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Glutathione Increasing Probiotics

Probiotics Can Increase Glutathione

Glutathione molecule

Our gut plays a huge role in detoxification. Learning more about the human microbiome and about all the probiotic strains that help support good health, can be very confusing and difficult to see the big picture.

Let’s take a look at the big picture and start off with the importance of antioxidants and the role they play in maintaining our good health. Did you know that they are made in every cell in our bodies, all the time …. and trillions of them?

The production of antioxidants is the primary way to reduce free radicals activity.

One very important antioxidant is glutathione. It’s one of those antioxidants that effects everything from top to bottom, and it has an important function of protecting our DNA. When there is damage to our DNA it may increase our risk for all kinds of diseases.

Unfortunately there are many factors, including medications, that reduce our natural glutathione reserve. What are they? … beer, … wine …. actually, any alcohol. Even though it’s used so commonly for pain relief, acetaminophen is another culprit.

Scientists have identified a particular probiotic strain that naturally boosts glutathione. We know that it depletes quickly because when we really challenge our bodies this is the way the ‘cellular trash’ gets removed.

This probiotic strain is called Lactobacillus Fermentum ME-3 and sometimes abbreviated in scientific literature as “L. Fermentum ME-3.” ME-3 refers to the strain which is a relatively new discovered probiotic strain.

Lactobacillus Fermentum ME-3 is now patented because of it’s unique ability to increase glutathione levels.

The History behind Lactobacillus Fermentum ME-3

Dr Marika Mikelsaar discovered Lactobacillus Fermentum ME-3 probiotic strain that stimulates glutathione growthIt was first isolated in 1995 by Dr Marika Mikelsaar, MD, PhD & her associates doing research at the University of Tartu, in Estonia. In 2007 Dr Marika Mikelsaar won an award for her work as a microbiologist in 2007.

She also received the European Union award for the actual discovery of L. fermentum ME-3.

Before her discovery she was involved with the Russian Space Program and was studying the intestinal microflora of Russian astronauts. It was then that she was able to isolated L. fermentum ME-3. Since then research has focused on discovering more about the health benefits.

Mihkel Zilmer, MD, PhD who also does research at the University of Tartu in Estonia has focused his work on how this particular probiotic strain actually boosts glutathione. It was unexpected that this strain would boost glutathione as it isn’t a typical probiotics benefit.

This is a very important benefit because it’s almost impossible to take a truly effective supplement of glutathione. Glutathione supplements can be beneficial, but it’s really hard to get a meaningful level of glutathione with supplements as we can’t measure how much is atually getting into the cell to do its clean up.

Also, taking oral glutathione supplements sometimes results in feeling poorly when we eat sulfur-based foods, medications or other supplements.

What is Reg’Activ?

Reg’Activ™ is brand name for L. fermentum ME-3 supplements distributed by Essential Formulas.

There are 3 different formulas:
One is for heart health and wellness.
One is for immune function and vitality.
One is for liver and detoxification.

Lactobacillus Fermentum ME-3 facts:

Research show confirms that L. fermentum ME-3 improves Glutathione using 3 different mechanisms:

  1.  it synthesizes glutathione itself*
  2.  it regenerates reduced glutathione (GSSG) back into its active state (GSH)*
  3.  it takes in available glutathione molecules from it’s surrounding environment

Here are some of the most significant Benefits of L fermentum ME-3

ME-3 increases glutathione levelit’s ability for detoxification. Glutathione is known to support the body’s normal detoxification systems especially heavy metals like mercury, arsenic and lead.

Glutathione is known to help neutralize air pollutants and agricultural pesticides.

