Jarro-Dophilus Ultra 50 billion 60 capsules - 10 beneficial strains with 50 billion probiotic organisms | Jarrow Formulas
Jarrow Formulas Jarro-Dophilus Ultra contains 50 billion total probiotic organisms and is designed to maintain, protect and restore intestinal flora.
The probiotic bacteria are combined with a polysaccharide gel-forming matrix that helps protect them during transit through the stomach.
who can benefit from Jarro-Dophilus Ultra ?
Anyone looking to promote healthy intestinal flora can benefit from Ultra Jarro-Dophilus. With 50 billion probiotic organisms per serving, this product is also for those seeking a maximum number of organisms in their probiotic.
what distinguishes Jarro-Dophilus Ultra ?
• 50 billion probiotic organisms per capsule
• gel matrix gut-transit protection
• 10 different strains from 3 genera
• vegetarian capsules
how does each active ingredient function in Jarro-Dophilus Ultra ?
Lactobacillus spp: common inhabitants of the human body, this genus contains some of the most well-known probiotic organisms. Strains of lactobacilli have been found to support immunity and produce substances that help promote a healthy digestive tract.
Bifidobacterium spp: a genus of organisms that colonize the gut shortly after birth and are integral in the healthy functioning of the adult digestive tract. Strains of bifidobacteria are known to produce healthy short-chain fatty acids, modulate immune response and promote greater tolerance to dairy products.
Lactococcus spp: some lactococci are known to produce lactic acid in the body that helps promote healthy intestinal flora.
Living within us is a vast community of microorganisms, far out-numbering our own cells. Microorganisms that live in our digestive tracts are mostly bacteria—“good” bacteria—that have evolved over time into a useful, symbiotic community. These bacteria function in many ways to promote health. The most important thing that good bacteria do for us is fight off “bad” bacteria.
Unfortunately, the community of beneficial bacteria in our digestive tracts can be disrupted easily, especially in infancy. It is believed that breastfeeding, eating fermented foods and living close to the soil helped promote beneficial gut bacteria in our ancestors. But in our modern society, where antibiotic use is rampant, cesarean section births are frequent, infant formula is often recommended and processed acidic foods are commonplace, the bacteria in our gut are constantly under siege. Paradoxically, our sterilized, pasteurized, aseptic and preserved lifestyles make it hard to maintain gut health.
What are probiotics
According to the FAO/WHO, probiotics are defined as “live micro-organisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host.” Specific strains of probiotic bacteria exert different health benefits. Probiotic support for healthy bowel function is well established, especially when reintroducing beneficial bacteria to the gut after antibiotic use
Lactobacillus acidophilus La-14
Lactobacillus acidophilus is a common inhabitant of the GI tract and the most widely known probiotic species name. La-14 is a well-characterized human strain of L. acidophilus that supports immunity. Its tolerance to acid, bile salts and digestive enzymes as well as its strong adherence to human intestinal cells make it an ideal probiotic organism
Lactobacillus rhamnosus R0011
R0011 was found to stimulate the growth of cytokines in a study using human intestinal cells. Cytokines can modulate the environment of the intestinal lining, greatly influencing the immune response to unfriendly bacteria
Lactobacillus casei Lc-11
Lactobacillus casei is a common inhabitant of the mouth and intestine. It is used in many fermented food products, including cheese. Lc-11 adheres to intestinal cells, and is resistant to bile salts and acidic conditions, allowing it to survive in the intestine. By producing compounds, such as lactic acid, hydrogen peroxide and bacteriocins, Lc-11 can help promote healthy intestinal flora.
Lactobacillus paracasei Lpc-37
Lactobacillus paracasei is a common inhabitant of the human intestinal tract. Lpc-37 is a well-characterized strain that maintains natural immune defenses and is considered safe and suitable for human use.
Lactobacillus plantarum Lp-115
Lactobacillus plantarum is found in saliva and is also a common inhabitant of the GI tract. Lp-115 benefits the GI tract by creating an unfavorable environment for undesirable organisms and is deemed safe and suitable for human consumption
Lactobacillus salivarius Ls-33
Lactobacillus salivarius is a common inhabitant of the intestine. It contributes to overall good health and like many probiotic organisms may exude substances that are directly competitive with undesirable bacteria. Ls-33 exhibits a capacity to enhance immunity.
