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Propio-Fidus: Detailed Information
DATA- 1 Effect to promote the growth of bifidobacteria in the intestines
DATA- 2 Effect on constipation and diarrhea
DATA- 3 Proof or activity in the intestines
Effect to promote the growth of bifidobacteria in the intestines
Eight normal volunteers consumed Propio-Fidus for 14 days.
Bifidobacteria in the intestines increased more than 5 times. With the activity to selectively promote the growth of bifidobacteria, Propio-Fidus is expected to be highly effective in improving intestinal environment.
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology (Bouglé et al., 1999)
Effect on constipation and diarrhea
Sixty subjects with diarrhea and constipation took Propio-Fidus for 8 weeks.
A questionnaire concerning intestinal environment and abdominal discomfort was conducted periodically.
Improvement of diarrhea and constipation was achieved.
Subjects started to report improvement on the first round of questionnaire (Day 20). After 8 weeks, about 80% of the subjects reported remarkable improvement.
With the activity to selectively promote the growth of bifidobacteria, Propio-Fidus is expected to be highly effective in helping patients feel better.
Source: Standa Laboratory
Proof or activity in the intestines
Feces from normal volunteers who took Propio-Fidus were subjected to DNA analysis (real-time RT-PCR) to monitor the expression of genes coding the enzymes related to the metabolic activity of Propio-Fidus.
The study confirmed that propionic acid bacteria lived and preformed metabolism (expressed their genes) in the intestines after consumption of Propio-Fidus. These data proved the intestinal production of substances that boost the population of bifidobacteria. Propio-Fidus is a probiotic agent that has been shown to reach the intestines alive and work hard there.
Source: International Probiotic Conference (September 2004)