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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*

Special – Buy any 2 and get 10% off – Use coupon code REG0010

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

Dr Ohhira has Passed On

Dr Ohhira passed away March 1 2016On March 1, Iichiroh Ohhira, Ph.D., developer of Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic® Formulations (known as OM-X in Japan), passed away after a brief illness. He was 80 years old.

Essential Formulas, Michael Schoor, CEO and president of Essential Formulas Inc writes:

“This is extremely sad news for everyone at Essential Formulas. I had the privilege of working with Dr. Ohhira for many years and considered him not only a brilliant scientist but also a friend. He was a visionary in the field of microbiology and biochemistry and his pioneering research developed the first clinically controlled natural fermentation process, thus setting the gold standard for probiotic supplementation worldwide. Dr. Ohhira was a true humanitarian who made it his life’s work to positively impact the health of millions of people, thus becoming a champion for a generation who were seeking naturally viable health alternatives.”

Michael Schoor goes on to say that in 1974, Dr. Ohhira founded Bio Activity Research & Development Center in Okayama, Japan,that was later known as BioBank. Through his research he discovered Enterococcus faecalis TH-10, a strain whose proteolytic power is 6.25 stronger than other lactic acid bacteria (LAB) known to science.

This is the strain that became the foundation of Dr. Ohhira’s award-winning formulations.

Schoor continues, “This discovery, along with his research in lactic acid bacteria, earned Dr. Ohhira a series of prestigious awards. He received the “Presidential Citation from Philippine Medical Association” and was named a “GUSI Peace Prize” winner, often referred to as the Philippine’s version of the “Nobel Peace Prize.”

Dr. Ohhira once stated, “Each capsule is filled with our passion and hope for bringing health and long life to all 7 billion people on the earth. We make our product with not only proven scientific protocol but tender care through the power of fermentation, inspired through nature’s blessings and the mighty lactic acid bacteria.”

Chief Executive Officer Masumi Ohhira, lead research scientist will continue to lead the company as well as Dr. Ohhira’s protégé, Dr. Muneaki Takahata, Ph.D., and his team of researchers, and also Hiroaki Takahata, who oversees marketing operations in Japan and other regions.

Schoor concludes, “For the time being, we would like to reflect upon Dr. Ohhira’s life and express our gratitude to an exceptional man who gave everything to his company and his passion. According to his utmost wishes, the company will continue to pursue and expand the exciting adventure that he initiated in 1974”.

Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics is Winner of ‘Best of Supplements’ Award ’15

Dr Ohhira Best Supplement Award 2015Townsend Letter tells us that Dr Ohhira’s Probiotics has been honored as a Seven-Time Winner of the magazine, Better Nutrition’s 2015  ‘Best of Supplements’ Award

They say that in Japan, the number seven (7) is regarded as lucky and holy. In the Bible, seven is the number of physical and spiritual completeness, and positive renewal. So the seventh “Best of Supplement” award designation corresponds significantly to Dr. Ohhira’s renowned and respected probiotic formula.

Townsend Letter explain how Dr Ohhira’s Probiotics originated from a reverence for nature and is widely recognized for bestowing transformative and replenishing good health. It all begins with an abundance of fresh herbs, fruits, mushrooms and vegetables, and, of course, clean, clear, spring water.

A diversity of bacterial strains are added and encouraged to flourish through the patience of a multiyear natural temperature fermentation process that produces a probiotic like no other on the market today.

‘Better Nutrition’ magazine selected Dr Ohhira’s Probiotics innovative formula as 2015 “Best of Supplements” Award Winner in the “Probiotic” category for the seventh time, making Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics the only probiotic supplement ever to achieve this honor.

A representative from Better Nutrition presented the award during the Natural Products Expo East held September 17- 20, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. To select the winning products, the editors of Better Nutrition conducted retailer surveys, as well as tallied up readers’ and staffers’ votes.

The Better Nutrition Supplement Advisory Board, consists of naturopathic physicians health writers, and nutrition educators. They consider the nominated supplements’ quality of ingredients and reputation, and the science behind the products. The award winners were featured in the November 2015 issue of Better Nutrition.

Dr-OhhiraWho is Dr Ohhira?

Iichiroh Ohhira, PhD, one of Japan’s leading microbiologists, formulated this product, and over 30 years of university-based, scientific research studies have proved it to be strong, safe, and effective in dealing with digestive distress.

