GI BIOTICS 100B UFC
- 100B CFU per capsule.
- 11 different ferment strains.
- Suitable for vegans.
- High functional concentration.
- With Insulin and FOS. Symbiotic action.
- Restores the microbial balance.
Table of contents
GI Biotics 100B CFU – Gastrointestinal Health by HSNessentials is a product in vegetable capsules developed with 100 billion Colony-Forming Units from 11 different ferment strains, in combination with Insulin and FOS.
The ferments are living microorganisms, sometimes called probiotics by certain entities and authors of biomedical research and they are defined as microbes that, when used in effective amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.
GI Biotics 100B CFU is our most concentrated 'Biotics', a combination of bacterial strains selected by HSN for the improvement of intestinal health.
GI Biotics 100B CFU – Gastrointestinal Health is suitable for vegetarians and vegans as it does not contain any ingredients of animal origin in its composition.
The current prevalence of obese, psychologically stressed and/or physically inactive people is increasing exponentially, and this is a risk factor for developing digestive system disorders (Jäger et al., 2019).
One of the hypothesis explaining the greater prevalence of negative gastrointestinal conditions in these groups of people is the development of an imbalance in the bacteria inhabiting the intestine, which are seriously affected by the environmental conditions.
Research is currently being conducted on the possibility of using ferment-based food supplements to restore the intestinal microflora balance in persons suffering from such conditions, and with very promising results.
The loss of balance in the bacterias that make up the intestine's microbial environment makes it possible for the intestinal discomfort and signs of malabsorption to occur.
Wilkins et al. (2019) propose using ferments to reestablish this balance and fight off intestinal dysbiosis by:
- Blocking the adhesion of pathogenic bacteria to the intestinal epithelium that produces inhibitory agents.
- Increasing the intestine's immune system response.
- Maintaining the normal production of short-chain fatty acids.
- Modulating the immune system function, as well as suppressing the overproduction of pro-inflammatory cytokines at the intestinal level.
- Suppressing the growth of pathogenic bacteria by direct binding to gram-negative bacteria.
- Increasing intestinal absorption of electrolytes.
- Repairing intestinal permeability.
Repairing intestinal permeability is a very interesting mechanism for controlling symptoms of gastrointestinal discomfort in athletes.
Athletes usually experience intestinal discomfort due to the great oxidative stress they're subjected to when carrying out high-intensity and/or long duration training and the reduction of visceral circulation that leads to the development of intestinal permeability.
Ferment-based food supplements have been proposed as potentially useful agents for these people thanks to research such as that conducted by Wonsinska et al. (2019), which shows how the use of these ferments can repair the intestinal tight junctions.
Each bacterial strain has its own characteristics, but the combination of different strains of bacteria has been proposed as a superior formula to the use of products based on a single strain.
A product formulated on the basis of L. acidophilus, L. casei, L. plantarum, L. rhamnosus, L. fermentum, B. lactis, B. bifidum and S. thermophilus has been successfully used to reduce intestinal permeability in ultraresistant corridors in the study by Shing et al. (2014).
Wilkins and Sequoia (2017) carried out an excellent review evaluating all existing evidence on the use of bacterial ferment-based supplements in humans, and found positive effects on:
- The reduction of the development and duration of diarrheas due to bacterial overgrowth.
- The prevention and resolution of antibiotic-induced diarrheas, which affects intestinal microbiota.
- A significant trend of increasing ulcerative colitis remission rates.
- The reduction of abdominal pain, flatulence, and the improvement of quality of life in people with irritable bowel syndrome.
- The increase of frequency of bowel movements in those with idiopathic chronic constipation.
All the positive effects observed have been attributed to the restoration of intestinal microbiota and to the immunological containment of pathogenic microorganisms and inflammatory factors.
At HSN, our multidisciplinary team is made up of experts who carry out daily research in order to design the most technologically advanced food supplements on the market.
We present an exclusive HSN product, made from a combination of bacterial strains developed by our experts after consulting the scientific evidence regarding the effectiveness of each strain in maintaining and improving intestinal health.
- A product with 100B total CFU, a high concentration that ensures the maximum functional effects of the bacteria.
- A combination of Orafti® Insulin and FOS to amplify the effects of the ferments, as described by Markowiak et al., 2017.
- A declaration of each species used and their concentrations, as a sign of production quality and transparency, as indicated by Jäger at al., 2019.
GI Biotics 100B CFU – Gastrointestinal health has been produced to achieve the greatest effect from its consumption.
Jäger et al. (2019) are responsible for drafting the International Society of Sports Nutrition's position on the use of ferment-based products. The authors state that:
To be considered a high-quality product, knowing certain factors such as the bacterial strains used, the quantity of each of them, and their biological activity, measured in CFU or Colony-Forming Units, are required.
Ferments, like live microorganisms, exert their positive effects through their ability to colonise the intestine, i.e. to implant themselves and prevent the adhesion of pathogenic bacteria.
The way to find out the bacteria activity by understanding the colony-forming units (CFU) that have been used in the manufacture of the product, which guarantees its efficiency.
GI Biotics 100B CFU – Gastrointestinal Health provides this information for you, with the number of CFU for each strain at the end of the product's usage life assuring its physiological activity for you.
Take one capsule, once a day, before eating.
Some studies have shown slightly lower effects when a ferment-based product is used with a high-fat meal, so avoid using the product in this situation.
It goes well with products such as:
- Ginger Extract (10:1) 500mg.
- L-Arginine HCL powder.
- Vitamin D3 4000UI.
- Berberine 500mg.
- Hydrolyzed Collagen + Magnesium 2.0 powder.
- Jäger, R., Mohr, A. E., Carpenter, K. C., Kerksick, C. M., Purpura, M., Moussa, A., … Antonio, J. (2019). International Society of Sports Nutrition Position Stand: Probiotics. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 16(1), 62.
- Markowiak, P., & Slizewska, K. (2017). Effects of probiotics, prebiotics, and synbiotics on human health. Nutrients, 9(9).
- Shing, C. M., Peake, J. M., Lim, C. L., Briskey, D., Walsh, N. P., Fortes, M. B., … Vitetta, L. (2014). Effects of probiotics supplementation on gastrointestinal permeability, inflammation and exercise performance in the heat. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 114(1), 93–103.
- Wilkins, T., & Sequoia, J. (2017). Probiotics for Gastrointestinal Conditions: A Summary of the Evidence. American Family Physician, 96(3), 170–178.
- Wosinska, L., Cotter, P. D., O’Sullivan, O., & Guinane, C. (2019). The potential impact of probiotics on the gut microbiome of athletes. Nutrients, 11(10).
|Daily doseper serving|
|Serving size: 1 veg caps|
|Daily dose: 1 veg caps|
|Servings per container: 60|
|Ferment mix (11 strains)||100 billion CFU|
|Lactobacilus acidophilus||15 billion CFU|
|Lactobacillus rhamnosus||15 billion CFU|
|Lactobacillus plantarum||15 billion CFU|
|Bifidobacterium bifidum||15 billion CFU|
|Lactobacillus casei||10 billion CFU|
|Bifidumbacterium lactis||7.5 billion CFU|
|Lactobacillus reuteri||5 billion CFU|
|Bifidobacterium longum||5 billion CFU|
|Bifidobacterium breve||5 billion CFU|
|Streptococcus thermophilus||5 billion CFU|
|Lactobacillus bulgaricus||2.5 billion CFU|