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LB17 probiotics made with active bacteria cultures, high strength multi strain probiotics plus digestive enzymes in each capsule, making them a good choice for IBS sufferers.
This natural probiotic soft gel unlike other pills, is a non gelatin vegan probiotic that is dairy free and fortified with enzymes and vegetable derived whole food form ingredients.
We sell two variants of this brand of live probiotic culture supplement, Lb17 capsules and Lb17 biomass in a bottle, the biomass supplies the micro organisms in a paste form.
LB17 non-dairy probiotics are great for lactose intolerant individuals and are suitable for vegetarians and vegans as they contain no animal derived ingredients.
The concentrate in our vegetable live probiotic bacteria capsules contain 17 strains of lactic probiotic bacteria (11 lactobacillus + 2 bifido bacterium), amino acids, vitamins and minerals.
The live cultures in LB17 probiotics are superior to freeze dried alternatives.
Some of the benefits of using probiotics and why you should consider taking probiotics:
The benefits of probiotics are that they inhibit the proliferation and the activities of pathogenic bacteria in several ways:-
By the production of lactic acid: harmful and pathogenic bacteria cannot develop in an acidic environment.
By the production of specific antibiotics: these are all anti-septic to pathogenic bacterium, it has been shown that lactic bacteria, in particular Streptococcus faecium, colonize the intestinal mucous preventing its attachment by other harmful microbes, this protects the integrity of the digestive system eliminating the onset of many digestive disorders.
What to look for in a probiotic? High quality probiotic capsules are made from live probiotic cultures contained in LB17 rather than freeze dried capsules of probiotics.
In the process of freeze drying the cell walls of the probiotic bacteria are damaged and consequently most of the bacteria are killed, maybe only 1-2% can be revived this is why billions of bacteria are needed.
Most, if not all, freeze-dried probiotics are in powder, tablet or capsule form.
LB17 live probiotics are in capsule or paste form where there is food for the bacteria to keep it alive.
Once consumed and the bacteria is released, the bacteria is viable and gets to work immediately.
At the time of encapsulation, there is at least 35 - 50 million live and viable bacteria in LB17
The ingredients in LB17 live probiotics are allowed to ferment naturally for a period of 3 years.
The bacterium is live and viable and does not need to be revived unlike most other probiotics particularly those that are freeze dried.
Prior to encapsulation with a vegetable gel cap, Perilla oil (high in Omega 3 EFA) is added to provide the Omega essential fatty acids.
LB17 live probiotics do not contain any preservatives, additives, colouring, or artificial flavouring.
LB17 live probiotic capsules are suitable as vegan probiotic supplements as well as for raw foods practitioners.
Can be taken by lactose intolerant and milk protein (casein) sensitive individuals, also suitable as wheat and gluten free probiotics for people with allergies to these.
LB17 breaks down dairy products and nutrients consumed so that they can be better absorbed by the body
The concentrate in each vegetable capsule of LB17 live probiotic contains 17 strains of lactic bacteria (10 lactobacillus + 2 bifidobacterium), digestive enzymes, amino acids, vitamins and minerals.
L. acidophilus populates the small intestines. It enables preconjugation of bile acids to assist in better digestion of food and nutrients consumed which leads to production of lactic acid, hydrogen peroxide, and other by-products that make the environment hostile for undesired organisms.
L. acidophilus also produces Vitamin B12, lactase, the enzyme that breaks down milk sugar (lactose) into simple sugars. People who are lactose intolerant do not produce this enzyme. Other benefits include reduction of blood pressure and anti-tumour. L. acidophilus is the colonizer, the inhabitant that constitutes the first line of defence against alien invaders, as well as opportunistic organisms like yeasts (Candida albicans)
L. casei also produces L-lactic acid that helps increase salt tolerance. It is useful as acid-producing starter cultures for milk fermentation, and as specialty cultures for the intensification and acceleration of flavour development in certain bacterial-ripened cheese varieties.
It is not only an inhibiting activator in tumour cells but it also has a beneficial stimulating activity in normal cells. L. casei is very beneficial to lactose intolerant individuals in their consumption of diary products. L. casei was reported in Microbiology & Immunologyto have the most potent protective activity against the potentially lethal Listeria bacteria than any other \ beneficial bacteria
L. plantarum improves mucosal and liver status. It also improves the immunological status of mucosa and reduces mucosal inflammation and an excellent alternative to antibiotics. L. plantarum also decreases abdominal bloating in patients with IBS and can also decrease fibrinogen concentrations in the blood.
L. fermented is a well-characterized probiotic strains with efficacy in the prevention and treatment of urogenital infections in women. It also produces hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and inhibited the growth of intestinal and urogenital pathogens.
