Glyco Probiotics

Essential GlycoProbiotics

The immune system is made up of a network of cells, tissues, proteins, and organs that work together to defend against germs, infectious organisms and other invaders every day.

A healthy immune system does a great job of keeping people healthy and preventing many different kinds of illnesses or infections.

In contrast, unhealthy immune system can lead to many illnesses and infections: cold or flu, food poisoning, infections, slow healing injuries, allergies, lack of energy etc.

Therefore, a proper working immune system is “the key in helping you feel better, stay healthier, and assist in the healing process.”

Naturally Promote Good Immune Function

Taking Essential GlycoProbitics Yon May Experience The Following Health Benefits:

  •  Boost and maintain proper immune function
  • Maintain your body’s vital chemical and hormone balance
  • Assist your body to produce and maintain high energy levels
  • Stimulate the function of the entire digestive system
  • Produce essential vitamins and regulate their levels
  • Improve cellular regulation
  • Guard your body against harmful bacteria, yeast and viruses
  • Provide proper nutrients to strengthen your body
  • Promote youthfulness and longevity
  • Promote general optimum health

Essential GlycoProbiotics is a new class of dietary supplement and has proven itself to be the most effective natural formula that we have ever found.

Essential GlycoProbiotics has All Essential Micronutrients and All Essential Probiotics, they strengthen the immune system and help in restoring and nourishing your body to a healthier body.

 

SUPPLEMENT FACTS

Serving Size: 60 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 30

Amount Per Serving: All Essential Micronutrients – Proprietary Blend=1.88mg

All Essential Micronutrients: Acetylated Mannans, Beta Glucans, Tragacanth Gum Powder (Astragalus Gummifer), Glucosamine Sulfate, Aloe Vera Extract, Cyamopsis Tetragonolaba, Rice Starch, Xylitol

Probiotic Proprietary Blend = 20 Billion cfu/g : Lactobacillus Rhamnosus, Lactobacillus Paracasei, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Lactobacillus Lactis, Bifidobacterium Bifidum, Bifidobacterium Longum

* Daily Value Not Established

Other Ingredients: Magnesium Stearate, Gelatin (capsules)

The Essential GlycoProbiotics  is supplied in bottles of 60 capsules.

Does NOT contain:

Yeast, Corn, Wheat, Gluten, Sugar, Salt, Starch, Dairy, Citrus, Fish,

Animal Derivatives, Preservatives, Artificial Colors or Flavors Added.

SUGGESTED USE

  • Take 1 capsule two times a day.
  • Continue daily use for maximum benefit.
  • Store in a cool and dry place.
  • This product has a 3 year shelf life.

 

INTRODUCTION TO GLYCO-NUTRIENTS

In the early 1980s, Dr. Reginald Mc Daniels, the chief of Pathology at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas, began to give patients with AIDS an extract of the Aloe Vera plant. These were the years when there were no anti-viral drugs for the treatment of HIV. Dr. Mc Daniels had a theory that there might be natural-occurring substances in the Aloe Vera plant that would be beneficial. He had observed the healing effects of the plant in other clinical situations such as severe burns, cancer, and other chronic wasting diseases. In the absence of any other effective treatments for HIV at the time he thought that a clinical trial of this type might be helpful.

To his utter amazement, almost all of the AIDS patients taking the extract improved. As we all know there is no cure, even to this day, for the disease of AIDS. At the time that Dr. Mc Daniels tried the extract there wasn’t anything that came remotely close to producing clinical improvements in appetite, energy levels, or general well being. He cautiously reported his findings to his colleagues in the medical profession. He was ridiculed as a crackpot and worse. Never the less, he continued to give the Aloe Vera extract not only to AIDS patients but also to other patients with chronic and incurable diseases. He believed that he saw an improvement in many clinical parameters depending on the type of disease that was involved. The diseases remained incurable, but the patients seemed to tolerate them better, live longer, and in general, felt better.

What Dr. Mc Daniels eventually learned was that the Aloe extract actually contained 6 of the conditionally essential glycol-nutrients. Perhaps this was a clue as to the unexplained healing and soothing powers of the Aloe plant, for it contained an almost complete compliment of the essential sugars. World wide, a great deal of research began to explore cells in the body communicate with each other and especially with the immune system. Just how does a cell in the liver, lung, or any other tissue tell the immune system what it needs? How does it communicate, “Repair me”, “Detoxify me”, or in the case of HIV or cancer, “For the good of the whole, destroy me because I’m damaged or infected”? What mechanisms allow those messages to get to the right places?

One of the key findings in elucidating this cell-to-cell chatter was the subject of Dr. Gunter Blobell’s research. Using highly sophisticated technical means, he began to look at cellular communication. He found a complex system of sugar-protein and sugar-phospholipids that facilitated and was vital to this cellular communication. Dr. Blobell’s contributions to science were recognized by the award of Nobel Prizes in 1996 and 1998. The first pieces of the cell- to-cell communication mystery were falling into place. The science of glyco-nutrients had been born.

