Every so often, scientific discoveries shed light on the incredible impact of seemingly insignificant elements of our existence. One such breakthrough is the understanding of Lactobacillus gasseri, a probiotic strain naturally present in human breast milk, now harnessed by SuperSmart into an innovative product that supports your overall health, particularly gut and weight management.
Understanding the Probiotic Superhero: Lactobacillus gasseri
Lactobacillus gasseri is more than just a probiotic. It’s a micro-organism essential for our body’s equilibrium, offering systemic and digestive benefits that ensure our wellbeing. Its potential for weight control is a significant discovery, a landmark in a field where genetic, metabolic, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes often intersect.
Among the myriad of probiotic strains, the lactobacillus genus stands out for its extraordinary effects. It colonises the intestines and vagina, optimizing the body’s natural immune function, reducing various types of diarrhoea, and even protecting against the flu virus. Remarkably, Lactobacillus gasseri also prevents colonisation of the gastric mucosa by Helicobacter pylori.
SuperSmart’s Lactobacillus gasseri – Your Daily Dose of Wellbeing
SuperSmart‘s Lactobacillus gasseri product, priced at a reasonable £19 for a 60 capsule packet, before any discount, offers unique benefits for both your digestive system and weight control.
It is also complemented by other probiotic bacteria with protective effects, such as the patented strain Bacillus subtilis, recognised for its immune-stimulant properties, and Lactobacillus reuteri, indicated for intestinal problems like diarrhoea.
To counter the vulnerability of probiotics to stomach acids, Lactobacillus gasseri is encapsulated in DR Caps™, gastro-resistant capsules, ensuring optimal delivery of six billion micro-organisms a day. Moreover, use our 10% off SuperSmart discount code GYMFLU10 at checkout for even greater savings.
The Power of Lactobacillus gasseri: Supported by Science
Numerous studies underline the effectiveness of Lactobacillus gasseri. One standout is a 12-week, double-blind Japanese study, which concluded that the consumption of Lactobacillus gasseri reduces Body Mass Index (BMI), waist and hip circumference, and abdominal fat mass by 8.5% when compared with a control group. Another study on mice demonstrated that L. gasseri reduced weight, body fat, and lowered blood glucose levels in animals with type 2 diabetes.
The Mechanism: How does Lactobacillus gasseri Work?
The wonder of Lactobacillus gasseri is that it influences our body’s microbial populations. As per a 2006 Nature publication, the microflora in our gut differs between obese and lean individuals. Lactobacillus gasseri can help re-establish a ‘lean’ microflora, suggesting a microbial component to obesity.
Furthermore, Lactobacillus gasseri also suppresses leptin increases, a hormone controlling weight by regulating food intake and energy output. In conjunction with this, L. gasseri promotes the activity of the GLUT4 gene, one of the main transporters of glucose, improving insulin resistance associated with type 2 diabetes.
In conclusion, Lactobacillus gasseri contributes a two-fold advantage: an anti-obesity effect by blocking leptin and an anti-diabetes activity.