Most of glutathione is made in the liver. This pathway is one of the ways to neutralize and remove a wide range of toxins in the body. L. fermentum ME-3 has the ability to increase total antioxidant activity and may help support a healthy liver.*

L. fermentum ME-3 has been shown to help maintain triglyceride levels already in the normal range and increase levels of the “good” HDL cholesterol* It even helps maintain healthy levels of oxidized LDL-cholesterol already within the normal range.*

Reg’Activ Formula Details

Each of the Reg’Activ formulas contain Lactobacillus Fermentum ME-3 in combination with additional herbs and vitamins

Reg’Activ Cardio & Wellness contains:

  • Lactobacillus Fermentum ME-3 plus
  • B vitamins, including Pantethine (B5) – Helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels already in the normal range*
  • Coenzyme Q10 (active form, Ubiquinol) – Supports healthy energy production in heart muscle tissue*

Reg’Activ Immune & Vitality contains

  • Lactobacillus Fermentum ME-3 plus
  • L-Carnitine tartrate – Supports healthy energy levels*
  • Essential B vitamins – Additional support for healthy energy and metabolism*
  • Vitamin C – Well-known support for a healthy immune system*

Reg”Activ Liver and Detox contains

  • Lactobacillus Fermentum ME-3 plus
  • L-selenothionine (easy-to-digest selenium) – Encourages healthy levels of the enzyme glutathione peroxidase, which supports liver tissue health*
  • L-methionine & N-Acetyl-cysteine – Act as glutathione precursors*
  • Milk thistle extract (Silymarin) – Helps production of super antioxidant enzymes in the liver*

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not meant to diagnose, treat of prevent any disease.

Not on Top of Your Game? It Could Be Microbiome Dysbiosis

Natural Pharmacist Ross Pelton

Ross Pelton,  The Natural Pharmacist talks with us about the Microbiome, dysbiosis and pathobiome. Click Here to see his interview.

Our gut microbiome is made up of over 100 trillion organisms, it’s a delicate balance which is made up of both good and bad bacteria. Hopefully more good.

What is Dysbiosis?

 Essentially it’s when your good gut bacteria is out of balance with your bad gut bacteria. When the good outweighs the bad you have dysbiosis. Ross calls Microbiome dysbiosis the ‘pathobiome’.

When you have dysbiosis or a ‘pathobiome’ you will experience symptoms.

What are the pathobiome Symptoms?

  • gas
  • bloating
  • diarrhea
  • constipation

When you have these symptoms it’s important not to ignore them.

These symptoms are your bodies warning signs.

Think of them as red flags that something is wrong.

What does a pathobiome lead to?

  • gastrointestinal disorders like IBS, Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis
  • extraintestinal disorders such as asthma, allergies, heart disease and obesity
  • mood disorders such as depression and anxiety

ADResearch compiled by the US National Library of Medicine from over 90 different studies in the last 10 years states that, “there is growing evidence that dysbiosis of the gut microbiota is associated with the pathogenesis of both intestinal and extra-intestinal disorders.”

Why do people get an upset microbiome?

  • Antibiotics are the #1 reason; antibiotics kill all the good bacteria.
  • Acid suppressing drugs; too low levels of acidity encourage the growth of bad bacteria
  • Steroid drugs
  • Birth control
  • Chemotherapy
  • Diet consisting of processed food and high in carbohydrates.
  • Pesticides in agricultural food supply
  • Environmental toxins: mercury, lead and arsenic
  • Chlorinated water which kills bacteria; good and bad
  • Not feeding your probiotics; you need to fertilize the good bacteria with prebiotic foods or a prebiotic supplement

“Remember every time you eat you are feeding 100 trillion guests.” thats good advice from Ross Pelton.

The Natural Pharmacist, Ross PeltonStay tuned for part 3 of our talk with Ross Pelton on Gut Health coming in two weeks.

Ross Pelton is a pharmacist and a true expert on pharmaceutical drugs and their life-altering side effects. He is also a clinical nutritionist and helps people with diet, nutrition and natural therapies.

He truly is an expert in helping his clients integrate the best of both worlds to improve their health.

Check him out on Facebook, The Natural Pharmacist.

Why Human Strain Probiotics?

How to Choose the Right Probiotic

There are so many probiotic products on the market today that knowing how to choose one can be a true task. It can also be intimidating.

