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Probiotics for Immune, Brain and Digestive Health

The human body has almost 100 trillion bacteria carried in its gut. That is at least 10 times the cells in your whole body! So there are a lot….now let me explain why they are so important. Research has shown that certain gut bacteria influence the immune system. About 50% of the body’s immune response comes from immune cells in the gut. Probiotics are the good bacteria that keep your gut healthy and happy; supporting digestion, immune functions and absorption of your nutrients.

 

Probiotics enhance the naturally occurring intestinal flora and maintain the balance of the microbiota. Studies on the gut flora have shown support of organs that seem far out of the influence of the gut, like the brain health. People should be actively seeking source of good bacteria to support many aspects of digestive, immune and brain support.

 

To Spore or Not to Spore

Common or popular probiotics are the non-spore formers, lactobacillus, bifidobacteria these common forms are found in common yogurt…..along with all the sugar or artificial sweeteners. Spore forming bacteria are the resilient ones. These are the tough guys or tough girls of the probiotic world. They can survive the high temperatures and the low acid of our digestive system. Bacillus Subtilus (DE111) is a normal spore former is a normal inhabitant of the gut that doesn’t need refrigeration, survives stomach acid, crowds out the unfriendly bacteria in the gut, supports normal immune reaction in the intestines, supports and maintains the gut barrier and supports the normal breakdown of your fats and complex carbs for supporting cholesterol and triglyceride numbers on your blood test results. Beyond Biology insists its patient’s support their body’s with good probiotics! Not the ones that get burned in the stomach acid.  Please call us if you need help with products and information that may help with these important decisions. 1-888-908-0804

 

Health Benefits of Natural Soy Free Phosphatidylcholine (PC)

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Phosphatidylcholine is a fatty acid or phospholipid compound found in ALL cell membranes. It is a major player in biological functions. It control what comes in and out of all cells, maintains the surface tension of your cells and most importantly supplies the Acetylcholine neurotransmitter that is essential for brain and nerve function in all of us! Sounds vital right? IT IS! Research for PC is showing benefits in supporting conditions like Alzheimer’s, MS and other neurological diseases which are on the rise with  the rising “Statin” use we are seeing today.

We believe plants seem to be best source for PC and we feel non-GMO Sunflower Lecithin is a superior choice for supplying the PC that we need for support. Too much of the population has issues with soy based PC and have been told to avoid PC made of soy.

So Doc Why Should I take this?

  • Memory Support

According to the studies PC with and without Vitamin B 12 has been beneficial to memory. Who could not benefit from that?

  • Inflammation Support in Stress Conditions

We all wish life was less stressful. Studies have shown PC enhanced recovery from inflammation and stress.

  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Support with Ibuprofen and NSAID Drug Use

As a tennis player in a large women’s tennis league I cannot tell you how much Ibuprofen (Advil), Naproxen (Aleve) use is out there. How can we not take advantage of a natural ingredient that has improved intestinal safety in actual patients in a study?

  • Liver Support and Reduction of Hyperlipid Issues

Hyperlipidemia (Elevated Blood Lipids) are a problem for so many. PC has been studied in patients with elevated blood lipids (ldl cholesterol and triglycerides) fatty and alcoholic liver, and Hepatitis B  liver damage and has showed support and in some cases reversal.

  • Exercise Support

Most exercise will deplete some of the choline storage in your body, especially endurance exercise; PC helps to restore your supply of choline.

 Therapeutic Dosage

Dosages for PC range from 630mg-2,400mg for most people. Optimal time to take PC is 20-30 minutes before a meal with 6-8 oz of water.

Caution

Please check with your Doctor before taking PC with acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitors like; donepezil (Aricept), tacrine (Cognex), and rivastigmine (Exelon). Also ask your Doctor before taking PC with anticholinergic drugs such as atropine and cholinergic drugs such as succinylcholine.

How Sugar in Your Diet Can Age You

thumb-skinI know what you are thinking….Preaching again Dr. Gail …..I hear you all…lol

I know you all know that eating too much sugar can make your middle grow….can add weight to your frame and can be associated with heart disease. But do you know that excess sugar in the blood or spikes of sugar can age you? Skin, organs, muscles and your brain are severely affected by glycation. Glycation is the damage or reaction of your proteins in the presence of sugar in the blood. This burst of sugar cause a burst of insulin and inflammation flows throughout your body.

Unfortunately there is more bad news to those of us who are vain….skin needs its protein to look smooth and healthy. If the sugar attaches to our collagen (glycation) the inflammation affects the cross linking and makes the collagen inflexible and stiff and we look dry brittle and older.

Not ready to give up your pasta or whole grain bread, or even your fruit salad? What can help protect our skin?

Nutrients that have been shown in the studies to decrease the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream or support the skin:

Irvingia Gabonesis

Studies have shown that Irvingia has had multimodal effects on glucose control.

White Kidney Bean or Phaseolus Vulgaris

Phaseolus Vulgaris been shown to be a powerful blocker of alpha-amylase. Alpha-amylase from the pancreas breaks down the complex sugars so we can digest them easier. (We want to slow this process down to avoid that harmful glycation.)

Plant Ceramides

Phytoceramides directly support and moisturize the Stratum Corneum in aging skin from the inside.

Hydrolyzed Collagen

Hydrolyzed collagen helps maintain our aging body with the raw material to supplement the collagen so it supports the structure of the connective tissue in the skin and the cushion around our bones and joints

Matrixyl®

Matrixyl stimulates the matrix layers in the skin — primarily collagen and fibronectin providing external support.

