Gluten Free Probiotics in NZ - Our Formula
If you are looking for a good quality probiotic that has the added benefit of a nutritional content, but need to avoid products containing gluten, Immunity Fuel now comes in a new gluten free probiotic formula. This formula contains the same 13 strains of lactobacillus bacteria and 2 strains of saccharomyces yeasts as the original formula, and these are fermented with 14 raw organic and gluten free whole foods - Yum!
Not only is our gluten free superfood powder made entirely with gluten free ingredients, but the formula is guaranteed gluten free - it is tested by an independent lab - so is perfect for those with gluten intolerance or Celiac disease.
Did you know that if you are gluten free by choice and/or do not suffer from Coeliac disease then you may have no issue with the ORIGINAL FORMULA? This is because almost all of the gluten in this fomula has already been digested by the bacteria, so your body won't experience the usual issues you may have with digesting gluten.
Certified Organic Ingredients
13 strains of live lactobacillus bacteria
2 strains of beneficial yeasts
14 gluten free whole foods
Ingredients in Detail
13 strains of lactobacillus bacteria
Immunity Fuel contains 13 strains of good friendly bacteria. Most yoghurts only contain Acidophilus, and most other gluten free probiotic products only contain a few of the strains. These bacteria work in harmony as some strains need nutrients that are generated by others in order to perform their tasks. More importantly each of their food sources (all of which are contained in Immunity Fuel) need to be present so that the bacteria will live in harmony with one another and not kill each other off to protect their food source.
Bacteria are the first line of defence of the immune system. A proper balance of bacteria in the intestinal tract is the single most important issue in maintaining good health. They are responsible to provide essential enzymes, to make nutrients available to the body, to clean up cholesterol, to manufacture B vitamins, to clean out the lower bowels of encrusted matter, to destroy bad bacteria and eliminate toxins in the body just to name a few of their functions. Most disease begins in the gut or colon and it is the good bacteria's job to insure a healthy gut and colon. All life on the planet depends upon the proper balance of bacteria being present including the human body.
Beneficial Bacteria reside in the body's Intestines and can endogenously manufacture Vitamins:
Biotin, Choline, Folic Acid, Inositol, Para Aminobenzoic Acid (PABA), Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin K.
Therefore the single most important step in maintaining a healthy body is the daily replacement of good bacteria that are contained in Immunity Fuel.
Over 18 years of research and 2.5 million dollars of investment was spent to develop a super strain of bacteria that is contained in Immunity Fuel. The main killers of bacteria were identified, which include anti-biotic therapy, colas, synthetic ascorbic acid, heat, cold, fluorides, chlorine's, preservatives, salt, alcohol and stress, and through a unique process the bacteria contained in Immunity Fuel have been evolved to be resistant to most of these killers.
This resulted in a super strain of bacteria that have the power to overcome even the most stubborn bad bacteria and yeast. We have one of the only organic bacteria strains in the world. They have not been genetically altered and they are obtained from fruits and vegetables, unlike most others, which are grown out of faecal matter. These are living viable bacteria eager to re-colonize your gut and provide you with a healthy intestinal environment that will promote wellness.
2 strains of beneficial yeasts
Saccharomyces boulardii is an internationally acclaimed probiotic used in the treatment of diarrhoea, IBS, IBD and Candida overgrowth. Although S. boulardii is a yeast itself, studies have shown it to reduce the levels of C. albicans (which causes candida overgrowth in the body) by up to 90%.
S. boulardii is used for treating and preventing diarrhea, including infectious types such as rotaviral diarrhea in children, diarrhea caused by gastrointestinal (GI) take-over (overgrowth) by "bad" bacteria in adults, travellers' diarrhea, and diarrhea associated with tube feedings. It is also used to prevent and treat diarrhea caused by the use of antibiotics.
S. boulardii is also used for general digestion problems, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel syndrome (IBD, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis), Lyme disease, a bowel disorder called relapsing Clostridium difficilecolitis, and bacterial overgrowth in short bowel syndrome.
Some people use S. boulardii for lactose intolerance, urinary tract infections, vaginal yeast infections, high cholesterol levels, hives, fever blisters, canker sores, teen-age acne.
A probiotic in terms of its beneficial effects, S. cerevisiae has many properties from the most basic to highly advanced. This nutritional yeast is high in protein, fiber, B vitamins and folic acid, as well as being gluten-free. It also has the presence of beta-1,3 glucans, which have been shown to stimulate the body's immune system as well as being capable of lowering LDL cholesterol levels, assisting in the healing of wounds and aiding in the prevention of infections. Several studies indicate that beta-glucans can prevent the formation of tumors and the development of cancers.