Bifidobacterium breve Bb-03
Bifidobacteria are the most abundant species in breast-fed infants and support infant health. However, these organisms are critical throughout life producing healthful short-chain fatty acids. Certain bifido strains, like Bb-03, work well as probiotics due to their tolerance to bile salts and acid, and their ability to adhere to intestinal cells
Bifidobacterium longum BB536
Administration of BB536 to healthy volunteers improved the intestinal environment, defecation frequency and fecal characteristics in a number of studies in humans, particularly after antibiotic use. BB536 also promoted healthy responses to seasonal immune reactive conditions in a number of studies conducted in Japan
Bifidobacterium lactis Bl-04
The probiotic attributes of Bifidobacterium lactis are well established. Often B. lactis strains are beneficial in improving the tolerance of dairy products. B. lactis Bl-04 is a well-characterized strain of human origin with documented human safety.
Lactococcus lactis Ll-23
Lactococcus lactis is a friendly bacteria used in the production of buttermilk and cheese, due to its capacity to produce lactic acid from lactose (milk sugar). This probiotic strain can colonize and withstand hostile conditions in the gut. By helping to decrease the intestinal pH and assimilate lactose, Lc. lactis may help to maintain normal intestinal flora.
A polysaccharide gel-forming matrix protects the 40 billion probiotic organisms in Ultra Jarro-Dophilus as it passes through the harsh environment of the stomach. Upon reaching the intestines, the matrix swells allowing the gradual release of all ten strains of beneficial bacteria.
Jarrow Formulas Ultra Jarro-Dophilus is especially designed to maintain, protect and restore intestinal flora. The probiotic bacteria are combined with a gel forming matrix that helps protect them during transit through the stomach. Each capsule contains 50 billion total probiotic bacteria. Ultra Dophilus is a non-dairy formula.
- resists stomach acid
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What's the relation between histamine and gluten intolerance?A short while ago, I was alerted to research that is being conducted on histamine intolerance. The reason it piqued my interest was the remark on how perceived gluten intolerance may in reality be a case of histamine intolerance. The researchers that were interviewed spoke about probiotics being developed to 'cure' histamine intolerance.
Therefore, without further ado, an explanation on what histamine intolerance really is.
What is histamine?Histamine is an extremely important bioactive chemical that is indispensable in the efficient functioning of many body systems. It is a neurotransmitter and is involved in the regulation of stomach acid, the permeability of blood vessels, muscle contraction, and brain function.
In humans, the highest histamine concentrations are found in the skin, lung, and stomach, with smaller amounts in the brain and heart.
Histamine is also essential in defending the body against invasion by potentially disease-causing agents such as bacteria, viruses and other foreign bodies.
Histamine is made and stored within white blood cells such as mast cells.
When the immune system is activated in response to foreign material entering the body, histamine is the first "defense chemical", or more correctly, inflammatory mediator released in the process called inflammation. Inflammation is the clinical evidence that the immune system is responding to a potential threat to the body. Histamine is always present when inflammation occurs, and excess histamine will result in symptoms that resemble inflammation.
In addition to its role in controlling vital body processes and defending against foreign invaders, histamine is a key mediator in the symptoms of an allergic reaction. Since allergy is essentially an inflammatory reaction, histamine, together with other protective inflammatory mediators is released in response to the allergen.
Allergens are components of living cells that in themselves are harmless, such as plant pollens, animal dander, mould spores, dust particles, dust mites, and foods. An allergic reaction to these "foreign but harmless" substances occurs when the immune system mistakes these innocuous materials for a potential threat.
Healthy bowel function: how does normal poop look like?
What are the different types of poop?
By this time of year, it has become warm enough to spend more time in our gardens. We don't just spend time gardening, but will want to dine here, too. And possibly prepare food on the BBQ or at least prepare a food buffet on holidays such as Kings Day. Unfortunately, a festive meal especially during warm weather is almost automatically associated with stomach bugs.
For elderly persons, the cause of food poisoning is mostly different. They have frequently been raised in a time of food scarcity and are less prone to discard food that is past its expiration date. Or as happening during the current lockdown, they will want to go grocery shopping as little as possible, so they may be eating food that would have been discarded otherwise. However, at their age, they will become sick more easily due to reduced immunity than a young person who has less qualms about throwing out spoiled food.
