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This Life Changing Product Can Make Your Probiotics Stronger

I’m talking about Prebiotics…what are prebiotics you may ask?

Most of us health minded people know how important our gut health is and the critical role which a strong microbiome plays in good gut health. Since the Human Microbiome Project Research we learned that taking in probiotics is temporary help. Most probiotics have a transient effect, encouraging a positive immune response. However, they don’t actually grow.

When it comes to encouraging long term beneficial effects for our microbiome, we want to make sure we are giving our microbes the best chance for growth and diversification.

That’s where prebiotics come in. Not only are people starting to talk about them, but they are starting to use them. Clinical researchers are using them in trials and publishing the findings supporting the efficacy of certain types of prebiotics.  

Research shows that we are able to help our gut flora flourish, with long term as well as short term benefits. They are able to relieve IBS symptoms such as constipation and diarrhea.  This research has physicians, scientists, dietitians and practitioners excited about it’s role in keeping our Microbiome in good shape.  

What is the Difference Between Prebiotics and Probiotics?

Prebiotics are the relatively unknown. Yet, most people know about probiotics. Basically, a prebiotic is soluble fiber. The fiber is found in some common foods like chicory, garlic, and Jerusalem artichokes. This fiber feeds good bacteria and help them to flourish.

Probiotics are good bacteria. Generally speaking there are several strains that are included in each formula. When we take probiotics, we’re giving our gut more good bacteria. They are able to alleviate many digestive symptoms. Unfortunately, the relief may be temporary. The only probiotics that actually grow are those that are human strain because they are recognized by our human microbiome.

Prebiotics, on the other hand, are not bacteria, but “food for your existing good bacteria.”

Here’s Why Prebiotics Are So Powerful

Good bacteria in our gut multiplies as a result of ‘feeding’ on this specific type of soluble fiber. That means, when we take prebiotics, we selectively help good bacteria in our gut to thrive and grow. This also helps to crowd out bad bacteria. 

Why Are Prebiotics So Critical?

We now have a completely new understanding of how our 100 trillion gut bacteria contribute to emotional health, physical health and disease with the completion of the massive scientific undertaking called the ‘Human Microbiome Project’. The study provided quite a shock to the community at large.

There has been more research on the human microbiota in the past 8 years than in the prior 50 years. It’s an exciting time. This research has given us a completely new understanding of how our gut bacteria contributes to our physical health, mental health and disease.

Now we know that prebiotics act as fertilizer for our Human Microbiome. They are able to make their way through the stomach without being affected by acid or bile. They bring about positive changes in the digestive tract as they are the fuel for beneficial bacteria that live in our gut to thrive on.

Did you know that your gut houses between 500 and 1000 different species of microorganisms? 

It turns out, it’s not a few species of bacteria that makes us healthier. It’s having many different species cooperating together that makes for a healthy microbiome. In other words, the more diversity of good bacteria we have, the healthier we are.

What types of positive change can taking Prebiotics bring about?

  • lower risk for cardiovascular disease

  • healthier cholesterol levels

  • better gut health

  • improved digestion

  • lower stress response

  • better hormonal balance

  • higher immune function

  • lower risk for obesity and weight gain

Yes, prebiotics work together with probiotics to encourage more significant changes to take place in the gastrointestinal system. They play a huge role in maintaining the balance and diversity of intestinal bacteria. They essentially increase the numbers of good bacteria which crowds out the bad bacteria.

Prebiotics ferment when they are ingested and that’s what the good bacteria in our gut feed on. This includes the microorganisms we already have in our gut as well as the new ones we introduce through supplementation or by including fermented foods in our diet. By feeding these microbes we increase the diversity and numbers in our gut.

How do Prebiotics help heal the Gut?

Once the good bacteria is increased and the bad bacteria is reduced in numbers, it encourages the correct ratio of good to bad bacteria, promoting an ideal environment for our gut to heal.