Raw organic whole foods
Spirulina is the first real ‘Super Food’ to be introduced to the world. It is incredibly rich in protein, is nutrient dense and is a rich source of the recommended daily intake of natural vitamins & minerals.
Spirulina contains over 100 synergistic nutrients and is the single richest and most complete source of total organic nutrition in the world. We all know how important anti-oxidants are, and Spirulina is natures richest whole food source of the entire anti-oxidant spectrum. It is the only source of Phycocyanin which is an immune stimulant. It also contains Beta Carotene, Vitamin E, Selenium, Methionine, Cysteine, Super Oxide Dismutase better known as (S.O.D.), Copper, Manganese, Zinc, and just look at the B complex B-1, B-2, B-3, B-5, B-6, and B12!!
Spirulina is natures richest whole food source of bio-chelated organic Iron. It is 58 times richer than raw spinach and 28 times richer than raw beef liver! It is nature's richest whole food source of Beta Carotene (Pro-vitamin A) and is 25 times richer than raw carrots. Spirulina is also natures richest whole-food source of GLA and chlorophyll, as well as complete high biological value protein. Spirulina is also a good source of natural enzymes which are vital to health because they help to release the valuable nutrients from foods which nourish our bodies.
Suppresses the proliferation of Candida albicans; reduces total serum Cholesterol levels and lowers LDL Cholesterol levels; alleviates Hypoglycaemia by increasing blood sugar levels and increasing the endogenous production of Insulin (due to Glycogen), helps to lower blood pressure, detoxes heavy metals, boost energy.
The many health benefits of soybeans comes from the wealth of nutrients, vitamins, organic compounds, and other nutrients including a significant amount of dietary fiber and a very large 26% protein, the most protein of any plant. In terms of vitamins, soybeans contains vitamin K, riboflavin, folate, vitamin B6, thiamin, and Vitamin C. As for minerals, soybeans contain significant amounts of iron, manganese, phosphorous, copper, potassium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, and calcium. It is also a good source of organic compounds and antioxidants, and is the only vegetable that contains all 8 essential amino acids. Soya beans are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, essential to help reduce heart disease and cancer.
The soya beans in Immunity Fuel are a certified organic whole food, they are not genetically modified and they are fermented in the formula for 3 weeks.
Assists in the reduction of cholesterol which in turn reduces the risk of heart disease. Recent research suggests that soy may also lower the risk of prostate, colon and breast cancers as well as osteoporosis and other bone health problems, and alleviate hot flashes associated with menopause.
Flax Seeds (Linseed)
Flax seeds are one of the richest known sources for Omega 3 and Omega 6 which are essential fatty acids that the body needs to secure from the foods we eat. It also supplies fibre and is a known cholesterol lowering agent. It is a rich source of lignans which is a type of phytoestrogen which may protect against cancer particularly breast and prostrate cancer. Flax seeds are rich in protein and especially rich in Omega 3. Omega 3 fatty acids are essential for proper infant growth and development. It reduces cholesterol and research suggests it offers protection from both coronary heart disease and stroke. Omega 3 has been shown to protect against hypertension and inflammatory and auto-immune disorders.
Flax Seeds assist to inhibit the development of some forms of Cancer; alleviate disorders of the Colon; prevent and reverse constipation; improve digestion, and stabilize blood sugar levels.
The iron, phosphate, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc and vitamin K content present in chickpeas all contribute to building and maintaining bone structure and strength. The high fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin B-6 content all support heart health. Chickpeas contain significant amounts of fiber, which helps lower the total amount of cholesterol in the blood, thereby decreasing the risk of heart disease. Most of the fiber in chickpeas is insoluble fiber, which is great for digestive health. Individuals who eat chickpeas typically have better blood sugar regulation since chickpeas are so high in fiber and protein.
Lentils are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber, and are of special benefit in managing blood-sugar disorders since their high fiber content prevents blood sugar levels from rising rapidly after a meal. Lentils also provide good to excellent amounts of seven important minerals, our B-vitamins, and protein—all with virtually no fat. They contain just 230 calories for a whole cup of cooked lentils, so fill you up without the weight gain. Lentils can also increase your energy by replenishing your iron stores.
