The idea behind fecal transplants
Like it or not, your gut is teeming with life. In fact 60% of dried fecal material is made up of microorganisms. When you take antibiotics you end up killing much of that normal microbial life that keeps you healthy by keeping away bad microbes, making food easier to digest, and providing nutrients that your body cannot produce like vitamin K.
The idea behind fecal transplants is one of bacterial interference. Bacteria normally compete against one another and have evolved different mechanisms to give themselves an edge. Luckily, C diff is not one of those competitive bacteria. They rarely win a bacterial “war” and they usually only infect a person after he or she has undergone antibiotic treatment that has wiped out their normal gut microbes.
Fecal transplants are known to work for gastrointestinal abnormalities like C Diff. In fact, most recipients of fecal transplants recover from C Diff after just one treatment1 2 3. A fecal transplant involves transplanting the fecal material from a healthy donor to a recipient. Donor fecal material is tested for pathogens, made into a watery solution, and then put into a recipients colon via a colonoscopy.
What are probiotics?
Probiotics are known good bacteria. In essence, a fecal microbiota transplant is like putting an ultra high dose of probiotics into the gut. Most probiotics that you can take by mouth only have one or two kinds of probiotics even though the GI tract is normally populated by multiple types of probiotics.
At DrFormulas’ we’ve formulated Nexabiotic which has 23 different kinds of probiotic strains to promote normal gastrointestinal health including:
Lactobacillus acidophilus is one of the more commonly used probiotic strains because of its efficacy. Its name means “acid-loving milk-bacterium.” It feeds on milk-sugars and turns them into lactic-acid which is easily used by the body. L. acidophilus is a natural part of gastrointestinal and vaginal flora and helps to control the growth of Candida albicans which causes yeast infections if left unopposed.
Lactobacillus brevis is another species of lactic acid bacteria and can be found in fermented foods like sauerkraut and pickles. Ingestion of it has been found to boost immune function. Source 1
More specifically known as Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus, L. bulgaricus is used in to production of yogurt. It helps convert lactose to lactic acid which is helpful for those with lactose intolerance.
L. casei is another lactic acid producer. Lactic acid bacteria can be found in fermented foods. The lactic acid produced by these bacteria actually help prevent spoiling. Lactic acid bacteria also produce bacteriocins which help prevent the growth of pathogenic microorganisms.
L. helveticus is yet another lactic acid producer that is used in dairy production.
L. paracasei is found in naturally fermented products, yogurt, and natural dairy products like raw milk. L. paracasei is not found in pasteurized milk becase the process kills all microorganisms in the milk.
L. plantarum is also found in many fermented food products. It is an oxygen tolerant organism that actually uses oxygen to produce hydrogen peroxide which is then used to kill competing organisms.
Lactobacillus rhamnosus A:
L. rhamnosus is a hearty bacteria and is able to tolerate acidic stomach acid and has great affinity for the intestinal walls. It has been shown to protect the urogenital tract by excreting biosurfactants that inhibit the adhesion of pathogens. Like other lactobacilli, Lactobacillus rhamnosus A also releases acids, bacteriocins, and hydrogen peroxide which inhibit the growth of pathogens.
Like many lactobacilli, L. salivarius is able to inhibit pathogens while tolerating host antimicrobial defenses.
Used extensively in the dairy industry, L. lactis has the ability to break down lactose.
B. cogulans is a lactic acid-forming bacteria and is used in humans for improving the vaginal flora Source 1, Source 2, Source 3, improving abdominal pain and bloating in Irritable Bowel Syndrome patients Source 4 and increasing immune response to viral challenges. Source 5
Bifidobacteria may exert a range of beneficial health effects, including the regulation of intestinal microbial homeostasis, the inhibition of pathogens and harmful bacteria that colonize and/or infect the gut mucosa, the modulation of local and systemic immune responses, the repression of procarcinogenic enzymatic activities within the microbiota, the production of vitamins, and the bioconversion of a number of dietary compounds into bioactive molecules.
