It has been shown that probiotic bacteria are effective for the treatment of allergic diseases. Bifidobacterium longum and Bifidobacterium infantis used in tandom have proven to be effective in the suppression of histimine signaling.
Dev S et al. demonstrated a possible mechanism in their research entitled Suppression of histamine signaling by probiotic Lac-B: a possible mechanism of its anti-allergic effect, in the Journal of Pharmacological Sciences, 2008;107(2):pp159-166.
As they say, histamine plays a central role in allergic diseases. Their research showed that Lac-B, a mixture of freeze-dried B. infantis and B. longum, had an inhibitory effect on allergy-related histamine signaling.
In a nasal allergy model, rats were treated with a drug that induced allergy-like symptoms, manifesting as a significant rise in their histamine receptor and histidine decarboxylase mRNA expression, increased histidine decarboxylase activity, histamine content, and mepyramine binding activity in the rats’ nasal mucosa.
By treating the rats with a prolonged dosage of Lac-B (40 mg/rat) the researchers were able to significantly suppress both the allergy-like behaviors and all of the above mentioned factors involved in histamine signaling.
Two BioImmersion Synbiotic Formulas have both the B. infantis and the B. longum—they are Supernatant Synbiotic Formula and the No. 7 Systemic Booster. See below in Clinical Notes.
The Supernatant Synbiotic Formula contains 15.75 billion cfu/cap of certified strains of Traditional Bulgarian pedigreed probiotic with Therapeutic Foods in a synbiotic formula containing B. longum, B. infantis, L. casei, L. acidophilus, L. helveticus, L. bulgaricus (multi-strain) and S. thermophilus (multi-strain) along with Supernatant (inactive probiotic cell populations of L. bulgaricus and S. thermophilus and their metabolites) plus inulin (derived from chicory root fiber).
Advanced freeze-drying technology. 60 caps/bottle. 500 mg/cap. Take 1 to 2 daily.
The No. 7 Systemic Booster contains 10 billion cfu/tsp of certified strains of Traditional Bulgarian pedigreed probiotic (L. casei, L. acidophilus, L. helveticus, B. longum, and B. infantis), Supernatant (inactive probiotic cell populations of L. bulgaricus-multi-strain and S. thermophilus-multi-strain and their metabolites), pure mix of organic freeze-dried high actives whole fruits and fruit extracts (Tart Cherry, Cranberry, Pomegranate and Pineapple) and oligosaccharides, vitamins, minerals and cell rejuvenating natural compounds (Activated Barley Sprouts, Calcium Fructo-Borate, L-Carnitine, L-Carnosine. Vitamin D3, Folic Acid and Inulin derived from Chicory root). Take one tsp daily.
The Last Quiz Answer:
Is this a hawk or is it an eagle? How can you tell? I’ll give you a hint, it home is Africa. What do you think?
There really are differences between the two. Yes, generally eagles are bigger than hawks. But not always, ie the Red-tailed hawk is bigger than the Australian Little Eagle. Eagles are more powerful than hawks. The huge size of the eagle’s wingspan is usually the testimony for their sheer power. The largest eagles posses a wingspan of 8 feet, while hawks maximum is 5 feet.
So what have we here? I hate to say it but I’m not sure.
Sales of grassfed and organic beef are rising rapidly. Ten years ago, there were only about 50 grassfed cattle operations left in the US. Now there are thousands. How much difference does it make? Is grassfed really better? If so, in what ways, and how much?
Read The Truth About Grassfed Beef by John Robbins/Food Revolution Network.