Probulin to Launch Five New Products in March 2014

All Probulin® products are formulated by board certified Naturopathic Doctor Jason Mitchell along with prominent gastroenterologist, award winning author, founder of Kansas Medical Clinic and author of Probiotics For Dummies, Dr. Shekhar Challa. We at Probulin® pride ourselves in producing the highest quality probiotic supplements on the market. Probulin® represents “The Next Generation in Probiotics.” We will be launching 5 new products: Daily Care Probiotic, Women’s Health Probiotic, TrimSynergy Probiotic, Colon Health Probiotic & P-PAK Probiotic. Our products proudly feature the following:

  • Non-GMO
  • Shelf Stable
  • Include a minimum of 7 to 12 strains of beneficial probiotic bacteria in every product.
  • Includes the patent pending MAKTrek™ 3-D Probiotic Delivery System
  • Gluten Free
  • Soy Free
  • Wheat Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Magnesium Stearate Free
  • Vegetarian Capsules
  • All beneficial probiotic strains used are documented strains
  • All formulations are put together and based on scientific research
  • Each Probulin® product is designed support digestive health and digestive balance

5 new products Jan 2014

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Fermented Almond Hummus Recipe

Happy Friday! We’d like to share a delicious hummus recipe with you!

Fermented Almond Hummus

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Prep time: 15 minutes

Fermentation time: 12 hours

Yield: about 1 cup

Ingredients

  • 1 cup soaked organic almonds
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 tablespoons coconut kefir or fermented vegetable juice to use as starter
  • Organic olive oil
  • Celtic sea salt to taste

Directions

  1. Soak your oganic almonds in a covered glass jar or bowl overnight, then rinse and blend together with lemon juice and garlic. You may want to add a small amount of water to get a creamy consistency.
  2. Once blended, transfer to a sterile glass jar, add starter (either coconut kefir or fermented vegetable juice), seal tightly and let ferment at room temperature for about 12 hours.
  3. Add sea salt, olive oil, and stir and then set in the fridge to chill before serving.
  4. Serve with cut vegetables, lettuce wraps or raw or baked nut, seed or veggie crackers.

Recipe courtesy of http://www.bodyecology.com

Per serving: Calories 137 (From Fat 113); Fat 13 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 131 mg; Carbohydrate 4 g (Dietary Fiber 2 g); Protein 4 g. per 8 servings.

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We would like to share with you a probiotic Sauerkraut recipe which comes from Dr. Shekhar Challa’s book Probiotics For Dummies. Please let us know how you like it! sauerkrat

Probulin 15 day supply (45 count)

Probulin 15 day supply (45 count)

We now have Probulin in a 15 day supply. This is a perfect bottle to take with you when you’re traveling, to keep in your purse, or to set on your desk at work as a reminder to take your daily probiotics. Call 888.697.8770 to order & receive a FREE Probiotics For Dummies Special Edition book written by Dr. Shekhar Challa.

Probiotics & Autism

Do you know someone with autism?  You probably answered yes to this question because the number of children with autism in the United States continues to rise. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1 in 88 American children has autism, when a decade ago the estimate was about 1 in every 150 children.  This is a 78% increase over 10 years.

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Moises Valsquez-Monoff, author of a recent editorial in the New York Times says it all has to do with inflammation and the immune system during pregnancy. While the woman is pregnant, inflammatory antibodies which are designed to fight off invading organisms, seem to damage the babies’ brain development in a way that leads to behavioral problems that are consistent with autism.

In today’s world, our immune systems have come unhinged, which has given rise to high rates of autoimmune diseases and allergies that are linked to autism. There has been growing interest in the use of probiotics as a natural way to restore the balance of good bacteria in the gut. Studies have shown parents of autistic children reporting vast improvements in behavior with the use of probiotic supplements. Adding probiotics to their diet improves their digestion which then may improve behavior. 

For more information about Probiotics & Autism visit: http://www.livestrong.com/article/506184-probiotics-and-autism/

 

Note: contact your pediatrician or family physician before giving your child probiotic supplements.

 

Always Go With Your Gut,

The Probulin Team

The facts, ma’am… and some stats, research studies…

Here on the Probulin Team, we don’t always agree about what to write about in the blog. There are those of us who want to cite all the research studies out there and those of us who just want to summarize, without including numbers and such. (Guess you could call it the battle of right brain versus left brain thinkers!)

Today, the numbers people won. There’s a great website (click here to visit it  www.probiotic-research.com) that summarizes abstracts of ongoing or completed scientific research studies.

