PeakBiotics® has been carefully formulated with highly effective, safe, verified and licensed strains. Too many probiotic products on the market have focused on adding more strains and higher cell counts to help boost their marketing message, however there is no scientific evidence that having dozens of strains at very high cell counts have any benefit at all. It is far more effective to have 2-4 verified, tested, high quality strains than to have a random mix of 15-20 different strains that have not been tested. A number of published studies have shown that many of these formulations with a dozen or more strains are often mislabeled where the wrong strains are shown on the label and strains that don’t appear on the label are in the product. We call these “kitchen sink” formulations where companies simply throw in everything to make the formulation look robust. If you look at any high quality, prescription probiotic, you won’t find one with more than 2-3 strains as it’s simply not necessary and having a dozen strains can actually hinder the effectiveness of a probiotic product.
- Bacillus Subtilis HU58
- Bacillus Clausii
- Bacillus Coagulans
Each of these 3 strains have been verified and tested for safety and efficacy. In fact, Bacillus Subtilis and Bacillus Clausii have been used as a prescription probiotic in Europe and in Asia for over 60 years! All of these strains are a specialized class of probiotics called biphasic sporulating species. They have the ability to form a thick, protective, armor-like shell around themselves once they leave the body to make them extra stable in the environment. This also allows them to easily survive the harsh gastric system so they get to the intestines alive and completely viable. These bacillus species are a natural part of the human environment and for thousands of years humans have consumed these species as part of the diet. These Bacillus species are found abundantly in natural soil and in natural pristine environments that are undisturbed by modern humans, much like the environment in which our ancestors evolved. Thus they were abundant in the foods our ancestors ate. Grains, meats, fruits, vegetables, water all contained these species, which lead to a symbiotic relationship between these critical, supportive organisms and humans. Modern food systems have sterilized processing where all fruits, vegetable and meats are washed and treated with strong antimicrobials which in turn essentially eliminates our exposure to these necessary organisms. In turn our health has suffered. Rates of opportunistic infection steadily increase. Gastrointestinal health declines, nutrient absorption decreases and lifestyle diseases caused by nutrient deficiencies increase. Our overall immune systems don’t function optimally either as these species are increasingly absent in our daily lives. It is clear that supplementation is critical and proper supplementation requires that a company identify the most natural form and formulation to deliver these life enhancing probiotics.
Here is more information on each ingredient:
Bacillus Subtilis HU58 – Bacillus Subtilis has been extensively studied on a genetic and functional level. There are several probiotic products in the pharmaceutical and agricultural markets that utilize this powerful probiotic. One very interesting function of Bacillus Subtilis is its ability to produce nearly 12 strong antibiotics that are potent fighters of opportunistic and harmful bacteria. This is part of its wide use in high level feed products. Bacillus Subtilis HU58 offers PeakBiotics® the ability to support the prevention of harmful bacteria growth in a variety of conditions. In addition, HU58 produces a very healthy compound called Nattokinase in your digestive tract. Nattokinase is a key compound found in the Japanese food Natto that uses Bacillus subtilis for the fermentation of soy beans. The serine protease known as Nattokinase is secreted from vegetative cells of Bacillus subtilis and has been shown to support healthy blood pressure, support healthy cholesterol levels and support healthy circulation. Along with Nattokinase, Bacillus subtilis also produces a number of other nutrients that have systemic health benefits. In addition, Bacillus Subtilis HU58 is an extremely potent immune stimulator. It has the function of germinating in the small intestines to some degree and this offers the effect of broad spectrum immune stimulation. It has also been shown to increase the growth of your natural good bacteria.
Bacillus Coagulans – A very well studied probiotic in the bacillus family that has a profound effect on inflammatory conditions such as IBS and Crohn’s. Bacillus coagulans offers PeakBiotics® an expanded effect of controlling these common inflammatory bowel conditions in addition to its potent immune boosting activity. Coagulans has the unique attribute of producing lactic acid and specifically the L+ optical isomer of lactic acid which has been shown to have a more profound effect on immune stimulation and gut defense than the other forms of lactic acid produced by conventional probiotics. Coagulans is also a tremendous colonizer and thus assures proper colonization of Peakbiotics®, which in turn will produce the beneficial effects required. Coagulans also plays a key role in digestion of food and absorption of nutrients. In fact, coagulans can digest incoming fat to reduce the intake of cholesterol. Coagulans adds another dimension to PeakBiotics®, giving it a potent ability to support the anti-inflammatory systems, aid in digestion and prevent the growth of harmful bacteria.
Bacillus Clausii – This strain is the largest selling strain of probiotics in the world and is done so as a prescription drug in most countries. For the first time, this strain is made available to the U.S. dietary supplement industry and in this case, direct to you. In the prescription market, Bacillus Clausii is recommended for use during antibiotic treatment; this is due to the probiotics ability to resist damage from a variety of common antibiotics. Deadly opportunistic infections such a C.diff and H.Pylori are becoming more common among patients on antibiotic therapy as these broad spectrum antibiotics kill off many of the good bacteria and allow for such opportunistic infections. With the resistance found on Bacillus Clausii, it gives PeakBiotics® a unique function of being a powerful therapy to support a healthy flora which works against opportunistic infections during antibiotic therapy.