In last week’s Forward Thinking we examined the BioImmersion probiotics and synbiotic formulas and answered why the formulas are effective, powerful, and nourishing foods. Gathered, formulated, and sourced from worldwide traditions, the health benefits derived from consuming fermented foods have been presented in the therapeutic foods formulas. To aid you in building protocols for your patients, we highlighted each of the synbiotic formulas showing how the different good probiotic/food combinations achieved multidimensional benefits—Forward Thinking Nov 18th, 2011.
This week we will explore together the added benefits you can achieve by consuming a multitude of therapeutic foods as part of your regular diet.
Vitamin D is a rising star in the nutriceutical industry. Its sales in 2010 topped out at $139,852,346, and this year it is at $189,232,610!!! That’s a 75% increase in sales, and 2011 isn’t even over yet.
The health claims for Vitamin D are exciting in such areas as osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, hypertension, cancer, and more.
Vitamin D experts such a Robert Heaney MD of Creighton University and Bruce Hollis MD from Medical University of South Carolina and others are suggesting regular doses for kids to be 1000 to 1500 IU/day, and for adults to be 1000 to 2000 IU/day. People living in less sunny environments need to adjust upward. The goal is to achieve healthful blood levels of 40 to 75 ng/ml.
How can the Therapeutic Foods satisfy these requirements?
Let us look first at the Number 7 Systemic Booster, all by itself, in meeting the Vitamin D recommendations. Then we’ll add the FructoBorate Complex to the daily regime, looking at its added benefit. And, finally adding the Beta Glucan Synbiotic Formula, we will count up the compounded benefits.
Number 7 Systemic Booster
The Number 7 Systemic Booster contains the 5 traditional Bulgarian lactic acid bacteria (remember what I said last week about Illya Metchnikoff—the Father of Protiobics and our Bulgarian bugs), berries and fruit (organic pomegranate, cranberry, tart cherry and pineapple), fiber (organic inulin from organic chicory root), cell rejuvenating compounds (carnitine-another hot nutriceutical with 24% growth this year, and carnosine), Fructo Borate- more on this in a minute, barley nucleotides for promoting healthy blood sugar levels- no gluten here, folate and Vitamin D3- 1000IU/ tsp- the daily recommended dose of this product.
The Number 7 Systemic Booster is for supporting or boosting many of the bodies systems—the gastrointestinal, the osteoskeletal, the urogenital, the cardiovascular, the endocrine, the immune, and the neurological systems. You can see why we suggested last week that this is a good product for older people because many of their systems are on the wane—we’re frame this product as a powerful longevity formula.
We certainly can stop here but what would be the effect of adding to the rigime the Fructo Borate Complex- one capsule a day and the Beta Glucan Synbiotic Formula- one heaping tablespoon a day?
Fructo Borate Complex
The Fructo Borate Complex is the boron ion bonded to two fructose molecules combined in a capsule with a little calcium ascorbate. Boron as a fructo-borate duplicates how boron appears in food, in that it is always found bound to carbohydrate. In this form it is a very tightly bound molecule that transits the GI tract membrane into the systemic circulation maintaining its bond, and going to receptor sites as such.
There are three major things accomplished by this product. One, it helps protect and support bone density and joint health. Two, it helps protect against and reduce osteoarthritis by calming down an over zealous immune system from hammering joints, thus reducing swelling and pain. And three, it selectively enhances blood levels of DHEA, testosterone, and raises the blood levels of Vitamin D3 (it’s a prohormone). In our Yugoslavian trial studies with our European scientists on Fructo Borate it raised blood levels of Vitamin D3 in two months (at one capsule a day) by 19%.
This is the reason we put in the Number 7 powder the equivalent of one-half capsule when one consume one teaspoon the Number 7. So if one wants a more pronounced effect of the Fructo Borate add the capsules daily. It also has been show to reduce C-reactive protein.
Beta Glucan Synbiotic Formula
Why add this product? What I am trying to show you here is that you can be creative in combining several Therapeutic Foods formulas (after all it is food!).
The Beta Glucan is comprised of good bugs and good fibers. That’s it. But the probiotics (good bugs) are different than in the Number 7—different strains, a few different species, and originated from different parts of the world. The Beta Glucan also adds two additions sources of fibers.
The Beta Glucan Synbiotic contains L. acidophilus, L. rhamnosis, L. plantarum, S. thermophilus, and B. longum. The Number 7 contains L. acidphilus (a different strain), L. helveticus, L. casei, B. infantis and B. longum (a different strain). In addition with the Number 7 there is the Supernatant which is the metabolites of the L. bulgaricus and the S. thermophilus (different strain) also with the inactive whole cells of these two good bugs- done on purpose for immune stimulation.
In regards to the added fibers: the beta glucan fibers are from oat bran (only 0.02% gluten, which is tolerated beautifully by most gluten sensitive people), and a variety of soluble and insoluble fiber from organic beet root. These fibers enhance healthy blood lipid support, glycemic support, and general more fiber support.
It is exciting, isn’t it, what these products can do when added together? That is the power of foods! So keep this in mind as you bring the Therapeutic Foods into your therapeutic platform for your patients. You can find educational materials in our website oriented both for doctors and their patients. Have them click on the Publishing Blog on BioImmersion’s Home Page and they can read this newsletter or any of the others archieved there. They can go to our Library Tab and read the monographs on each product. Education is important and helps with the very efficacy of the treatment.
Well, To Your Health and the health of your patients!
Here are the links to learn more about each of the probiotic therapeutic foods
The Last Quiz Answer:
As we watch in disgust the bought US politicians playing their political games, while burning issues of social injustice, ecological destruction and escalating unsustainable transnational corporate practices continues to destroy the lives as they gain control over more of us. We know we must join together to stand up against the injustices being perpetrated.
I have such a treat for you in this Green Facts—a person of great courage, one who will inspire you. Her name is Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, and her book: No Fear. She has been called the 21st Century’s Rosa Parks, and Martin Luther King. She is a whistle blower. She is this decades Erin Brockovich and a movie is being made about her. Here is a recent speech she gave in Washington DC.—Marsh Coleman-Adebayo.