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Taking care of your microbiota to control your weight
Probiotics are living microorganisms that, when ingested in sufficient quantities, have positive health effects beyond traditional nutritional effects, as defined by the WHO. The majority of published scientific studies on the microbiota focus on digestive health and immunity, but its links to weight control is an increasingly important research topic. Lactobacillus gasseri in particular has shown interest in several promising clinical studies.
A clinically validated dosage
With 12 billion CFU per intake (200 billion per gram), you will have the right dose for which weight and fat benefits have been observed. Far from products that are too low in dosage or those that race for useless megadoses !
To guarantee the action of the formula, our capsules are coated with a gastro-resistant envelope to prevent them from dissolving in the stomach. They will thus reach their preferred target: the microbiota present in the colon.
More than a probiotic
Two other ingredients complement our formula in synergy with Lactobacillus gasseri for a global dietary supplement: cola nut, known for its overall slimming action, and riboflavin, to contribute to digestive health.
The benefits of cola nuts
- Helps to promote thinning.
- Helps promote thinning programs.
- Contributes to body weight control.
- Helps to burn fat.
The benefits of Lactobacillus gasseri
The links between obesity and microbiota are increasingly established, as people with obesity have on average a different composition of their microbiota than people of normal weight. Some species of bacteria would affect our metabolism by making us absorb more or less calories. Other species have an effect on our brain and play a role in our appetite and satiety, increasing or decreasing the calories we eat. Among them, the species Lactobacillus gasseri is of particular interest on this subject and already benefits from several promising clinical studies.
The benefits of vitamin B2
Riboflavin helps maintain normal mucous membranes.
When to take our Lactobacillus gasseri and its cola nut?
- Our formula Lactobacillus gasseri and its cola nut must be taken at breakfast.
- If taking Lactobacillus gasseri and its cola nut is associated with antibiotic treatment, it is best to take the capsules about 3 hours after taking the treatment.
How many capsules ?
- Children: Not recommended
- Adolescent: Not recommended.
- Pregnant women: Not recommended.
- Breastfeeding women: seek advice from a health professional before any supplementation
- Adults: Take 2 capsules per day
Duration of a take
- The box of our Lactobacillus gasseri and its cola nut lasts 1 month, at a rate of 2 capsules per day. The intake should last 3 months to comply with clinical studies, or three vials.
How to take our Lactobacillus gasseri and its cola nut
- Capsules are to be taken with a large glass of water, simply.
- A bottle of our Lactobacillus gasseri and its cola nut lasts 30 days, at a rate of 2 capsules per day.
Precautions for use
- Food supplement based on Lactobacillus gasseri and cola nuts, to be consumed as part of a healthy and balanced diet.
- Do not exceed the recommended daily doses.
- Contains caffeine (4 mg/daily dose). Not recommended for children and pregnant women. Breastfeeding women are invited to consult a health professional before any supplementation.
- Store in a dry place and away from light and heat.
- Keep out of reach of children.
Nutritional value 1 capsule 2 capsules % AR* (for 2 capsules) Lactobacillus gasseri 6bn of CFU** 12bn CFU** - Cola extract 20 mg 40 mg - Vitamin B2 0,21 mg 0,42 mg 30
Ingredients : Corn starch, gastro-resistant vegetable capsule (gelling agents: hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, pectin), Lactobacillus gasseri LMG P-29638 to 200 billion CFU per gram, Cola seed extract (Cola nitida), riboflavin (vitamin B2).
**CFU: Colony forming unit, in billions.
What is the microbiota?
A microbiota refers to all microorganisms living in a given ecosystem. We have different microbiota in and on our body: on the skin, in the digestive system, vagina, oral mucosa, saliva or nasal mucosa. The microbiome is all of these different microbiota within an individual. They contain bacteria, but also other microorganisms such as archaea, microchamnabes (mycobiota ) and even viruses (viroma ).
A microbiota is specific and unique to each individual, resulting from many life factors such as breastfeeding, diet and taking certain medications.
The intestinal microbiota: hidden side of your health
In the digestive system, the acid medium of the stomach prevents the development of bacteria, and the small intestine remains quite poor, except when approaching the colon. It is therefore the latter that contains the majority of microorganisms in the entire digestive system, of which bacteria make up the vast majority.
