Probiotic Health Booster Micro Organisms (1 litre)
“All disease begins in the gut” Hippocrates
No matter how good your diet is, or what other products you take, your body cannot function 100% optimally without the correct balance of beneficial bacteria
100% Natural & GMO Free Probiotic, packed with good health
Balances Gut Flora
Ensures Maximum Nutrition from Food
Improving the uptake of nutrition and minerals from food
Assists with Digestive & Stomach Problems
Increases immunity and fights infection
100% Natural juices
EM Probiotics assist in the prevention of the build-up of harmful bacteria caused by stress
Reduces and helps prevent Candida
(500 ml Radiant Health Probiotic is from the same manufacturer is also available at this website) – contains no additives, ready to drink
Dosage and Directions:
Adults: 3 Tablespoons per day (1 Tablespoon = 15ml)
Children: 3 Teaspoons per day (1 Teaspoon = 5ml)
Recommended – take 3/4 hour before breakfast
Ingredients: 100% Natural Fruit juices, Kelp, Molasses, Sodium Chloride, Purified and Structured Water. EM Food Grade Beneficial Cultures.
Species: Bifidobacterium animalis, B. bifidum, B. longum, Lactobacillus acidophilus, L. buchneri, L. bulgaricus, L. casei, L. delbrueckii, L. fermentum, L. plantarum, Lactococcus diacetylactis, L. lactis, Streptococcus thermophilus., Bacillus subtilis, Saccharomyces cerevisiae
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The reason for EM’s efficacy is not the number of microbes present in the product but, rather the number of microbial species. EM closely mirrors the natural range of microbes that are found in our soils and naturally grown foods, which, as a result of chemical farming, pesticides etc, we no longer receive naturally through our diets. The basic groups of micro-organisms in Health Booster are lactic acid bacteria (commonly found in yogurt, cheeses), yeast (bread, beer), and phototrophic bacteria
The second brain
The neurons in the gut are so innumerable that many scientists are now calling the totality of them “the second brain”
You may be surprised to find out that an estimated 80 to 90 percent of the amount of serotonin in your body is manufactured by the nerve cells in your gut. In fact, The gut’s brain makes more serotonin – the master happiness molecule – than the brain in your head does
Many neurologists and psychiatrists are now realizing that this may be one reason why antidepressants are often less effective in treating depression than other methods
Further information: The human body contains tens of trillions of bacteria. There are, in fact, ten times more bacteria in the human body than there are human cells.
Prior to the industrial revolution humans would get all the natural bacteria they need from the vegetables and meats that they ate. Today, chemical farming and the use of pesticides have depleted the bacteria from the soils to a huge extent, limiting the ‘good’ bacteria we get through our foods. Without these bacteria, the body cannot function optimally, disease resistance is lowered and one cannot correctly use the nutrition from food. To make matters worse, use of antibiotics can virtually eradicate the good bacteria in your gut. (ANTI – against BIOTIC – life)
Antibiotics during infancy have long-term effects on your gut diversity and are associated with chronic conditions in adulthood
Probiotics and Autism: Amazing Research You Should See By Alison Potter
While there are genetic and environmental factors influencing the development of autism, scientific findings have shown promising results from introduction of probiotics into autism research.
The nonprofit Autism Speaks funded a Gut-Brain Research Initiative seeking to identify possible links between bacteria in the gut and autism spectrum disorder in an attempt to show the efficacy of probiotics in treating ASD.
Preliminary findings show that children with ASD did have unusual species or imbalances of gut bacteria, says Dr. Ruth Ann Luna, microbial geneticist and director of the study.
This finding is significant in that beneficial gut bacteria, or probiotics, are necessary for healthy immune system function, and imbalances and harmful bacteria affect both the brain and body.
Four specific organisms associated with autism were discovered in the stool samples of children with autism in the study and include Sarcina ventriculi, Barnesiella intestihominis, Clostridium bartlettii, and Clostridium bolteae. Those harmful bacteria were not present in the stools of the their “unaffected” siblings.
Children need a healthy gut for proper immune development and function, to regulate inflammation, to support proper development, and to possibly treat autism or prevent its development, says Dr. Sonya Doherty, a naturopathic specialist in treating autism spectrum disorder. Doherty recommends pharmaceutical probiotics with very high levels of healthy bacteria for children with autism äóî 15 billion to 30 billion micro-organisms a day.
According to their published research in the journal Cell, Baylor College of Medicine neuroscientists discovered possible evidence linking missing healthy gut bacteria to autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
Comment: It is a little ironic that Autism Speaks is looking at a gut-brain connection in children who have autism. Could this be the same gut-brain connection that Andrew Wakefield suggested? In any case we can hope probiotics can ease some of the suffering of these affected children.
….. and another interesting article :
Dan Knights works on a growing new frontier in medicine: the microbiome. He’s on a team of researchers at the University of Minnesota trying to better understand the microbes living in and on your body and the complex system in which they function.The latest research shows your gut microbiome has a profound connection to a number of diseases and issues facing humans today: Diabetes, Crohn’s disease, obesity, asthma, allergies and other autoimmune diseases. While scientists have believed these bugs played a role in our overall health, it was only recently that they were able to get an in-depth look.
Broad-spectrum antibiotics are designed to wipe out bacteria in the body, including good strains
Knights said he has taken some actions in his life to reflect what he knows about gut health: He is cautious about antibiotic use in his children and doesn’t worry as much about them sharing food or playing in the dirt.
This is a drastic shift for a gut to handle and researchers believe it has long-term health consequences, particularly when it occurs early in life. While the gut can rebound, the recovery period or incomplete recovery can be a problem, Knights said.
“Previous studies showed links between antibiotic use and unbalanced gut bacteria, and others showed links between unbalanced gut bacteria and adult disease, Knights said. “Over the past year we synthesized hundreds of studies and found evidence of strong correlations between antibiotic use, changes in gut bacteria, and disease in adulthood.”