In the article below by Shawn Wells, R.D, we’re going dive deep into the inner walls of one of the most critically important organs of your body – your gut.
Unfortunately, many people think of their gut solely as the mechanism by which your body digests food, which is at best an extreme oversimplification, and at worst an ideology massively contributing to the health problems, weight loss struggles, and auto-immune disorders of millions world-wide.
In reality, your GI tract is MUCH more than a digestion center; in fact, it is quite literally your second brain as well as being “home” to 80% of your immune system.
You see, within your gut reside roughly 100 TRILLION living bacteria…
That’s more than 10 times the number of cells you have in your entire body – and maintaining the ideal ratio of “good bacteria” (known as probiotics) to “bad bacteria” is now gaining recognition as perhaps the single most important step you can take to protect your health and further along your fat loss goals.
In fact, there are more than 200 studies linking inadequate probiotic levels to more than 170 different serious health issues; including obesity and weight gain:
To touch briefly on the weight gain and obesity consequences, virtually every study performed on the obese population analyzing gut bacteria found higher instances of “bad” bacteria and lower levels of probiotics (again, the “good” bacteria) within these individuals.
Perhaps you yourself are already experiencing some of the more advanced signs that your intestinal bacterial balance is beginning to spin out of control, such as:
• Gas and bloating
• Constipation and/or diarrhea
• Skin problems
• Overall sickness
• Urinary tract infections
• Trouble sleeping
• An inability to lose weight
• Sugar cravings, especially for heavily refined carbs
You see, the ideal healthy ratio of “good” to “bad” bacteria is 85% to 15%, or 9 to 1.
Unfortunately, due to lifestyle and environmental factors, the vast majority of the population is severely lacking when it comes to good probiotic bacteria, throwing their gut flora ratio completely out of whack.
These lifestyle and environmental factors include, but are not limited to, exposure to:
• Artificial sweeteners of any kind (found in “diet” beverages and food items, chewing gum, and even toothpaste)
• Processed foods
• Chlorinated water
• Alcoholic beverages
• Agricultural chemicals and pesticides, and…
• Antibiotics (from medications and/or antibiotics found in meat and dairy products that we ingest).
As you can see, unless you maintain a 100% organic diet, completely avoid all sugar, and lock yourself in the house in an attempt to only consume the purest of air 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, it is almost certain that your gut flora balance is suffering, and will continue to suffer, unless you do something to proactively correct it on a daily basis.
Can you really afford to neglect your gastrointestinal health much longer?
If you do, the likely result is dramatically increased risk for health problems and disease, failure to experience relief from any ailments you may be currently suffering from, and an inevitable, continual struggle with your weight.
With that said, it’s no wonder that research is now suggesting that supplementing with probiotics every single day is even MORE important to your health than taking a daily multi-vitamin…
Even more, a recent double blind study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that test subjects who received probiotics daily were able to reduce their abdominal fat by nearly 5 percent over a 12 week period, while the “no probiotic” group experienced no positive changes.
But here’s something you may not know…
The vast majority of the probiotics contained in traditional probiotic supplements will be DEAD before they ever reach your gut.
And of course, dead probiotics are completely worthless.
You see, one of the greatest challenges in creating a truly effective probiotic formula is being able to actually deliver delicate probiotic cells to the gastrointestinal tract, fully intact and alive. Because probiotics are living bacteria, they are also extremely sensitive to even the slightest change in environmental conditions. In fact, research has shown that after one year on the shelf, in a sealed bottle at room temperature, on average only 32% of conventionally produced probiotics survive.
And get this, most of the probiotics products you find on store shelves are already well over a year old—some even as much as two years old. After all, big companies produce hundreds of thousands of bottles to cut cost and then store these bottles in their warehouses long before they ever end up in your hands.
But it gets worse.
Due to the extreme acidic environment of the stomach, another 80% of the remaining live probiotic cells will be killed off before reaching the intestine. In the end, traditional probiotic supplements, while claiming billions upon billions of active cells per dose, will only wind up delivering a very small percentage of what their label promises alive and well to your gut.
With that said, you can see how a probiotic product claiming 20 billion cells is reduced to a mere 1 billion count rather quickly.
When it all boils down, not only are these products a complete waste of your time and money, but much more importantly they are robbing you of the critically important health benefits that are the entire reason you would invest in a probiotic product in the first place.
Fortunately, there is a solution, and the answer lies in patented Microencapsulation Technology™.
At BioTrust we’ve developed what we feel is the most advanced probiotic formula anywhere, Pro-X10 2.0, using cutting-edge, patented Microencapsulation Technology™ developed by Italian researchers to solve this very problem.
Instead of leaving fragile probiotic cells to fend for themselves, this process encases each live cell in a lipid matrix to protect them from oxygen, light, acids, bile, and the like. The end result is dramatically enhanced survival of probiotic cells both on the shelf and through the stomach, and greatly improved delivery over traditional probiotic supplements.
Not only that, but with Pro-X10 2.0 we recommend 2 doses daily for further enhanced absorption, effectively delivering TEN TIMES more live, healthy bacteria to your gut than traditional, non-microencapsulated probiotic products…
But it doesn’t stop there… Pro-X10 2.0 also strategically includes another clinically tested and highly potent probiotic strain known as DE111®. DE111® is a unique, heat- and acid-resistant form of the potent probiotic strain Bacillus subtilis, which has been shown to work wonders when it comes to rebalancing the “good” and “bad” bacteria in your gut.
