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Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for November 13, 2006

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My wife works with someone who is treating a himself for candida. He mentioned a supplement called “Flora G plus”. It’s a newer form of acidophilus. Here’s what it says:

Flora-G

A new and rare product that is much more effective than acidophilus or probiotics. We’ve noticed dramatic effects on incurable skin diseases, fibromyalgia, constipation as well as arthritis. It seems to protect the skin from harmful lifestyle habits such as lack of sleep and suboptimal diet. This is a safe bacterial spore approved by the FDA for human consumption. It fills the digestive tract with beneficial flora and deactivates many toxins there. A marvelous product to help maintain colon health between intestinal cleansing programs. No refrigeration needed! Unlike acidophilus, this spore cannot be killed by antibiotics. Perfect to take while taking antibiotics to help keep good bacteria in balance.

Flora-G Plus

This is the extra strength version of Flora-G. One capsule of this formula is the equivalent of 4 capsules of the regular Flora-G product. Contains 1 billion CFU’s of lactobacillus sporogenes Bacillus coagulans. This is a very high dose of sporogenes – far and above any other product on the market. Especially helpful for Candida issues, constipation and immune system problems.

NEW GENERATION PROBIOTICS

Bacillus coagulans – A new generation Probiotic

Bacillus coagulans (Lactobacillus sporogenes) is a lactic acid producing and sporeforming bacteria. It has the characteristics of resistance to high temperature and acid. It grows well, colonizes in intestine and has excellence in producing digestive enzymes and L(+) lactic acid which has got better metabolic rate compared to DL or D(-) type of lactic acid produced by most of the traditional probiotics that reduces cell metabolism during fermentation of sugars. Just like seeds, spores are capable of germination and development into living microorganisms. When they are administered to animals through feed or water can transform into active bacterial cells in existing specific environmental conditions such as body temperature, acidity, bile and other secretions of the upper digestive tract of poultry.

This is the ideal and desirable character of Bacillus probiotics that get transformed in to metabolically active and vegetative form occurs at the ‘TARGET’ as Bacillus organisms. Thereafter, reproduction, cell growth and enzymes secretion cycle continue throughout the intestinal tract and are eventually passed in animal waste. Thus, spores are superior microbial cultures because they are ‘LIVING ENZYME FACTORIES’.

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November 19, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for August 08, 2006

Why up to half of all probiotics ‘don’t work’
By FIONA MACRAE, Daily Mail
 
22:59pm 7th August 2006

Bursting with ‘friendly bacteria’, they claim to boost our health by keeping rival ‘bad bacteria’ at bay. But many probiotic products are a waste of time and money – and some may even be harmful, experts have warned.

Glenn Gibson, a professor of food microbiology, cautioned that up to half the probiotic drinks, yoghurts, powders and capsules on the market do not work. The Reading University scientist said: ‘There is research showing that half of the products you can buy in the UK don’t match up. They’ve got the wrong bacteria or the wrong numbers.

‘Some have pathogens in them and some are completely sterile, which is quite an achievement for any food product.’ The foods – regularly eaten by two million Britons – claim to enhance our digestion and our overall health by boosting the numbers of ‘friendly’ bacteria in our guts.

However, lax food-labelling laws mean that manufacturers do not have to say which ‘friendly bacteria’ they have used or how much. The result is that some brands sold on the internet and in health foods stores are completely ineffective at warding off disease. ‘There are a lot of products out there that no-one’s ever heard of, and this is where the problems arise,’ Prof Gibson said. ‘Half the products on sale don’t match up to what they say on their labels.

‘There’s no legislation. You could buy a yoghurt-maker from Tesco, make your own probiotics, and sell them.’ He stressed, however, that the best-known brands of probiotic drinks, yoghurts and supplements, including Yakult, Actimel and Multibionta, do work. Supermarket own-brands are also effective.

Tried and tested yoghurts and supplements contain at least ten million ‘friendly bacteria’ from the Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria families per bottle or capsule. When effective, probiotics can aid digestion and cut the risk of stomach upsets.

Bowel conditions

Research suggests they help prevent bowel conditions such as ulcerative colitis, protect children against allergies, and may even reduce the risk of colon cancer. They may be particularly useful for older people, bolstering levels of ‘friendly bacteria’ which dwindle with age.

The foods may also benefit those on antibiotics, replacing ‘good bacteria’ killed off indiscriminately by the drugs. Speaking at a briefing organised by the Society for Applied Microbiology, the experts acknowledged that the cost of the products may put them beyond the reach of many of those who would most benefit.

While there is no natural source of probiotics, we can boost our gut bacteria naturally by eating lots of fruit and vegetables. These contain prebiotics – the sugars that the ‘friendly bacteria’ already present in our guts need to grow.

August 8, 2006 Posted by | Health | , | Leave a comment

   

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