Sugar Shift targets the way the gut microbiome metabolizes sugars. The Western diet is overloaded with carbohydrate and sugar consumption. This throws the ecosystem of the gut out of balance and burdens the body.
Sugar shift’s formula helps the gut microbiome convert excess sugars (glucose and fructose) into the prebiotic mannitol, which the human body does not use. Eliminating these extra sugars make it possible to establish gut balance again.
Restoring this mannitol function to your gut ecosystem cannot be achieved by simply consuming high mannitol foods like watermelon and sweet potato or using a mannitol sweetener. The mannitol-fructose metabolic pathway, like most other carbohydrate fermentation pathways, is self-balancing, meaning that if too much of one builds up it will reverse the biological pathway and start making the other. Mannitol also has diuretic properties and has been shown to pull fluid into the colon, which may help relieve constipation and make your bowel movements more regular.
Our eight-strain formula includes proprietary strains of bacteria that we isolated ourselves. These isolated strains possess bacteriocins. These Bacteriocins target the elimination of other harmful bacteria.
Sugar Shift is also packed full of other beneficial bacteria, including Leuconostoc mesenteroides, Leuconostoc spp, Pediococcus and Lactobacillus. Leuconostoc spp are part of the symbiotic colonies of bacteria and yeast or SCOBY involved in the fermentation of kefir, a fermented milk beverage. You may recognize Pediococcus and Lactobacillus as active ingredients in the fermentation of cabbage, making it sauerkraut or kimchi. Next, we added a versatile bacteria that comes from the soil. Our ancestors used to come in contact with soil every day. Our modern lifestyles have taken us far away from the many beneficial microbes that are found in soil. We also use a strain called Bacillus subtilis. Bacillus subtilis has been shown to be effective and modulating the immune system.