- 45 billion CFU input during production.
- 250 mg of L-Glutamine to remedy leaky gut.
- Supports digestive health.
- Fights irritable bowel syndrome.
- Aids in weight management.
- Supports the immune system.
MULTI-STRAIN Studies have shown that there could be up to one thousand different types of bacteria found in the human gut. Less than fifty types of bacteria make up ninety percent of what is found in the human intestine. Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus bacteria are among the largest groups of that ninety percent. When choosing a probiotic it is important to choose one with multiple strains as they serve different functions. Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus bacteria are also found outside of the gut in the vagina, urogenital tract and mouth. These strains, as well as others, are used to restore good bacteria after it has been killed or depleted by diarrhea, radiation, chemotherapy, antibiotics and environmental exposures. These probiotics are also efficacious in the treatment of traveller’s diarrhea and ulcerative colitis. As we discussed previously, probiotics are important for immunity. Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus are used in the prevention and treatment of colds and flus as well as skin conditions, yeast infections, lactose intolerance and chronic disease. In Naka Pro PB7 and Pro PB11 you will find a number of Bifidobacterium strains, Lactobacillus strains, as well as others. All of the strains are acid and bile resistant and have demonstrated excellent adhesion to human epithelial cells. The strains used are also resistant to many antibiotics and have been shown to inhibit the following common bacterial pathogens: Salmonella typhimurium, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli (E. Coli), and Listeria monocytogenes. Aside from the above commonalities a few specific actions of each of these strains are the following: Bifidobacterium breve (Bb-03)-Bifidobacteria genus of probiotics were first discovered in 1899. They have the greatest presence in the intestine of breast fed infants and it has been suggested that Bifidobacterium strains are responsible for increasing breast fed children’s resistance to various diseases. These strains are not only responsible for health in infants, but greater quantities are associated with increased health in adults at well. As we age, these probiotics become less prevalent in the gut and supplementation can help to promote the type of resistance experienced during infancy. Bifidobacterium breve (Bb-03) is considered a champion among probiotic strains for its ability to break down certain foods including plant fibres that are normally not digestible. Bifidobacterium lactis HN019-this probiotic is particularly helpful for those who suffer from constipation or long intestinal transit times. One problem with longer transit times is an increase in compounds that can lead to serious colorectal conditions. This probiotic strain has been clinically shown to improve whole gut transit time (WGTT). WGTT effects enterohepatic bile acid and steroid hormone circulation as well as colonic pH and short chain fatty acid concentrations. This suggests a possible association with an increased risk of gallstones, breast and bowel disease in those with slower WGTT. Therefore, decreasing the transit time can have long-term preventative implications. This strain is also helpful for acting on the immune system by improving leukocyte activity in adults. Bifidobacterium longum (Bl-05)-this human strain promotes resistance to disease by strengthening the immune system. Bifidobacterium bifidum/B. lactis (Bb-02) has been found in studies to attenuate Ulcerative Colitis. Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. Lactis (BI-04) is a human strain that enhances the immune system as well as provides anti-inflammatory action. This is helpful for those who suffer from issues like Crohn’s disease. Lactobacillus acidophilus (La-14) is a human strain that improves the immune system as well as breaks down oxalic acid, which can lead to kidney stones and renal failure. Lactobacillus casei (Lc-11) is a strain that has been found to be particularly stimulating to the immune system, helpful for lactose intolerance and potentially able to decrease the risk of bladder disease. Lactobacillus rhamnosus (Lr-32) is particularly helpful in the prevention and treatment of diarrhea. This strain also promotes GI health through increasing intestinal cell replication. It is also used to expel parasites from the body. Lactobacillus salivarius (Ls-33)-this specific strain also exerts immuno-modulating and anti-inflammatory actions on the intestinal mucosa reducing symptoms of issues like colitis and protecting from inflammatory processes in the intestine. Lactobacillus acidophilus (NCFM)-this is an extensively researched human probiotic strain with many health benefits. It has antimicrobial action against many food borne pathogens and other bacteria. It also has the ability to bind environmental toxins. This strain has an increased ability to lower levels of Candida albicans, the opportunistic fungus that is responsible for symptoms of candidiasis. It is also helpful for enhancing the immune system and protecting against systemic infections. There is also evidence that it can help reduce the activity of carcinogenic compounds sometimes found in the intestine. In individuals with small bowel bacterial overgrowth, something often present in those with renal failure, serum levels of the carcinogens dimethylamine and nitrosodimethylamine are reduced. It is also helpful for treating diarrhea as well as constipation, particularly when combined with the probiotic strain Bifidobacterium lactis HN019. Streptococcus thermophiles (St-21) has been effective in preventing nitrates from being converted to cancer causing nitrites. This strain produces lactase which helps those who are lactose intolerant to more easily digest dairy products. It also has anti-inflammatory effects in the intestine.