Key Strains of Probiotic Bacteria and Studies Regarding Their Potential Benefits to Human Health:
- Streptococcus Thermophilus — in 1907, Russian biologist and Nobel Prize winner, Elie Metchnikoff, wrote of the importance of the bacterial strain Streptococcus thermophilus, in his book about longevity research called The Prolongation of Life. This bacteria is very effective at preventing the growth of pathogenic bacteria. This characteristic makes it ideal in any probiotic formulation and especially in the battle to maintain optimal internal sanitation. Additionally, this strain of bacteria has been shown to prevent the transformation of nitrites into cancer causing nitrites. and protects the linings of the intestines from many types of damage.
- Lactobacillus plantarum — only one fourth of Americans have appreciable amounts of this strain of friendly bacteria, yet it is one of the most important probiotic bacteria in terms of preventing inflammatory conditions of the bowel and in helping to protect the health of mucosal linings.
- Lactobacillus rhamnosus - one of the benefits that have been attributed to this strain of probiotic bacteria is the reduction of incidences and duration of diarrhea. Its presence in the body has been shown to decrease the production of stress hormones, such as corticosterone.
- Lactobacillus casei - this bacteria produces the enzyme called amylase, which helps to prevent constipation. Because it doesn’t survive more than 10 days in the gut, it must constantly be reimplanted.
- Lactobacillus fermentum - this bacteria has been shown to decrease cholesterol levels in the body and to inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacteria.
- Bifidobacterium longum - this bacteria helps to create numerous amino acids that help one’s overall health and immune response.
- Bifidobacterium infantis - this bacteria has been shown to have anti-mutagenic effects by binding with amines (carcinogenic substances) created through overcooking meat. Its presence in the body also has been shown to increase the numbers of the immune’s system lymphocytes and T-Killer cells.
- Bifidobacteriumn breve - this strain of probiotic bacteria is the most prevalent bacteria in “mother’s milk”. It inhibits the growth of candida albicans (yeast), and is very helpful in breaking down and converting many foods into beneficial nutrients such as B-Vitamins, Vitamin K, etc.
- Bifidobacterium bifidum - these bacteria also aid in the conversion of foods in the intestines into B-Vitamins and Vitamin K. This bacteria also discourages the production of histamines and enhances the body’s natural immune system response. This is perhaps the most important bacteria in bringing balance to the bacterial content in the intestines and in helping to heal alcohol induced damage to the liver.
- Lactobacillus acidophilus - increases calcium absorption and promotes intestinal health.
Proven Probiotic Release
Many probiotics on store shelves fail to provide live organism viability by the time they are consumed, with probiotic organisms dying on the shelf or in the consumer’s gut, and never providing any benefit to the consumer. Powders, liquids, capsules, even cultured dairy products offer no real protection, losing most of their sensitive, probiotic organisms during passage through the stomach’s harsh environment.
Our product is different. Over a decade of extensive research, development and testing of probiotic delivery forms has led to the patented, protected and timed- delivery process used in our Probiotic supplement. Rest assured that our Probiotic supplement has outstanding shelf-life, so that there is no need for refrigeration. Our independent third party tests prove it.
These above DAPI fluorochrome microphotographs document the population of probiotics within the lower intestinal tract over a typical 10-hour period of release, using our patented technology.
(Experts Declare That You Need 4+ Pounds of These Friendly Bacteria Inside You!)
Many wellness experts teach that the SINGLE MOST important health practice one can have is to ensure that one’s intestines are well stocked with protective, cleansing, energy and health-promoting probiotic bacteria, i.e. friendly bacteria.
- Friendly bacteria resist the growth of pathogenic bacteria (much like having a lawn that is growing ample amounts of grass helps prevent weeds from starting to grow, by occupying all the soil space).
- Friendly bacteria also function to turn our wastes into beneficial chemicals that are reabsorbed into our bodies and that improve our health.
- A healthy human colon should contain approximately four pounds of friendly bacteria — i.e. probiotics.
The Importance of External Sanitation - from a Historical Perspective
Historically, how a people take care of their sewage and garbage (which is a main source of pathogenic bacteria) is the single most important element in their overall physical health of a given population. Poor sanitation is what caused health plagues of the past.
Internal Sanitation - the Final Frontier!
Scientists today are beginning to focus on internal sanitation. This is one of the great new frontiers of health. The most important issue about intestinal sanitation is to make sure that you have a minimum ratio of friendly bacteria to harmful bacteria of at least 80% friendly bacteria to 20% harmful bacteria. Unfortunately, in many people this ratio is reversed, with the result that large amounts of harmful chemicals produced by pathogens are constantly entering the blood stream and toxifying the body.
