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LB17 Live Probiotic Supplements (60 Capsules)

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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.

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LB17 Live Probiotic




Live Probiotic with digestive enzymes for IBS Sufferers relief - 60
Capsules




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.




What probiotics should I take?




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.




What are probiotics used for?




Some of the benefits of using probiotics and why you should consider
taking probiotics:





  • Treat and control fungal infections, including
    eradicating candida, thrush and yeast infections
    through the anti fungal effects of LAB especially the LAB strains in
    LB17.



  • Probiotic capsules can bring the balance of friendly flora
    in the digestive system back to at least 80% good probiotic bacteria.



  • Digestive probiotics assist in the digestion of food consumed and its
    subsequent absorption.



  • Boost the immune system of the body.



  • In bringing the digestive functions back to good order, help to ease
    the stress on and cleanse the organs associated with digestion such as
    the liver, kidneys, pancreas, spleen, etc..



  • Support the treatment of crohns, colitis and IBS.



  • Study shows LB17 probiotic's digestive health supplement protects
    intestinal cells from effects of infection by enter invasive
    Escherichia coil (EIEC).



  • Improve oxygen intake to the red cell platelets and thus improve the
    stamina and endurance of athletes from studies conducted by researches
    at Okayama University, Japan.



  • Convert botanical lignans(SDG)
    in the bowel to mammalian lignans (ED and EL) to enable to absorb
    these powerful and amazingly beneficial substances. Lignans have been
    recognized and acknowledged by the medical fraternity as effective in
    treating and preventing cancers such as breast,bowel, colon
    and prostate cancer
    .



  • Help treat
    psoriasis
    , a condition which is being recognized to be
    caused by a poor or inadequate immune system.



  • Help treat asthma and mothers who use probiotic's during pregnancy may
    ensure that the new born child do not develop asthmatic symptoms.



  • Prevent colds and nasal congestions through
    elimination of excessive bad and harmful bacteria in the nasal
    passages.



  • Ease and relieve
    heart-burn
    , acid reflux and most other digestive
    disorders such as excessive intestinal gas.





The role of lactic bacteria in the prevention and treatment of diseases




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 are the best probiotics?




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




LB17 live probiotic bacteria capsules ingredients




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.




Produced from over 70 natural and organic ingredients such as:





  • Lactic acid bacterium (introduced as starter)



  • Seaweed - Kombu, Fucus, Brown Algae, Hibamata from Norway



  • Mushrooms - Shiitake, Maitake, Agaricus Brazei Murill



  • Vegetables - Kale, Cabbage, Broccoli, Komatsuna, Mugwort, Young Leaves
    of Barley



  • Medicinal herbs - Nihon-Yama-Ninjin or Japanese Ginseng



  • Grains and Cereals - Soya bean, unpolished rice



  • Cultivated and wild fruits - apples, oranges, berries, lemon,
    persimon, guomi, akebi, Chinese matrimony






  • Lactobacillus acidophilus



  • Lactobacillus bulgaricus



  • Lactobacilus casei



  • Lactobacillus fermented



  • Lactobacillus plantarum



  • Lactobacillus brevis



  • Lactobacillus amylovorus



  • Lactobacillus buchneri



  • Bifidobacterium bifidum



  • Bifidobacterium longum



  • Pediococcus bacterium



  • Streptococcus thermophilus



  • Lactococcus lactis





Lactobacillus acidophilus




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)




Lactobactillus amylovorus



L-amylovorus produces strong L-lactic acid slowly. The L-lactic acid helps
to reduce cholesterol and has an anti-cancer effect. L. amylovorus
products the enzyme amylase that helps to break down starch and cereals.


Lactobacillus casei




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




Lactobacillus plantarum (2 strains)




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.




Lactobacillus fermented




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.




Lactobacillus brevis




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.




Lactobacillus buchneri




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.




Lactobacillus bulgaricus




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.




Bifidobacterium longum




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.




Bifidobacterium bifidum




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.




Pediococcus bacterium




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.




Streptoccous thermophilus




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.




Lactococcus lactis (formerly known as Streptococcus lactis)




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 dosage




Recommended dose of probiotics, take 2 - 6 capsules a day




How long should I take probiotics




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.




Are probiotics safe?




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.




Taking probiotics when pregnant




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.




When to take probiotics




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.




Do LB17 have to be refrigerated?




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.

Ingredients & Dosage

Produced from over 70 natural and organic ingredients such as: Lactic acid bacterium (introduced as starter) Seaweed - Kombu, Fucus, Brown Algae, Hibamata from Norway Mushrooms - Shiitake, Maitake, Agaricus Brazei Murill Vegetables - Kale, Cabbage, Broccoli, Komatsuna, Mugwort, Young Leaves of Barley Medicinal herbs - Nihon-Yama-Ninjin or Japanese Ginseng Grains and Cereals - Soya bean, unpolished rice Cultivated and wild fruits - apples, oranges, berries, lemon, persimon, guomi, akebi, Chinese matrimony Lactobacillus acidophilus Lactobacillus bulgaricus Lactobacilus casei Lactobacillus fermented Lactobacillus plantarum Lactobacillus brevis Lactobacillus amylovorus Lactobacillus buchneri Bifidobacterium bifidum Bifidobacterium longum Pediococcus bacterium Streptococcus thermophilus Lactococcus lactis

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