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What’s new at BioImmersion?

September 18, 2018

Dear Friends

What’s new at BioImmersion?   Plenty!  And, we are very excited to share the good news this week.  First, we are almost done updating all the labels.  Thank you, Hovie Hawk, our amazing website and label art designer who we think has done a beautiful job! Secondly, we continually seek out and incorporate into our formulas more powerful plant materials and bio-available nutriceuticals. Our proprietary blends of naturally occuring, whole probiotics, complete with their supernatant and ORNs are better than ever. We have been working in the last two years with our scientists and researchers to advance and update our formulations according to the latest scientific findings.

As ususal, we are not trendy or commercial – we hold firm to scientific research and formulate accordingly.

Here is a glimpse of four advanced formulas.  I’ll expand on them in the coming weeks.

(1)  GLUCOSINOLATES & SULFORAPHANES:  Organic Broccoli Sprouts

  • This product advances the Cruciferous Sprout Complex, with six timesthe potency of sulforaphane potential.
  • Glucosinolate is the precursor molecule to glucoraphanin which is the precursor to sulforaphanes.
  • Sulforaphes enhance detoxication of aflatoxins, the most dangerous of mold toxins, and air-borne pollutions, and is a major inducer of phanse 2 detoxication enzymes for liver detox.

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(2)  ENERGY:  Plant Ultra Minerals with Apple Extract

  • Our proprietary blend of ancient plant minerals and apple extract has been clinically testedto increase ATP levels by enhancing mitochondrial ATP production.
  • Resistance training with healthy males saw increases in their strength and endurance while taking this product.
  • Supplementation with our Energyblend of ancient peat minerals and apple extract enhanced resistance training-induced skeletal muscle hypertrophy without affecting fat mass or blood chemistry of rhese healthy males.

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(3)  No. 7 Systemic Booster:  The New Longevity

  • The new longevity: In research, aging is linked to a variety of chronic illnesses that occur due to a continual inflammatory state in the body, which accelerates stem cells’ deterioration and ultimately lessens our ability to regenerate. 
  • The No 7 combination of Polyphenols (from high active berries, fruit, veggies, and greens), Fibers, Prebiotic, B12, Fructo Borate, Folate, Chromium, and the new blend of naturally occurring whole Probiotics with their Supernatant and ORNs offer potent calming nutrients and rejuvination.
  • The No 7 boosts many systems in the body: the GI Tract, Urogenital, Osteo-skeletal, Cardiovascular, Brain and Neurological, Detoxification, Metabolic, Digestive, and Energy.

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(4)  High ORAC Synbiotic:  Post Antibiotic Care

  • The High ORAC is 10 times more potent with Total ORAC of 40,000ppm! The advanced formula’s Polyphenols re-energize our bodies by boosting nitric oxide levels in the blood; stimulate antioxidant activity while reducing ROS; improve cellular oxygen consumption.
  • The new naturally occuring whole probiotics with Supernatant and ORNs create a more acidic ph balance in the gut, allowing a better growth of good organisms while creating an antimircrobial effect that protects the GI tract membrane from opportinistic pathogen- e.g., Candida.
  • Since antibiotics often unbalance the microbiome (GI Tract) resulting in overgrowth of yeast in the gut and vagina, we have chosen plant extracts that have antimicrobial properties, and together with the probiotic, reduce pathogenic populations, calm the GI, and restore normal balance to the microbiome.

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References:

  • Zhang, Y., Kensler, T. W., Cho, C. G., Posner, G. H., & Talalay, P. (1994). Anticarcinogenic activities of sulforaphane and structurally related synthetic norbornyl isothiocyanates. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 91(8), 3147-3150.
  • Zhang, Y., & Tang, L. (2007). Discovery and development of sulforaphane as a cancer chemopreventive phytochemical. Acta pharmacologica Sinica, 28(9), 1343-1354.
  • Don James, Sridevi Devaraj, Prasad Bellur, Shantala Lakkanna, John Vicini and Sekhar Boddupalli, Novel concepts of broccoli sulforaphanes and disease: induction of phase II antioxidant and detoxification enzymes by enhanced‐glucoraphanin broccoli, Nutrition Reviews, 70, 11, (654-665), (2012).
  • Joy, J. M., Falcone, P. H., Vogel, R. M., Mosman, M. M., Kim, M. P., & Moon, J. R. (2015). Supplementation with a proprietary blend of ancient peat and apple extract may improve body composition without affecting hematology in resistance-trained men. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 40(11), 1171-1177.
  • Joy, J. M., Vogel, R. M., Moon, J. R., Falcone, P. H., Mosman, M. M., Pietrzkowski, Z., … & Kim, M. P. (2016). Ancient peat and apple extracts supplementation may improve strength and power adaptations in resistance trained men. BMC complementary and alternative medicine, 16(1), 224.
  • Moco, S., Martin, F. P. J., & Rezzi, S. (2012). Metabolomics view on gut microbiome modulation by polyphenol-rich foods. Journal of proteome research11(10), 4781-4790.http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/pr300581s.
  • Duda-Chodak, A., Tarko, T., Satora, P., & Sroka, P. (2015). Interaction of dietary compounds, especially polyphenols, with the intestinal microbiota: a review. European journal of nutrition54(3), 325-341. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00394-015-0852-y
  • Federico, A., Morgillo, F., Tuccillo, C., Ciardiello, F., & Loguercio, C. (2007). Chronic inflammation and oxidative stress in human carcinogenesis. International Journal of Cancer, 121(11), 2381-2386.

Sincerely yours,

Seann

We have developed our products based on scientific research and/or the practical experience of many healthcare practitioners. There is a growing body of literature on food based nutrition and supplements and their application in support of our health. Please use our products under the advisement of your doctor.

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Federico et al. in their research paper, Federico, A., Morgillo, F., Tuccillo, C., Ciardiello, F., & Loguercio, C. (2007). Chronic inflammation and oxidative stress in human carcinogenesis.  International Journal of Cancer, 121(11), 2381-2386, state that a wide array of chronic inflammatory conditions predispose susceptible cells to neoplastic transformation.

Inflammatory condition occurs when the generation of free radicals and active inter-mediates in a system exceeds the system’s ability to neutralize and eliminate them.  Reactive intermediates of oxygen and nitrogen may directly oxidze DNA, or may interfere with DNA repair.

The above link takes you to this review which focuses on some of these intricate events by discussing the relationships occurring among oxidative/nitrosative/metabolic stress, inflammation and cancer.

You can see now when contemplating on the features and benefits of our products outlined above that they have major applications for this chronic inflammation condition and its down stream consequences.

 

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Living Well, Dying Well

September 17, 2018
Dear Friends

We are happy to share with you the Fielding University Press publication of a new book by Dr. Judith Stevens-Long and our BioImmersion’s president, Dr. Dohrea Bardell: Living Well, Dying Well:  A practical guide to choices, costs, and consequences.Living Well Dying Well

  • Attitudes to death and dying are changing in the United States. Today, we are living longer, yet with the acute awareness
    that what we do now will affect our remaining time.
  • Prompted by a big push from baby boomers, our society is moving towards a culture that provides a greater array of positive choices in the final phase of our lives.
  • This should inspire all of us to find new ways to create joy and comfort until the very last moment of life.
  • Written by Social Sciences Professor Dr. Judy Stevens-Long, author of the bestselling book Adult Life, with Dr. Dohrea Bardell, a Fellow at the Institute for Social Innovation, this book contains all the information you need to ensure that the last years of your life, or the life of someone you love, will be as satisfying, comfortable, and as productive as possible.

You can find the book on Amazon: click here.

Sincerely yours,

Seann

We have developed our products based on scientific research and/or the practical experience of many healthcare practitioners. There is a growing body of literature on food based nutrition and supplements and their application in support of our health. Please use our products under the advisement of your doctor.

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We are proud to announce the Fielding University Press publication of Living Well, Dying Well by our very own Judy Stevens-Long, written with Fielding alumna Dohrea Bardell.

The book is one of the first to document how attitudes to death and dying are changing in North America. Now that we are living longer, it is increasingly common for people to have a frank conversation about their end-of-life wishes with partners and loved ones.

Judy and Dohrea set out to support and encourage that conversation with a wealth of information about end-of-life choices, hospice care, legal and financial issues, and beliefs in the afterlife, as well as wellness strategies that can fill the final phase of our lives with joy and comfort.

Written for both an academic as well as a general trade audience, Living Well, Dying Well: A practical guide to choices, costs, and consequences is now available worldwide from Amazon by clicking this link.

Please join us in congratulating Judy and Dohrea with the publication of this groundbreaking book—and please spread the word in your community of practice.

Kind regards,

Monique Snowden
Gerald Porter
Jean-Pierre Isbouts

 

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Dear Friends

Our Cranberry Pomegranate Synbiotic embodies a high potency and powerful ability for all sorts of bladder and UTI issues. But the combination of supernatant with ORNs, probiotics, cranberries, and pomegranates do so much more!

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The phytonutrients are more concentrated, standardize to 6% quinic acid for the cranberry and 40% punicalagins for the pomegranate extract.

There are now five different organisms of probiotics in the formula. We grow them as whole organisms with their supernatant and ORNs.  We selected organisms that have a natural antimicrobial abilities against hospital generated infections.

The supernatant component of the product is much more comprehensive, dramatically enhancing its benefits.  It has our typical famous metabolites of the Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus plus the metabolites of our added three more organisms, five all together! Supernatant contains the food fermentation by-products (metabolites) that include lactic acids, amino acids, folates, bacterocins, biosurfactants and various beneficial enzymes such as bile salts hydrolase and lactase.  And of course, the supernatant also has the ORNs (oligoribnucleotides- their shorter chains of microRNAs), which prime the immune system and activate the rapid growth of these powerful probiotic organisms.

The prebiotic per capsule is 100mg of organic chicory root inulin (the total amount of ingredients per capsule is 500mg). Since our probiotics wake up much more rapidly due to complete sets of ORNs, they need food to grow.

In research, these ingredients show a reduction, not only, to the risk of UTI associated conditions but for both colon and breast cancers as well.

  • Vaginal eubiosis- Vaginal eubiosis is characterised by beneficial lactobacillus-dominated microbiota. In contrast, vaginal dysbiosis (e.g. bacterial vaginosis, BV), characterized by an overgrowth of multiple anaerobes, is associated with an increased risk of adverse urogenital and reproductive health outcomes.  The Lactobaccilus sp. in our Cranberry Pomegranate Synbiotic are strong lactic acid producers.
  • Biosurfactants- The role of Lactobacillusspecies in the female urogenital tract as a barrier to infection is of considerable interest.  These organisms are believed to contribute to the control of vaginal microbiota by competing with other micro-organisms for adherence to epithelial cells and by producing biosurfactants (Rodrigues, L. et al., 2006).  The good probiotics in this formula have demonstrated the ability to produce mucins as biosurfactants against bacterial, fungal and viral pathogens.
  • Cancer Protection Support- Ou, J et al. (2012) in their paper, Association between low colonic short-chain fatty acids and high bile acid in high colon cancer risk populations, proposed that the influence of diet on colon cancer risk is mediated by the microbiota.  Their results suggested that the higher risk of colon cancer in Americans may be partly explained by their high-fat and high-protein, low complex carbohydrate diet, which produces colonic residues that promote microbes such as Clostridia and E. coli to produce potentially carcinogenic secondary bile acids and less antineoplastic SCFAs.  Our collection of good bacteria in this formula are SCFA producers and secondary bile acids reducers as you can see with one of their metabolites being the enzyme bile salts hydrolase.  These good bugs also put out bacterocins agains Clostridiaand E. coli.
  • Breast Cancer- Costarelli, V., and Sanders, T.A.B. (2002) found that the mean plasma secondary bile salt derivative DCA concentration were 52% higher in patients  with breast cancer compared with controls.  Reducing gut levels of DCA will reduce plasma levels.  Thereby, reducing this risk factor.
  • Colon Cancer- AJouz, H., Mukherjui, D., and Shamseddine, A. in their 2014 research paper stated that bile acids going into the intestines stimulate growth in the colon of Clostridia which convert primary to secondary bile acids, and secondary bile acids that were shown to be carcinogenic.   Hence the important of our good bugs that produce bacterocins to reduce Clostridial populations.
  • Animal Fat-Rich Diets- There is increasing evidence (Barrasa, J.I. et al. 2013) that the continous exposure to certain hydrophobic bile acids, due to a fat-rich diet may induce oxidative DNA damage that, in turn, may lead to colorectal carcinogenesis.

References

  • Tachedjian, G., Aldunate, M., Bradshaw, C. S., & Cone, R. A. (2017). The role of lactic acid production by probiotic Lactobacillus species in vaginal health. Research in microbiology, 168(9-10), 782-792. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0923250817300839?via%3Dihub
  • Rodrigues, L., Banat, I. M., Teixeira, J., & Oliveira, R. (2006). Biosurfactants: potential applications in medicine. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 57(4), 609-618. https://academic.oup.com/jac/article/57/4/609/669417
  • Ou, J., DeLany, J. P., Zhang, M., Sharma, S., & O’Keefe, S. J. (2012). Association between low colonic short-chain fatty acids and high bile acids in high colon cancer risk populations. Nutrition and cancer, 64(1), 34-40.
  • Costarelli, V., & Sanders, T. A. B. (2002). Plasma deoxycholic acid concentration is elevated in postmenopausal women with newly diagnosed breast cancer. European journal of clinical nutrition, 56(9), 925.  https://www.nature.com/articles/1601396
  • Ajouz, H., Mukherji, D., & Shamseddine, A. (2014). Secondary bile acids: an underrecognized cause of colon cancer. World journal of surgical oncology, 12(1), 164.
  • Barrasa, J. I., Olmo, N., Lizarbe, M. A., & Turnay, J. (2013). Bile acids in the colon, from healthy to cytotoxic molecules. Toxicology in Vitro, 27(2), 964-977.

Sincerely yours,

Seann

We have developed our products based on scientific research and/or the practical experience of many healthcare practitioners. There is a growing body of literature on food based nutrition and supplements and their application in support of our health. Please use our products under the advisement of your doctor.

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Cranberry consumption has shown prophylactic effects against urinary tract infections (UTI).  Anti-adhesive activity of cranberry phenolic compounds and their microbial-drived metabolites against uropathogenic Escherichia coli in bladder epithelial cell cultures

González de Llano, D., Esteban-Fernández, A., Sánchez-Patán, F., Martínlvarez, P. J., Moreno-Arribas, M., & Bartolomé, B. (2015). Anti-adhesive activity of cranberry phenolic compounds and their microbial-derived metabolites against uropathogenic Escherichia coli in bladder epithelial cell cultures. International journal of molecular sciences, 16(6), 12119-12130.

In the study sited below data indicated that both pomegranate aril and peel extracts have an effective antimicrobial activity, as evidenced by the inhibitory effect on the bacterial growth of two important human pathogens, including Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli.

Pagliarulo, C., De Vito, V., Picariello, G., Colicchio, R., Pastore, G., Salvatore, P., & Volpe, M. G. (2016). Inhibitory effect of pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) polyphenol extracts on the bacterial growth and survival of clinical isolates of pathogenic Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli. Food chemistry, 190, 824-831. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2015.06.028

 

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Powerful UTI Care

July 31, 2018

Dear Friends

Cranberry Pomegranate Synbiotic is back!  And it is more powerful with a broad specturm anti-microbial ability.

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The raw materials are the same, but more powerful, and with supernatant from each of the probiotics plus their individual ORNs.

We standardized the Cranberry concentrate at 6%.  The 6% is refers to its amount of quinic acid, key for UTI issues.  The pomegranate is standardized at 40% with its punicalagins, offering more intensive anti-microibal, anti-oxidants, and cancer support. The probiotics work synergistically with the extracts, breaking them down into shorter phenolic molecules, which means they are bio-available to do their various tasks.

We have five probiotics now, with  newly added  L. bulgaricus and S. thermophilus.  The supernatant contains the metabolites of  L. bulgaricus and S. thermophilus, L. casei, L. acidophilus, and B. longum, including their ORNs (oligoribonucleotides).

Our new blend of naturally occurring whole probiotic organisms is grown to fully retain their oligoribonucleotides (ORNs) and mixed with their metabolites from their culture supernatant. The cultures are now able to grow faster without any delay (the term in microbiology is ‘lag-time’), and because of that they are more effective and generate a healthier microbiome balance.