First of all, quality is key. It is important to know that the company who makes the product is reputable, and their product has been well researched.

Colony forming units (CFU’s), are the number of bacteria in the product. Our bodies naturally have about 100 trillion bacteria at any one time. It is commonly advised to have a minimum of 40 billion CFU’s in a probiotic formula, although more is not always better.

This varies with age, and need.

In order to get what you need, there are different products whose bacteria act differently due to the strains used, or the process used to create them. Multiple strains are very important as each bacterium has a different job.

One way to go is with human strain probiotics. These are comprised of human sourced microflora which are able to survive the high acid content in the stomach, and remain there to colonize and do their job of increasing the good bacteria.

One product containing human strains is known as Perfect Pass Probiotic. Perfect Pass Probiotic contains three essential ingredients that are among the most researched and beneficial. These strains are:

  •  Bacillus Coagulans: known for reducing inflammation and increasing good bacteria in the gut.
  •  Bacillus Subtilis HU58: stimulates the immune system and is known as a strong deterrent of bad bacteria.
  •  Bacillus Clausii: very commonly used in many products. It is known to be very beneficial in post-antibiotic treatment to rebuild the good bacteria.

Prebiotics

Prebiotics are also of great importance. They feed the good bacteria and help it to grow. Some products come all in one and others are sold separately. Perfect Pass Prebiotic is the right food for the bacterial strains in the Perfect Pass Probiotic formula. It is a well-studied soluble fiber.

Probiotics of choice should have no added fillers, be non-GMO, and gluten free.

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5 Reasons to Take Prebiotics

Our gut health is the cornerstone of a strong healthy body, immune system and optimal brain function. Supplementing our diet with probiotics is good for keeping our bacteria in balance. We want an abundance of good bacteria to crowd out the bad bacteria. Prebiotics are the best way to feed to your good bacteria.

While it’s very important to take prebiotics to feed our probiotics, there’s compelling new research showing that prebiotics benefit our systems in many other ways.

Prebiotics have now become an important consideration in maintaining gut health.

Five Reasons You Should be Taking Prebiotics

  • Reduces Food Cravings
  • Intestinal Health – prebiotics increase bulk in stools & shorten the transit time in the intestines
  • Reduces Inflammation – encourages the growth of good gut bacteria which reduces symptoms associated with IBS, Crohn’s and IBD
  • Lowers Cholesterol – aids in the break down of cholesterol in the GI tract.
  • Strengthens Immune System – provides food for probiotics which increases good gut bugs.

Let’s talk about the benefit that prebiotics help with food cravings.

Recently Dr. Oz interviewed Dr. Frank Lipman who told us much more about this and how it actually works.

Dr. Lipman is considered a pioneer in functional and integrative medicine who has helped thousands of people increase their energy by combining modern medicine with alternative medicine.

Dr. Lipman is the founder and director of the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in New York City and an author of many New York Times-bestselling books.

Dr. Frank Lipman on why you should take prebioticsThere is an exciting new body of research from a 2016 study done by the University of Glasgow which shows that chemicals produced in the colon when eating fiber effect food cravings. Short-chain fatty acids (SCFA) produced through fermentation of non-digestible carbohydrates in the gut have a positive metabolic impact on our appetite. 

This study shows how fiber can help with the most common barrier to weight loss..food cravings! Click Here to see the full interview.

Just as all probiotics are not the same, not all prebiotics are the same. The prebiotic that we like the best is PHGG. That stands for Partially Hydrolyzed Guar Gum.

Why PHGG

This prebiotic fiber is unique in comparison to other non galactomannan based fibers.

A prebiotic fiber is one that produces “short chain fatty acids” (SCFA) in the gut. The rate of production of SCFA’s is very important. They are produced via a fermentation process. If the fermentation happens rapidly (like inulin and others) the result is a lot of physically uncomfortable bloating and socially uncomfortable flatulence.

The fermentation process of PHGG is extremely slow in comparison to other fibers, so there is much more time to produce a higher total amount of SCFA’s and they are produced slowly, so there is much less gas and discomfort.

