Probiotics: The Possibility of Fighting Cancer

One of the most exciting things about working with Probulin and learning about probiotics in general is reading all the new research. Now, we’ll admit that medical research makes for dry reading (and is guaranteed to teach you some of those new big words we talked about in our last blog!), but that’s what we’re here for. We rewrote our job title to include “making medicalese readable.” Should come with a pay raise.

You can read more in Probiotics For Dummies special edition, eBook now available for download at

And keep an eye out for the full version will be available in stores starting in April 2012.

Suffice it to say that research is looking positive for finding ways probiotics can prevent and help to cure cancer. Here’s one study to give you an idea of what we’re talking about. In rat experiments, two groups of rats were fed cancer-causing agents and then Group I was given probiotics. Group I rats didn’t develop tumors, while the second group did.

The probiotic anti-cancer effect may be related to increased production of short-chain fatty acids (SCFA). One SCFA, butyrate, inhibits the growth of cancer cells, and also stimulates activity of an enzyme that acts as a detoxification system for potentially harmful compounds.

More initial studies suggest that taking lactobacillus and bifidobacter, two strains of bacteria found in Probulin, prevents mutation in genes, which decreases the incidence of colon cancer. Experiments in which rats were given prebiotics and probiotics found that those rats developed less colon cancer.

Wow. Not really much else to say. The potential of probiotics is amazing. And exciting – okay, we’re over-using that word. How about thrilling, stimulating, motivating? You get the drift.

Now, go take your Probulin.

Go with your gut,

The Probulin Team


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