ULTRA18’S Probiotic Gold is re formulated to support athletic performance, enhanced gut micro biome, increased muscle mass, immune health, reduced cortisol levels, digestive health, cognitive function, and improved allergy symptoms.
The digestive tract houses 70% of the immune system, produces neurotransmitters for cognitive enhanced positive mood, and is vital for optimal human health. Low levels of healthy gut bacteria are associated with a plethora of chronic diseases such as depression, vitamin deficiencies, anxiety, and other autoimmune diseases. Optimal levels of gut bacteria are vital for utilizing fiber to synthesize short chain fatty acids to provide fuel for the body, strengthening the lining of your digestive tract, inhibiting dangerous pathogens, and reducing
inflammation throughout the body.
PROBIOTICS, GUT-BRAIN AXIS, AND INFLAMMATION.
Our brain and digestive system operate a complex, direct, two-way communication system that literally affects every other metabolic system in our body. This “second brain” is known as the gut brain axis, and is essential for optimal cognitive function, mood, and reducing inflammation in the brain.
In essence, probiotics support gut-brain axis via increased neural, endocrine (hormonal), and anti-inflammatory modulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. Probiotics support the healthy dopamine levels in the body by increasing production of serotonin, and thus optimizing mood and cognitive function. Serotonin is the precursor to dopamine and can only be produced in the digestive tract. In fact, there is a correlation between low healthy microbiome population and increased prevalence of depression.
EVIDENCE BASED BENEFITS
Supports gut-brain axis via increased neural, endocrine (hormonal), and anti-inflammatory modulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis (108).
Supports digestive and immune health via decreased irritable bowel symptoms, suppression of helicobacter pylori growth (pathogenic bacteria), reduced histamine (reduced allergic response), and reduced gut inflammation (103,104, 107, 108, 109).
Reduces inflammation via activation of Toll-like receptors (TLRs) and downregulates the expression of nuclear factor (NF)-κB and pro-inflammatory cytokines (inflammation markers) (109)