BiotiQuest® Gut Health & Probiotics Blog with Martha Carlin

Why Sugar Shift? It’s All in the Strains!

Martha Carlin | Aug 16, 2021 | 3 minutes read

Many factors of our modern lifestyles like diet and stress, plus our environment and exposure to toxins, can affect our microbiome. And when our choices - both unavoidable and intentional - disrupt our gut harmony, our overall health takes a hit. Our immune system, brain function, weight, sleep, skin, and digestion can all be negatively impacted.

Probiotics are on the rise, because they present a compelling solution to this problem by restoring balance in the gut. But something a lot of people who are looking for a probiotic don’t know is how to identify the supplement that’s best for them.

You might find yourself overwhelmed by products and a lack of specific information, creating confusion about effectiveness. You may be wondering if you’re getting what you’re paying for in terms of quality. As a consumer, it’s important to do your research to feel confident about your choice, and to support your health with a quality product!

So today I want to give you an overview of some of the key strains and specific benefits that differentiate our Sugar Shift formula from others, and why this research-backed, scientifically targeted approach is so effective at fine-tuning the inner workings of the gut.

Sugar Shift was created to target the way the body metabolizes sugars. We support our formulas with our teams deep knowledge of microbial genetics and our BioFlux computer model to make sure we have all the right players on the team to achieve our goal. The formula converts excess sugars (glucose and fructose) into mannitol, which the human body does not use. Converting these sugars helps reestablish harmony in the gut, thus improving overall health.

Here are some of the key strains and their specific functions to support your health:

Bacillus subtilis (DE111®): Itenhances immune function and pathogen control, and helps regulate both diarrhea and constipation by maintaining gastrointestinal health. It can also help increase muscle mass and reduce body fat over time.

Bifidobacterium bifidum: It promotes production of butyrate in the gut which supports gut barrier integrity, can help prevent leaky gut, and assists in essential functions such as digestion and staving off harmful bacteria. It also boosts the immune system.

Bifidobacterium longum: It protects against pathogens, modulates the immune system, and provides essential nutrients through the digestion of resistant carbohydrates.

Lactobacillus plantarum (TBC0036™): It produces mannitol, sorbitol and anti-inflammatory butyrate from simple sugars. It’s effective in controlling pathogens, by producing potent bacteriocins. Our strain is unique in its ability to degrade glyphosate to carbon, phosphate and water and sequesters and removes heavy metals such as aluminum.

Lactobacillus reuteri: It makes antimicrobial substances, converts glucose to mannitol, and reduces the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines. L. reuteri has also been associated with increased production of oxytocin and accelerated wound healing.

Leuconostoc mesenteroides (TBC0037™): It’s the principal converter of sugars into mannitol and produces anti-inflammatory substances, protects the lining of the gut and makes vitamin B12. B12 keeps nerves and blood cells healthy and helps support DNA repair.

Pediococcus acidilactici (TBC0068™): It primarily controls pathogens by producing the bacteriocin pediocin A, known to have anti-viral and anti-listerial properties. It also prevents inflammation and supports a healthy gut lining which can help prevent leaky gut.

I hope this gives you an idea of how (and why) Sugar Shift is specifically formulated. It’s balanced for sustained action, which means it works longer and is stronger than the standard probiotics on the market.

If you want to learn even more about the science and our research, click here. And if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!

If you’re ready to restore the balance of bacteria in your gut and rediscover your best health, click here to order Sugar Shift!

With gratitude,

Martha Carlin photo Martha Carlin, is a “Citizen Scientist”, systems thinker, wife of Parkinson’s warrior, John Carlin, and founder of The BioCollective , a microbiome company expanding the reach of science and BiotiQuest, the first of it’s kind probiotic line. Since John’s diagnosis in 2002, Martha began learning the science of agriculture, nutrition, environment, infectious disease, Parkinson’s pathology and much more. In 2014, when the first research was published showing a connection between the gut bacteria and the two phenotypes of Parkinson’s, Martha quit her former career as a business turnaround expert and founded The BioCollective to accelerate the discovery of the impact of gut health on all human disease. Martha was a speaker at the White House 2016 Microbiome Initiative launch, challenging the scientific community to “think in a broader context”. Her systems thinking background and experience has led to collaborations across the scientific spectrum from neuroscience to engineering to infectious disease. She is a respected out of the box problem solver in the microbiome field and brings a unique perspective to helping others understand the connections from the soil to the food to our guts and our brains.

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