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Genestra HMF Neuro Capsules
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Genestra - HMF Neuro Probiotic Formula

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$56.25
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Info: Available in Two Formats (Powder or Capsules)

Probiotics might not be the first thing one thinks of as a natural health product for neurological issues. But it turns out some mild cognitive impairments such as difficulty concentrating might be caused by either "Leaky Gut Syndrome" or the malabsorption of certain peptides or protein derivatives. HMF Neuro help to address both potential causes with a unique strain of friendly bacteria to finish digesting those peptides, bolstered with a solid blend of probiotics and a supporting amino acid to help restore a healthy balance of gut flora and shore up the intestinal lining.

Info: Available in Two Formats (Powder or Capsules)

Probiotics might not be the first thing one thinks of as a natural health product for neurological issues. But it turns out some mild cognitive impairments such as difficulty concentrating might be caused by either "Leaky Gut Syndrome" or the malabsorption of certain peptides or protein derivatives. HMF Neuro help to address both potential causes with a unique strain of friendly bacteria to finish digesting those peptides, bolstered with a solid blend of probiotics and a supporting amino acid to help restore a healthy balance of gut flora and shore up the intestinal lining.

Product Notes:

Just as there are endorphins (chemical signals produced within the brain to block the perception of pain and increase feelings of well-being, whose name is short for "endogenous morphine"), research has shown that there are also externally delivered, dietary versions of those opioid peptides called exorphins, which can also produce feelings of euphoria which may come at the expense of having your full wits about you.

And just as some people are lactose or gluten intolerant, we're not all able to digest these food-derived opioids equally well, which can lead to what clinicians call "cloudiness of consciousness" (or "brain fog," in colloquial language). Fortunately, there's at least one specific strain of bacteria called Lactobacillus rhamnosus CUL-63 which can degrade those exorphins from wheat and dairy products in particular, which may greatly help with this problem.

Similarly, "leaky gut syndrome" (also known as "intestinal permeability," which is also associated with food intolerances and IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), can also include brain fog as a symptom. That's when some portion of the walls of the intestines becomes so thin that partially digested food and toxins can 'leak' into the bloodstream, where they might cause inflammation in various tissues, including the brain.

To help counteract that, HMF Neuro from Genestra Brands provides the amino acid L-Glutamine‚ which not only also maintains the structural integrity of the intestinal lining, but also helps rebuild other membrane tissues in the body, including the brain, and some studies indicate it may be able to help with cognition and memory problems, as well.

And to cap it all off, HMF Neuro also provides its tried and true 'starting line' of four other human-sourced strains which are eminently capable of surviving the trek through the stomach and successfully colonizing in the intestines, which have been extensively researched and shown to be able to relieve IBS and improve intestinal permeability and to support cognitive health, memory, and overall brain health.

Ingredients:

Both types contain a 12 billion CFU Probiotic Consortium, in the following ratios (according to their Health Canada license):

Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. Lactis (CUL-34): 1.9 billion CFU
Bifidobacterium bifidum (CUL-20): 100 million CFU
Lactobacillus acidophilus (CUL-60): 3 billion CFU
Lactobacillus acidophilus (CUL-21): 3 billion CFU
Lactobacillus rhamnosus (CUL-63): 4 billion CFU

CFU = Colony Forming Units at time of expiry.

Genestra HMF Neuro Capsules also contain 250 mg of L-Glutamine, and these non-medicinal ingredients: Hypromellose, silica, magnesium silicate.

Genestra HMF Neuro Powder also contain 500 mg of L-Glutamine plus 250 mg of Fructooligosaccharides (FOS: a prebiotic), and these non-medicinal ingredients: apricot powder, plus several ingredients used to maintain viability of probiotics (dipotassium phosphate, monopotassium phosphate, trehalose, sucrose, maltodextrin).

Both types are guaranteed to contain no added wheat, starch, gluten, soy, artificial colouring or flavouring, antimicrobial preservatives, dairy or animal products. Ideal for vegans.

Suggested Usage:

Capsules: Adults, Adolescents and Children (6 years and older): Take one capsule two times daily with meals, at least two to three hours before or after taking antibiotics, or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner.

Powder: Recommended Adult Dose: In a glass, add water to one scoop (1/4 teaspoon) of HMF Neuro Powder and mix. Take two times daily with meals, at least two to three hours before or after taking antibiotics, or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner.

Store both types under refrigeration (below 8°C).

Warnings:

Do not use Genestra HMF Neuro probiotics if you have an immune-compromised condition. Consult your healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding; or if you are experiencing nausea, fever, vomiting, bloody diarrhoea or severe abdominal pain; or if you are following a low protein diet. If symptoms of digestive upset occur, worsen or persist beyond three days, discontinue use and consult your healthcare practitioner.

Health Canada Natural Product Numbers: 80039135 for Capsules; 80038853 for Powder.

Supporting Science:

Regarding Cognitive Impairments from Food Sensitivities and Food-Derived Opioid Peptides

“Cognitive impairment in celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity: review of literature on the main cognitive impairments, the imaging and the effect of gluten free diet.” Acta Neurologica Belgica, 2018.

“Effects of milk containing only A2 beta casein versus milk containing both A1 and A2 beta casein proteins on gastrointestinal physiology, symptoms of discomfort, and cognitive behavior of people with self-reported intolerance to traditional cows' milk.” Nutrition Journal, 2016.

Regarding the Neuroprotective and Cognitive Effects of Probiotics

“A double blind, placebo controlled, randomised pilot trial examining the effects of probiotic administration on mood and cognitive function.” Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 2014.

“The Impact of Probiotic Supplementation on Cognitive, Pathological and Metabolic Markers in a Transgenic Mouse Model of Alzheimer's Disease.” Frontiers in Neuroscience, 2022.

Regarding Glutamine

“Glutamine Supplementation Enhances the Effects of a Low FODMAP Diet in Irritable Bowel Syndrome Management.” Frontiers in Nutrition, 2021.

“Oral supplementation with L-glutamine alters gut microbiota of obese and overweight adults: A pilot study.” Nutrition (Burbank, Los Angeles County, Calif.), 2015.


Product Options:
Powder (60g) - $56.25 - UPC: 883196100248
Capsules (60 Vegetable Capsules) - $59.75 - UPC: 883196100149