In a twelve week study done by The Department of Gastroenterology, Sapir Medical Center, Kfar-Saba, Israel in 2016  the results showed that PHGG helps Irritable Bowel Syndrome, with increases in the concentration of bifidobacterium and lactobacilli species and increases short-chain fatty acids in the colon. It also showed to have a positive effect on reducing blood cholesterol, controlling blood sugar levels and reducing acute diarrhea.

More about Short Chain Fatty Acids

There are basically three main types of Short Chain Fatty Acids – SCFA.

They are Acetates, Propionates, and Butyrates.

Of the 3 types of SCFA, the acetates and propionates are beneficial, but they tend to transfer through the walls of the intestine and get metabolized in muscle or liver.

Its only the Butyrates that remain in the digestive system and act as a food, energy source for the beneficial microflora.

If you are looking for a prebiotic derived from PHGG try taking Perfect Pass Prebiotic. It’s the best way to insure you are getting the most out of your probiotics. Right now take 15% off PerfectPass Probiotic when you buy it together with PerfectPass Prebiotic

 

Prebiotics & Probiotics Both are Necessary

Prebiotics and Probiotics; Why both are Necessary

We all know now how important good bacteria in our gut is.

We need to grow them, nurture them and sometimes even have them measured to see whether we have enought, and if they are out of balance it, we may have an over abundance of bad bacteria.

One thing, for sure we know now, good bacteria that gets destroyed by antibiotics and bad diet.

There is something positive we can do now, and that is grow our Microbiome and nurture it.

How Can We Grow Our Microbiome?

We can grow our microbiome by taking human strain probiotics, i.e. adding new bacteria that survive the stomach acid..

We can nurture our bacteria by feeding it to increase the numbers. Yes, that’s right, we can feed our bacteria. This helps them grow strong and multiply. 

Ond of the best ways to help our bacteria is by providing the medium that encourages them to grow – i.e. feeding them with prebiotics.

This combination, is known as synergy.

Synergy is created when these two supplements, prebiotics and probiotics, are taken together and this is one of the best ways to create strong, diverse bacteria strains in your gut.

Both can help us get rid of bad bacteria by overcrowding it with the good.

Dr Oz interviewed Dr. Axe who talked about incorporating these synergistic foods into our diet through fermented foods combined with fiber.

The fermented foods are the prebiotics, i.e. soluble fiber, that acts like a fertilizer which makes them stronger.

In a perfect world, we’d all have the time to create our own fermented foods and incorporate them naturally into our diet.

We all know that this is easier said then done. Sometimes we need to supplement our diet because of a lack of time and product availability.  Thats where a probiotics supplement and prebiotic supplement come in.

What about ‘ready to buy’ products?

You may be noticing a wide variety of products on the market which contain both probiotics and fiber. Research shows that ‘ready to buy’ probiotics which are infused with prebiotics, such as drinks and dairy products contain sugar .

Microbiologist, Kiran Krishnan, Head of Scientific Affairs for Thrive Probiotic, Park Ridge, IL says that sugar is one of the biggest disruptors of gut ecology.

Alsom he says that many people suffering with imbalance may be sensitive to dairy products. 

According to Krishna’s research, “many fermented beverages don’t necessarily contain clinically relevant dosages of probiotics, making them a more passive option for addressing bacterial imbalance.”

He talks about the importance of factors involved in maintaining the shelf stability of the probiotics as well as which strains are selected for use. These key factors determine just how viable these microbes are once they end up in your gut.

You can get the most out of your probiotics buy adding a prebiotic.

Right now when you purchase our Perfect Pass Prebiotic you will receive 10% off our probiotics by  Dr. Ohhira, VSL, Visbiome or Primal Defense. 

If you haven’t used Perfect Pass Probiotic yet, now is the time to try it.

We are offering 15 % off our Perfect Pass Probiotic when you purchase it along with Perfect Pass Prebiotic.

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Dr. Pamela Nathan DHM April 27, 2017