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The Truth Behind Probiotics Supplements

by Dr. David Minkoff July 07, 2021 4 min read 0 Comments

The Truth Behind Probiotics Supplements

In today’s interconnected world of instant gratification and online shopping, there are thousands of choices for everything, including probiotics for digestive health. If you search for probiotics on Amazon, you will see over 2,000 results – it’s overwhelming.

Why? Because the health supplement industry has become a commercial engine for thousands of companies to profit off producing hyped-up supplements.

As a practicing physician and elite athlete, I created BodyHealth to solve this problem for my patients and the world at large by formulating supplements with effectiveness and potency as the sole priority.

After decades of personal research into the digestive tract and the links between your microbiome, immune system, and overall health, we released Perfect Immune Defense Probiotic as a truly effective tool to optimize digestive health.

Today, Perfect Immune Defense Probiotic has helped thousands of people feel better and solve the underlying causes for many chronic conditions: an imbalanced or distressed gut microbiome.

Further advances in research have allowed me to optimize the formula by including PerfectAmino to allow critical EAAs to reach your gut microbiome directly. Not only does this provide much-needed cellular building blocks for the gut lining, but it also allows the microbiota to more easily create the compounds, vitamins, hormones, and nutrients that your body so desperately needs.

And, as usual, the details of how and why are critical.

Probiotic Delivery Mechanism

The fundamental premise of a probiotic supplement is that the live, beneficial bacteria make it to your large intestine to colonize and become integrated into the gut microbiota. The trouble is that this critical ecosystem resides primarily in your large intestine – the last stop on the digestive tract.

This means that probiotic cultures have to survive through your gastric-acid-filled stomach and your lower intestine before they become effective. Most probiotic supplements do contain a healthy number of cultures that could be highly beneficial – if they made it to the large intestine. [1]

Understanding this, I did extensive research into delivery mechanisms that would allow the cultures to survive the journey through the digestive system and release the cultures at the ideal time. In doing so, I discovered a science-backed solution: digestive-resistant capsules.

With no regard for manufacturing cost, I discovered that utilizing digestive-resistant capsules allowed the live cultures to travel through the stomach and small intestine intact, reaching the large intestine where they are most effective.


Perfect Amino + Probiotics for the Win

As you may know, amino acids are the building blocks of protein, hormones, nutrients, neurotransmitters, and thousands of other compounds and cells that your body needs to survive.

“Essential” amino acids are those that cannot be synthesized and must be supplied dietarily – and they are just as vital to your microbiota as they are to building muscle. GABA, serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine, and melatonin are just a few of the critical compounds produced and balanced by your gut biome – all of which require the right EAAs as building blocks.

And yes, that means that your gut doesn’t just regulate nutrient absorption, immunity, and the production of critical compounds; it also is a critical factor in mood regulation and mental health through the gut-brain axis and the modulation of mood-adjusting compounds.

With this in mind, I reformulated Perfect Immune Defense Probiotic to include Perfect Amino for a direct supply of these critical building blocks to your gut microbiome.

The benefits of a balanced, healthy gut microbiome are already well known:

  • Improved mental state*
  • Functioning, healthy immune system*
  • Improved digestion*
  • Reduction in gas and diarrhea*
  • Improved cholesterol levels*
  • Reduction of unnecessary inflammatory response*
  • Improved weight loss (and specifically reduction of belly fat)*

Supplying PerfectAmino directly to your gut microbiome can help supercharge these benefits, giving your gut microbiome a dual-action boost for optimized health and function.

[2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9]

Not All Probiotic Cultures are the Same

“Probiotic” is a general term that includes millions of strains of beneficial bacteria. It is vital that you supply your system with the right cultures to achieve the optimal benefit.

Some cultures exist within the foods you eat, which you often get naturally through fermented food products such as yogurt.

Others, however, live in the soil and the ground. Historically, the human body would get these soil-based probiotics from fruits and vegetables. Today, however, the toxins and pesticides in the environment necessitate a thorough cleaning of all fruits and vegetables before consumption – which has the downside of also removing most spore-based probiotics.

These spore-based probiotics are critical, as they perform an additional function as “gardeners” within your gut biome. They are a sturdier, more resilient form of probiotics that function to recondition your Gi tract, detoxify, and produce the nutrients that other probiotics need to thrive. Beyond this, they are also themselves indicated in critical functions of the GI tract, including the production of short-chain fatty acids.

At the end of the day, spore-based probiotics are a critical component of the gut microbiome and function in tandem with your “standard” probiotics. Unfortunately, with the state of food today, the lack of dietary spore-based probiotics has created an imbalance that contributes to many common symptoms and systemic issues.

[10,11]

After looking into the strains that are most often omitted from the human diet (and therefore the most needed to achieve a balanced and healthy gut biome), I selected 11 of the most critical strains, including two critical spore-based probiotics.

To put this in perspective, most of the top probiotics available on Amazon have between one and five strains, none of which are spore-based.

And, as always, a supplement is only as valuable as it is effective and helpful, regardless of hype.

If you are looking for a way to optimize your digestive health and support systemic balance, try Perfect Immune Defense Probiotics today!




References:

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1151822
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16728323
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22071814
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25862297
  5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11114681
  6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10024217
  7. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12801956
  8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6005194/
  9. https://www.apa.org/monitor/2012/09/gut-feeling
  10. https://edu.emersonecologics.com/2019/08/16/benefits-of-spore-probiotics/
  11. https://blog.designsforhealth.com/node/1153

*This website, including products, articles, and educational content are not intended to diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease. The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. This website does not provide medical advice. The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only.

Dr. David Minkoff
Dr. David Minkoff

Dr. David Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement. He then completed both a Pediatric Residency and Fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of California at San Diego.

He worked at the University of California and Children’s Hospitals in San Diego as an attending physician in infectious disease while conducting original research on Ribaviron, a broad spectrum anti-viral agent to fight disease. He also co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine.

In 1992, Dr Minkoff’s wife Sue, a Registered Nurse, became interested in nutrition and health and began to go to lectures from some of the experts in the field. At the time, Dr Minkoff was pretty fixed in his view of traditional medicine and it took a lot of convincing to get him to come to one of these lectures. After hearing Dr Jeffrey Bland speak, Dr Minkoff had a eureka moment and began pursuing the alternative field with a vengeance. Based on this new knowledge Dr Minkoff and his wife set up a small clinic in 1997 to help some friends with their medical problems. What began as an experiment blossomed into Lifeworks Wellness Center, one of the most successful clinics for complementary medicine in the United States. In the process, he gained expertise in Biological medicine, integrative oncology, heavy metal detoxification, anti-aging medicine, hormone replacement therapy, functional medicine, energy medicine, neural and prolotherapy, homeopathy and optimum nutrition. He studied under the masters in each of these disciplines until he became an expert in his own right. Dr Minkoff is one of the most in demand speakers in the field and wrote an Amazon best selling book called The Search For The Perfect Protein.

The demand for the products and protocols he discovered became a catalyst for founding BodyHealth.Com, a nutrition company that now manufactures and distributes cutting-edge nutritional solutions for the many health problems of today. Dr. Minkoff writes two free online newsletters, “The Optimum Health Report” and ”The BodyHealth Fitness Newsletter”, to help others learn about optimum health and fitness.

Dr. Minkoff is an avid athlete himself and has completed 44 Ironman Triathlons. To keep his fitness maximal, he lives the lifestyle he teachers to others and tries to set an example for others, so they can enjoy a life free of pain and full of energy.



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