Since that time, there has been a virtual explosion of research in this area. The concept of conditionally essential sugars has become settled science. At present, there are eight carbohydrate compounds that are considered to comprise the essential sugars group. They are Glucose, Galactose, Mannose, Fucose, Xylose, N-acetylneuraminic Acid, N-acetylglucosamine and N-acetylgalactosamine. What are less clear are the precise biochemical processes that mediate and govern this process. What follows is how, at this stage in our understanding, we think it might work. Depending on the cell type, its function, location, and need at the time, a combination of receptor sites are exposed, or If you will, uncloaked. By mechanisms that are not clearly understood, various sugar protein, or sugar phospholipid complexes, attach themselves to the exposed receptor sites.

These complexes seem to serve as signaling and activating mechanisms. The complexes appear to set in motion various functions particularly for circulating immune related cells. Those cells may be tissue macrophages, lymphocytes, both B-cell and T-cell varieties, monocytes, and segmented white blood cells. It now appears that a complex pathway of intermediate substances such as cytokines and interleukins (IL-2 and IL-4) play a variety of roles. There is much yet to understand. Some of what we know comes from clinically recognized inherited disorders of carbohydrate metabolism. One such in-borne error of metabolism relates to a deficiency of enzymes necessary to process and synthesize the sugar Fucose. This disorder known as Leukocyte Adherence Disorder II is treated by supplementing the diet with Fucose. In this disease the white blood cells (WBCs) are unable to lock on to bacteria, viruses, or fungi in order to neutralize them. emerge.

 

WHERE ARE THESE SUGARS FOUND?

Generally speaking, these sugars are found in a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Some of them are abundant such as glucose and galactose. Others, such as mannose, fucose and zylose, are found in small quantity. The precise amounts needed on a daily basis are not known, and those requirements may vary depending on the metabolic needs of the time. To date, there is no exact recommended daily allowance that is universally agreed upon. We just know that they are necessary. The woeful state of our diets is no secret. We find foods that are picked before ripe and allowed to mature in warehouses. Those pale, measly tomatoes in the supermarket are a good example. They hardly resemble home grown, vine ripened fruit. The nutritional value is certainly less than optimal.
We can all agree that there is not much nutritional value, with respect to the essential sugars, in three pieces of pizza and a diet Coke.

 

WHY ARE THEY CALLED “CONDITIONALLY-ESSENTIAL?”

We do have the metabolic back-up pathways to internally synthesize sugars of which we are deficient. The only problem with that is that those pathways are complex, requiring some 30 or 40 different steps that are highly energy dependant. Persons who are ill or malnourished may have great difficulty in synthesizing the sugars. Recall that Dr. McDaniel’s patients with AIDS only improved after supplemental sugars in the Aloe extract were given. Clearly, the body prefers to have the sugars come in the form of diet rather than having to synthesize them itself. These synthetic pathways are intended as back-up rather than being the primary source of supply, which only makes sense. Furthermore, with the exception of glucose, the remaining sugars are not known to be stored for future use. They require constant replenishment. The exact turnover time is not known. However, with the universality of their use, it is likely a short time.

 

HOW DOES GLYCO-80X DIFFER FROM OTHER GLYCO-NUTRIENTS?

Glyco-8Ox is a proprietary preparation containing all eight of the essential sugars. It differs from other glyco-nutrient products in several important respects.Glyco-8Ox is prepared from all natural sources. The eight component sugars are extracted from fresh and natural sources which include acetylated mannans, beta glucans, glucosamine sulfate, aloe vera, arabinogalactin, rice starch, astragalus gummifer, cyampopsis tetragonolaba, and anogeissus latifolia. Following extraction of the component sugars, a proprietary enzymatic process is employed to form the sugars into a polymer form. The sugars are linked in a linear polymer formation.

No other product of this structure or purity is available. Statistically, the odds of putting these eight sugars in exactly the proper sequence are 1 in 511 (2 to the eighth power minus one). The resulting product has remarkable stability. Glyco-8Ox can be stored at room temperature for months or even years. It is chemically stable up to 185 degrees F. It is approximately 10% soluble in water and is free of contaminants. Copies of HPLC studies are available documenting the presence of all eight sugars as well as the purity of the product. NMR studies have further documented that Glyco-8Ox is indeed a linear polymer of the sugars in a 1, 4 bonding configuration. Digestive studies have shown that the product is stable to gastric acidity, and they also show that digestion and absorption of Glyco-8Ox occurs in a physiologic manner in the duodenum and jejunum.

 

WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT THIS POLYMER FORM?

