Ross Pelton Tells all about Dr Ohhira’s Probiotics

Ross Pelton

Natural Pharmacist Ross Pelton

Ross Pelton brands himself as ‘The Natural Pharmacist’.

Besides being a pharmacist, he also has a Ph.D. in pscyhology. He is also certified as a clinical nutritionist. He has authored 10 books to date.

American Druggist Magazine has named him as one of the the top 50 most influential pharmacists in the USA because of his educational contribution in the field of complementary medicine.

Today Ross explains how beneficial probiotics are, particularly the high quality, unique brand, Dr Ohhira’s Formulas.

Ross explains how Dr. Ohhira was the first to develop a multi-strain probiotic.

Dr. Ohhira uses 12 individual strains of probiotic bacteria. A healthier microbiome will have different types of good bacteria. The more strains you have in your gut the more benefits you will receive.

What is Different about Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics?

These probiotics are a complete Microbiome System.

What does this mean?

Well, before you even take the probiotics, they are fermenting for three to five years. During the fermentation process the bacteria are already working.

This is because they are housed in large fermentation vats.

During this three or five year fermentation process the bacteria are fed over 90 different types of organic food which are shredded and added to the vats.

This is what we call the probiotic food supply. 

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Dr. Ohhira’s Fermentation process actually feeds the bacteria.

In essence, Dr. Ohhira created an external system which mimics the gastrointestinal system of humans.

Dr-Ohhira's Probiotics Professional 5 year fermentation vats Dr Ohhira's Pobiotics Fermented in Vats Dr Ohhira's Probiotics Mixed in Vat and Fermented

The bacteria strains are busy digesting during the fermentation process.

Once they are done digesting they produce a viable end product called post biotic metabolites.

This is the real secret to why Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics are more potent than others.

They have been working for 3 years or 5 years, depending on whether it’s the Original or Professional Formula..

The bacteria are also growing during this fermentation process for 3 or 5 years.

So, not only are you getting probiotics strains in each dose of probiotic but you are receiving a prebiotic food supply and a multitude of post biotic metabolites.

Think of the bacteria produced as 100’s of thousand of compounds, aka Post Biotic Metabolites.  

In the ‘Mind-Gut Connection’ Book by Dr. Emeran Mayer, he states “the vast number of bacteria in your tract will transform food into 100’s of thousands of metabolites.”

 

What is the work that your Probiotics do?

  • Deliver nutrients
  • Deliver immune regulating compounds
  • Regulate ph balance
  • Control absorption of nutrients

Most probiotics are just the bacteria strains, much like a bacteria starter kit.

Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics are different because they make changes in your microbiome – we call this Rapid Microbiome Restoration –  because these probiotics are already working.

Stay tuned for follow up interviews about the Human Microbiome with Ross Pelton.

 

 

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.

The Probiotic Revolution

The Natural Pharmacist, Ross Pelton

“Probiotic research is transforming our understanding of human health. We’ve been learning that probiotics are incredibly valuable for maintaining good health.”

The powerful news is that certain strains of probiotics produce highly specialized health benefits.” says Ross Pelton.

Natural Pharmacist Ross PeltonRoss Pelton brands himself as ‘The Natural Pharmacist’. Besides being a pharmacist, he also has a Ph.D. in psychology and is a clinical nutritionist.

He has authored 10 books to date. American Druggist Magazine has named him as one of the the top 50 most influential pharmacists in the USA because of his educational contribution in the field of complementary medicine.

This new research into the Human Microbiome is what Ross calls “The Probiotic Revolution”.

What is the Latest News From The Human Microbiome Research Project?

  • Having a healthy, balanced amount of good gut bacteria is most critical for health
  • All disease stems from Dysbiosis
  • Every healing protocol should start with the gut
  • There are 100 trillion organisms that live in our gastrointestinal system

Ross gives us an in depth explanation of the Human Microbiome Research. He is an expert on the subject and has an engaging way to educate on a serious topic. We are so honored that we had a chance to talk with him and share his wealth of knowledge on health and wellness.

The Natural Pharmacist, Ross Pelton

 

We invite you, our valued customers, to soak
in all his knowledge to better understand your
gut.

Stay tuned for our 8 part series with Dr. Pelton
on the Human Microbiome, selecting the best probiotics, and healing your gut. You can watch
our first segment on The Human Microbiome. Click Here.

What’s New at Natural Products Expo West

Natural Products Expo WestThis past week I attended the Natural Products Expo West Show in Anaheim. For those in the natural food and health industry its akin to being a kid in a candy store.

It’s the largest natural food and product show in the country which brought over 3000 vendors.

This years show was organized around the theme of protecting a non-GMO food supply. Several key note speakers educated on the GMO impact and as many as 400 vendors had non-GMO products.

Good Gut Health Foods

I was especially thrilled to see so many new foods being launched with naturally occurring probiotics. The fermented foods market seems to have exploded in the last year. There were different kimchi’s, kombucha’s and even a probiotic chip. These are great to consume on a daily basis to bring in good bacteria.

Gut health products was a growing niche at the conference.  Never have I seen so many different bone broth’s in one place. Beef broth, chicken broth and even vegetarian broth. Great for healing a leaky gut by the way.

Dr. Ohhira’s new Reg’Activ Probiotic line was at the expo creating quite a buzz. Other products containing probiotics were packaged drinks, gummy candies, vinegars and soups.

New Products at the Expo

Most products were sustainable, non-GMO, organic, low glycemic, gluten free or paleo. The items I noticed an abundance of were everything coconut oil, collagen and bone broth infused.

I walked around grazing and snacking on delicious foods all day. It was a perfect time to connect with start up business owners, entrepreneurs and other practitioners.

At the end of the day I came home with a sampling of products from vendors who had captured my attention, some new products to try and business cards of those I really enjoyed. I wanted to share with you a few of the vendors that stood out and had products that I found both innovative and delicious.

A few things you may want to try and look for in the marketplace:

Drink3Water Water infused with caffeine, electrolytes and perfectly balanced ph.

Oriya Organics’ 100% Plant Protein and 100% Green Drink which includes organic spirulina, organic chlorella, organic wheat grass and organic barley grass.

The Dirt Paleo Personal Care Trace Mineral tooth brushing powder.

The double chocolate fudge cookie was so amazing, it’s hard to believe it’s healthy, gluten free and paleo on top of it. www.bouldercookie.com

Tosi Superbites were really convenient for grazing during the expo. They are essentially almonds with flaxseed, sesame seeds and chia seeds to provide protein, Omega 3’s and fiber all in a convenient snack pack.  https://www.tosihealth.com/shop/superbites-assorted.html

UCan protein bars have delicious flavor and are low glycemic due to monk fruit extract and stevia extract as the sweetener. www.generationucan.com

www.agropro.eu is the largest organic hemp grower, producer and supplier of organic hemp in Europe. They are active in legislation to protect the farmers and producers rights.

Plant Milk-dairy-free beverages in vanilla, banana and original flavor. Made from almonds and a touch of honey. mooala.com

Miso from non-GMO soybeans. A simple way to add flavor to your cooking and natural probiotics to your diet. www.marukomeusa.com

Paleo friendly, grain free granola.  thekitchun.com

And finally, by 5 o’clock I needed a pick me up, the perfect time to try the Mocha Latte infused protein bar with a serving of caffeine. newgroundsfood.com

If you can get a ticket to next year’s conference, try to go, it’s a fantastic event. Wear some comfy shoes, (there’s live bands and dancing at night) and come hungry.

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