In fact, in a recent double-blind, placebo-controlled study conducted by Dr. Gina Lebellarte at the University of Wisconsin, participants taking DE111® experienced a whopping 80% decrease in the nasty bug, E. coli, while those who did not take DE111® saw a staggering 90% increase in E. coli levels.
Not only is DE111® unparalleled in its ability to control your gut flora balance, but it also promotes healthy digestion and nutrient absorption by helping the body break down an array of different proteins (including gluten), carbohydrates, and fats. What’s more, DE111® promotes stronger gut lining, fortifies the immune system, and aids in the protection against food sensitivities…an all-around all-star when it comes to the health of your gut, as well as your entire immune system…
And just when you thought Pro-X10 2.0 couldn’t get any better, at BioTrust we made certain to go the extra mile for you and your gut health. You see, while most companies would be satisfied with the most cutting-edge delivery method and absorption rate of any probiotic product, along with pure and potent DE111® for unmatched gut flora balancing, at BioTrust we wanted to take Pro-X10 2.0 and make it even better for you… and that’s exactly what we did through the incorporation of one of the most powerful probiotic support nutrients of all time, PreforPro®.
PreforPro® is a revolutionary new pre-biotic that begins to improve gut health in a matter of 5 HOURS or less, with just a tiny 15 milligram dose. On the other hand, most other prebiotics require up to 1000 times this amount and can take weeks to be even marginally effective. Also, PreforPro® is a non-fiber ingredient (unlike the majority of prebiotics which are indigestible fibers) effectively eliminating many of the common problems associated with prebiotics, such as embarrassing gas and uncomfortable bloating.
Just how much more effective is PreforPro® than other prebiotics when it comes to the growth of beneficial gut bacteria? Let’s take a look…
In a study conducted by Dr. John Deaton at Deerland Enzymes, after just 48 hours, PreforPro® increased the healthy bacteria Lactobacilli 467 times MOREthan the leading prebiotic brand. Not only that, but PreforPro® has also been shown to dramatically enhance the growth of beneficial bacteria in BOTH the small and large intestine. This is extremely atypical of common prebiotics which only work in the large intestine, and further illustrates the capability of PreforPro® to radically improve complete gut health.
Now, as impressive as that is, PreforPro® still has yet one more trick up its sleeve. You see, in another recent study PreforPro® was also shown to increase the population of DE111® by over 1000% after just 5 hours. That’s11 times MORE of this extremely potent patented bacteria in your gut improving your digestion, crowding out bad bacteria, and supporting a healthy immune system… all in as little as 5 hours after your very first capsule!
And as if all of that wasn’t enough, we even included 5 additional, extremely unique probiotic strains not contained in 99% of other products on the market in Pro-X10 2.0, including:
1. Bifidobacterium breve for unprecedented digestive health. Levels of this healthy bacteria also decline with age, allowing certain toxin-producing “bad” bacteria to increase in number, making supplementation with this critically important strain a must.
2. Bifidobacterium lactis for unparalleled immune health. In fact, this unique probiotic strain has been shown to boost immune system function by up to 61% after just 3 short weeks of supplementation.
3. Lactobacillus acidophilus for its remarkable ability to halt the growth of pathogenic bacteria in your gut. As proof, research has shown that this healthy bacteria can reduce the growth of bad bacteria by up to 50% with regular supplementation—a clear choice for achieving the most healthy gut bacteria balance possible.
4. Lactobacillus plantarum, which is recognized as one of the most effective probiotic strains at promoting healthy gut function, strengthening gut lining, and crowding out bad bacteria, like E. coli.
5. Lactobacillus rhamnosus for second-to-none defense against bad bacteria. This highly-effective probiotic strain adheres to the walls of the gut where it creates a protective barrier, fortifying the immune system and helping to block the entry of bad bacteria into the intestines.
Simply put, with research suggesting that probiotic supplementation is even more important to your health than taking a daily multi-vitamin, and the fact that inadequate probiotic levels have been linked through research to more than 170 different serious health issues, including obesity and weight gain, we truly believe that EVERYONE should be taking a probiotic daily…
But as we’ve clearly shown in today’s article, not just any probiotic product will do, and that’s why we developed Pro-X10 2.0. Through patented microencapsulation technology, Pro-X10 2.0 is able to deliver up to TEN TIMES more healthy bacteria to your gut—the equivalent of 50 BILLION cells daily—when compared to traditional probiotic products where the vast majority of cells are rendered DEAD and useless before ever reaching their final destination.
And with the strategic addition of DE111®, PreforPro® and the 5 other unique probiotic strands we just went over, there really is no comparison. Pro-X10 2.0 is easily the #1 probiotic on the market.
I’d also like to point out that Pro-X10 2.0 is made with natural ingredients, is gluten-free, and contains no artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, preservatives, or stimulants… It’s really the best of the best—we’ve spared no expense…
And truthfully, Pro-X10 2.0 couldn’t be any easier to benefit from—just take 1 capsule with breakfast and 1 capsule with dinner, and let science do the rest…