When we discuss sugar absorption and metabolism we must also talk about insulin and its effects. No discussion of carbohydrates in nutrition is complete without taking into account how carbohydrates affect insulin secretion and how carbohydrates are affected by insulin. It is a dynamic interplay between the two. For our purposes, we will not be discussing the role of glucagon because its functions are not relevant to Glyco-8Ox.When a single sugar or a complex chain of sugars is ingested there are only four ways that the sugar can be metabolized. Treatment (digestion) in the small bowel with alpha-glycosidase and beta-glycosidase enzymes breaks down the chain carbohydrate into individual sugars. Sugars can only be absorbed in the single form. Two or more sugar chains cannot be absorbed into the body. Only certain carbohydrates can be broken down into individual sugars. Some chains and combinations of sugars are indigestible and simply pass into the colon and are eliminated. For example, cellulose is the fibrous or woody portion of plants. Of very long chains of sugars, and it is also indigestible. The synthetic combination of fructose and lactose known as “Lactulose” does not occur in nature. Even though it is only two sugars long, both naturally occurring, it still is indigestible.

It is used as a laxative in medicine because it passes through the small intestine and goes into the colon where it has laxative properties. When a sugar is absorbed into the intestinal wall it goes via the portal vein to the liver. Different sugars have different mechanisms of absorption. Glucose is taken in by an active absorption process. Energy at the cellular level is expended to take both glucose and amino acids into the cells. Nature considers these two nutrients too important to not be assimilated into the body. Another sugar, fructose, is absorbed by what is called a facilitated absorption. That basically means that a carrier protein moves the sugar through the cell wall to the inside of the cell. That carrier protein then returns to the cell membrane to repeat the cycle. Other sugars are taken in by passive absorption across the cell membrane (semi-permeable membrane). It is at this point that the presence of sugar in the intestine causes the pancreas to secrete insulin in preparation for the incoming load of sugar. If there is a sudden presence of high levels of sugar, a large quantity is secreted. For example, when you eat the jumbo size cotton candy, large amounts of insulin are caused to be released. Remember this is triggered by the concentration of simple (single) sugars. Those that cause the greatest insulin spike are obviously those that are the most quickly absorbed, i.e. glucose, fructose and galactose.

In theory, those that are more slowly absorbed enerate lower, slower insulin release. Let’s compare the effects of two types of sugar release to understand this better. A hungry person drinks 6 ounces of pancake syrup. This causes a huge spike in the insulin level, the sugars are quickly absorbed, and the hunger goes away. However, the insulin is still in the system lowering the blood sugar, and in a couple of hours the person is hungry again. We have all had this happen to us. The other hungry person eats complex carbohydrates such as cereal, grain, or pasta. These complex carbohydrates are slowly digested and slowly released their sugars in an even, prolonged way. The insulin levels are less peaked, more evenly matching the sugar absorption. The latter meal, as we all know, satisfies over the longer period of time, and we don’t feel quite so hungry quite so fast. Let’s get back to the four metabolic fates of a sugar. The sugar can be used for energy production, or Krebs Cycle, the conversion of cyclic AMP to ATP within the cellular mitochondria. The sugar can be non-absorbed and can pass into the colon where acteria ferment the sugar, causing some gas and diarrhea. The sugar can be stored as glycogen, a form of starch in the liver and muscle tissue, or as fat. The sugar can be incorporated in structural compounds active at the cellular level. The longer chained polymer of the eight essential sugars is more like the cereal or pasta model.

The absorption is slower, provoking less of an insulin spike. So what difference does that make? One of the many effects of insulin is to stimulate lipogenesis, or the creation of new fat stores. When sugars are abundant and in excess of the energy needs of the moment, they get stored as glycogen and fat. Insulin at high levels seems to cause sugars to be stored more readily. Slower absorption, with its lower insulin levels, tends to set off less immediate storage.In theory, this would make more of the sugars available for structural purposes. The lower insulin levels associated with more gradual absorption would TEND to FAVOR less storage and more structural use. Some of the Glyco-8Ox will be used for energy and some will be stored. But in theory, some would also be used for structural purposes. Theory would also say that that ingestion of an amount of free (single) sugars would have the effect of stimulating a greater and faster release of insulin. This higher level of insulin would TEND to FAVOR more storage and/or use for energy, thereby leaving fewer sugars for structural purposes. We are talking about RELATIVE DIFFERENCES, not absolute differences. The polymer nature of Glyco-8Ox allows for the sugars to be more readily available for structural purposes than for energy/storage. It is this unique and proprietary delivery system that sets Glyco-8Ox apart from other glyco-nutrient products.

 

INTRODUCTION TO PROBIOTICS

Probiotics are living microorganisms, usually lactic acid bacteria, that when consumed in sufficient numbers can provide health benefits that go beyond basic nutrition. The benefits are due, in large part, to the effects of these so-called “friendly” bacteria on different intestinal functions. Daily consumption of probiotic foods, such as yogurt and cultured dairy drinks, may be beneficial in one of several ways. Some probiotics help strengthen your body’s natural defenses by providing a regular source of “friendly” bacteria for the intestinal tract.