Pathogens Inside Us Are Far More Dangerous Than Those Outside Us
Bacterial infections once emptied European cities. Factually, pathogenic bacteria have caused more human deaths and suffering than all other causes of death combined. What ended the plagues of the past and what keeps those plagues from returning now is public or external sanitation. Sanitation is simply the control/reduction of harmful microorganisms in our living areas, and it consists of the following:
- Keeping animal and human fecal matter far from us.
- Ensuring that drinking water is not contaminated with sewage.
- Washing hands after toilet visits.
The above three things are called external sanitation because they take place outside our bodies.
Internal sanitation, or the control of harmful microorganisms inside our bodies is a newer frontier in human health. We have three ways to help control/reduce bacteria inside the body. They are:
- Antibiotics that kill both good and bad bacteria inside us. This has been a godsend to humanity. The problem with antibiotics, however, is that they kill friendly bacteria as well as pathogens, and friendly bacteria take longer to regrow than pathogens.
- Natural pathogen killers that kill pathogens, but don’t kill probiotics. These would be nanosized silver products and tea tree oil concentrates.
- Antibiotics cannot win the long-term fight against pathogenic bacteria because they cannot “hold the territory”. The long term fight against pathogens can only be won with probiotics that will colonize the gut.
What Are Probiotics?
Probiotics are beneficial, rather than harmful, bacteria. People in the past have typically eaten probiotics in the form of fermented foods such as kefir, yogurt, sauerkraut or kimchi. Today, it is possible to consume probiotics in supplement (pill) form.
- Probiotics (friendly bacteria) benefit our health by producing beneficial nutrients — they actually “eat” our gastrointestinal wastes and convert those wastes into numerous beneficial chemicals, especially B-Vitamins and Vitamin K2, functioning like afterburners on a jet engine.
- Also, probiotics directly compete against pathogenic bacteria for living space inside us, thus crowding them out. This latter benefit is obtained similarly as we get beautiful lawns by planting and growing desirable grass seeds in all the available lawn space, so that there is no space for weeds to get a foothold. Likewise, in regard to intestinal microorganisms, we want to keep our intestinal tract so populated with the good bacteria that pathogenic bacteria don’t have a place to implant and grow.
We invite you to learn about the different species of probiotics in our Probiotic supplement — described in the left-hand column.
The Benefits Obtained From Probiotics
Again, the two most important things that probiotics do is to eat our wastes converting them into beneficial chemicals and, also, they “occupy” the space in the intestines, so that pathogenic bacteria and fungi have no space in which to implant.
More specifically, all of the following benefits have been shown through one or more studies to result from consumption of probiotics:
- Enhanced immune system response
- Reduced negative affects of taking many types of antibiotics
- Assisted in preventing and treating colon inflammation following surgery
- Helped to prevent eczema in youth
- Increased ability to digest food
- Therapeutic effect for viral respiratory tract infections by enhancing the overall immune system
- Reduced lactose intolerance
- Reduced incidence of yeast infections, vaginitis and candidiasis
- Increased ability to assimilate the nutrients from food
- Alleviated many common digestive disorders such as constipation, diarrhea and IBS
- Acted as a remedy for bad breath (halitosis)
- Increased ability to synthesize B Vitamins and Vitamin K
- Increased ability to absorb calcium
- Promoted anti-tumor and anticancer activity in the body
What Are Adequate Amounts of Probiotics?
Ensuring adequate amounts of probiotics is an important health habit. The single best way to ensure you have enough probiotics in you is to take enough probiotics each day that you don’t have intestinal gas. If your intestines are “speaking” to you, they are saying, “Probiotics, please!”
Why Do You Need to Keep Consuming Probiotics?
Friendly bacteria are easily killed by many things, including:
- Dental Metals
- Birth Control Pills
Most people either have dental metals in their mouth, or drink and bathe in chlorinated water, or are full of pesticides, etc. Therefore, most people need to almost continuously consume probiotics in order to maintain the four pounds of probiotics in your body that you need to stay optimally healthy. Cleansing Enzymes and Seven Essentials will help you maintain your probiotics, but periodically, your body could use the extra help of our Probiotic supplement.
Our probiotic supplement utilizes BIO-tract® delivery technology that not only protects probiotic organisms from stomach acid on their way to the intestinal tract, but also optimizes the release into the gut of probiotics organisms and probiotic growth accelerating Fructo-oligosaccharides.
Cited Probiotic Research and Further Probiotic Study References: