Healthy Aging Support

Dear Friends

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The Original Synbiotic is a daily probiotic for the whole family.

The Original probiotics are researched pedigreed strains of lactic acid bacteria that support the development of a healthy GI tract microbiome.

A healthy gut microbiome is dependent on strong and proven probiotics, such as the Original strains. The Original Synbiotic provides a powerful symbiotic combination of Lactobacillus acidophilus (ATCC 4356), Streptococcus thermophilus (ATCC 19258), Lactobacillus plantarum (ATCC 8014), Lactobacillus rhamnosus (ATCC 7469) and Bifidobacterium longum (ATCC 15707).

Our chosen probiotics are foundational ATCC strains shown in research to work together with human cells to perform many functions in the body. For example, these probiotic strains help the digestive system, support and balance the immune system, and enhance our nervous system by producing neurotransmitters. They reinforce the GI barrier function to protect us from xenobiotics and pathogens, even binding heavy metals. Moreover, they neutralize carcinogens such as those caused by heterocyclic amines found in blackened meat and elements such as nitrosamines in sausage. By acidifying the epithelial membrane, they enable the absorption of minerals such as calcium and magnesium more readily. And lastly, our chosen strains also support the important task of daily regularity (Syngia et al., 2016; Hardy et al., 2013; Figueroa‐González et al., 2011; Ng et al., 2009).

The Original Synbiotic suggested daily dose: one tsp daily.

Of the many beneficial functions needed to be performed by our probiotic friends, colonizing the GI tract membrane and thereby protecting from our body from pathogens and xenobiotics, is very important. Check out these studies on colonization (Toscano et al., 2017; Underwood et al., 2015; Panigrahi et al., 2008; De Champs et al., 2003; Sarem- Damerdji et al., 1995).

See the Original Synbiotic Monograph.

References:

  • De Champs, C., Maroncle, N., Balestrino, Damien., Rich, C., Forestier, C. (2003). Persistence of Colonization of Intestinal Mucosa by A Probiotic Strain, Lactobacillus casei subsp rhamnosus Lcr35, after Oran Consumption. J Com Microbiol; 41(3): 1270-1273.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC150315/
  • Figueroa‐González, I., Quijano, G., Ramírez, G., & Cruz‐Guerrero, A. (2011). Probiotics and prebiotics—perspectives and challenges. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 91(8), 1341-1348.
  • Hardy, H., Harris, J., Lyon, E., Beal, J., & Foey, A. D. (2013). Probiotics, prebiotics and immunomodulation of gut mucosal defences: homeostasis and immunopathology. Nutrients, 5(6), 1869-1912.
  • Ng, S. C., Hart, A. L., Kamm, M. A., Stagg, A. J., & Knight, S. C. (2009). Mechanisms of action of probiotics: recent advances. Inflammatory bowel diseases, 15(2), 300-310.
  • Panigrahi, P., Pradhan, L., Mohapatra, S.S., Misra, P.R., Johnson, J.A., Chaudhry, R., Taylor, S., Hanse, N.I., Gewolb, I.H. (2008). Long-term colonization of a Lactobacillus plantarum synbiotic preparation in the neonatal gut. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr; 47(1):45-53. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18607268
  • Sarem-Damerdji, L., Sarem, F., Marchal, L., Micolas, J.P. (1995). In vitro colonization ability of human colon mucosa by exogenous Lactobacillus strains. FEMS Microbiology Letters; 131(2):133-137. https://academic.oup.com/femsle/article-abstract/131/2/133/524865/In-vitro-colonization-ability-of-human-colon?redirectedFrom=PDF
  • Syngai, G. G., Gopi, R., Bharali, R., Dey, S., Lakshmanan, G. A., & Ahmed, G. (2016). Probiotics-the versatile functional food ingredients. Journal of food science and technology, 53(2), 921-933. doi:  10.1007/s13197-015-2011-0
  • Toscano, M., De Grandi, R., Stronati, L., De Vecchi, E., & Drago, L. (2017). Effect of Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 and Bifidobacterium longum BB536 on the healthy gut microbiota composition at phyla and species level: A preliminary study. World journal of gastroenterology, 23(15), 2696.
  • Underwood, M. A., German, J. B., Lebrilla, C. B., & Mills, D. A. (2015). Bifidobacterium longum subspecies infantis: champion colonizer of the infant gut. Pediatric research, 77, 229.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4350908/

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:

Globe_Home 3In today’s world the level of assault on our bodies from pollution, pathogens, and stress is so high that we need powerful food supplements.  Our bodies, after all, know exactly what and how to utilize food for therapeutic purposes.

At BioImmersion, we created the Therapeutic Food Supplement line with a new medical framework in mind: the power and intelligence of food. Our Therapeutic Foods are indeed potent food supplements that behave intelligenly in the body – repairing, healing, protecting and preventing.

 

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Weight-Less

September 22, 2017

Dear Friends                                                                                                                                                      WL Low Cropped Jpeg

Recent research has shown the link between chronic hyperglycemia, oxidative stress, and weight gain. Hyperglycemia puts our body into a state of oxidative stress, which leads to many pathologies such as diabetes mellitus, obesity, cancer, and cardiovascular diseases (Domingueti et al., 2016).

Ingredients of Weight-Less per capsule

  • 7-Keto DHEA- 25mg (helps to burn fat)
  • 2 Brown Seaweed extracts- 200mg (help to lower and prevent high blood sugar levels, offers a strong anti-inflammatory, and supports weight loss)

Take 1 – 2 capsules of Weight-less one-half hour before meals, especially important before your carbohydrate (or meat) laden meals.* (See Green Facts on meat and diabetes)

Food Science

The ingredients in Weight-less have been shown to reduce both the states of hyperglycemia and oxidative stress. The Kelp and Bladderwrack polyphenol extracts (phlorotannins) offer organic-certified bioactive ingredients that (1) act on amylase and glucosidase enzymes to optimize post-meal blood glucose and insulin responses and (2) demonstrate that they have a high total antioxidant activity as verified by the Total ORAC 6.0 assay.

The phenols in the kelp and bladderwrack have superior antioxidant activity – a neutralizing effect – on the primary free radical superoxide anion. Superoxide  anion is known as the “mother of  free radicals” because  it also can become a hydroxyl ROS, a nitrogen RNS and a hydrogen peroxide ROS.

Thus, Weight-Less helps prevent post-meal hyperglycemia and has a direct scavenging action on excess free radical generation.  The key is not to totally neutralize all free radical activity but to bring about a healthy redox homeostasis.

References:

  • Domingueti, C. P., Dusse, L. M. S. A., das Graças Carvalho, M., de Sousa, L. P., Gomes, K. B., & Fernandes, A. P. (2016). Diabetes mellitus: The linkage between oxidative stress, inflammation, hypercoagulability and vascular complications. Journal of diabetes and its complications, 30(4), 738-745.
  • Hulsmans, M., & Holvoet, P. (2010). The vicious circle between oxidative stress and inflammation in atherosclerosis. Journal of cellular and molecular medicine, 14(1‐2), 70-78.
  • InterAct Consortium. (2013). Association between dietary meat consumption and incident type 2 diabetes: the EPIC-InterAct study. Diabetologia, 56(1), 47-59
  • Gutowski, M., & Kowalczyk, S. (2013). A study of free radical chemistry: their role and pathophysiological significance. Acta Biochimica Polonica, 60(1), 1-16.
  • Valko, M., Rhodes, C., Moncol, J., Izakovic, M. M., & Mazur, M. (2006). Free radicals, metals and antioxidants in oxidative stress-induced cancer. Chemico-biological interactions, 160(1), 1-40.

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:

Globe_Home 3High meat intake is also shown in research to generate oxidatative stress and hyperglacemia. We will discuss this in another email but meanwhile, see Dr. Greger’s informative video on Why is meat a risk factor for diabetes?
 

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Foundational Probiotics

September 5, 2017

Dear Friends

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What makes the BioImmersion probiotics so effective?

The Original Synbiotic Formula offers foundational bacterial organisms with a long history. These species were originally  researched by Metchnikoff, have a rich scientific historicity behind them, used as fermenting agents in different societies, and are now packaged in our Original Synbiotic formula.

No wonder we call them pedigreed strains—they have been shown for centuries to bring health building benefits to the human body.  The Original Synbiotic provides a powerful symbiotic combination of Lactobacillus acidophilus (ATCC 4356), Streptococcus thermophilus (ATCC 19258), Lactobacillus plantarum (ATCC 8014), Lactobacillus rhamnosus (ATCC 7469) and Bifidobacterium longum (ATCC 15707).

This is a comprehensive everyday formula to be used by the whole family.  It combines the five pedigreed human strains of lactic acid bacteria along with the prebiotic soluble fiber inulin, derived from organic chicory root.  The formula is dairy free, soy free, kosher, non GMO, and gluten free.*

Food Science

Syngai et al. (2016), Probiotic- the versatile functional food ingredient, summarize the potential health benefits derived from probiotics along with the versatility of their applications for human health as well as animal well-being.

Ilie Metchnikoff (Zoologist and Nobel Laureate who identified, named and researched probiotic bacteria) believed that consumption of the fermenting Lactobacillus positively influenced the microflora of the gut, decreasing the toxic microbial activity of the pathogenic bacterial population (Figueroa-Gonzalez et al. 2011; Sharma et al. 2012).

Syngai et al. (2016)  identiy the multiple modes of action by which probiotics can influence our health— (1) Enhancement of epithelial barrier function; (2) Increasing adhesion to intestinal epithelial cells; (3) Competitive exclusion of pathogenic microorganisms; (4) Production of antiomicrobial peptides; (5) Modulation of the immune system. And more.

Intestinal barrier function is maintained by several interrelated systems including mucus secretion, chloride and water secretion, and binding together of epithelial cells at their apical junctions by tight junction proteins (Ng et al., 2009).  Streptococcus thermophilus and Lactobacillus acidophilus have been found to limit chloride and water secretion which reversed the E. coli– induced chloride secretion by epithelial cells (Brown, 2011).  L. acidophilus and S. thermophilus individually or collectively maintain or stablilize other cytoskeleton structures like actin, AO-1, and occludin when disrupted by pathogenic bacteria (Ng et al. 2009).

Integral to the gut barrier defense is mucus, composed of mucins (MUC 2 and MUC 3), which are secreted from the goblet cells. Mucin polymerization provides the structural foundation of the mucus, granting protection from pathogens, enzymes, toxins, dehydration and abrasion. Lactobacillus plantarum and Lactobacillus rhamnosus have been shown to up-regulate production of intestinal mucins (MUC 2 and MUC 3), which subvert the adherence of the enteropathogenic bacterium Escherichia coli to intestinal epithelial cells, consequently preventing pathogenic bacterial translocation (Hardy et al. 2013).

References:

Brown, M. (2011). Modes of action of probiotics: recent developments. Journal of animal and Veterinary Advances, 10(14), 1895-1900.

Figueroa‐González, I., Quijano, G., Ramírez, G., & Cruz‐Guerrero, A. (2011). Probiotics and prebiotics—perspectives and challenges. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 91(8), 1341-1348.

Hardy, H., Harris, J., Lyon, E., Beal, J., & Foey, A. D. (2013). Probiotics, prebiotics and immunomodulation of gut mucosal defences: homeostasis and immunopathology. Nutrients, 5(6), 1869-1912.

Metchnikoff, I.I. (1907). The Prolongation of Life: Optimistic Studies. Springer Publishing Company.

Ng, S. C., Hart, A. L., Kamm, M. A., Stagg, A. J., & Knight, S. C. (2009). Mechanisms of action of probiotics: recent advances. Inflammatory bowel diseases, 15(2), 300-310.

Sharma SK, Joshi VK, Sharma S. Probiotics: concepts and applications in food. In: Joshi VK, Singh RS, editors. Food biotechnology: principles and practices. India: IK International Publishing House Pvt

Syngai, G. G., Gopi, R., Bharali, R., Dey, S., Lakshmanan, G. A., & Ahmed, G. (2016). Probiotics-the versatile functional food ingredients. Journal of food science and technology, 53(2), 921-933. doi:  10.1007/s13197-015-2011-0

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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Healthy Aging?

August 9, 2016

Dear Friends

As it stands, chronic degenerative diseases are prevalent, not only in the Western world, but also in countries that adopt our dietary habits. In fact, children born in the U.S. today may have a reduced long healthy life expectancy than their parents. This is the first generation with a potential decline in life expectancy (Olshansky, 2005).

How do we achieve health as we age?

Most deaths in the United States are preventable, and they are related to what we eat (Lenders, 2013).  Our Diet is the number-one cause of premature death and the number-one cause of disability (Murry, 2013).

Therapeutic Food Support for healthy aging

Phyto Power– 2 capsules daily
No. 7 Systemic Booster– 1 teaspoon daily
Ultra Minerals– 2 caspules daily

Food Science

Phyto Power supplies the phytonutrient power of multi-species of wild-crafted Alaskan blue berries and rosehips, and four species of dandelions picked in the wild.  This product is loaded with bioflavonoids (Dinstel, 2013).  Robust consumption of flavonoids reduces the risks of CVD, arthritis, diabetes and cancer (Hans, 2007).  They are antioxidants and anti-inflammatories. They work epigenetically. They prolong our cognitive functioning, protecting us against dementia and Alzheimers.  They protect against the diseases of aging (Han, 2007). Cultures that consume robust amounts of flavonoids and phytochemicals in their diet are cultures with robust longevity for its citizens as witnessed in the Blue Zones (see Green Facts below).

No. 7 Systemic Booster contains a higher potency proprietary blend of our pedigreed Bulgarian probiotic bacteria, plus an important fusion of organic whole fruits, berry extracts, chicory root soluble fiber with carefully selected complimentary nutriceuticals (including Vitamin D-3). A healthy Gi tract microbiome is essential to reducing chronic inflammation throughout the body including in conditions associated with muscular-skeletal disease and heart disease (Saini, 2010; Vitetta, 2013; DiRenzo, 2014).

Ultra Minerals brings into our body cold-water extracted from a pristine source of Mesozoic Vegetate a full spectrum of important plant-based elements and minerals in varying trace amounts, the majority of which are absent from our foods and mineral supplements currently on the market.  Plant-based minerals which are naturally chelated through plant root uptake and digestion.

Our human cells and the cells within our human microbiome have a long history conditioned early on in Deep Time to use earth’s multitude of minerals as necessary co-factors in our millions of biological pathways and processes.  See the Ultra Mineral Monograph.

The North American continent has had an average of 85% mineral depletion over the past 100 years — the worst of any other country in the world!  During the Past 100 Years by Continent: North America 85%, South America 76%, Asia 76%, Africa 74%, Europe 72%, Australia 55% (US Dept of Agriculture).

Bibliography:

  • Dinstel R.R., Cascio J., & Koukel S. (2013). The antioxidant level of Alaska’s wild berries: high, higher and highest. Int J Circumpolar Health;72 doi:10.3402/ijch.v7210.21188.
  • DiRienzo, D.B. (2014). Effect of probiotics on biomarkers of cardiovascular disease: implications for heart-healthy diets. Nutr Rev.;72(1):18-29.
  • Han et al. (2007). Meta-analysis: Dietary Polyphenols and their Biological Significance. Int J Mo Sci; 8(9): 950-988.
  • Lenders et al. (2013). A novel nutrition medicine education model: the Boston University experience. Adv Nutr. 4(1): 1-7.
  • Lilla, M.A. (2004). Plant pigments and their manipulation: Annual plant reviews; Vol. 14, Chapter 8. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing.
  • Murray et al. (2013). The state of US health, 1990-2010: Burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors. JAMA; 310(6): 591-608.
  • Olshansky et al. (2005). A potential decline in life expectancy in the United States in the 21st century. N. Engl J Med; 352(11): 1138-45.
  • Saini et al. (2010). Potential of probiotics in controlling cardiovascular diseases. J. Cardiovasc Dis Res;1(4):213-214.
  • Vitetta et al. (2013). The gastrointesitnal Microbiome and Musculoskeletal diseases: A beneficial role for probiotic and prebiotic. Pathogens; 2(4): 606-626.

Sincerely yours,

Seann Bardell

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:

Globe_Home 3Can the Blue Zones be a blueprint for living longer, better lives in the US?

“A growing number of US cities are adopting the secrets of longivity discovered in Blue Zones.”  (Blue Zone Website).

Dear Friends

Increasing our consumption of a diverse range of dietary polyphenols is a proven strategy for protection against the pathogenesis of aging and degenerative diseases.

phytopower-04 copy final 5Take a look at this long list of researched findings. As of August 2015 PubMed’s database contains 78,524 studies that research flavonoids alone.

Potentiate your protocols with Phyto Power:

Polyphenols act in our bodies as antioxidant, anti-apoptosis, anti-aging, anticarcinogen, anti-inflammation, anti-atherosclerosis, anti-microbial, cardiovascular protection, neurological protection, improvement of the endothelial function, as well as inhibition of angiogenensis and cell proliferation activity. Additionally, they offer indirect protection by activating endogenous defense systems and by modulating cellular signaling processes such as reducing NF-kB, enhance glutathione biosynthesis, Nrf2 and much more.

Meta-analysis: Han et al. (2007). Dietary Polyphenols and their Biological Signficance. Int. J. Mo. Sci.; 8(9):950-988.

See the recipe for dosing with Phyto Power in clinical notes below.

Yours,

Seann Bardell

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.

Clinical Notes

Phyto Power can be utilized in many ways to potentiate your protocols. Use it as a gentle  detox on a daily basis. It is designed to detoxify and boost the most sensitive individuals.

Take two capsules a day.  This gives you the equivalent in flavonoids of eating directly from the wilds of Alaska, a small hand full of four types of blueberries, 6 rosehips (including seeds and husks) and a small cup of dandelion greens (including the flowers and roots).  To read more about Phyto Power click on this link. There you will find our Foward Thinking newsletters on Phyto Power’s wild-crafted blueberry, dandelion and rosehip— highlighting the very special nature of the Alaskan growing environment for enabling exceptionally high levels of phytonutrients within its wild plants.

Green Facts

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