Brown Rice is referred to as natures most perfect food. Two thirds of the world's population have rice as its staple food source, and brown rice is the least processed therefore the highest in nutrient value. Brown Rice is rich in Magnesium, Manganese, Copper, Fibre, Iron, Niacin, Phosphorus, Thiamin, Folate, Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B6, Vitamin E, Potassium, Selenium, Zinc, and is rich in Carbohydrates, Protein and Enzymes (much of this is removed when processed into white rice, so brown rice is much more nutritionally beneficial).
The high magnesium content is good for your heart, for regulating blood pressure and offsetting sodium in the body. Brown rice contains 88 percent of the recommended daily amount of manganese which is an important mineral that helps digest fats. The high fibre content helps keep bowel movements regular, reducing constipation, and helps keep bowels healthy, and may even reduce cholesterol. Brown rice contains protein for energy, and is a slow-release carbohydrate, which can help maintain blood sugar levels and keep energy consistent. Brown rice is associated with lowered risk of colon cancer, prostate cancer and breast cancer as the Manganese may protect against free radicals, which are cancer-causing agents. Brown Rice is a good source of selenium, which helps induce repair in damaged cells, which can help stop cancer cells from spreading and may be associated with reduced risk of colon and prostate cancer. Brown rice is a natural anti-oxidant and may have anti-inflammatory properties. Rice can cause a dramatic improvement in the symptoms of Psoriasis.
Adzuki beans are a good source of energy, promote regular bowel movements and help in lowering cholesterol. Rich in soluble fibre, adzuki beans help the liver to detoxify by speeding up the elimination of wastes from the body and preventing the body from absorbing harmful substances. The presence of soluble fibre in the beans also reduces the level of LDL cholesterol in the blood. These beans are ideal for people who are on weight-loss diet, since they are low in fat and high in protein. The high-protein content makes you feel full for longer and the low-fat content helps in limiting calorie intake. They build up a strong metabolism that enables the body to quickly and efficiently metabolize the food eaten. Adzuki beans are also known to benefit bladder, reproductive functions and kidneys, and they are used to treat problems such as urinary dysfunction and bladder infections. The beans can tone up the heart and spleen, heal swelling in edema, and stop vomiting and diarrhoea. They aide in diabetes prevention as they maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Adzuki beans contain protease inhibitors that are known to disrupt the development of cancerous cells, and may help in the prevention of breast cancer.
Alfalfa inhibits the absorption of dietary Cholesterol and retards the body's production of endogenous Cholesterol (due to Saponins) [scientific research - animals].
Rich in magnesium to benefit blood pressure and heart health, and zinc for immune support and prostate health. Studies suggest that pumpkin seeds may help improve insulin regulation. Pumpkin seeds, rich in healthy fats, antioxidants and fibers, may provide benefits for heart and liver health, particularly when mixed with flax seeds.
The vitamin E provides anti-inflamatory and cardiovascular benefits by neutralizing free radicals. Rich in Phytosterols which can lower cholesterol, enhance the immune response and decrease risk of certain cancers. Magnesium helps reduce the severity of asthma, lower high blood pressure, and prevent migraine headaches, as well as reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke. Magnesium is also necessary for healthy bones and energy production. Selenium has been shown to induce DNA repair and synthesis in damaged cells, and to inhibit the proliferation of cancer cells.
Health Benefits: Most Legumes prevent the absorption of some dietary Cholesterol (due to Galactomannans). Metabolism; Most Legumes can alleviate Diabetes Mellitus by regulating the body's use of Insulin - Legumes are excellent Insulin regulators [scientific research - humans].
Legumes can eliminate the need for Insulin injections in Diabetes Mellitus sufferers. Most Legumes help to prevent Cancer by counteracting carcinogens in the intestine (due to Protease Inhibitors).
Health Benefits: Ginger has a long tradition of being very effective in providing gastrointestinal relief, alleviating motion sickness and can provide relief for nausea and vomitng during pregnancy. It has anti-inflamatry and antioxidant effects and Immune boosting action.
Health Benefits: Agave has a desirable low-glycemic index. This means that when consumed, it won't cause a sharp rise or fall in blood sugar. It contains substances known as fructans, which are thought to reduce cholesterol (and) alter the absorption of fat in the intestine. Inulin, a type of fructan, is a carbohydrate found in many plants, and some scientists believe inulin helps weight loss.
Molasses alleviates Constipation for many people.