• Kiwi Klenz

    Xtendlife Kiwi KlenzContaining powerful enzymes derived from the skin, meat and seeds of kiwi fruit grown on-site in New Zealand, Kiwi Klenz is a one-of-a-kind supplement providing prebiotic support for a probiotic regiment to maintain a healthy gut.Buy Here

Prebiotic Supplements

The importance of intestinal flora or “good bacteria” has finally begun to resonate with the general public and mass media platforms. This is a huge improvement, plus a great benefit to the overall health of our society. BUT, are we only getting half the story?

Probiotics are being used to address an important and potentially systemically health changing concern. The intent is profound. But are over-the-counter probiotics up to the task?

Studies have shown that probiotics alone are not capable of re-colonizing a person’s digestive system. When an individual is consuming probiotics they do pass through their system and appear in excrement, a good sign of them being a healthful presence along the digestive tract. But, as soon as the individual no longer is administered with a probiotic, the number of “good bacteria” in their bowel drop sharply, pointing to a lack of successful colonization. Contributing to this may be the result of proper digestion, meaning most of the bacteria are killed via the the stomach’s acid and then pass through the small and large intestine, unable to latch on and procreate.

Studies have shown that the human digestive tract functions much like a universe unto itself, we are born with unique colonies already in place, and that forcibly changing the composition and diversity of the internal bacteria is not done so “overnight”. So how do we take the actions needed in order to make this shift? First, let’s think of our guts as an island.

This island is populated by an extremely diverse number of bacteria. Most adhere to two behavior patterns, those that cooperate with the body in order to consume a share of the available calories, and then the ones that don’t really “sing for their supper”. Instead, that latter category lounges around consuming the easily available single chain sugars and procreating. This causes a feedback cycle in which these types of bacteria send “craving” signals via our gut’s extensive neural network for more simple carbohydrates.

What’s not OK about that? Well, simple carbohydrates convert into energy extremely easily, and unless you are partaking in a great deal of cardiovascular activity, the body doesn’t just toss that energy away. The body is all about saving up for a rainy day, so that energy is converted into fat in order to potentially be used at a later date. Pretty ingenious for a body that evolved in an era of “feast & famine”. But for most modern people this just equals a lifetime of obesity.

What about the other category of bacteria? How are they cooperating with the body? Well, they have worked out a system in which they truly “work for their share”. Complex carbohydrates are made up of the same single chain sugars, but are all locked together in a “complex” grid, which makes it too complicated for our bodies to absorb the energy from them. These types of bacteria have a tool box of enzymes that they use to break apart the the complex carbohydrates into the small single chain morsels, that they in turn take a small percentage of for their own use . All of this activity requires energy as well, so our body ends up burning calories in the process of digestion. Paired with moderate activity, the body converts a much smaller amount, if any, into fat.

These “good bacteria”, or probiotics, send cravings via our gut’s neural network for their favorite food source – the complex carbohydrate. And then the same feedback loop occurs in which the more fibrous and “complex” food we send down into our guts, the happier those “good bacteria” are and the more their population increases.

Now let’s go back to that “island” analogy. Probiotics that we consume are in many ways like tourists to a beautiful tropical island. Most go back home after their two week vacation ends. A handful fall in love with the place and decide to open a beach bar. Eating a variety of fermented foods is the best way to introduce a diverse array of new bacteria to your system, and some with call it home, but only if they are well fed and love the weather! In other words, we have to do our part to keep those probiotics, those “good bacteria” happy and permanent “ex-pats”.

This is where Kiwi-Klenz comes in. Kiwi-Klenz include enzymes derived from the skin, meat and seeds of the kiwi in potent concentrations that target the breakdown of proteins usually languishing in our guts for extended periods of time. This assists the bacterial conversion into bioavailable nutrients that need to occur. Next, it includes Phenolics which suppress pathogenic, or “mean bacteria” growth while also promoting healthy populations of “good bacteria”. It further contains soluble fiber which acts as a “bottle brush” for the system to keep the whole system from getting stagnant or congested. Kiwi-Klenz prebiotic supplements in conjunction with conscious eating choices, and plenty of water, is a great start to growing a vibrant, healthful, and supportive flora population in your own unique digestive system.

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