An inflamed gut or a leaky gut is a condition which may lead to IBS, Colitis or Crohns. If we can increase the health of our microbiome when we start to have digestive symptoms, we may be able to avoid these conditions completely.

Yes, you can heal an inflamed and damaged gut by feeding your microbiome and creating diversity. 

What Are the Most Effective Prebiotics?

Historically, there have been several symbiotic formulas that included prebiotics called Inulin and FOS with probiotics. Unfortunately, these prebiotics are known to cause digestive symptoms like gas and bloating as a result of their rapid speed of fermentation.

This is the reason we prefer the prebiotic that is made from partially hydrolyzed guar gum (PHGG). The process of hydrolyzation is very significant because it makes it far easier for your good bacteria to feed on it as the guar gum is already partially broken down with water.

The guar gum that is used is highly purified and extensively researched. It dissolves easily and fully in water and it’s easy for consumers to use.There’s no smell and no taste. Due to it’s ability to break down easily, as well as it’s slow fermentation time, it’s more effective than using inulin and FOS. PHGG doesn’t create the side effects associated with them.

In August 2016 the FDA confirmed that the guar gum ingredient contained in Perfect Pass Prebiotic is within their standard that acknowledges that it provides health benefits. The FDA singled out five types of isolated fibers that they believe have the clinical evidence for physiological benefit to back a dietary fiber type of claim. The 5 that met their standard were guar gum, locust bean gum, pectin, cellulose, and hydroxypropylmethylcellulose  

What’s the Latest Research on PHGG – Partially Hydrolyzed Guar Gum?

Studies on the beneficial use of PHGG continues to be published world wide:

Bloating and Gas in IBS Patients
A randomized clinical study was published in ‘Nutrition and Metabolism’ on February 6, 2016 that was conducted by Niv, E et al. Suitable IBS patients were involved in an 18-week-long study. They were given 12-weeks of PHGG which resulted in a significant improvement in bloating and gas. What was really significant is that the effect lasted for at least 4 weeks after the last PHGG was given.
These IBS patients were given 6 g/day of PHGG

In March 2015, Russo L et al ‘s research on IBS patients with constipation was published in Gastroenterology  Sixty-eight patients with IBS entered a 2-week run-in period, followed by a 4-week study period with PHGG.  These patients had a significant improvement in constipation symptoms.

Pediatric Abdominal Pain
Ramano et al published their research in the World Journal of Gastroenterology in 2013. It was a randomized, double-blind pilot study that included sixty children (8-16 years) with functional bowel disorders, such as Chronic Abdominal Pain or IBS. All patients underwent ultrasound, blood and stool examinations to rule out any organic disease. The findings in this study show that PHGG fiber supplementation can be considered an important therapeutic option in pediatric IBS.

SIBO Small Intestine Bacteria Overgrowth
Furnari M, et al conducted a study on patients with SIBO. Where as several prebiotics have been contraindicated for people suffering with small intestine bacteria overgrowth, PHGG is perfectly safe and in fact, beneficial. The clinical trial published in Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics in 2010 showed that the combination of rifaximin with PHGG partially hydrolysed guar gum is more effective than rifaximin alone in eradicating small intestinal bacterial overgrowth.

Fantastic Facts about Guar Gum Prebiotics

The Fantastic Facts about Guar Gum Prebiotic.

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It’s only recently that the amazing benefits of Guar Gum, particularly when it’s partially hydrolyzed and used therapeutically as a prebiotic, have come to our attention. Not only are people talking about it and starting to use it, but the clinical research that has been accumulating over many years now, has been noticed and cited by physicians, scientists, dietitians and practitioners involved in the holistic health community. Here are the fantastic facts about Guar Gum Prebiotics.

The Human Microbiome Project has really shifted gears for us. Now we know that an adult’s microbiome is established in the first 2 years of their life. If that’s the case then it stands to reason that the optimal way to keep the gut healthy is to feed this microbiome. And that’s exactly what Partially Hydrolyzed Guar Gum does, and in a most efficient way.