Some might also provide a nutrient-rich source of calcium for people who are lactose-intolerant, and some may help correct an imbalance of good to bad bacteria in the intestinal tract. Several different types of probiotic cultures (L. casei, L. acidophilus, L. plantarum, Bifidum) are used in many dairy products around the world. Potential benefits may vary depending on the type of probiotic bacteria consumed. Probiotics, which literally means “for life”, have been used for centuries as natural components in health-promoting foods. The Russian physiologist and Nobel-prize winner Elie Metchnikoff (1845-1916) is considered to have been the inventor of probiotics. He was the first to suggest that consuming bacteria could have a beneficial effect on health.

In 1907 he proposed that the acid-producing organisms in fermented dairy products could prevent what he called “fouling” in the large intestine and, if consumed regularly, lead to a longer, healthier life. He based this theory in part on the observation that Bulgarians from the Balkan region of Eastern Europe, who regularly consumed fermented dairy products, especially yogurt, were known for their longevity and good health. Decades of microbiological, basic, and clinical research have backed up Metchnikoff’s original theory that certain probiotics can improve several intestinal functions. The complex ecosystem of bacteria that lives in your intestinal tract is called the intestinal micro flora.

You’re not born with this intestinal bacterial ecosystem in place. It begins to develop after birth and becomes more sophisticated once food is introduced in the diet. Over time, the types and number of bacteria are influenced by several factors including stress, antibiotics, illness, aging, and your diet. Research suggests that when the intestinal micro flora is out of balance (not enough friendly bacteria), it may affect your overall health. You actually have about ten times the number of bacteria in your intestinal tract as you do cells in your entire body (about 100 trillion bacteria cells total). While most of these bacteria are not harmful (some are actually beneficial and important for normal growth and development), some can cause disease. Under normal circumstances, the “good” bacteria far outnumber the bad, but any shift in the balance of “good” or “friendly” to “bad” bacteria, may affect how well your gastrointestinal tract functions. Researchers are discovering more and more about how probiotics may provide health benefits by altering the intestinal micro flora and improving intestinal functions.

Though benefits vary depending on the type of probiotic bacteria used and the amount consumed, experts agree that daily consumption of probiotics is most beneficial. If you think you have any of the conditions described in this brochure, you should contact your physician immediately. Additionally, you should always include a healthcare professional in any decision about your health. According to the World Health Organization, probiotics are living microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host. Research suggests that these benefits are due, in part, to the effects probiotic bacteria have on a wide range of intestinal functions. Several different types of probiotic cultures (L. casei, L. acidophilus, L. plantarum, B. bifidum) are being introduced in an expanding variety of dairy products around the world.

Daily consumption of probiotic foods, such as yogurt and cultured dairy drinks, may be beneficial in one of several ways. Some of these probiotics help strengthen the body’s natural defenses by providing a regular source of probiotic bacteria for the intestinal tract; some might provide a much-needed source of calcium for individuals who are unable to consume most dairy foods because of lactose-intolerance; and some may help to correct a potentially imbalance of the intestinal micro flora. Several studies have shown that regular consumption of some probiotics helps maintain the balance of the intestinal micro flora, which can have a wide range of beneficial effects.

Probiotic cultures consumed while they are live and active are able to establish themselves in the digestive tract for short periods of time. But they must remain if they are to be beneficial. Some types of probiotic bacteria are quickly destroyed by digestive enzymes in the stomach, while others are able to survive and pass through to the intestinal tract in sufficient numbers. The survival rate of these probiotic bacteria is therefore important for regulating certain intestinal functions. Only certain strains of these probiotic bacteria are resistant to the digestive enzymes in the stomach and are most likely to survive passage to the colon. To date, several probiotics have been shown to survive in man, such as certain Bifidobacterium and L. casei. Research shows that only regular consumption of those probiotics capable of surviving passage to the colon is likely to have a beneficial affect.

 

COMPOSITION

The complex ecosystem of bacteria in the intestinal tract, while relatively constant, is always subject to change. He types and number of bacteria are influenced by several factors including stress, antibiotics, aging, and diet. Research suggests that when the intestinal micro flora is unbalanced, overall health may be affected. There are over 400 types of bacteria found in the gastrointestinal tract. With a total of about 1014 bacterial cells, there is about ten times the number of bacterial cells in the intestinal tract as there are cells in the body. Most of these bacteria are not pathogenic; some are necessary for normal growth and development, while the function of others remains unknown.

