The intestinal tract is a complex ecosystem which is home to almost 100 trillion microorganisms - that’s more than ten times the number of cells in the human body. Within this microbiota, are found multiple strains â€“ some neutral, some good and some bad. When numbers of bad strains increase to the point of causing disease, they are known as â€˜pathogenic’ strains.
â€¢ The good strains, on the other hand, have benefits for various bodily functions:
- energy production via processes of fermentation of undigested starch;
- metabolism of bile acids and sterols;
- synthesis of certain B group vitamins and vitamin K.
â€¢ It is therefore important to maintain a harmonious balance in the intestinal tract between all these microorganisms, and it is precisely here that probiotics intervene.
â€¢ This category of probiotics is being constantly developed and enhanced by the latest scientific findings. Each new strain studied has a specific field of action, thus opening up new horizons and further expanding applications in the area of health and well-being
â€¢ One recently-discovered strain offers hope to those who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS or functional colopathy), which is predominantly characterised by chronic abdominal pain, alternating diarrhoea and constipation and intractable intestinal discomfort
â€¢ Present in Colon Friendly, this strain of probiotic yeast - Saccharomyces cerevisiae CNCM I-3856 (ibSium®) â€“ was isolated by French researchers at internationally-recognised company Lesaffre and has been patented and registered with the Collection Nationale de Cultures de Micro-organismes. It differs from the better-known probiotic yeast Saccaromyces boulardii (see this product) in that it benefits both microflora and intestinal well-being, the first Saccharomyces strain to act in this specific way.
â€¢ Of the hundreds of beneficial probiotic bacteria discovered, only these two strains of yeast have been identified. These unicellular microscopic fungi are neither bacteria nor viruses and present a two-fold advantage:
- they offer greater resistance against antibiotics and stomach and bile acidity; Reliable clinical evidence and verified applications
- they participate more vigorously in the colonisation of the lower digestive tract.
â€¢ Involving a total of 1761 subjects, the two clinical studies conducted on Saccharomyces cerevisiae have clearly demonstrated that:
- it reduces pain, intestinal discomfort and flatulence;
- it improves quality of life for those with IBS and associated digestive problems.
â€¢ Taking 500mg a day resulted in a significant improvement in intestinal discomfort in 96% of cases, with 77% of subjects reporting improvements in their symptoms during the first two weeks of treatment.
â€¢ Colon Friendly thus constitutes a natural, safe and effective solution to pain and intestinal discomfort, with no side-effects.
â€¢ For optimal preservation and efficacy, this special strain is encapsulated in DRcaps™. Protecting against stomach acidity, this technology ensures the four billion active microorganisms in each capsule reach their destination in the intestines.
â€¢ Capsules should preferably be taken in the morning on an empty stomach, for a two month-period, repeating this course of treatment regularly.
â€¢ Colon Friendly is guaranteed free from gluten, lactose and GMOs, and can be safely taken by vegetarians.