The yogurt industry touts that in a mere two weeks after consuming three to four yogurts daily, you will be “regular” again and free of digestion upsets. Well, let’s look into their claims by understanding what exactly is in those wonderfully packaged products.
- After cultured milk, sugar is the next largest ingredient at a whopping 20+ grams a serving and that is added sugar so it doesn’t account for the sugar coming from the fruit sources. Sugar is the number one cause of probiotic imbalances. It weakens the immune system and feeds the unhealthy bacteria in the body. As those bad bacteria are digesting the sugar, they expel gases that lead to bloating and unpleasant digestion issues. But wait, wasn’t the yogurt supposed to alleviate those issues and do the exact opposite? Hmm..let’s continue
- Cultures added to the yogurt. As you can see in this example, there are 3 active cultures added to the pasteurized and homogenized milk. There are a few unknowns to their added cultures though- how much is added and how “active” are those cultures by the time you consume it. One major area that we at Core Health Products differ with the yogurt industry and many probiotic manufacturers out there is the refrigeration of probiotics.If you have to refrigerate probiotics (35-38 degrees) to keep them alive, then how alive will they be when you take them into your body which is 98.6 degrees? Not only is temperature a key element to be examined but pH levels of the stomach and GI tract are also equally important. Acidophilus is the most well-known probiotic sold in the market today but is not designed to be able to withstand the high acidic levels of the lower GI tract so therefore only aids in upper GI issues and will not address symptoms such as Irritable Bowel, Yeast Infections, Inflammation in the lower GI region and the list goes on. With the cultures used in this example, you would need to eat 5 gallons of this yogurt to even see a small benefit for your indigestion issues. Did Jamie Lee forget to tell you that in her commercials?
- Crunch the numbers. If you go to the most popular yogurt site and read their recommendations, they say you must consume 3-4 yogurts daily along with a well-balanced diet and healthy lifestyle for their yogurts to help with your digestion issues. If you do the calculations on consuming 3-4 yogurts daily, the cost would $42-56 dollars on average for just two weeks!! That is not only a lot of money to spend on just yogurts but it’s also a lot of time and hassle of always keeping it refrigerated plus let’s not forget about how much sugar you would be consuming on a daily basis in just yogurt! Come on now, can you really see through the smoke screen here to who is benefiting most from those recommendations and commercials?
Consuming yogurt as a snack is great but thinking it’s the best way to get all your beneficial good bacteria is not. Hopefully you are able to better understand our perspective and not fall victim to the deceptive commercials that run continuously. We have created an all-natural, 13 strain pH stabilized probiotic supplement called Digestive Health.
Not only is our product easier to consume but it is also easier on the wallet and will not take up valuable refrigerator space.
Here is a detailed listing of all 13 strain pH stabilized probiotics we use in the Digestive Health
The CHP proprietary probiotics blend includes thirteen different species of probiotics to optimize the microflora of the digestive tract. Each of the species included in this blend provide specific health benefits as demonstrated in published clinical trials.
- Bifidobacterium infantis also called B. lactis, gets its name because it is the dominant bacteria in the intestine of healthy breast-fed babies. Most authorities attribute much of the superior disease resistance of breast-fed babies to this species.
- Bifidobacterium longum is among the probiotics that have been shown to improve immune responses in animals and humans. Increases in lymphocyte production, interleukin 1, 2 and 6, tumor necrosis factor, prostaglandin E1 production, serum total protein, albumin, globulin and gamma interferon have all been observed when this species is used as a supplement.
- Lactobacillus bulgaricus is used to ferment natural yogurt and augments acidophilus in a protective colonization of the intestines. Populations that consume large quantities of yogurt report increased longevity and health and prolonged functioning.
- Bifidobacterium bifidum is backed by extensive literature describing its many benefits.
- Lactobacillus acidophilus is included in this blend as Dr. Khem Shahani’s patented DDS-1 strain. This special strain of L. acidophilus can survive in temperatures that destroy many other strains and it is resistant to the high concentrations of bile salts secreted by the gall bladder.
- Lactobacillus brevis has been shown to produce a number of compounds (including Lactobacillin and Lactobrevin) that are active against a wide variety of pathogenic organisms.|
- Lactobacillus casei complements the growth of L. acidophilus, is a producer of the enzyme amylase (a carbohydrate digesting enzyme) and has been researched for its potential to improve digestion, and reduce lactose intolerance and constipation.
- Lactobacillus lactis has been shown to stimulate the lactoperoxide thocyanate system in the intestine, which reduces the ability of E. coli to survive.
- Lactobacillus plantarum constantly wages warfare with the “bad” bacteria and has the distinctive feature of synthesizing L-lysine, which strongly supports the immune system.
- Lactobacillus reuteri has been extensively researched by one of the world’s top authorities, Dr. Marvin Spec. demonstrating that this species is a powerful producer of natural antiobiotics.
- L. rhamnosus has the ability to inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria and has been researched for its potential benefits to the genitourinary tract.
- Lactobacillus salivarius has been shown to help in almost all chronic conditions related to the bowel and is especially effective in producing digestive enzymes in the intestines.
- Streptococcus thermophilus
produces lactase and is very efficient in breaking down milk products.
*Taken from our Up Close Section on the Digestive Health webpage.
Not only do we provide the most comprehensive probiotic product but we have combined it with broad spectrum digestive enzymes for maximum utilization and digestion. We believe that nutrient utilization is more important than just nutrient consumption even when it comes to beneficial bacteria. Following the recommended maintenance dosage of 2 capsules daily of the Digestive Health, you will be provided with over 5 billion probiotics. You may think that is low compared to others on the market but this is where utilization comes into play. What is the worth of a product when the label claims 20 billion but the utilization is extremely minimal due to the lack of stabilization and the missing co-factors needed for proper utilization? We go the extra mile with our formulations so you benefit the most.
So take us up on the Digestive Health Challenge, you’ll be glad you did!