Essential Formulas Incorporated is the sole distributor of Dr Ohhira’s Probiotics in the US in 2000 and has now expanded its line to Reg ‘Activ, containing A4E-3, the glutathione-generating probiotic that allows your body to produce this “master antioxidant” needed to heal itself. Good Gut Solution have been offering Dr Ohhira’s Probiotics to our customers all this time, resulting in consistent, effective results.

Taken from:
Townsend Letter News

Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics are Premium

Dr. Ohhira’s: The World’s Best Premium Probiotic

Ross Pelton -The Natural Pharmacist

Ross Pelton -The Natural Pharmacist

Ross Pelton, the author of this article, happens to be one of the first people I met when I came to live in the United States 37 years ago. He is currently the Scientific Director for Essential Formulas who distribute Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics that we recommend to many of our patients. He 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 achieve improvment in their health.

Here’s an article that he published in April of this year. Check him out on Facebook, The Natural Pharmacist.

He writes:
Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics are the world’s most popular premium probiotic supplement and the most effective product to remodel and optimize functioning to the human gastrointestinal tract. It has won numerous International Supplement Awards, including Best Supplement Award, by Better Nutrition Magazine for six consecutive years running. I want to explain the reasons why Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics are so unique.

Fermentation:

Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics are allowed to grow in huge fermentation vats (shown above) for three (Original Formula) or five years (Professional Formula). During this time, the bacteria are producing a wide range of nutrients and immune system enhancing compounds that other probiotic products don’t begin to produce until they get established in the GI tract. Along with the beneficial bacteria, each capsule of Dr. Ohhira’s contains a therapeutic dose of immune system enhancing compounds. No other probiotic product in the world is produced using this type of fermentation process for the bacteria.

Multi-strain product: Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics contain 12 synergistic strains of beneficial bacteria. Because individual strains of bacteria provide different biological functions, a multi-strain product can provide a broader range of benefits.

Proprietary Enterococcus faecalis TH10: This is a strain of lactic acid-producing bacteria that was discovered by Dr. Ohhira and is only available in Dr. Ohhira’s probiotic products. TH10 is one of the strongest anti-microbial probiotics that has ever been discovered. To date, TH10 has proven to be over 6 times stronger than any other known strain of bacteria.

Prebiotics:

Prebiotics are compounds that are “food” for the probiotic bacteria. A blend of 92 nutrition-rich fruits, vegetables, seaweeds and mushrooms are periodically added to the fermentation vats at seasonally appropriate times which provides the growing strains of probiotic bacteria with unique natural energy-rich prebiotic food supply. When encapsulated, each capsule of Dr. Ohhira’s contains the beneficial strains of probiotic bacteria plus the nutrient-dense prebiotics which allow the bacteria to thrive. No other probiotic product provides such a rich supple of prebiotic ingredients along with the probiotics.

Organic acids:

One of the important functions of probiotics is the production of compounds called short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) such as lactic acid, acetic acid, propionic acid and butyric acid. These weakly acidic compounds create a slightly acidic environment in the intestinal tract which is the optimal condition to support the growth of beneficial bacteria while inhibiting the growth of pathological bacteria. The strains of bacteria in Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics have been shown to be strong producers of these organic short-chain fatty acids.

No refrigeration:

Because the fermentation process takes place at ambient room temperatures, Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics are stable at room temperature and do not require refrigeration. They have an impressive 3-year stable shelf life.

Patented Capsule Design:

The capsule for Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics is designed to stay hard in the harsh acid environment in the stomach. It then becomes porous in the more alkaline environment in the small intestine. Hence, the probiotics are preferentially released in the small intestine where they begin to provide their wide range of health benefits.

Effective Against Pathogens:

Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics have been shown to be effective several key pathogens including the cancer-causing bacteria Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) and Clostridium difficile or C. diff. Also, in cell culture studies, Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics have been shown to kill MRSA which is the abbreviation for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus. MRSA is currently a serious global health crisis because it has become resistant to nearly all antibiotics. So, Dr. Ohhira’s, which are non-prescription over-the-counter probiotics have been shown to be effective against some of the world’s most serious pathological organisms.

Other Benefits:

Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics are also non-GMO, non-dairy, gluten-free and 100% vegan.

Source:
The Natural Pharmacist
Posted April 20, 2015

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