Typical western diets are too sterile and not diverse enough to maintain optimal probiotic levels. Probiotics supplement the gastrointestinal tract with beneficial organisms. Probiotic supplements are one of the most popular health supplements because they actually work to help maintain digestive health.
Benebiotics™ has been formulated to cover all bases in terms of probiotics. Benebiotics™ provides your digestive tract with a number of beneficial organisms (18 to be exact!) Benebiotics™ also includes prebiotics that provide food for probiotic organisms. Benebiotics™ capsules are also enteric coated so that its high-quality ingredients make it into the colon where they are most effective.
What can Benebiotics™ do for you?
Helps promote: balanced, regular digestion, consistent bowels and bowel movements, and a stronger immune system
Helps prevent: gas, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea
What is the digestive system?
Most people just know that you put food in and stuff comes out. Only when it becomes troublesome do people pay attention to it. Nevertheless, the digestive system is one of the most important systems in your body. It provides your body with the necessary fluids and nutrients. In it, food is broken down into its microscopic substituents and absorbed into the bloodstream so the rest of the body has access to it.
It is a complicated process that begins in the mouth and ends in the toilet. Your teeth grind and chew food to make it easier to process. It travels down the esophagus into the stomach where stomach acid and mechanical churning helps to break down particles on the molecular level. After several hours it travels into the small intestines where it meets secretion that help your body absorb fats, proteins, and carbohydrates.
Eventually, the mixture makes its way to the large intestine where water is reabsorbed and waste passed through.
The Role of Probiotic Organisms
Our body couldn’t possibly do all this alone. There are some things that it cannot digest without the help of certain bacteria. For example, many people do not make sufficient amounts of lactose-digesting enzymes and are “lactose intolerant.” There are bacteria that produce that very enzyme and can help you digest lactose.
There are other bacteria that live in your gut and prevent otherwise bad bacteria from taking over. These probiotics help by producing compounds called bacteriocins that prevent bad bacteria from establishing themselves in the gut.
Previous scientific thought emphasized the need for sterility and cleanliness. But the latest research has revealed that excessive cleanliness during a child’s early development leads to the development of allergies later on in life.
International travelers will often get diarrhea because they aren’t used to the microflora in other countries. They have never been exposed to them and the body does not know how to react to them.
Bacteria are everywhere and we must learn how to live with them. Digestive problems can pop up if we don’t know how to live symbiotically with our microscopic friends. Diarrhea, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, and irregular bowel movements are all signs that something is amiss with our digestive systems.
How to use: The prescribed dosage is 3 capsules a day. The choice is yours as to when to take them, as long as you take 3 everyday. We recommend taking 1 pill with breakfast, lunch, and dinner to get an even dosage throughout the day.
|Ingredient||Amount per dosage (3 Capsules)|
|Lactobacillus acidophilus||2 Billion CFUs|
|Lactobacillus brevis||2 Billion CFUs|
|Lactobacillus bulgaricus||2 Billion CFUs|
|Lactobacillus casei||2 Billion CFUs|
|Lactobacillus helveticus||2 Billion CFUs|
|Lactobacillus paracasei||2 Billion CFUs|
|Lactobacillus plantarum||2 Billion CFUs|
|Lactobacillus rhamnosus A||2 Billion CFUs|
|Lactobacillus salivarius||2 Billion CFUs|
|Lactococcus lactis||2 Billion CFUs|
|Bacillus coagulans||2 Billion CFUs|
|Bifidobacterium bifidum||2 Billion CFUs|
|Bifidobacterium breve||2 Billion CFUs|
|Bifidobacterium infantis||2 Billion CFUs|
|Bifidobacterium lactis||2 Billion CFUs|
|Bifidobacterium longum||2 Billion CFUs|
|Pediococcus acidilacti||2 Billion CFUs|
|Saccharomyces boulardii||2 Billion CFUs|
Like ourselves, probiotic organisms need food too. Each daily serving of Benebiotics contains 1000mg of Beneo Orafti Synergy1 oligofructose-enriched inulin prebiotic.
