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Probiotic Supplements Ease Diarrhea and Other Gastrointestinal Disorders
Charlotte A. Kenreigh, PharmD; Linda Timm Wagner, PharmD
posted 04/17/2006 - Medscape Pharmacist
Author: Thomsen M
Altern Complement Ther. 2006;12:14-20.

The author concludes that the results of clinical studies support the use of probiotics for infective, antibiotic-induced, and travelers' diarrhea; vaginal thrush and recurrent cystitis; irritable bowel syndrome; colitis; food allergies; and lactose malabsorption. Probiotics may also be useful for the prevention of pouchitis, postoperative infections, and eczema. The author does warn that probiotics should be avoided in patients who are sensitive to any component of a probiotic formulation. Additionally, he acknowledges that the labeling of many probiotic products is substandard......more

Probiotics Boost Baby's Immune System and Aids in the Prevention and Treatment of Allergic Disease
Samuli Rautava and Erika Isolauri
Department of Paediatrics, University of Turku, Finland

The administration of probiotics, strains of bacteria from the healthy human gut microbiota, have been shown to stimulate anti-inflammatory, tolerogenic immune responses, the lack of which has been implied in the development of atopic disorders. Thus probiotics may prove beneficial in the prevention and alleviation of allergic disease.......more

Probiotics May Improve Children Health and Fight Disease
M.J. Friedrich and S. Gorback MD
Department of Medicine Tufts University Boston USA

There is evidence that probiotics can induce expression of mucin proteins, the large glycoproteins secreted by epithelial cells in the intestinal tract that provide protection from bacteria and viruses, said David Mack, MD, of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, who presented evidence for this mechanism at the meeting. He and his colleagues have shown that certain lactobacilli strains can increase the expression of MUC3 messenger RNA expression and MUC3 protein translation in cell culture and also inhibit adherence of enteropathogenic Escherichia coli to intestinal mucosal cells in culture. They hypothesize that by inducing mucin gene expression, probiotic agents may be able to minimize the interaction of other microbes with intestinal mucosal cells and lessen intestinal inflammation.

Preliminary data suggest that there are a number of other conditions in children for which probiotics may prove useful, said Johns Hopkins' Saavedra. These include inflammatory disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, such as inflammatory bowel disease and necrotizing enterocolitis. Treatment of hypercholesterolemia also has been reported, but there have been no major studies. And if immunoenhancing effects can be definitively demonstrated in humans, he said, probiotics could be used to reduce vaccine doses........ more

The FIRST STEP to a Strong Immune System
Dr Debby Hansen - Director of The Edison Institute of Nutrition, Federickton, New Brunswick, Canada

The gastrointestional (GI) tract is the major center of immune response. Gut Associated lymphoid Tissue (GALT) is the largest lymphoid organ in the body. The small intestine contains 80% of the immune-producing cells in the body. There are 400-500 indigenous species of micro flora in the large intestine, many of which are unculturable and therefore virtually unknown. There are 100,000 billion viable bacteria in the GI tract. Bacteria should compose 33% to 50% of fecal matter. Normal bowel flora is essential to the immune system, starting from birth. Two of the most studied beneficial bacteria are strains of Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria........ more

Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Live probiotics protect intestinal epithelial cells from the effects of infection with enteroinvasive Escherichia coli (EIEC)
Resta-Lenert S, Barrett KE
Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California-San Diego, UCSD Medical Center 8414, 200 West Arbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92103, USA. srestalenert@ucsd.edu

Conclusions - Live ST/LA interact with intestinal epithelial cells to protect them from the deleterious effect of EIEC via mechanisms that include, but are not limited to, interference with pathogen adhesion and invasion. Probiotics likely also enhance the barrier function of naive epithelial cells not exposed to any pathogen.........more

Probiotics given to pregnant and lactating mothers reduced atopic eczema during the first two years of their child's life
Luise Kalbe, PhD., Brigitte Reusens, PhD., and Professor Claude Remacle, Cellular Biology Laboratory, University de Louvain, Belgium