 

FUNCTION AND ACTIVITY

When the intestinal micro flora is in good balance, there are several potential health benefits, including aid in the prevention of some conditions and illnesses.There is evidence that some intestinal bacteria have the ability to manufacture vitamins. Normal, healthy, intestinal micro flora may also help strengthen the body’s immune system to resist pathogens. When the intestinal micro floral balance shifts in favor of beneficial microbes, the pH of the intestine tends to shift downward, creating a less desirable environment for pathogenic bacteria and promoting other health benefits. This is the result of an increase in the levels of lactic, butyric, and acetic acids produced as the numbers of beneficial bacteria in the intestinal tract increase. The micro flora that occupy the lining of the intestinal tract also act as a physical barrier, partially blocking the passage of pathogenic bacteria and antigenic components of foods. Regular consumption of probiotics helps regulate the level of beneficial bacteria, reinforcing this barrier. When the micro flora is unbalanced, intestinal functions are adversely affected.

 

HOW DO PROBIOTICS WORK?

Probiotics provide a beneficial action on the intestinal tract by modulating the intestinal micro flora (composition and activity) or by acting directly on intestinal cells. When the micro flora is unbalanced, intestinal function is adversely affected. Though benefits vary depending on the type of probiotic bacteria used and the amount consumed, experts agree that daily consumption of probiotics is most beneficial. The effects of probiotics consist of impacting bodily functions that may or may not be associated with risk factors of disease. Researchers are discovering more about how regular consumption of probiotics can improve intestinal functions such as the integrity of the epithelium barrier, transit time, detoxification, colonic fermentation, immune function, and digestion. Among those intestinal functions that are affected include detoxification, immune function, intestinal transit, and lactose digestion.

 

DETOXIFICATION

Probiotics have been shown to have a detoxifying effect in the colon via several mechanisms. Studies have shown that probiotics may impact the production of detoxifying agents in the colon. Specifically, probiotics alter colonic phase 1 and phase II detoxifying enzymes. Lactic acid probiotic bacteria also have an effect on the modulation of the production of enzymes responsible for the release of mutagenic agents within the colon that convert procarcinogenic substances into carcinogens. Probiotics have an additional detoxifying action by reducing the concentration of bile acids in the colon. In-vitro studies show that probiotics have the ability to bind with mutagens that are present in the diet. Animal studies have shown that consumption of probiotics reduces the fecal concentration of heterocyclic amines that result from eating meat.

Probiotics may also have a beneficial effect by altering the composition of the intestinal micro flora. A shift in the balance of the intestinal micro flora (an increase in the concentration of beneficial bacteria and a reduction in the concentration of putrefactive bacteria, likely involved in the production of undesirable substances) could have a detoxifying effect in the colon.

 

IMMUNE FUNCTION

Approximately 70% of the body’s immune system is located in the digestive tract where specialized cells play an important role as a first line of defense against certain bacterial and environmental assaults. An essential part of the immune system, called the Gut-Associated Lymphoid Tissue or GALT, consists of several types of lymphoid tissue that produce and store immune cells. Some research also suggests that probiotics have a beneficial action on the intestinal micro flora, improving the functioning of the intestinal lining while helping to regulate critical components of the immune system such as lymphocytes, antibodies, and natural killer cells following probiotic-mediated signaling in the gut.

 

INTESTINAL TRANSIT

Research has shown that regular daily consumption of certain probiotics optimizes functioning of the gastrointestinal tract by regulating intestinal transit time. Regulation of intestinal transit time, especially in people with slow transit, can improve occasional constipation states. Bacteria in the colon can transform undigested carbohydrates to short chain fatty acids, which reduces the pH of the colon and increases the osmolarity of the medium. Together, this may result in an increase in stool volume and weight, and a reduction in stool consistency. Studies show that the reduction in constipation improves overall well-being and quality of life for the patient.

 

LACTOSE DIGESTION

Because of the probiotic bacteria they contain, fermented milk products such as yogurt can help decrease the symptoms of lactose intolerance. Live and active bacterial cultures in yogurt (e.g. Lactobacillus bulgaricus) reduce lactose content by metabolizing some of it to lactic acid. The probiotic bacteria in yogurt that survive passage to the intestinal tract also provide additional lactase enzyme activity. Lactobacilli acidophilus (Acidophilus) is a beneficial bacterium that aids in the digestion of proteins – a process in which lactic acid, hydrogen peroxide, enzymes, B vitamins, and antibiotic substances that inhibit pathogenic (harmful) organisms are produced.

 

ALLERGIES

Allergic diseases have increased dramatically in the U.S. over the past 40 years. The incidence of asthma alone has doubled in the last 25 years. Research suggests that certain probiotics may have an impact on the mucosal barrier function of the intestinal tract, which affects allergens entering the body and the activity of inflammation-producing cells.

 

CHOLESTEROL

More than a third of all adults over the age of 20 have cholesterol levels that are too high, putting them at increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Results of studies with both animals and humans suggest that regular consumption of certain probiotic dairy products may have an impact on cholesterol level and may affect the levels of “good” HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol in the blood.