This new Cranberry Pomegranate Synbiotic combines the power of our Supernatant Synbiotic and the LactORN Synbiotic products. With the polyphenol concentrates, the formula is truly a powerhouse for UTI care.

Sincerely yours,

Seann

We have developed our products based on scientific research and/or the practical experience of many healthcare practitioners. There is a growing body of literature on food based nutrition and supplements and their application in support of our health. Please use our products under the advisement of your doctor.

Green Facts:

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Cranberry consumption has shown prophylactic effects against urinary tract infections (UTI).  Anti-adhesive activity of cranberry phenolic compounds and their microbial-drived metabolites against uropathogenic Escherichia coli in bladder epithelial cell cultures

González de Llano, D., Esteban-Fernández, A., Sánchez-Patán, F., Martínlvarez, P. J., Moreno-Arribas, M., & Bartolomé, B. (2015). Anti-adhesive activity of cranberry phenolic compounds and their microbial-derived metabolites against uropathogenic Escherichia coli in bladder epithelial cell cultures. International journal of molecular sciences, 16(6), 12119-12130.

In the study sited below data indicated that both pomegranate aril and peel extracts have an effective antimicrobial activity, as evidenced by the inhibitory effect on the bacterial growth of two important human pathogens, including Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli.

Pagliarulo, C., De Vito, V., Picariello, G., Colicchio, R., Pastore, G., Salvatore, P., & Volpe, M. G. (2016). Inhibitory effect of pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) polyphenol extracts on the bacterial growth and survival of clinical isolates of pathogenic Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli. Food chemistry, 190, 824-831. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2015.06.028

 

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Dear Friends

The Fructo Borate Complex is back!!!

FB old BtlHere are some of the reasons why Fructo Borate is important:

Fructo Borate Complex is a plant form of the mineral boron that is based on how boron is found in plants— a covalently bound boron to plant carbohydrate.  When boron is not tightly bound, it can become toxic in our gut as it forms boric acid.

In the Fructo Borate, each boron ion is strongly bound to two plant – fructose molecules.  Therefore it passed into the systemic circulation without disassociating with its carbohydrate bond.  Preventing it from turning into boric acid in the gut.

Boron is considered to be a master mineral and is a co-factor in many metabolic functions.  Each capsule provides 6 mg of elemental boron.  In areas of the world where boron dietary intakes usually were 1mg or less/day, the estimated incidence of arthritis ranged from 20% to 70%.  On the other hand, in areas of the world where boron dietary intakes were usually 3mg to 10mg, the estimated incidence of arthritis ranged from 0% to 10% (Newnham, R.E., 1994).

In Nothing boring about boron, Pizzorno (2015) nicely summarizes some of boron’s many benefits: (1) is essential for the growth and maintenance of bone; (2) greatly improves wound healing; (3) beneficially impacts the body’s use of estrogen, testosterone, and vitamin D; (4) boosts magnesium absorption; (5) reduces levels of inflammatory biomarkers, such as high-sensitivity C-reactive protein and TNF alpha; (6) raises levels of antioxidant enzymes, such as SOD, catalase, and glutathione peroxidase; (7) protects against pesticide-induced oxidative stress and heavy-metal toxicity; (8) improves the brains electrical activity, cognitive performance, and short-term memory for elders; (9) influences the formation and activity of key biomolescules, such as SAM-e and NAD+; (10) has demonstrated preventive and therapeutic effects in a number of cancers, such as prostate, cervical, and lung cancers, and multiple and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma; and (11) may help ameliorate the adverse effects of traditional chemotherapeutic agents.

References:


Sincerely yours,

Seann

We have developed our products based on scientific research and/or the practical experience of many healthcare practitioners. There is a growing body of literature on food based nutrition and supplements and their application in support of our health. Please use our products under the advisement of your doctor.

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Boron is one of the most important minerals in our diet.  How are your boron levels?

The average American’s boron levels are 1 mg/day; and, many studies have shown that the benefits to be derived from boron intake don’t occur until levels of 3 mg/day and above are achieved (Price et al., 2012).

 

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