Not only are probiotics therefore promising functional foods for pregnant women and infants, but they can be considered for prophylactic as well as therapeutic uses. Prophylactic use of probiotics for women during the last trimester of pregnancy and through childbirth, for instance, permanently colonised the gastrointestinal tracts of their infants. It is not yet known whether the immune-boosting properties of these probiotics require periodic pulse dosage or continuous administration.........more

Bacteria hope for Asthma
Lancet as reported
The Age, Melbourne, Australia
- Saturday, April 7, 2001

Treating pregnant women with "good bacteria" will pevent thousands of children contracting asthma by strengthening the baby's fledgling immune system, a new study shows..........more

Antifungal Effect of Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB)
L. Vanne, T. Kleemola, A. Haikara - VTT Biotechnology

Results - All the four LAB strains studied using the indirect impedimetric method were able to delay or even inhibit the growth of A. ochraceus and P. verruosum during the 90-hour monitoring period. The most effective strains L. plantarum E76 and L. amylovorus E576, were able to inhibit the growth of all 14 fungal strains tested. The results achieved in this study show clearly that the growth of toxigenic storage fungi can be restricted by LAB in vitro.........more

Probiotics help in nasal congestion
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 77, No. 2, 517-520 - February 2003

Conclusions - The results indicate that regular intake of probiotics can reduce PPB in the upper respiratory tract. The results also indicate a linkage of the lymphoid tissue between the gut and the upper respiratory tract.........more

Study shows secret to gas-free beans
Reuters - Yahoo News - Tuesday April 25, 2006

When researchers fermented black beans with the two bacteria (L. plantarum and L. casei), they found it decreased the soluble fiber content by more than 60 percent and lowered levels of raffinose, a compound known to cause gas, by 88 percent......... more

Comments from healthcare professionals who have used LB17:

Leading London Consultant Medical Herbalist Deborah Grant highly recommends this probiotic and uses it extensively in her practice at The Hale Clinic in Central London. It is by far the most superior probiotic she has discovered and works extremely well to rebalance the gut flora and improve patients' digestion and general health.

"... I have been using different probiotic blends over the years. The best I found by far is LB17. The ... more strands of different friendly bateria, the better the probiotic. It has been my experience that LB17 covers every area of body fluids from the sinuses to the reproductive organs which give LB17 a great advantage over any other probiotic. My patients love the small size of the capsules and I have used LB17 with great success on open wounds and stubborn acne by ... applying ... directly to the wound.

... be happy to recommend LB17 to any health practitioner."..
Dr. A.W. Martin DC, Ph.D., RNCP, D.N.M.
(November 2007)
Dr Martin is a practising nutritionist in Sudbury Ontario with a PhD in nutrition.

United Kingdom
"I am a Holistic Therapy Practitioner in the UK .......

Finally, I want to make it clear that I am extremely pleased with the benefits that this product LB17 provides for myself and my clients and friends who all wish to purchase more of it..."

Ms Helen Rushforth B.A.(Hons), M.A., Flintshire, North Wales, UK
(May 2008)
Ms Helen Rushforth is a practising healthcare professional in North Wales, UK

Some probiotics work and some do not! LB17 is a probiotic that definitely works. It brings equilibrium to the gut flora and enhances immunity. As a nutritional therapist, I recommend LB 17 to all my clients for their gut health with excellent results.....

Ms Katherine Ventouris
Nutritional Therapist practising in Athens, Greece

Below is an image of a box of LB17 live probiotic and vegetable soft gel capsule
Each box contains 60 capsules

LB17 live probiotic biomass
LB17 is now also available in paste form without capsules for those who do not or cannot take capsules - see below

Above is a 50gm bottle and 3gm sachet of Fermented Food (previously LB17) biomass paste form. The 3 gm sachet are packed in 10-sachets and 30-sachets boxes.

The above information is provided for general educational purposes only. It is not intended to replace competent health care advice received from a knowledgeable healthcare professional. You are urged to seek healthcare advice for the treatment of any illness or disease.
Health Canada and the FDA (USA) have not evaluated these statements. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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