 

COLON CANCER

Colon cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in the United States. Many researchers believe that interactions between diet, the intestinal micro flora, and the cells in the lining of the colon, together with genetic factors, may be what cause colon cancer to develop. Daily consumption of probiotics may help maintain a healthy intestinal micro flora and promote a healthy environment. Another theory for the cause of colon cancer is that prolonged exposure to cancer-causing compounds in the colon may trigger the process. Although the evidence is not conclusive and more research is needed, probiotics may modulate several major intestinal functions potentially associated with the development of colon cancer.

 

CONSTIPATION

Constipation is one of the most common gastrointestinal complaints in the United States, with about 3 million people reporting that they are frequently affected, including children. Research has shown that regular daily consumption of certain probiotic fermented dairy products may have an effect in occasional constipation conditions and also help shorten long intestinal transit time, improving regularity.

 

DIARRHEA

Though there are many causes of diarrhea, bacterial and viral infections are among the most common. However, diarrhea often occurs when the intestinal micro flora becomes unbalanced. This can happen temporarily, for example, when antibiotics are prescribed to fight an infection and “good” bacteria are destroyed along with the bad. Doctors suggested as far back as the early 20th century that live bacterial cultures, such as those used for the fermentation f dairy products, might help restore the micro floral balance in the intestines and offer benefits for diarrhea sufferers. While the effect of probiotics on diarrhea hasn’t been fully established and the exact mechanism for how probiotics may impact diarrhea sufferers still isn’t known, research in this area continues.

 

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

More than 65 million Americans have high blood pressure and approximately $15 billion is spent each year on medications to treat the condition. It’s particularly prevalent in African Americans, middle-aged and elderly people, obese people, heavy drinkers, and women who are taking birth control pills. People with diabetes mellitus, gout, or kidney disease are also more likely to have high blood pressure. While more research is needed to reach a consensus, several studies have suggested that fermented dairy products may have an effect on blood pressure.

 

INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE (IBD)

More than 1 million people in the United States suffer from IBD, a painful and debilitating chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. The two most common forms of IBD are Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. There is no cure. Studies have found higher than normal levels of “bad” bacteria in the intestinal tracts of people with IBD, and there is growing evidence that the balance of the intestinal micro flora may play an important role in the development of IBD. Probiotics help restore the balance of bacteria in the intestinal tract to one that favors beneficial bacteria over potentially harmful bacteria. Research about the role that probiotics may play in this area is in the early stages.

 

IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME (IBS)

IBS occurs when the muscles in the intestines don’t work properly, and there is heightened pain perception in the colon. It is typically characterized by gas, abdominal pain, and diarrhea or constipation, or both. Some studies have shown that an imbalance of “good” and “bad” bacteria in the intestines may play a role in the development of symptoms for some people with IBS. Probiotics help restore the balance of bacteria in the intestinal tract to one that favors beneficial bacteria over potentially harmful bacteria. Research about the role that probiotics may play in this area is in the early stages.

 

IMMUNE FUNCTION AND NATURAL DEFENSE SYSTEMS

Your body has its own natural defense mechanisms against invading bacteria, viruses, and other aggressions. While you may be familiar with some aspects of your body’s disease-fighting capabilities, you may be surprised to find out that about 70% of the body’s immune system is located in the digestive tract, where specialized cells play a vital role as a first line of defense against invading bacteria.The micro flora in the lining of the intestinal tract also acts as a physical barrier. Regular consumption of probiotics helps regulate the level of friendly bacteria, reinforcing this barrier, and helping to maintain intestinal health. Research suggests that certain probiotics may have a beneficial action on the intestinal micro flora, the functioning of the intestinal lining, and the regulation of critical components of the immune system such as antibodies and natural killer cells.

 

LACTOSE INTOLERANCE

Thirty million Americans are lactose intolerant, meaning their bodies don’t produce enough lactase, the enzyme needed to digest lactose, the natural sugar found in milk and other dairy products. Common symptoms of lactose intolerance include nausea, cramps, bloating, gas, and diarrhea, which may begin about 30 minutes to 2 hours after eating or drinking foods that contain lactose. Fermented milk products such as yogurt, containing L. bulgaricus and S. Thermophilus, can help decrease the symptoms of lactose intolerance. The probiotic cultures they contain reduce lactose content by “predigesting” some of the milk sugar, metabolizing it to lactic acid, and providing additional lactase enzyme activity.

 

ACETYLATED MANNANS

acetylated_mannansAcetylated Mannans are active components in fresh Aloe Vera. It has been introduced it in our proprietary blend since it has been shown to have a remarkable ability to contribute to the enhancement to the immune system function.

