WHAT IS LACTIS and HOW DOES IT DIFFER FROM A PROBIOTIC?
Are you puzzled about the difference between probiotics and LACTIS and why LACTIS may be more effective and a safer alternative for you than a probiotic supplement?
MY INTEREST IN PROBIOTICS, LACTIS AND GUT MICROBIOME: For 45 years I have worked almost exclusively with cancer patients with compromised immunity due to the cancer itself or the impact of conventional treatments; and in many cases both issues. I know it is crucial to patients wellbeing and recovery strategies to explore and improve the health of their gut bacteria
Resident or Supplemented Bacteria as Probiotic?
The key reason is that LACTIS restores our own resident or native gut bacteria. LACTIS does not contain live bacteria; but rather the metabolites of bacteria thereby providing nutrition and invigorating the growth of your good gut bacteria.
Why is this an important?
Probiotics contain “live bacterial strains” in large quantities; this is what they became famous for when probiotics in foods such as Yoghurt or kefir – transformed from a food into a supplement. There was inflated marketing hype; the theory being that the more live bacteria that were consumed, the higher the numbers would be that would reach the gut and benefit you. The more is better theory…
New research reported in the journal Cell Host & Microbiome March 2019, suggests that under certain conditions, probiotics can be harmful due to their ability to evolve once in the gut. Foreign probiotic bacteria, may alter the genetic material of gut bacteria. Our gut bacteria can modulate the expression of certain genes. Individual bacteria can secrete a molecule that literally turns genes on or off!
“You have to remember that quite often we wouldn’t be using probiotics in people with a healthy microbiome. We’d be using them in sick people who have a low-diversity, unhealthy microbiome. And that seems to be the condition when the probiotic is most likely to evolve.” Aura Ferreiro researcher.
This information regarding altered genes is disturbing, implying unknown consequences.
Microbiome researcher, Prof. Gautam Dantas, says:
“If we’re going to use living things as medicines, we need to recognize that they’re going to adapt, and that means that what you put in your body is not necessarily what’s going to be there even a couple hours later.”
About Gut Bacteria: According to the latest estimate – an adult human houses 39 trillion bacteria, weighing in at 1.5 kilograms. Most of them reside in the large intestine and… most of them, if you DONT already take probiotics; are your own resident or native bacteria.
What has been well established; is that extensive research tells us healthy resident microbes are essential for health. Collectively, they crowd out harmful microbial invaders, break down fibrous foods into more digestible components and produce vitamins such as K and B12.
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