To find out the facts, please read on……

What is Partially Hydrolyzed Guar Gum?

Guar Gum comes from the seeds of the guar plant, an Indian tree. The seeds are harvested, dried, and then screen-processed into a fine powder. This soluble dietary fiber is subjected to hydrolyzation. Hydrolyzation? It’s a controlled natural enzymatic process that breaks the guar gum down into smaller units. This decreases the viscosity dramatically and so the particles dissolve quickly and easily and yet still keep the original fiber content. It’s an extremely versatile powder. It’s easily taken in water, with no after taste, and no odor.

Why is Partially Hydrolyzed Guar Gum considered a Prebiotic?

Prebiotics are the so-called ‘fertilizers’ for our good bacteria. The soluble fiber goes directly down to the large intestine without being affected by the stomach acid. The body breaks down these complex carbohydrates into a gelatin-like, sticky byproduct. They ferment and this results in the production of gases and acids in the lower gut. This is what promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria in the large intestine. These good bacteria have wide spread benefit to many essential bodily functions as well as to overall health. Did you know that 70% of our serotonin, which influences our mood, resides in our gut?

Why is Guar Gum different from other Prebiotics?

Guar Gum Prebiotic fiber is unique when you compare it to other non galactomannan based fibers, like Inulin and FOS i.e. fructooliogosaccarides. This is why. Generally speaking, prebiotic fiber produces “short chain fatty acids” (SCFA) in the gut through the fermentation process. But it’s actually the rate of the production of SCFA’s that is very significant. If fermentation occurs quickly, which is the case with Inulin and FOS, it causes is an excess of uncomfortable bloating and flatulence. Fortunately, the fermentation process of partially hydrolyzed guar gum is very slow. This means that it leads to in a higher total amount of SCFA’s being produced over a longer period of time. That’s the reason there is significantly less gas, bloating and discomfort.

How does the production of Short Chain Fatty Acids help Digestion?

Basically there are three main types of Short Chain Fatty Acids – SCFAs. They are called Acetates, Propionates, and Butyrates. The acetates and the 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 and energy source for our beneficial microflora.

It is true that Partially Hydrolyzed Guar Gum can help both constipation and diarrhea?

Yes, Partially Hydrolyzed Guar Gum has a truly regulating effect on the digestive system and helps with both constipation and diarrhea. It can bind excess water, add more bulk to the stool and also return
stool content to a normal healthy state. Most importantly, (and why it is considered a prebiotic) it helps to improve the status of the microflora in the digestive system.

Is the partially hydrolyzed Guar Gum considered a natural product?

Yes, it most certainly is a natural product. It’s minimally processed to obtain a finished product with the desired properties. It begins with a natural material, which is grown in fields that are not treated with any chemicals. Then, no preservatives or additives are used during manufacturing. It’s is also certified Kosher, Halal, and it’s vegetarian and Non-GMO. All raw materials are kept free from GMO and their derivatives throughout the production process. And, yes. our Partially hydrolyzed Guar Gum qualifies as an Organic material.

Is there research to support the benefits of Guar Gum?

Perfect Pass Prebiotic Guar Gum

Perfect Pass Prebiotic PHGG

Yes there’s loads of great research, both human and animal studies.

We know is helps improve beneficial probiotics within the intestinal tract including Bifidobacteria and Lactobacillus and it helps with the management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Partially Hydrolyzed Guar Gum has been shown to help a wide variety of conditions, not only related to digestion.  It’s been given as oral rehydration solution in the treatment of severe cholera in adults, Digestion (2008), to improve in glucose intolerance as well as in lipid metabolism and immune function.

Perfect Pass Prebiotic is Here

           Perfect Pass Prebiotic Is Now Available!


Perfect Pass Prebiotic

Perfect Pass Prebiotic

Good Gut Solution is proud to announce the launch of our newest product, Perfect Pass Prebiotic. It has always been our goal to bring you products that work to re-establish the ecology and health of the human gut. We have always been committed to keeping up with the latest research. The most exciting discovery we have seen in many years is the healing power of prebiotics.