One stuck out among the others. Doctors did a study of 72 patients with severe multiple injuries. Some received a placebo and others received a combination of a probiotic and a prebiotic (called a synbiotic).  The abstract says in conclusion: “Synbiotics contained in the studied formula decrease significantly the risk for sepsis by bloodstream infections and the occurrence of VAP by A. baumannii.”

Translated, VAP is ventilator associated pneumonia, which is a real problem at hospitals. Other studies have also found that probiotics fight off VAP. One, done at Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Neb., said that daily use of probiotics reduced VAP in critically ill patients by almost half. (In the interest of fairness, we want to note that the study patients were carefully selected and probiotics have not been studied for all critically ill patients on the ventilator.)

Half! Even if you don’t like to deal in numbers, you gotta like that number!

For more studies like this, check out the link we mentioned above. . . and, of course, check back  here. Us stats loving people win the fights occasionally and get to fill this blog with some medical talk!

Go with your Gut,

The Probulin Team

India – Moving Ahead to Recommend Probiotics

The most-studied area where probiotics help you is in your gut – and particularly in preventing diarrhea. We’ve tackled this smelly subject in other blog posts, for example our post titled “It’s An Ugly Subject… But We’re Brave!

An article in an India newspaper talked about all the evidence that probiotics help prevent diarrhea in patients who take antibiotics (remember from our previous blog that antibiotics, in their efforts to kill off the bad bacteria also kill off the good bacteria, which causes the diarrhea and stomach upset). Right now, the article said, it’s rare for doctors to prescribe probiotics as an antidote to antibiotic-induced diarrhea. One Indian doctor, an expert in probiotics, estimates that 1.4 million of the 9 million child deaths in her country in 2008 could be attributed to diarrhea.

Now, the National Institute of Nutrition in India has put together guidelines for probiotics in the country, requiring them to list exactly what’s in the probiotic, to use only evidence-based health claims and other information that we have on our Probulin label like serving size and proper storage.

They’re hoping to encourage doctors to use probiotics more frequently, particularly in treating diarrhea.

It’s nice to have a little control over your health, isn’t it?

 

Go with your gut,

The Probulin Team

Happy holidays from the Probulin Team!

It’s a wonderful time of the year! Friends, family, all the holiday gatherings filled with laughter and joy. It’s also a little crazy – at least around here. Baking and gift-buying, and then wrapping those piles of presents.

Remember to take your probiotics and prebiotics during this hectic time. One of the first places we feel stress is in our guts. Even when you’re having fun during the holidays, just being so busy adds stress and on top of that, you’re probably eating a little more than you usually do. (Kudos out there to those who AREN’T eating more during the holidays. Add a comment and tell us how you resist all those sugar cookies, fudge and decadent desserts.)

All of these things combined together are bound to affect the balance of bacteria in your digestive system. Get this, in a study published in the Los Angeles Times in August (click HERE to read the article)  ), an international research group found that mice who took drinks spiked with Lactobacillus rhamnosus (JB-1) were less anxious and stressed than the control group.

Most of you already know from your own experiences that when you get stressed, a stomach ache often follows. Doesn’t it make sense to keep that bacteria in balance as you face these crazy, fun holiday times?

Wishing you lots of joy and laughter to offset the busy-ness!

Go with  your gut,

The Probulin Team

Ulcers: Probiotic research in its early stages

Ulcers are open sores that are pretty commonly found in the stomach or first part of the small intestine. In most people, they’re caused by theHelicobacter pylori bacteria, although they can occur because of other reasons.

While probiotic research is in its infancy on this subject, studies have shown that probiotics decrease the number of H. pylori bacteria in the stomach. The usual treatment for ulcers is antibiotics and other studies found that if probiotics are taken along with antibiotics, the chance of getting rid of the H. pylori are higher.

Researchers in Spain successfully tested various strains of Bifidobacteria in treating H. pylori. You can read about that HERE

This is why it’s so exciting about the probiotics medical field! Every day new research comes out showing how this good bacteria affects our bodies and helps many health problems. The potential is tremendous! And what’s terrific is that you can be proactive while you’re waiting on the evidence-based research to solidify. Most of us (and be sure to check with your doctor if you have a medical condition) can take probiotics now and start getting the good effects, even as the medical world continues to discover MORE good effects.

Talk about a win-win. Certainly a better gamble than the stock market these days. . .

 

Go with your gut,

The Probulin Team