be doing normally.
The CDC recommends wearing a cloth mask when you are in public. This is to help protect others in case you are infected. This, however, isn’t a substitute for “social distancing”. Social distancing is the practice of staying at least 6 feet away from others and avoiding large groups or crowds.
One Step Further
Masks and hand washing are great proactive steps we can take to protect ourselves. Preventative measures that go deeper than washing your hands or wearing a mask may have more long term effects on our health. We recently blogged about a study that showed the importance of a healthy gut and the relationship to COVID-19.
A healthy diet is always important to help your body. Brendan Brazier, ultra-marathon champion and professional vegan athlete, writes in his book Thrive: “The most effective way to permanently break the cycle [of eating foods not good for you] is to reduce uncomplimentary stress by eating a nutrient-rich, whole food diet; one which contains sources of easily digestible protein, fiber, whole grains, and vegetables as a low glycemic form of carbohydrate, essential fatty acids from nuts and seeds, along with vitamins and minerals.”
BioVi is a pre and probiotic supplement with antioxidants from the aronia berry backed by clinical trials. Our unique strain of probiotic has clinically shown to promote intestinal health*, support immunity and cardiovascular health*, survive stomach acid* – most probiotics don’t, and maintain a healthy yeast balance*.
BioVi has been shown to support your immunity. Inflammatory foods such as sugar, processed meat, vegetable oils, and, alcohol may all contribute to an increase in inflammation in your body. Clinical studies have shown that BioVi regulates the immune response by acting on cytokines (pro-and anti-inflammatory) in particular in the inflammatory state produces a reduction in the production of proinflammatory cytokines. Cytokines are a type of protein that targets infection and inflammation.
What are Probiotics
According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, people often think of bacteria and other microorganisms as harmful “germs,” many microorganisms help our bodies function properly. For example, bacteria that are normally present in our intestines help digest food, destroy disease-causing microorganisms, and produce vitamins. Large numbers of microorganisms live on and in our bodies. Many of the microorganisms in probiotic products are the same as or similar to microorganisms that naturally live in our bodies.
Help support your company’s immunity with BioVi. Our probiotics come in several varieties including capsules, easily distributed and delicious softchews, and tasty chewables. We also offer subscriptions to your favorite probiotics that have a whole host of benefits that other companies can’t or won’t provide in their probiotic strain. You can learn more about our probiotics here.
For more information about COVID-19 guidelines visit the CDC website.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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