The main families of bacteria are bifidobacteria, which dominate the early years of life, firmicutes, actinobacterials and proteobacteria. From birth, many parameters will influence this composition  (see Figure 1): birth by low birth or caesarean section, breastfeeding or artificial milk, food diversification, etc. Each individual then reaches a point of equilibrium in adulthood, and its microbiota will remain more or less stable for the majority of its life, with a unique composition like a fingerprint, even if we find the same species of bases between individuals. Over the course of life, diet will be the main factor influencing the number and diversity of bacteria in the intestinal microbiota.
Figure 1: Evolution of the human intestinal microbiota over the course of life and disturbances. 
Why should you take care of your microbiota?
Its activity is fundamental to our health. The most obvious effect is on digestive health. For example, taking probiotics can reduce the side effects of taking antibiotics, including diarrhea, which is one of the most common . They may also reduce some symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), especially for people taking a probiotic with several strains for at least 8 weeks .
Obesity is also linked to the health of the microbiota, as people with obesity have on average a different microbiota composition than people of normal weight . Some species of bacteria would affect our metabolism by making us absorb more or less calories . Other species would affect our brains  and play a role in our appetite and satiety, making us more or less eat . People with metabolic syndrome may also benefit from probiotics and symbiotics, with several studies showing a decrease in total cholesterol with supplementation .
Finally, the microbiota has an important influence on our immune system, as many studies have shown a reduced risk of respiratory infection with probiotics  .
Dysbiosis: when your microbiota is no longer on its plate
Frequently, our microbiota is unbalanced, with changes in its composition and metabolic activity: this is called dysbiosis. An unbalanced diet, rich in sugar and refined carbohydrates, and the use of certain drugs, such as antibiotics, are the main sources of dysbiosis.
Dysbiosis can promote many health problems, ranging from simple symptoms such as fatigue, to digestive problems such as irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease (gluten intolerance), allergies or may even help to promote chronic inflammation, with all the adverse health effects that chronic inflammation can cause.
Probiotics, the bacteria that want us good
Probiotics, as defined by the WHO, are living microorganisms that, if administered in an adequate amount, can have positive effects on the health of the host     . To put it simply, these are bacteria, whose strains are already found in the intestinal microbiota, but which will also be found in fermented foods and in specific supplements. The best known food product rich in probiotics is yogurt, milk fermented using 2 specific species of bacteria, Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus. Kimchi, sauerkraut and kefir are also foods containing probiotics. The most studied probiotics you will find most commonly belong to two genera: Bifidobacterium spp. and Lactobacillus spp.
Zoom on Lactobacillus gasseri : THE slimming probiotic
Among these numerous bacteria, one species has been of particular interest to researchers for several years for its effects on weight management: Lactobacillus gasseri.
As summarized in a systematic review, studies using Lactobacillus gasseri have observed a decrease in Body Mass Index, waist circumference and visceral fat. Visceral fats are associated with an increased risk of insulin resistance and other metabolic disorders. For example, supplementation with Lactobacillus gasseri BRN17 prevented the increase of adipose tissue in rats fed a very high carbohydrate diet. Another strain, Lactobacillus gasseri SBT2055 also promoted weight loss and fat loss. It seems that Lactobacillus gasseri prevents the increase of adipocytes, certainly through the suppression of the expression of a lipogen gene. 
Looking in detail at the clinical studies, a Korean double-blind, placebo-randomized study tested overweight or obese adults with Lactobacillus gasseri BNR17, a variety derived from breast milk. They took either a placebo or 1 billion CFU (low dose) or 10 billion CFU (high dose) for 12 weeks. Visceral adipose tissue was significantly decreased in the high-dose group compared to placebo. Waist circumference had been reduced in both groups taking L. gasseri. 
In another study, Japanese researchers this time used the variety Lactobacillus gasseri SBT2055 incorporated in fermented milk in healthy adults with a large visceral fat mass. The results show that even a small amount of bacteria (100 million CFU per day) has the ability to reduce visceral fat. It is interesting to note that these effects fade a few weeks after stopping supplementation, indicating the need for longer-term intake to preserve benefits. 
An animal model study gives us possible mechanisms of action. Mice were fed different feeding patterns (normal, high in sugar and high in sugar + Lactobacillus gasseri BNR17 supplementation at 1 billion or 100 million CFU/day) for 10 weeks. Both groups taking L. gasseri had lower levels of plasma leptin, suggesting that the reduction in fat and weight is associated with a decrease in leptin in serum. In this study, taking L. gasseri also significantly increased the expression of the GLUT4 gene in adipose tissue. This gene allows greater sensitivity to insulin and thus reduces the risk of insulin resistance. 
