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Research: MegaSporeBiotic & MegaPre Enhance S...

A recent study published in The International Journal of Pharmaceutics: X shows that taking MegaPreTM together with MegaSporeBioticTM both increases microbial diversity in the gut and increases total SCFA (short chain fatty acid) production by 80-140%. When testing MegaSporeBiotic alone (without MegaPre), there was a still significant (though less impressive) 24-70% increase in total SCFAs among donors. For this reason, it...

MegaSporeBiotic Lowers High Triglyceride Levels, S...

Study Highlights Efficacy of MegaSporeBiotic in Reducing Serum Triglyceride Levels Bacillus spore-based probiotics are gaining popularity due to their safety, survivability, and capacity to modulate the gut microbiome. Research continues to highlight the role of MegaSporeBiotic in supporting human health outcomes. Approximately 1/3 of the population has elevated triglyceride levels (>150 mg/dL) in the bloodstream, or...

Coronavirus Infection and Gastrointestinal Tract

The coronavirus and COVID-19 weighs upon all of our minds. What concerns us most about getting COVID-19 is developing life threatening complications — like pneumonia and extreme difficulty breathing. But what does gut health have to do with COVID-19 and the respiratory complications? According to this recent editorial,”2019 Novel coronavirus infection and gastrointestinal tract,” in Journal of Digestive...

Microbiome is the New Health Insurance

All disease begins in the gut (paraphrasing Hippocrates)… …and a healthy microbiome is the new health insurance. Slide from my recent presentation on the microbiome and its role in the pathogenesis of diabetes. We can all be healthy, wealthy and wise by supporting a diverse microbiome with key strains that build and maintain the gut barrier. Eat more plant foods! Fruits and vegetables, beans and lentils, roots...

Total Gut Restoration

Recondition – Reinforce – Rebuild A New Protocol From Researchers of MegaSporeBiotic An exciting tool for restoring gut health is the Total Gut Restoration program from Microbiome Labs. Read on to learn about these supplements that work to support a healthy gut, including microbial ecology, gut barrier and regulatory immune function. (A healthy gut is the necessary foundation for a healthy immune system.)...

New: International Shipping of Umbrellux DAO (Hist...

I get emails from people in Canada, England, Australia, countries in Central and South America and even Singapore. The Internet has no boundaries, but there are limitations on being able to ship nutrition supplements to other countries. Each country has their own customs regulations. That’s why I’m so excited that I am now able to ship the histamine degrading enzyme supplement, Umbrellux DAO (Histamine Digest),...

Study: Lower Serum DAO in Patients with Histamine ...

The enzyme DAO (Diamine Oxidase) breaks down histamine in the gut. So what happens when you don’t have enough active DAO, or too high level of histamines? Often this leads to Histamine Intolerance, also referred to as HIT. A common symptom is gastric hypersecretion manifested with GI discomfort when eating. Many of my clients with histamine intolerance report relief when taking a DAO enzyme supplement with meals. This...

Biochemistry: Why DAO Can Help Histamine Intoleran...

  Look at the histamine pathways and you’ll see why the supplement DAO (diamine-oxidase) helps many people with their symptoms of histamine intolerance! The image shows the biochemistry of how histamine gets degraded in the body. The breakdown of histamine is through two pathways: via the enzyme DAO in the gut, or via the enzyme HNMT in the rest of the body. Some people just don’t make enough of their own...

Foundational Supplements to Restore Gut Health

Hippocrates was right….”All Disease Begins in the Gut.” Modern scientific researchers are figuring out just why that’s so. As an integrative and functional Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, I’d like to share with you a few of my favorite supplements for gut health. MegaSporeBiotic probiotic and Cal-Mag Butyrate — foundational products in helping to restore gut health. Umbrellux-DAO...

Comparing Digestive Enzymes

Digestive enzymes – critical components of our digestive systems Digestive Enzymes are enzymes that assist with chemically breaking down food into forms that our bodies can use. Our bodies have to break food down into smaller components or we won’t be able to absorb the nourishment from food. FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Chewing your food well (mechanically breaking down food) really helps digestive enzymes do their jobs!...