Lactobacillus acidophilus is one of the more commonly used probiotic strains because of its efficacy. Its name means “acid-lovng milk-bacterium” because it feeds on the sugars and turns it into lactic-acid. L. acidophilus is a natural part of gastrointestinal and vaginal flora and helps to control the growth of Candida albicans which causes yeast infections if unopposed.
Lactobacillus brevis is another species of lactic acid bacteria and can be found in fermented foods like sauerkraut and pickles. Ingestion of it has been found to boost immune function. Source 1
More specifically known as
Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus, L. bulgaricus is used in to production of yogurt. It help convert lactose to lactic acid which is helpful for those with lactose indigestion.
L. casei is another lactic acid producer. Lactic acid bacteria a group of bacteria that are found in fermented food as the lactic acid produced by them prevent spoiling. Lactic acid bacteria are also known to produce bacteriocins which help prevent the growth of pathogenic microorganisms.
L. helveticus is yet another lactic acid producer that is used in dairy production.
L. paracasei is found in naturally fermented products, yogurt, and natural dairy products like raw milk. L. paracasei is not found in pasteurized milk becase the process kills all microorganisms in the milk.
L. plantarum is also found in many fermented food produts. It is an aerotolerant organism that actually uses oxygen to produce hydrogen peroxide which is then used against competing bacteria.
Lactobacillus rhamnosus A:
L. rhamnosus is a hearty bacteria and is able to tolerate acidic stomach juices and has great affinity for human intestinal mucosal cells. It has been shown to protect the urogenital tract by excreting biosurfactants to inhibit the adhesion of vaginal and urinary pathogens. Lactobacillus also releases acids, bacteriocins, and hydrogen peroxide which inhibit the pathogen growth.
Like many lactobacilli, L. salivarius is able to inhibit pathogens and tolerate host antimicrobial defenses.
Used extensively in the dairy industry, L. lactis has the ability to break down lactose.
B. cogulans is a lactic acid-forming bacteria and is used in humans for improving the vaginal flora Source 1, Source 2, Source 3, improving abdominal pain and bloating in Irritable Bowel Syndrome patients Source 4 and increasing immune response to viral challenges. Source 5
Bifidobacteria may exert a range of beneficial health effects, including the regulation of intestinal microbial homeostasis, the inhibition of pathogens and harmful bacteria that colonize and/or infect the gut mucosa, the modulation of local and systemic immune responses, the repression of procarcinogenic enzymatic activities within the microbiota, the production of vitamins, and the bioconversion of a number of dietary compounds into bioactive molecules.
In young babies who are breast-fed, B. breve makes most of the gastrointestinal microflora. B. breve ferments sugars into pathogen-fighting acids. Children who are exposed to B. breve have lower chances of developing allergies later in life. People with lower B. breve counts are more prone to developing gastrointestinal problems. Source 1, Source 2
B. infantis is one of the primary inhabitants of the gastrointestinal tract of newborn infants. It produces many essential B-viamins. Source 1 One study showed that there is a difference between the numbers of B. infantis in the feces of babies in Ghana (with a low occurence of allergic diseases) and in the feces of children born in more affluent countries (with a higher occurence of allergic diseases). Source 2
Or more specifically Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis, helps to reduce inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract. Source 1, Source 2.
B. longum helps reduce inflammation and IBS. Source 1, Source 2
P. acidilacti can tolerate a wide pH, temperature, and osmotic pressure range They are commonly found in fermented vegetables, fermented dairy products, and meat. Pediococci exert antagonism against other microorganisms, including enteric pathogens, primarily through the production of lactic acid and secretion of bacteriocins known as pediocins. Source 1
This strain of probiotic yeast is helpful for gastrointestinal problems and was used in Asia to control symptoms of cholera. Natives there chewed on the peels of the fruit to ward off symptoms of cholera. S. boulardii has been shown to improve symptoms of IBS and diarrhea