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The POSTBiotic Secret To Gut Health

Gut health is a hot topic these days and for good reason. Statistics show that gastrointestinal issues are common for many people.

According to a survey of more than 71,000 Americans, approximately 61% reported experiencing at least one gastrointestinal symptom during the past week. The most common symptoms included bloating, heartburn, diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal pain. 1

This is perhaps not surprising as digestion is a complex process tasked with digesting food, absorbing nutrients, excreting waste, and more. The mouth, esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines are all involved in this process, as is your liver, gallbladder and pancreas.

What Is Gut Microbiome And Why Is It Important?

A healthy digestive system also depends upon the estimated 200 trillion bacteria and other microbes -- collectively called the gut microbiome -- that live in your gastrointestinal tract. These microbiota help break down food, aid in digestion and nutrient absorption, produce certain vitamins and amino acids, and even support the immune system. 2, 3

The microbiome relies upon a precise balance of good and bad bacteria to do its job properly. If an imbalance occurs -- i.e. bad bacteria outnumbers good bacteria -- digestive issues can occur. It can even lead to many different health conditions and diseases, including: 4

  1. Inflammatory bowel disease
  2. Irritable bowel syndrome
  3. Atherosclerosis
  4. Hypertension
  5. Heart disease
  6. Chronic kidney disease
  7. Obesity
  8. Type 2 diabetes
  9. And more

What Is A Probiotic And What Does It Do?

Science on the importance of gut bacteria for health prompted an emphasis on probiotics. 

Probiotics are good bacteria that live in your gut. You can increase the good bacteria in your gastrointestinal tract by taking probiotic supplements or by consuming probiotic foods, such as sauerkraut and yogurt.

But in order for probiotics to grow and thrive, they must have a continual food source of prebiotics, more commonly known as dietary fiber. The probiotics in your gut eat the prebiotics and excrete POSTBiotic metabolites. Research indicates that POSTBiotics may be responsible for most of the health benefits routinely attributed to fiber.

How Can I Increase Good Bacteria In My Gut?

There are 3 main ways to increase good bacteria to your gut.

  1. Eat more probiotics (or take supplements). Fermented foods are rich sources of probiotics, and probiotic supplements contain various strains of good bacteria, typically Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria.
  2. Eat high-fiber foods (prebiotics). The recommended daily fiber intake for adults is around 25 grams for females and 38 grams for males. 5 (Research shows that most Americans get less than half that amount.) However, the problem with eating large amounts of fiber is that it often creates gas, bloating, and stomach pains...the very digestive issues that you may be trying to heal. More about that in a minute.
  3. Take a good daily POSTBiotic supplement.

What Do POSTBiotic Supplements Do?

POSTBiotic supplements bypass the old inefficient intestinal fermentation process and go directly to your lower colon where it’s needed to provide all those digestive and overall health benefits. (Intestinal fermentation is what causes all that gas, bloating, stomach pains, and perhaps even nausea you may experience after eating fibrous foods.)

One POSTBiotic shown to be especially beneficial for the gut is a short-chain fatty acid called butyrate.

Harvard doctors call butyrate the “optimal” short-chain fatty acid and note that it shows “a higher potency” than other short-chain fatty acids. 6

Research suggests butyrate may help:

  1. Promote weight loss 7
  2. Maintain healthy blood sugar levels 8
  3. Defend against colon cancer 9
  4. Improve brain function 10
  5. Soothe anxiety and depression 11
  6. Improve digestive function, thus reducing gas and bloating 12
  7. Boost the immune system 13
  8. And much more

So, why don’t you see butyrate supplements on store shelves or in advertisements?

Butyrate is an “unstable molecule” that is destroyed by the digestive process long before it  reaches the colon and cannot be an effective POSTBiotic supplement on its own. To correct this issue, scientists added 1 glycerol molecule to 3 butyrate molecules to create Tributyrate, a patented POSTBiotic that delivers butyrate directly to the lower colon so that it can go to work immediately.