In young babies who are breast-fed, B. breve makes up most of the gastrointestinal microflora. B. breve ferments sugars into pathogen-fighting acids. Children who are exposed to B. breve have lower chances of developing allergies later in life. People with lower B. breve counts are more prone to developing gastrointestinal problems. Source 1, Source 2
B. infantis is one of the primary inhabitants of the gastrointestinal tract of newborn infants. It produces many essential B-vitamins. Source 1 One study showed that there is a difference between the amount of B. infantis in the feces of babies in Ghana (with a low occurence of allergic diseases) and in the feces of children born in more affluent countries (with a higher occurence of allergic diseases). Source 2 Further studies found that B. infantis did not illicit an immune response compared to other Bifidobacterium,
P. acidilacti can tolerate wide pH, temperature, and osmotic pressure ranges. They are commonly found in fermented vegetables, fermented dairy products, and meat. Pediococci are antagonistic against other microorganisms, including enteric pathogens, through the production of lactic acid and secretion of bacteriocins known as pediocins. Source 1
This strain of probiotic yeast is helpful for gastrointestinal problems and was used by the natives of Southeast Asia to control symptoms of cholera. The indigenous people there chewed on the peels of the lychee fruit that contained S. boulardii to ward off symptoms of cholera. S. boulardii has been shown to improve symptoms of IBS and diarrhea. Source 1, Source 2
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I have been using Nexabiotics for years. It is a wonderful product - unmatched quality - and the company does a great job of producing it, shipping promptly, and dealing with questions.
Last year was a hard year for me & my digestive system. I take probiotics and even doubled up on them. But my system was getting worse with the diarrhea, nausea, headaches, etc. I had been to doctors but it was always a virus. I started loosing weight, not wanting to eat, stomach cramps & more diarrhea. I was looking online & came upon this site. After I read what others were saying about Nexabiotic Adv, I tried it. Within 3 weeks I started to feel human again. The diarrhea was getting less & I was not doubled over as I had been with each movement. I started with (1) cap every meal. After two months, I went to (2) a day. I have stayed on that regimen. Then I failed to order.I picked up a good brand in the store until I could order. I will not do w/out because it has made such a difference in my daily life. I hope this product does not change in any way. Once a good thing, keep it that way. So many companies are "improving" on products only to have them not work as good as they did before. Please keep the same ingredients--do not substitute, downgrade--anything in this product!
I suffered from stomach problems for over thirty years. Until I found this product. Finally a probiotics that has completely reversed my symptoms. I took meds for over 15 yrs. since taking this product for the last two years and stopping all the prescription meds, I feel like a new woman. My nails are growing strong again, skin is glowing and my stomach is perfect. I ran out of this once for over a week, and my symptoms returned. Whether it be the additives in our foods and beverages that alters our stomachs, this product is.a must for anyone suffering any and all stomach issues. Try it for six months and you be the judge!*
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This product would be better if you would add Stevia and not maltodextrin.
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My daughter referred me to your web site. I have been taking your probiotic and enzyme for 3 months. I ran out about 30 days ago and thought that I would wait until after the holiday because of funds being limited. My finger nails became brittle, dry (won't grow without splitting). The only thing that I can figure out is that I am not taking the supplements. If so,it seems as if my body really needs them.
Benebotics originallt had 30 strains. Now Nexabotics has 19 strains.
Notice which strain they removed. That would be Lactobacillus brevis. Hum...I wonder why.
Well, you can checkout this link to see what this strain (basically)is for.
Hum...makes me wonder, should I look fro a different probiotic.
I am just saying...you be the judge...right.
Well, i called the company, they are to get back at me shortly (today =11-18-13). We'll keep you posted. In the mean time in between time, go ask you own question(s) as this would be the common sense approach about it...right.
Until I get an answer from the company, I gave tthis a 2 star rating...Go Figure!
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My Husband one yr ago, almost died from complications of bladder infections going to his kidneys and blood stream. He is 82 yrs old and Doctor put him in a nursing home. I could see he was deterioratig with C Diff, and told the doctor I would take him home and care for him. I found benebiotios on internet, and ordered last fall, and have seen remarkable inmprovement with his colon and no more C Diff. I will not be without this preparation. He is eating regular healthy foods and colon is
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I contracted the very nasty bug Clostridium difficile after taking an antibiotic prescribed for dental surgery on June 14, 2011. I had little improvement over the last 8 months, even after seeing 4 general physicians, 2 GI specialist, several lab tests, following very restrictive diets, and trying 3-4 different recommended probiotics. A couple of doctors even said my GI system may not fully recover. My probiotic was running out so as I looked for a different probiotic on the web, I discovered Benebiotics at http://probioticsreviewed.com/compare-probiotics/. I ordered it about 10 days ago on a Friday afternoon and was surprised when it arrived the next day. I started it immediately and after only about 4 days I could tell my system was back to normal. Because it is so reasonably priced ($18/60 capsules on special) and is money-back guaranteed, I ordered 2 bottles. Today I told my GI doctor the good news and he said he would look into it.*
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