Foodborne illness, more commonly referred to as food poisoning, is the result of eating contaminated, spoiled, or toxic food. The most common symptoms of food poisoning include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Although it’s quite uncomfortable, food poisoning isn’t unusual. According to reliable data 1 in 6 persons will contract some form of food poisoning every year.
Food poisoning symptoms
If you have food poisoning, chances are it won’t go undetected. Symptoms can vary depending on the source of the infection. The length of time it takes for symptoms to appear also depends on the source of the infection, but it can range from as little as 1 hour to as long as 28 days. Common cases of food poisoning will typically include at least three of the following symptoms:
How to prevent getting sick from the flu
You can prevent germs from making you ill in two ways: prevent entry into the body by careful hygiene, and if they do get in, make sure your body’s natural immune system is able to fight these germs, so they self-destruct before overwhelming the system.
Most flu germs are spread in two ways:
- touching such as hand-to-hand contact
- droplet spread when germs ride along on tiny water droplets that are sneezed or coughed into the air
Try these flu prevention tips to avoid person-to-person spread:
- avoid shaking hands, but bow or give a head nod
- avoid nose-picking as the nose is a breeding ground for germs
- sneeze into a disposable handkerchief and if you don't have one available, sneeze inside your elbow
- shun coughers and sneezers as much as possible.
- avoid crowded rooms
Dangers of antibiotic resistance
Anyone who has followed the health news for a bit, will know there is widespread fear about antibiotic resistance spiralling out of control.
Ever since penicillin, the first mass-produced antibiotic was introduced in the 1940s, bacteria have become resistant against antibiotics at an alarming pace.
Antibiotics are considered one of the greatest advances in medicine because they prevented a lot of casualties after formerly uncontrollable bacterial infections. Unfortunately, many individuals seek this prescription as the first line of defense. Overprescribing them has in turn resulted in the development of resistant bacteria. These bacteria don’t respond to the antibiotics like they might have in the past.
Can artificial sweeteners harm gut health and make you gain weight?Early September we published an overview of various natural and artificial sweeteners that are currently available and possible avantages or disadvantages associated to them.
Until very recently the clear-cut explanation of all official governmental dietary agencies as well as most mainstream dieticians was that artificial sweeteners are harmless and not a single iota of proof was available to the contrary.
Even your humble writer still believed sweeteners are relatively harmless as by definition, rats and mice aren't human so evidence about harmfulness for those laboratory animals doesn't prove too much.
However, over time more and more evidence has come up that artificial sweeteners are truly not as good for your waistline as you think they are, in ways that wasn't looked at before. Our gut microbes, which have a bigger influence on your weight and insulin sensitivity than we realize, are negatively inflenced by the artificial sweeteners we ingest.
Six tips on how to stay healthy at a BBQ
Eating outdoors as the weather heats up is one of the hallmarks of summertime activity, but before you fire up your barbecue grill or send out invitations to the family picnic, there are some precautions you should take to avoid a common occurrence: food poisoning.
Each year one out of 4 persons suffer from food borne illnesses as a result of eating contaminated food.
Preparing foods with unclean hands, eating undercooked meats, transferring contamination from raw meats to other foods, eating unwashed fruits and vegetables, and leaving perishable food out in warm weather can release a slew of bacteria, including E. coli and salmonella, as well as other food borne illnesses. This can result in nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or fever.
Here are six tips to stop food-borne illnesses from ruining your BBQ-fun
A healthy gut, a healthy brain
Few people realize how the amount of microbes residing in our gut between the mouth and the end of the large intestine outnumber the amount of human eukaryotic cells by ten to one. This complex ecosystem is formed mainly by bacteria, but also viruses, archae, protozoa and fungi.
Even less known is how gut microbes lays a major role in host health by shaping the development of the immune system, metabolizing dietary nutrients (such as fatty acids, glucose and bile acids) and drugs, digesting complex indigestible polysaccharides and synthesizing vitamins and bioactive molecules.
Throughout different life stages, various changes occur in the microbial diversity of humans.
While babies are massively 'inoculated' with microbes from their mother during birth, smaller amounts enter the baby's gut via the bloodstream and placenta.
