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February 4, 2015
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Product # 656:  35 Billion Probiotic                                               Product Information

 

Background:

 

In addition to serving as a delivery system for the absorption of nutrients and the elimination of waste material, the intestinal tract also plays important roles in maintaining healthy immunity and providing resistance to pathogens.  The GI tract is populated by billions of cells of beneficial bacteria (probiotics) which help us digest and absorb our food, maintain a healthy intestinal pH (acid content), protect us from pathogenic bacteria, and provide an environment conducive to the continued health of the intestinal tract.*  This formula offers a very high potency of powerful probiotics that can effectively intervene in acute gastrointestinal and immune conditions and or help support long-term intestinal health.*

 

Features:

  • 8 probiotic strains from Danisco, a world leader in probiotic research and manufacturing.
  • Very high potency at 35 billion viable cells per capsule.
  • Bioenhanced Acid Resistant Strains (BEARS) ensures survivability in both low (acid) and high (alkaline) pH environments.
  • The BEARS strains in this formula are designed to withstand the acid conditions present in the stomach during digestion without the need for an enteric coating.
  • Danisco selects strains that have been cultivated under harsh conditions, and have developed the ability to adapt to extreme changes in environment (“survival of the fittest”) i.e. pH, temperature.
  • Probiotic strains are manufactured using a patented poly matrix preservation system, to preserve and ensure stability without the need for refrigeration.
  • The prebiotic blend consists of FOS (food source for probiotics), and FiberAid® arabinogalactans (patented prebiotic from Lonza® that helps support the growth of probiotics).

 

Benefits:

  • The 8 strains used in this formula have been studied for their ability to support gastrointestinal and immune health.*
  • High potency formula helps to quickly reestablish healthy levels of probiotics in the GI tract.*
  • Once established, a normal, healthy intestinal microflora helps to create an environment that is unfavorable for the growth of pathogenic bacteria.*
  • Helps stimulate the growth of probiotics which have been diminished by the use of antibiotics.*

 

*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.

 


 

 

35 Billion Probiotic

Clinical Applications

 

The strains in this formula have several clinical applications mostly related to gastrointestinal and immune support.

 

Inflammatory bowel disease- Conditions such as Crohn’s Disease and Colitis can be supported by a couple of the strains in this formula which help support the normal production of specific immune proteins which are involved in the inflammatory process.  This formula is well suited to help support a normal, healthy inflammatory response particularly in colitis.

 

Immune Support- pathogenic microorganisms such as bacteria and viruses often have travel through our gastrointestinal tract.  More than ½ of our entire immune system resides in our gut as GALT (gut associated lymphoid tissue).  The probiotics in our 35 billion Probiotic formula help support normal, healthy immune function by 1)competing for adhesion to the lining of the gastrointestinal tract against pathogens thereby reducing their ability to “enter” the body and cause infection 2) compete with pathogens for nutrients reducing their ability to survive and 3) Support secretion of secretory antibodies along the lining of the GI tract preventing pathogens from adhering to and entering into intestinal cells and eventually the bloodstream 4)stimulate immune activity throughout the body, helping to maintain normal, healthy immune function.

 

Gastrointestinal Function-The probiotic strains in our 35 Billion Probiotic help support normal, healthy bowel function.  Whether an individual has constipation or diarrhea, this formula can help normalize bowel function, and if the diarrhea is caused by an infection this formula is especially helpful in helping to reduce infection and associated symptoms.

 

Colon Cancer-Studies on some of the strains of probiotics in this formula have been shown to help normalize growth and differentiation of cells that line the colon.  When fiber is fermented by the probiotics short-chain fatty acids (SCFA’s) such as propionate and butyrate are produced.  Specifically butyrate has been studied for its role in helping to support normal cell differentiation in colon cells.  Cancer cells are undifferentiated cells (cells with no specific function) that multiply to form tumors.  Keeping the colon cells differentiated means that they grow and mature into fully functioning colon cells and perform all of their normal functions.

 

Antibiotic-associated diarrhea-This type of diarrhea will respond well to the 35 Billion Probiotic formula.  The strains in this formula help support the secretion of bacteriocins which help support the destruction of pathogenic bacteria, allowing for the growth of ‘friendly” bacteria; causes an environment conducive to normal bowel function.

 

Neutralizing production of nitrosamines-Nitrite is consumed in foods as sodium nitrite in cured meats such as cold cuts, sausages, bacon, hot dogs etc.  In the colon nitrites are converted into nitrosamines which are known carcinogens.  The probiotics produce certain type of organic acids upon fermentation of fiber that help neutralize the effects of nitrosamines on the cells of the colon.

 

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.