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ProbioBalance by Aliness® Starter is a dietary supplement with selected strains of the probiotic bacteria Bifidobacterium breve BR03, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG and Lactobacillus acidophilus LA02, recommended for novices in supplementing with probiotics. The formulation contains also English plantain extract and Fibregum™ Bio LAW Polysaccharide which function as prebiotics and thus support a healthy digestive system.
One capsule contains 4 billion of microencapsulated bacteria. This amount is sufficient to deliver optimal efficacy and allows you to adapt to taking probiotic bacteria and replace this supplement later with another product from this series, with much higher content of bacteria. A patented microencapsulation technology, in which each bacterial cell is enveloped by a lipid bilayer, enables almost 100% bacteria to survive in an acidic environment of the stomach. The preparation is suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
Probiotic – definition and effects
Probiotics are live microorganisms whose proper doses show a positive impact on human health. They affect directly the composition of the intestinal microbiota (colonising the digestive tract) and helps reduce diarrhoea, improve digestive processes, immune function and skin quality and may prevent the development of many diseases of affluence.
Probiotic bacteria produce antimicrobial substances in the intestines – organic acids, bacteriocins and hydrogen peroxide and compete for adhesion sites with other potentially pathogenic microorganisms. They stimulate enterocytes into secreting defensins. What is more, they are involved in the production of some B vitamins and vitamin K. Probiotic bacteria are also necessary for healthy functioning of the gut-associated lymphoid tissue.
Lactic acid bacteria as probiotics
Bacteria of the genus Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium belong to lactic acid bacteria (LAB). These bacteria are capable of producing lactic acid which lowers the intestinal pH and thus create adverse conditions for pathogenic bacteria. Only some Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium species are classified among probiotics, identified during careful studies. Because of that, specific probiotic strains are used in different kinds of diseases.
Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG is one of the most thoroughly tested probiotic strains. Due its far-reaching effects, the strain is used for many health problems. L.rhamnosus GG has been well documented to help prevent and combat antibiotic-associated diarrhoea, resulting from an imbalance in the intestinal microbiota caused by broad-spectrum antibiotics. What is more, the strain has been shown to aid in the prophylaxis and treatment of infectious diarrhoea, including traveller’s diarrhoea and relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and atopic dermatitis.
Bifidobacterium breve BR03 is a probiotic strain which is helpful in allergies due to immunomodulatory effects. Randomised studies demonstrated that supplementing with this strain contributed to relieving symptoms of atopic dermatitis in adults and children. Data also indicates that B.breve BR03 has an impact on respiratory allergies – it has been observed to inhibit the production of proinflammtory cytokines and thus relieve symptoms of asthma and hay fever.
Lactobacillus acidophilus LA02 is a strain which appears to not only colonise the intestines but also the vaginal mucosa. Consequently, it has a beneficial impact on maintaining balance in the vaginal microflora and may prevent the development of vaginal infections. Like other species of this strain, L.acidophilus LA02 reduces inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract. It may also relieve symptoms of IBS.
To sum up, ProbioBalance by Aliness® Starter is a high-quality formulation which is indicated as your first probiotic supplement. Its probiotic strains contribute to restoring and maintaining balance in the intestinal microbiota which may be disturbed by antibiotherapy, improper diet and hectic and stressful lifestyle.
The product is recommended during and after antibiotherapy to boost the body’s immunity and improve digestive comfort and help relieve symptoms associated with food intolerances, irritable bowel syndrome and atopic dermatitis.
Do not take probiotics with hot meals and beverages.
While choosing a proper supplement, you should pay attention that only well defined bacterial strains are carefully tested for efficacy. A bacterial strain has a letter-number designation next to the name of the species (e.g. Bifidobacterium breve BR03).
Aliness is a Polish brand owned by Medicaline. The company has advanced development and research facilities and meets the demanding European Standards of Production and Storage based on the pharmaceutical standard GMP and HACCP. A team of experienced specialists supervises the quality of manufactured dietary supplements. The company uses only the highest quality certified raw materials, often occurring in patented forms.
Aliness cooperates with the research laboratories accredited by the Main Pharmaceutical Inspectorate - SGS Poland and J.S. Hamilton Poland S.A., and also with the National Institute of Medicines, responsible for quality and safety control in research and development. Many Aliness products have an ecological certificate, which is a guarantee of the lack of use of artificial fertilizers, pesticides and chemical plant protection products at all stages of the production of the raw material.