 

BETA GLUCANS

beta_glucansBeta glucans are polysaccharides which are bound together as a sugar and protein complex. Beta glucan is found in the baker’s yeast cell walls, barley, and oats. It is also found in some seaweed, mushrooms, and other plants. Beta glucans are known to possess antimicrobial and anti-tumor properties by enhancing immunity.

 

TRAGACANTH GUM (ASTRAGALUS GUMMIFER)

tragacanthAstragalus is one of the primary immune tonifiers of Chinese herbalism, and it helps maintain normal functions of the liver, lung, kidney, stomach, and heart. Astragalus may also aid in boosting energy, detoxifying the body, bolstering white blood cell growth, supporting the immune system, and reducing side effects of chemotherapy and radiation.

 

GLUCOSAMINE SULFATE

glucosamine_sulfateGlucosamine is available in several different forms that are usually called “salts”. Most of the clinical studies investigating glucosamine’s medical effects have used a salt known as Glucosamine Sulfate. While all the salts of glucosamine contain the same general components, they may not all produce the same effects in the body. Glucosamine is important for healthy skin. Adequate amounts of it in the blood are necessary for the production of hyaluronic acid, one of the substances essential to heal skin injuries. Glucosamine may aid in athletic injuries, back pain, bleeding esophageal varices (blood vessels in the esophagus), cancer, congestive heart failure, depression, fibromyalgia, kidney stones, migraine headaches, immunosuppression, osteoporosis, pain, psoriasis, skin rejuvenation, and wound healing.

 

ARABINOGALACTIN (LARIX OCCIDENTALIS)

arabinogalactinArabinogalactin is a well known source of dietary fiber that offers powerful therapeutic benefits as a prebiotic and as a modulator of the immune system. Of particular interest is its potential as an adjunctive supplement in the treatment of chronic diseases, including Cancer. Arabinogalactins are long, branched polysaccharides found in a variety of plants, the most abundant source being the Western Larch Tree (Larix occidentalis). When derived from the wood of the larch tree, polysaccharide powder consists of about 98% arabinogalactin. Arabinogalactin powder dissolves completely in water, is low in viscosity, has a fine textured and off-white color, and has a mildly sweet taste. Arabinogalactin may theoretically be useful for enhancing chemotherapy in cancer treatment because it stimulates NK cell cytotoxicity and prevents tumor metastasis to the liver.

 

ALOE VERA EXTRACT (ALOE VERA)

aloe_vera_extractAloe, native to Africa, is also known as “lily of the desert”, the “plant of immortality”, and the “medicine plant”. The name was derived from the Arabic “alloeh”, meaning “bitter”, due to the bitter tasting liquid found in the leaves. Aloe Vera “extract” is made by pulverizing the whole leaves of the plant. Aloe juice is made from the inner leaf. Aloe supplements can be used for peptic ulcers and for gastro-intestinal health. As a food supplement, aloe is said to facilitate digestion, aid in blood and lymphatic circulation as well as kidney, liver and gall bladder functions. Aloe contains at least three anti-inflammatory fatty acids that are helpful for the stomach, small intestine, and colon. It naturally alkalizes digestive juices to prevent over acidity; a common cause of indigestion. It helps cleanse the digestive tract by exerting a soothing, balancing effect.

 

ANOGEISSUS LATIFOLIA

anogeissus_latifoliaAnogeissus Latifolia is a small to medium-sized tree up to 20-36 m tall. Ethnobotanically, the bark of anogeissus latifolia has been reported to be used in the treatment of various disorders including stomach and skin diseases. High performance thin layer chromatography (HPTLC) shows the presence of gallic acid and ellagic acid in the plant. These findings could justify, at least partially, the inclusion of this plant in the management of gastric disorders since it has a gastro protective potential. Anogeissus latifolia has also been used for its antiulcer; antimicrobial, and antioxidant benefits.

 

CYAMPOPSIS TETRAGONOLOBA

Cyampopsis_TetragonolobaCyampopsis tetragonoloba is harvested in India. It has shown promise as a potent digestive aid. Recently, soluble fibers have been recognized for their potential benefit in reducing cardiovascular disease and muscle pain.

 

XYLITOL

xylitolPure xylitol is a white crystalline substance that looks and tastes like sugar. On food labels, xylitol is classified broadly as a carbohydrate and more narrowly as a polyol. Because xylitol is only slowly absorbed and partially utilized, a reduced calorie claim is allowed, 2.4 calories per gram or 40% less than other carbohydrates.Xylitol is widely distributed throughout nature in small amounts. Some of the best sources are fruits, berries, mushrooms, lettuce, hardwoods, and corn cobs. One cup of raspberries contains less than one gram of xylitol. Studies using xylitol as either a sugar substitute or a small dietary addition have demonstrated a dramatic reduction in new tooth decay along with some reversal of existing dental caries.