There has been more research on the human microbiota  (i.e. the microorganisms that inhabit our gastro-intestinal system) in the past 3 years than the prior 50 years. With the completion of a massive scientific undertaking called the Human Microbiome Project, we now have a completely new understanding of how our 100 trillion gut bacteria contribute to both health and disease.

                                    It’s All About Diversity

As a result of this massive study, scientists have dramatically changed their view about what a “healthy microbiome” really is. The study provided quite a shock. Did you know that the human gut houses between 500 and 1000 different species of microorganisms? And what’s more, the more diversity of good bacteria you have, the healthier you are. It’s not a few species of bacteria that provide better health, it is the many different species cooperating together.

One of the big revelations had to do with taking probiotic supplements. The focus of supplements has been on 2 species (Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria) and a few different strains of those species. The science revealed that adding these species has little effect on creating a healthy and diverse microbiome. And it explains why the study of lactobacillus and bifidobacteria are so controversial and confusing.

                                  Diversity Leads To Healing

There are millions of people today with gastrointestinal conditions (IBS, crohn’s, colitis, diarrhea, constipation etc.) who do get some relief but unfortunately, no real healing. It’s as if taking probiotics gives some symptomatic relief, but if you stop taking them symptoms return. However when you focus your therapeutic efforts on improving the diversity of beneficial microbes with prebiotics you can actually heal an inflamed and damaged gut.

In fact, because of the Human Microbiome Project we can now recognize the disease you have based on the diversity and type of microbes in your gut. So the real question is how do you improve the diversity of your entire microbiome?

                  Prebiotic ImproveS Overall Microbiome Diversity

Prebiotics are the perfect fertilizer for the good bacteria in your gut. By selectively feeding your beneficial microbes their diversity increases, their numbers increase , their strength to control their environment increases and the bad microbes lose their stronghold. This sets up the ideal healing environment.

The research on prebiotics has always shown their ability to improve microbiome diversity but so little was understood regarding how important diversity was.

Now that we understand that diversity is everything, science took a look at the absolute best prebiotic to improve diversity and the ratio between good and bad microbes.

     Prebiotic is Mandatory No Matter What Probiotic You Take

We now highly recommend to everybody that you include a proven prebiotic in your daily supplementation no matter what probiotic you use. The vast majority of probiotic supplements do not improve diversity so the best you can hope for is some symptom relief. But when you use the right prebiotic all the beneficial organisms in your gut are “fertilized” including the ones in your supplement and you put yourself on a true course for healing.

                     There Is Only One Optimal Prebiotic – Perfect Pass

A prebiotic is a specific type of fiber found in a variety of plant foods. The two kinds of probiotic that have been around the longest are inulin and FOS. Both have some benefit but we believe they have too many downsides. They cause gas and bloating in many people and are often too harsh for people with IBS, crohn’s disease and colitis.

We developed our Perfect Pass Prebiotic with the goal in mind to give you the ideal product to feed your personal microbiome without any of the downside. With 89 studies ….and counting ..to its credit the ideal prebiotic and the main ingredient in our Perfect Pass Prebiotic is called PHGG, which stands for Partially Hydrolyzed Guar Gum.

PHGG comes from the guar bean and it has been broken down by natural enzymes into the perfect molecular size. Your beneficial microbes thrive on it while the bad guys starve. Our Perfect Pass Prebiotic can be taken by anyone, no matter how sensitive your gut may be. It is odorless, tasteless, with no grit and dissolves almost instantly in water.

Take advantage of our New Year’s Perfect Pass Prebiotic Special, only available to you, our exclusive loyal customers, and blog post readers, for the month of January 2015.  Your preorder purchase price is $29.37 – 30% off the retail price of $41.95.  Use Coupon Code PERFECT1 at check out and be one of the first on the list to be receiving this valuable supplement as soon as we have it in stock.

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