But the health benefits of Lactobacillus gasseri are not limited to weight loss! Preclinical data suggest positive effects on immunity, against vaginal infections, in ulcer control and against infection by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori (stomacal sphere), on irritable bowel syndrome and in improving diarrhea. 
Why buy our food supplement Lactobacillus gasseri and its cola nut?
To make you enjoy all these benefits, our formula brings together 4 elements:
- A clinically validated dosage: with 12 billion CFU per intake, you will have the right dose for which weight and fat benefits have been studied. Far from products that are too low in dosage or those that race for useless megadoses !
- Gastro-resistant capsules: to guarantee the action of the formula, our capsules are coated with a gastro-resistant envelope to prevent them from dissolving in the stomach. They will thus reach their place of action: the intestinal microbiota present in the colon.
- Cola nuts in synergy: Cola nuts are known for their overall slimming action. It helps to promote thinning, burn fat and helps control weight.
- Vitamin B2 for digestive health: riboflavin helps maintain normal mucous membranes.
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A question ?Our experts answer all your questions.
Should you keep your product in the refrigerator ?
Probiotics are much more sensitive to humidity than temperature, yet refrigerators tend to create condensation on packaging (the example of a water bottle is obvious). Our formula Lactobacillus gasseri and its cola nut is perfectly stable at room temperature, so avoid storing it in the fridge.
Is your strain man-made ?
Our strain Lactobacillus gasseri LMG P-29638 is of human origin and present in the intestinal mucous membranes. It has been identified, selected, characterized and studied by the Italian laboratory CSL and our partner EXDEN.
Why not put a larger amount like your competitors ?
Some products may have high dosages of up to 200 billion CFU. But it’s really the dose per gram, not the capsule. The latter actually stands at 10 billion CFU, lower than our complement which counts 12 billion CFU per catch.
How long does it take to get visible results ?
It is important to understand that when it comes to probiotics, the results depend on the host microbiota. Everyone will react differently. In any case, weight loss can only be achieved through a calorie deficit. Increasing physical activity and balancing your diet while reducing your intake are the main levers that will help you lose weight. Taking Lactobacillus gasseri has shown benefits on waist circumference and reduction of visceral fat after 3 months in 2 clinical studies, and can therefore promote the effects of a diet.
Will I lose weight quickly ?
No, our Lactobacillus gasseri and its cola nut is not a miracle diet product. This is an aid to accompany weight loss achieved primarily through a better overall lifestyle.
Can I take the Probio at the same time ?
Yes, you can take Probio at the same time as Lactobacillus gasseri and its cola nut, as they do not contain the same strains. This duo will be of great interest especially for your overall digestive health.
Is your formula Bio ?
Our probiotic Lactobacillus gasseri is fermented like all microorganisms, and is of human origin. This means that originally, the mother-stock used to ferment our ferments was extracted from human mucous membranes. The organic label is there to guarantee «Organic Agriculture». You therefore understand that it makes no sense to label probiotics «Organic Agriculture». Unless they’re not human-made— Moreover, in France, the position of the authorities indicated in the reading guide of the organic regulation is that dietary supplements containing probiotics, used as active ingredients, cannot be certified organic.
Where to buy Lactobacillus gasseri and its cola nut ?
Vous pouvez naturellement acheter le Lactobacillus gasseri et sa noix de cola au meilleur prix directement depuis notre site Internet. Vous pouvez également acheter notre complément alimentaire probiotique en pharmacie au prix identique (sans ordonnance) et dans certaines enseignes spécialisées.
Where do our ingredients come from?
Encapsulation - EXDEN Carquefou, France
EXDEN is a French laboratory specializing in probiotic food supplements.
Lactobacillus gasseri - CSL Milan, Italie
CSL (Centro Sperimentale del Latte - SACCO group) is an Italian laboratory recognized for the development of lactic acid bacteria and other microorganisms. Italy is a pioneer country in probiotic studies and production.
Cola nuts - Pharmanager Ingredients - Origin: Africa and Latin AmericaManufacture: Angers, France
Pharmanager Ingredients is a natural ingredients specialist based in Angers (France), which supplies Africa and Latin America for its cola nut.