INDIVIDUAL INGREDIENT FUNCTIONS (PROBIOTIC BLEND)

 

LACTOBACILLUS RHAMNOSSUS

Lactobacillus_RhamnosusLactobacillus Rhamnosus is not only safe for daily use in healthy women, but it can reduce colonization of the vagina by potential pathogenic bacteria and yeast. Urogenital infections afflict an estimated one billion people each year. The size of this problem and the increased prevalence of multi-drug resistant pathogens make it imperative that alternative remedies be found.

 

LACTOBACILLUS PARACASEI

Lactobacillus_PlantarumRecent studies have shown that this probiotic may be beneficial in T-cell-mediated inflammatory diseases. The molecular mechanism by which this probiotic works remains elusive, but accumulating evidence indicates that it may modulate immune cell responses. Human intestinal surface is home to a complex and abundant bacterial flora that plays an important role in the maintenance of the health and well-being of the host. This microflora promotes normal gastrointestinal functions, protects against pathogenic bacteria, and exerts beneficial effects on systemic metabolism.

 

LACTOBACILLUS ACIDOPHILUS AND BIFIDOBACTERIUM LACTIS

Lactobacillus_AcidophilusThese probiotics boost your immune system’s defense against yeast infection, especially Candida Albicans. They fight off harmful bacteria and fungi such as Salmonella, E. Coli, and Staphylococcus Aureus. The probiotics control intestinal infections and reduce the potential of diarrhea. They also help relieve chronic constipation and have now been proven to help lower cholesterol and boost heart health.These remarkable probiotics guard over the health of your entire digestive tract. Billions of acidophilus organisms are needed to fortify your immune system. They also crowd out harmful bacteria and make it nearly impossible for them to enter your blood stream.

 

LACTOBACILLUS PLANTARUM

Lactobacillus_PlantarumLactobacillus plantarum is a flexible and versatile species that is encountered in a variety of environmental niches, including some dairy, meat, and many vegetable or plant fermentations. Moreover, Lactobacillus plantarum is frequently encountered as a natural inhabitant of the human gastrointestinal (GI) tract and is marketed as a probiotic that may confer various health benefits. Animal research has shown that it decreases translocation and improves mucosal and liver status. It also improves the immunological status of mucosa and reduces mucosal inflammation. Lactobacillus plantarum also decreases abdominal bloating in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.

 

LACTOBACILLUS LACTIS

Lactobacillus_LactisLactobacillus lactis is one of the most important micro-organisms involved in the dairy industry, being a common leaven used in the making of many dairy products. Lactobacillus lactis is a gram-positive bacteria used extensively in the production of buttermilk and cheese.This probiotic bacterium may favorably alter the intestinal microflora balance, inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria, promote good digestion, boost immune fu ction, and increase resistance to infection.

 

BIFIDOBACTERIUM BIFIDUM

Bifidobacterium_BifidumBifidobacterium bifidum is essential for helping you balance intestinal flora after antibiotic therapy. It helps protect against diarrhea and other intestinal infections. Bifidobacterium bifidum is also used to help fight numerous digestive disorders and liver infections. When you take antibiotics, healthy bacteria in your intestines are destroyed. This amazing probiotic quickly replaces beneficial bacteria and gets you back on the path to a better health fast.

 

BIFIDOBACTERIUM LONGUM

Bifidobacterium_LongumBifidobacterium longum attaches to the intestinal walls and crowds out unfriendly bacteria and yeasts to prevent them from colonizing. It also produces lactic and acetic acids that lower the pH levels of the intestines to prevent bad bacteria growth. This is the probiotic that regulates the acid content of your digestive tract. By keeping the pH balance hostile to “bad” bacteria they don’t have a chance to colonize and destroy the health of your gut. Bifidobacterium longum is also essential for breaking down carbohydrates, an important and critical task since most of us eat too many carbs!

 

ADVERSE REACTIONS

To date we are aware of no adverse reactions or drug interactions related to Essential GlycoProbiotic. As with any botanically derived product there is the chance of unforeseen adverse reactions. Persons with known allergies to any ingredient used in Essential GlycoProbiotic should avoid taking it. Minor reactions such as allergic skin rash, stomach discomfort, or diarrhea may rarely occur. If a suspected adverse reaction does occur, the product should be discontinued and medical advice sought. The medical literature relating to such reactions are quite rare, and when they do occur, are mild and cease when use is discontinued. If suspected side effects do occur consult your health care practitioner for further advice.

 

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Women who are pregnant, lactating, or about to become pregnant should not take this product. Children under the age of 12 years should not take this product. Those persons with a known hypersensitivity or allergy to any of the component ingredients should avoid taking the product. If there is any doubt with regard to this, consult with your regular healthcare provider.

 

FDA REQUIRED DISCLAIMER

The products and the claims made about specific products on or through this document have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration and are not approved to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. The information provided in this brochure is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging. You should not use the information in this brochure for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment. You should consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.