Introducing Viscera-3™ POSTBiotic Formula

Thanks to this major scientific breakthrough, Viscera-3™ is the first and only synergistic gut and immune POSTBiotic formulation to survive digestion and successfully deliver butyrate directly into the lower colon. Viscera-3™ contains clinically proven and patented ingredients to support gut function and overall health. Click here to learn more about our wildly popular Viscera-3™ and place your order today while supplies last!

References

1- Almario CV, Ballal ML, Chey WD, Nordstrom C, Khanna D, Spiegel B. Burden of Gastrointestinal Symptoms in the United States: Results of a Nationally Representative Survey of Over 71,000 Americans, American Journal of Gastroenterology: November 2018 - Volume 113 - Issue 11 - p 1701-1710 doi: 10.1038/s41395-018-0256-8

2- den Besten, Gijs., et al. The role of short-chain fatty acids in the interplay between diet, gut microbiota, and host energy metabolism. J Lipid Res. 2013 Sep; 54(9): 2325–2340.

3- Morowitz, M.J., Carlisle, E., Alverdy, J.C. Contributions of Intestinal Bacteria to Nutrition and Metabolism in the Critically Ill. Surg Clin North Am. 2011 Aug; 91(4): 771–785.

4- Konturek PC, Brzozowski T, Konturek SJ. Stress and the gut: pathophysiology, clinical consequences, diagnostic approach and treatment options. J Physiol Pharmacol. 2011 Dec;62(6):591-9. PMID: 22314561.

5- Zelman KM.  Fiber: How Much Do You Need? Nourish by WebMD. Accessed Feb 17, 2021. https://www.webmd.com/diet/guide/fiber-how-much-do-you-need#1

6- Verma MS, Fink MJ, Salmon GL, Fornelos N,‡ Ohara TE, Ryu SH, Vlamakis H, Xavier RJ, Stappenbeck TS, Whitesides GM. A Common Mechanism Links Activities of Butyrate in the Colon. ACS Chemical Biology 2018 13 (5), 1291-1298. DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.8b00073

7- Gao Z., Yin J., Zhang J., Ward R. E., Martin R. J., Lefevre M., et al. . (2009). Butyrate improves insulin sensitivity and increases energy expenditure in mice. Diabetes 58, 1509–1517. 10.2337/db08-1637

8- Gao Z, Yin J, Zhang J, Ward RE, Martin RJ, Lefevre M, Cefalu WT, Ye J. Butyrate improves insulin sensitivity and increases energy expenditure in mice. Diabetes. 2009 Jul;58(7):1509-17. doi: 10.2337/db08-1637. Epub 2009 Apr 14. PMID: 19366864; PMCID: PMC2699871.

9- Rios-Covian, D, Ruas-Madiedo P, Margolles A, Gueimonde M, de Los Reyes-Gavilan CG, and Salazar N. Intestinal Short Chain Fatty Acids and their Link with Diet and Human Health. Front Microbiol 7: 185, 2016.

10- Megan W. Bourassa,a,b Ishraq Alim. Butyrate, Neuroepigenetics and the Gut Microbiome: Can a High Fiber Diet Improve Brain Health? Neurosci Lett. 2016 Jun 20; 625: 56–63.

11- Messaoudi M, Lalonde R, Violle N, Javelot H, Desor D, Nejdi A, Bisson JF, Rougeot C, Pichelin M, Cazaubiel M, Cazaubiel JM. Assessment of psychotropic-like properties of a probiotic formulation (Lactobacillus helveticus R0052 and Bifidobacterium longum R0175) in rats and human subjects. Br J Nutr. 2011 Mar;105(5):755-64. doi: 10.1017/S0007114510004319. Epub 2010 Oct 26. PMID: 20974015.

12- Zaleski, A, Banaszkiewicz A, and Walkowiak J. Butyric acid in irritable bowel syndrome. Prz Gastroenterol 8: 350-353, 2013.

13- Kelly Cushing, David M Alvarado, Matthew A Ciorba. Butyrate and Mucosal Inflammation: New Scientific Evidence Supports Clinical Observation. Clin Transl Gastroenterol. 2015 Aug; 6(8): e108.



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