Apr 05 2015

Certain strains of Probiotics effects weight challenges

Published by at 10:28 am under General

Problems gaining or losing weight?
Bio-Identical SBO Probioticsâ„¢ may hold the answer. Researchers are now reporting that certain strains of Probiotics have a significant effect on weight challenges which result from certain compromised friendly bacteria in gut microbiota.*

The hundreds of trillions of bacteria in your gastrointestinal tract play an important role in so many areas of your health. In addition to affecting your immune response, eliminating toxins, reducing risk of allergies, aiding digestion, and helping with better mineral absorption; researchers are reporting they may also have a significant effect on your ability to manage your weight.  *

Lactobacillus rhamnosus reported as helpful for managing weight in women… The study published in December, 2013, investigated the impact of a Lactobacillus rhamnosus (LPR) supplementation on weight loss and maintenance in obese men and women for a period of 24 weeks. “…In a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomised trial, each subject consumed two capsules per day of either a placebo or a LPR formulation (1·6 × 108 colony-forming units of LPR/capsule with oligofructose and inulin). Each group was submitted to moderate energy restriction for the first 12 weeks followed by 12 weeks of weight maintenance. Body weight and composition were measured at baseline, at week 12 and at week 24…” 1 “…The mean weight loss in women in the LPR group was significantly higher than that in women in the placebo group (P= 0·02) after the first 12 weeks…” 1 “…Women in the LPR group continued to lose body weight and fat mass during the weight-maintenance period…” 1,2 *

Gut microbiota differs in overweight and lean individuals…

In a landmark 2013 study published in the prestigious journal, Nature “…a French team tracked two groups of subjects, 169 obese people and 123 lean ones. The lean group had more bacteria at work in their guts and more different strains than their heavier counterparts. They were less likely to gain weight over the nine years of the study and less likely to develop the most common chronic diseases, such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes…”3 *

Still, in yet another study, “…49 overweight subjects were put on a lower-calorie, higher-fiber diet for 6 weeks. Not only did they lose weight, but the community of bacteria in their guts also became more diverse; in other words, it more closely resembled the bacteria in the people who were naturally lean…”3 *

Furthermore, Probiotic research is finding it more and more apparent that the type of bacteria making up your microbiome (friendly vs. unfriendly gut bacteria) also impacts your cravings and appetite. Recent research suggests there’s a positive-feedback loop between the foods you crave and the composition of the microbiota in your gut that depend on those nutrients for their survival.  Many unfriendly microbes, for example, thrive on refined carbohydrates or sugars which can signal your brain to eat more sweets. The more sweets you eat the more you feed the unfriendly bacteria leading to a greater imbalance.  This is often where you find yourself with an overgrowth of yeast, or in its worst form, candida. *

Current Probiotic studies greatly demonstrate that the balance of power, between the right “friendly vs. unfriendly” gut bacteria (Microbiota), in the digestive tract is of the utmost importance when it comes to a variety of health benefits including sustainable weight loss. *

After 37 years in the marketplace, it is exciting for us to see Lactobacillus rhamnosus, one of the prominent strains in Body Biotics™ Bio-Identical SBO Prebiotic/Probiotic Consortia™, being profiled as an important species for weight management.  We welcome the arrival of new scientific research that supports our long-held belief in a wide variety of health benefits available to our customers from daily consumption of a safe, effective, Bio-Identical SBO Probiotic Consortia™, such as Body Biotics™. *

We also remind our customers that routine exercise, lifestyle changes, and eating a healthy diet are all equally important to regaining and maintaining a healthy balance.

Happy Easter and best of wishes to all,


Kelli and BB Team




  1. http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=9212991&fileId=S0007114513003875#aff001 2. Marina Sanchez, Christian Darimont, Vicky Drapeau, Shahram Emady-Azar, Melissa Lepage, Enea Rezzonico, Catherine Ngom-Bru, Bernard Berger, Lionel Philippe, Corinne Ammon-Zuffrey, Patricia Leone, Genevieve Chevrier, Emmanuelle St-Amand, André Marette, Jean Doré, Angelo Tremblay. Effect of Lactobacillus rhamnosus CGMCC1.3724 supplementation on weight loss and maintenance in obese men and women. British Journal of Nutrition, 2013; 1 DOI: 10.1017/S00071145130038753.
  2. http://www.prevention.com/weight-loss/diets/how-gut-bacteria-makes-you-fat-or-skinny



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