Did you know that the probiotics you are taking may be worthless? Did you know that they may be giving you no benefit at all? What you will read below may be upsetting but there is good news at the end!
60 Minutes recently did an eye-opening story telling the startling truth about the probiotics we are using.
We all know that we need good bacteria, also called microbiome or biome, in the wall of our gut to stay healthy and aid digestion and absorption of nutrients. But did you know they do so much more? They make Vitamins and essential amino acids, they’re able to communicate with our immune system and other organs in our body as well.
What the experts say:
Dr. Jeff Gordon working at Washington University in St. Louis is recognized as “the father of the microbiome.” He has spent much of his life exploring the mysteries of the bacteria in our gut. He claims that research has shown that the microbiome in your gut can affect whether you stay fat or thin, get diabetes, control your mood and even increase your risk to get cancer.
A potentially life-threatening infection of the colon called C. difficile, caused by using antibiotics to fight other infections in your body, kills the good biome in your gut at the same time, infects 500,000 people in the USA, and kills 28,000 people from uncontrolled diarrhea every year!
Dr. Patricia Hibberd an infectious disease specialist and a professor of medicine at Boston University said on 60 Minutes “The whole idea that maybe throwing in good bacteria that we would take by mouth would hopefully land in the right places in the GI tract and work with the immune system—we just don’t know how to do any of that”.
She was asked that since the probiotics industry is a multibillion-dollar industry, is there convincing evidence that commercially available probiotics have been found to be beneficial for reducing diarrhea from antibiotics, treating irritable bowel syndrome and decreasing allergies? Her surprising answer, contrary to what you may believe to be true was “NO!” But you take them, and even spend quite a bit of money for them and you absolutely have felt a difference, right?
It was suggested that one cause of this confusion may be the placebo effect, that some people using probiotics may feel better because they expect to feel better. Figuring out what probiotics do inside you is very complicated. Each person’s microbiome is unique, so the same probiotic may have different effects on different people, claim professors Eran Elinav and Eran Segal, at Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science.
They collected thousands of samples from a group of adult volunteers half who were given very large doses of commonly available probiotics and half a placebo. They used multiple endoscopies and colonoscopies to look across the entire gastrointestinal tract at places where nobody has looked before.
What they found was that the probiotics that went in, went right out the other end and didn’t populate the gut! They expected that at least some would temporarily settle in the gut, but they didn’t!
Apparently capsule, powder and tablet probiotics are destroyed at the rate of over 90% in the stomach and even spore forms, that may survive, have too little time in transit to come back to life out of “suspended animation” to become strong adult bacteria before they exit.
Unfortunately, these findings contradict much of the conventional wisdom and beliefs about probiotics.
Is there an effective probiotic we can take? Yes, and it’s called a SYNBIOTIC (spelled correctly with an “N”)
A Synbiotic is, according to the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics, “a mixture comprising live microorganisms and substrate(s) selectively utilized by host microorganisms that confers a health benefit on the host”.
We found only one, a new Synbiotic, Doctors Biotic Colon Health™ capable of doing what we need. For example, they published in the Journal of Gastroenterology Research a study in August of 2020, showing complete, 100% suppression of C. difficile using this product.
It is the newest scientifically created product on the market. It uses 15 strains of patented “Next Generation ‘Smart” Bacteria” living and growing in a 100% organic vegetable-fruit juice containing prebiotics, capable of surviving the stomach over 85% and populating the colon wall.
To learn more about this special, first of its kind, game-changing product, go to doctorsbiome.com. A special discount is available from the company using “CREATIONS20” in the coupon code at checkout.