Why doesn’t Perfect Pass Probiotics contain any lactobacillus or bifido bacteria species in the formula?
According to the new probiotic criteria defined by research from the Human Microbiome Project that is run by the National Institutes for Health, Lactobacillus and Bifidus species do meet the first requirement.
This is because they occur naturally in the digestive tract. Lactobacillus and bifidus species are evident in very high concentrations in the human gut.
But this is the very reason that these 2 bacteria species cannot meet the second criteria.
Now we know that there are over 20 trillion lactobacillus and bifidobacteria species in the average human digestive system. Yes, more than 20 trillion.
What does that mean?
Well, there’s usually about 100 billion strains in common probiotics on the market today. So you can see that’s not near to the amount that’s needed to stimulate the immune system.
Then there’s the consideration of the importance of survival through the digestive tract. Research shows that a majority of orally supplemented lactobacillus and bifidobacter species are destroyed by the conditions found in the stomach and upper digestive tract.
Finally, the majority of lactobacillus and bifidobacter species are anaerobic organisms that are designed specifically to in inhabit the digestive tract.
They don’t normally live in the environment because they are sensitive to the presence of oxygen, UV light and other chemicals found in the natural environment.
This means they don’t fit criteria 3 of our new definition of probiotics.
What’s most important is that every person gets their initial population of lactobacillus and bifidobacter species from their mother. This happens through the birth process and breast feeding.
Later in life, it’s necessary that orally derived probiotics to have organisms that live naturally in the environment as well at in the gut so that exposure to these organisms are possible.
That’s the reason for Perfect Pass Probiotics having bacillus endospore strains given in therapeutic amount. They do survive stomach acid 100% of the time, and they are commensasl organismss found both in nature and in the gut. They fulfill the complete requirement to be labeled “a true probiotic”.