L. brevis is frequently used as starter culture in silage fermentation, sourdough and lactic-acid-fermented types of beer. Ingestion of L. brevis has been found to improve human immune function, increase intestinal microflora and decreases intestinal permeability.
L. buchneri has been demonstrated to improve aerobic stability of silages by reducing the growth of yeasts and therefore help to prevent spoilage from moulds. L. buchneri has also been shown in studies to produce high levels of acetic acid.
L. bulgaricus is extremely proteolytic, i.e., it is able to split proteins for easy digestion and absorption. it is especially famous for alleviating digestive problems (including acid reflux) and taming a runaway appetite, everyone can benefit greatly from it.
L. bulgaricus is recommended for overall support of the friendly bacteria, enhanced digestibility of milk products and other proteins, production of natural antibiotic substances, inhibition of undesirable organisms, maximum effectiveness of waste disposal, colon cleaning without disrupting friendly bacteria, and effective immune enhancement.
B. longum has the unique property of metabolising or degrading nitrates by an intracellular enzymatic activity. In journal Cancer Research it had been reported that dietary intake of B. longum significantly inhibits the development and growth of colon, liver and breast cancers in laboratory animal models.
Certain strains in animal studies had been documented as possessing the ability to counteract cancer-causing compounds in the colon.
B. bifidum has been cited in the medical journal Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology that their presence in the intestine of infants is an indication of health. It also has the ability to protect the body against the devastation of rotavirus diarrhoea and that it modifies the gut flora and is a supportive therapy for intestinal infections and intestinal disturbances.
B. bifidum has immune strengthening properties as reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition especially in relation to colon health and its suppressive effect on tumours. It reports that B. bifidum is well tolerated without side effects, reducing the inflammatory response of the colon and stimulating the body's fluid immunity.
Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin reported information confirming the anti-ulcer effects of B. bifidum when administered orally.
The Pediococcus bacterium are not yet fully understood and commonly confused as harmful pathogens. However, recent studies and researches now confirm their beneficial properties in a number of the strains particularly of those used in LB17. They produce bacteriocin (anti-bacterial material) and increase salt tolerance. Studies have found that they might be useful for control of enteric pathogens.
S. thermophilus is used, along with Lactobacillus spp., as a starter culture for the manufacture of several important fermented dairy foods, including yogurt and Mozzarella cheese. Its role as a probiotic is useful in alleviating symptoms of lactose intolerance and other gastrointestinal disorders.
It is also good for promoting health in general and for longevity. The bacteria also appear to reduce the amount of nitrite (cancer causing chemical) in the body.
L. lactis is one of the most important micro-organisms involved in the dairy industry. It is a non-pathogenic bacterium that is critical for manufacturing dairy products like buttermilk, yogurt and cheese. The cytokine interleukin-10 (IL-10) has shown promise in clinical trials for treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
The research with mouse showed that the therapeutic dose of IL-10 can be reduced by localized delivery of a bacterium to secrete the cytokine. Intragastric administration of IL-10-secreting Lactococcus lactis caused a 50% reduction in colitis in mice treated with dextrin sulphate sodium and prevented the onset of colitis in IL-10/ mice. This approach may lead to better methods for cost-effective and long-term management of IBD in humans.
Recommended dose of probiotics, take 2 - 6 capsules a day
The best way to use LB17 may be to take 2 capsules daily or every other day after the initial regime of establishing the probiotic bacteria strains in their gut.
LB17 is so safe even babies who are 1 month or older can take it. LB17 will help the child mature and improve his or her immune system.
We also sell a specialised childrens probiotic powder in straws especially for infants.
For a child between 1 month to 1 year, it is suggested that 1/2 a spoon of the biomass or 1 probiotic capsule daily is sufficient, for older children, 2 capsules can be taken.
Its perfectly safe to take LB17 while pregnant and in fact may be beneficial to both mother and child. It may help the child from usual digestive problems and also from asthmatic symptoms.
LB17 probiotic is encapsulated in a soft vegetable gel capsule made of seaweed, this protects the probiotic bacteria from the strong stomach acids to properly deliver the bacterium to the intestines where the bacterium works best.
So when to take probiotic capsules is not an issue they can be taken any time and work effectively.
LB17 probiotic biomass is in paste form and is best taken after food. The stomach acids would be diluted by the food consumed so that the bacterium can survive and also work in the stomach area for those that have digestive health issues in the stomach area such as ulcers.
Due to the way that LB17 live probiotic is exposed to extremes in temperature (summer and winter) during the fermentation process, the bacteria in LB17 are potent, resilient and are able to stay alive for up to 3 years at room temperature without the need for refrigeration.