Edelweiss Stem Cells

Edelweiss Stem Cells to inhibit the enzymes that break down collagen and hyaluronic acid strengthening the structure of the skin.

 

Introducing the Beyond Biology System for Healthy Skin!

The Beyond Biology Micronized Collagen Serum is a collagen cell activator that renews the skin and supports the skin cell cycle. When used together with our Beyond Biology Collagen Booster Nano K Peptide Cream the pair is a hard bargain to compete with in today’s skin care market.

As we grow older and our skin cells have shorter life spans, the process of generating brand new skin cells decelerates as our cells cease to replicate. Skin starts to become thinner and cuts and abrasions may start to take longer to heal. Even bruises can become more prominent as the skin loses its elasticity during aging. Wrinkles then start to appear and may become deeper and deeper as time goes on. The process of aging is inevitable, but there is hope and we can do something to help alleviate or delay it for as long as possible.

Many of you already using the Micronized Collagen Skin Serum know that it contains high concentrations of active ingredients like Matrixyl® to support collagen synthesis and hyaluronic acid synthesis.  

This silky liquid is easily absorbed into the skin allowing for immediate delivery of the active ingredients deep below the epidermis surface. Serums however, are not intended to provide enough hydration when it is used alone.

This is why the Doctors from Beyond Biology have been recommending the one-two punch approach from both the Micronized Collagen Skin Serum and the Rejuvenating Collagen Booster Nano K Peptide Cream as an essential part of your daily skin care regimen. The results in our Beyond Biology users of this DYNAMIC DUO have been phenomenal. The concentrated restorative effects of the serum coupled with the moisturizing and rejuvenating properties of the peptides have been key to reducing wrinkles and having healthier, younger, and brilliant looking skin.

 

Why Peptides?

Applying the Nano k Peptides directly to the skin is a way to trick your skin into thinking it has lost collagen and needs to create more of its own. These mini proteins are highly active molecules so you pay a high price to have them in your average wrinkle prevention products. But the question is do they actually work?

Peptides are defined as chains of amino acids, which we know are the building blocks of protein, which are essential to life. They act as messengers in the skin allowing the skin layers of epidermis and dermis to communicate more efficiently. These specific signals affect the skin’s response; the peptides can actually program the cells and tell them what to do! Our skin will not function without them!

 

Make this amazing DYNAMIC DUO even better by adding a third punch of Internal Skin Care, Beyond Biology Phytoceramides!

 

Phosphatidylcholine why is it important?

Do you want to look young and beautiful longer? Or is it more important to you to reduce your cholesterol level and risk of heart disease? Do you have issues with PMS or problems with your memory? Or maybe you’re just worried about supporting your liver’s health.  Phosphatidylcholine according to the studies is just one nutritional supplement that can do all of these things and more? Believe it or not, Phosphatidylcholine is a natural substance that we already obtain through healthy foods; it can also be taken as a nutritional supplement to promote health and healing throughout the entire body.

What is Phosphatidylcholine (PC)?

It’s a naturally occurring chemical that is a member of the phospholipid or fatty acid class of compounds which are needed throughout the human body and is actually one of the most critical substances, because it is the main supplier of choline.

Phosphatidylcholine and its successor, choline, are used in several very important ways:
• Acts as a transporter for proper metabolism of fats

• Synthesize acetylcholine for use in the brain and nerves
• Build cell membranes
• Reduce cholesterol’s ability to form deposits

 

How Can Phosphatidylcholine Help Me?

Taken as a nutritional supplement, this amazing substance can help you maintain, support or regain benefits in difference aspects of your health. Keep in mind that research studies are currently being done to quantify the effectiveness of this supplement for even more exciting uses; some of these effects have been conclusively proven, while for others, the research is just starting to come in.

Healthier Aging

As we grow age the amount of PC contained in our cells decreases. By taking a daily supplement we can boost the cellular levels and slow down or even reverse this decline. Supplementation can help support learning and memory, support healthy skin elasticity, and promote optimal liver function.

 

Support Healthy Heart and Help Maintain Healthy Cholesterol Levels
PC helps cholesterol to dissolve more easily so it is harder for cholesterol to build up in arteries and may reduce the risk of atherosclerosis. Studies have shown PC also helps to lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels and remove cholesterol from tissues throughout the body.

 

May Help to Relieve PMS Symptoms
Studies indicate that PC and other similar substances are effective in treating symptoms of PMS and painful menses.

 

Improve Memory
Taking PC can promote generation of more acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter which is essential for memory retention in the brain. The more acetylcholine that you have available the more efficient your memory should be. Phosphatidylcholine has been studied to support neurological conditions such as MS and Alzheimer’s disease.

 

Supports and May Prevent Liver Damage Disorders
Many studies have shown that PC effectively helps to reduce liver fibrosis, prevent cell death from drugs and alcohol. It has also been shown by the studies to protect cells from damage caused by viruses. Supplementation is widely used in Europe to support disorders such as Alcoholic cirrhosis, fatty liver, hepatitis, and toxic liver damage that comes from drugs.

 

People ask us at Beyond Biology all the time what to look for when shopping for PC. You want to avoid Phosphatidylcholine from soy if possible. Usage for the average person is 500mg 2-3 times a day. Please write or call us if you need help with special situation we would be glad to help with usage. 888-908-0804