After birth, the composition of the gut microbes in the infant changes slowly with age, and stays mostly the same until old age.
While the composition of the gut microbes don't change much in a healthy adult, that is not to say that they aren't vulnerable to outside factors, such as lifestyle, use of antibiotics or even vaccinations, and overall health.
However, outside those factors, diet is one of the most important factors for gut health.
A change in a diet, especially by eating more or less fiber can change the composition of the gut microbitics within a few days. When this change is negative, a dysbiosis can result, characterized by an overgrowth of potentially pathogenic organisms.
This change in the delicate balance between 'good' and 'bad' organisms will result in a 'leaky' gut because of a more porous gut lining and cause chronic inflammation, which can even influence our brain because it also affects our central nervous system. So, as incredible as it sounds, an unhealthy diet can cause you to have an unhealthy brain as well.
This makes it easier to understand why an increasing amount of people try to improve gut health.
How reliable is the Glycemic index?Almost everyone who's ever started a diet in the past decade, will have heard about the glycemic index (GI) and have been advised to eat predominantly foods that have a lower glycemic response, that is, foods that will not increase blood sugar level so much.
A high blood sugar level is closely associated with health problems such as diabetes and obesity, and it's easy to measure using a continuous glucose monitor.
A standard developed decades ago, called the glycemic index (GI), is used to rank foods based on how they affect blood sugar level and is a factor used by doctors and nutritionists to develop healthy diets. However, this system was based on studies that average how small groups of people responded to various foods.
This method of the glycemic index (GI) was developed at the University of Sydney where the glycemic response to foods were compared with those of glucose after an overnight fast.
The emphasis on the glycemic index led to an oversimplification of food items as being 'good' or 'wrong' based on their GI-ratings. It can even falsely portray unhealthy foods as “safe.”
Frequently agave syrup and coconut sugar are being advertised as “healthy” because of their low glycemic indexes, yet they lack nutrients such as fiber and vitamins and are nothing but 'empty sugar'.
A bigger problem with the glycemic index is that glycemic responses to foods are highly individual.
While the University of Sidney did their research on just 10 persons, a study with no less than 800 healthy and pre-diabetic volunteers, whose blood glucose levels were monitored every five minutes for a prolonged period of time, a startling difference between individual response on specific foods were shown.
Friendly aliensProbiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. Probiotics help move food through your gut, and ease symptoms of (antibiotic-related or spontaneous) diarrhea and bowel diseases.
Furthermore probiotics can improve skin conditions like eczema, improve urinary and vaginal health. Probiotics are vital for our immunity as they are solely responsible for keeping the gut healthy.
Irritable bowel syndrome
Many of us suffer silently from chronic bowel pain. Contrary to many other types of pain, we rarely go and see a doctor for treatment, unless the discomfort is intolerablen as with Crohn's disease, thinking there is not much that can be done.
While it is true there are few useful drugs that help with bowel pain, diet, lifestyle changes and supplements can and do help a great deal. Pinpointing what food exactly aggravates your symptoms is very important and calls for the so-called elimination diet in which you make a list of foods that worsen your symptoms.
Take 1 capsule per day with water and a meal or as directed by your qualified physician
contains per daily serving (1 capsule)
probiotic bacteria blend (10 strains, 50 billion organisms) †
Lactobacillus acidophilus LA-14
Lactobacillus rhamnosus R00111
Lactobacillus helveticus R0052
Lactobacillus casei Lc-11
Lactobacillus paracasei LPC-37
Lactobacillus plantarum LP-115
Lactobacillus salivarius Ls-33
Bifidobacterium lactis BI-04
Bifidobacterium breve Br-03
Bifidobacterium longum BB536
† = Recommended Daily Intake not established
probiotics (10 different lactobacillus and bifidus cultures), fillers (algae derived sodium alginate), delayed release capsule (hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, water), filler (calcium phosphate, tapioca starch as nutrition for bacteria, maltodextrin), anticoagulant (silicon dioxide), filler (vegetable magnesium stearate), antioxidant (ascorbic acid)
keep refrigerated at 4-7°C
Storage in the freezer will extend the lifetime about 2 years.
Keep out of reach of young children
contains traces of soy
contains no other familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish or mollusks)
not suitable since the probiotics are cultured in animal-based medium