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|per daily portion (2 capsules)||amount||%DV|
|Prebiotic - Fibregum™ Bio LAW Polysaccharide (aw < 0,2%)||200 mg||*|
|English plantain (Plantago Lanceolata) extract||40 mg||*|
|MICROENCAPSULATED PROBIOTIC BLEND:||8*10^9 cells||*|
|Bifidobacterium breve BR03||3,2*10^9 cells||*|
|Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG||3,2*10^9 cells||*|
|Lactobacillus acidophilus LA02||1,6*10^9 cells||*|
Glycerol esters of fatty acids, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose.
Plantain (Plantago lanceolata), a plant of temperate climate in the northern hemisphere, common in Poland. Its raw medical materials are the leaves of plantain (Folium Plantaginis}, including: enzymes (invert sugar, emulsin), flavonoids, tannins, iridoid glycosides, pectin, minerals (soluble silica, zinc), saponin triterpenes, mucus and vitamins (C, K) . It has a wide medicinal use because it has a protecting and coating effect, it is expectorant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, diuretic, stimulates gastric juices, antidiarrhoeal, in addition applied externally it accelerates wound healing (e.g. by applying a fresh plantain leaves directly on the wound) and regeneration of the epidermis, used also in conjunctivitis inflammation.
What is Bifidobacterium breve?
Bifidobacterium breve is a bacterium naturally residing in the large intestine whose presence and functions have a positive effect on digestion, nutrient absorption and the overall human health. It belongs to nonspore-forming gram-positive bacteria. It is extremely resistant to gastric juices present in different parts of the digestive tract and reach the adhesion site in an adequate amount. It has been demonstrated to have a particular affinity to HT-29 cell line in the intestines.
By producing organic acids and lactic acid, it reduces the alkalinity of the intestines, hereby inducing adverse effects for the development of such pathogens as Clostridium difficile, Helicobacter pylori, E.coli and Candida. Owing to that, it reduces digestive ailments associated with bacterial infection and caused by antibiotherapy. In addition, it has a positive impact in the treatment of candidiasis.
The strains of the genus Bifidobacterium have been detected in breast milk. Owing to that, after passing through the infant’s digestive tract, it shows many benefits to its healthy development. It has an indirect impact on individuals with depression, boosts focus and concentration.
Bifidobacterium breve is found mainly in complex probiotic or symbiotic formulas available at www.muscle-zone.pl
What is Lactobacillus rhamnosus?
Lactobacillus rhamnosus is a kind of milk fermentation bacteria capable of synthesising the enzyme which breaks down lactose. Owing to that, it reduces the discomfort after consuming dairy products. Furthermore, it populates the intestinal mucosa and competes with pathogenic bacteria, thereby helping restore the normal intestinal microflora. The proper condition of intestines ensures efficient food digestion and proper immunity against pathogenic microorganisms but also contributes to reducing inflammations and allergies in the body.
This bacteria strain is found mainly in complex probiotic or symbiotic formulas available at www.muscle-zone.pl
What is Lactobacillus acidophilus?
Lactobacillus acidophilus is a strain of rod-shaped bacteria with the ability to produce lactic acid which is beneficial to our health. These bacteria reside mainly in the intestinal mucosa. Like other probiotic strains, it can easily survive adverse conditions prevailing in specific sections of the digestive tract. As a result, it passes through the small intestine after oral administration and adheres to epithelial cells, forming small colonies. What is more, the strain was detected in the vagina, cervix and urethra. Owing to that, they can combat numerous diseases and maintain a healthy digestive and genitourinary system by competing with pathogenic microorganisms.
Apart from lactic acid production, the bacteria strain can synthesise also other organic acids which have the ability to inhibit the adhesion and proliferation of such pathogens as Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella, Candida albicans, Shigella, Clostridium, Listeria and Helicobacter. By maintaining the normal pH in the intestines, it promotes the digestion of food and absorption of micro- and macronutrients.
It has been reported that this strain is capable of synthesising vitamin K. Consequently, it supports proper blood clotting and has a positive impact on bone structure.
By synthesising lactase, it can also promote lactose digestion, whereby treating unpleasant digestive ailments after consuming dairy products. It uses many bacteriocins for fighting pathogens, such as acidolin, acidophilin, lactobacillin, lactocin and many more.
It is applied in medicine in the treatment of food poisoning, improving the body’s immunity and treating illnesses with antibiotics. It is a component of many prebiotic, probiotic and functional formulas and various nutritional supplements available at www.muscle-zone.pl
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