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Custom probiotics were developed by Harry Bronozian, a chemist and a chemical engineer, who personally suffered from Helicobacter Pylori, the bacteria that causes ulcers, for 8 months and Candida for 10 years. His Candida and H. Pylori were under control within five months of regular use of his ultra-high potency probiotics and he took up to 500 billion cfu’s per day. In fact, an endoscopy and biopsy indicated that H. Pylori was completely eliminated from his stomach and intestine.
Custom probiotics are unique in the fact that they are very high potency. CP-1 contains a guaranteed 60 billion per capsule at the date of expiration, which is 1 year. Recent independant testing has shown counts typically at 98 billion per capsule at the time of manufacture and 60 billion at expiration. With half of those species being 3 different acidophilus species and the other half 2 different bifidobacterium.
When you have been suffering from candida yeast for any length of
time and it has become chronic, you might not have any good bacteria
left. I have have been told by clients, and have seen test results, that their stool tests came back
showing no acidophilus or bifidobacteria!
Think about this for a minute. If you have roughly 100 trillion bacteria in your intestines, and different acidophilus species make up about 20% of that, you have lost 20 trillion good bacteria. If your test comes back showing no bifidobacteria then you have lost 65 to 70 trillion bacteria. That is 20,000 and 65,000 billion. Now do you think taking a probiotic with 1 billion live bacteria is going to do you any good? Do you think 10 billion will work?
You need to take as large a dose as you can and that dose is going to vary by individual. Even if you still have some good bacteria you still want to take the strongest probiotic that you can so you get the most benefits from it. I'll get to how to achieve the right dose in a minute, but first I want to outline the species and what they do in Custom Probiotic formulas.
Lactobacillus acidophilus breaks down nutrients during
digestion and assists in the production of folic acid, niacin, and separates amino acids from bile acids which can be used again by the
L. acidophilus has been found to reduce the incidence of E. coli by 61% when it was added to cattle feed and fed to the cows.(2) It helps in reducing serum cholesterol levels and reduces the risk of heart disease in individuals with high cholesterol levels.(3)
Lactobacillus acidophilus makes up 20% of the intestinal bacteria and is present in the vagina. In both environments it produces hydrogen peroxides that have antibiotic properties.
It is not however a real good candida killer, that award goes to Lactobacillus Casei. Sometimes if you have to much of it in your body it can cause over acidity and cytolytic vaginosis. Cytolytic vaginosis produces symptoms just like a yeast infection, which can lead you to believe you have vaginal yeast infection when in reality you don't.
Lactobacillus Rhamnosus was originally isolated from the human intestinal tract, it belongs there like L. acidophilus does. It supports the activity of t-cells and lymphocytes, which are natural killer cells in the immune system. It is found primarily in the small intestine and stomach and smaller amounts are found in the large intestine. In the large intestine its creates a favorable environment for B. Bacterium to attach and proliferate.
It is a very strong species and can survive where most other bacterial species cannot. It has been shown to have anti-tumor activity and prevents food allergies from leaky gut syndrome. It also inhibits the growth of bad bacterial species.
Lactobacillus Plantarum was originally isolated in human
saliva. It has been found to clear up to 95% of the symptoms associated
with IBS if high enough doses are taken. It boosts immune function in
the intestine and helps with high cholesterol and heart disease. It helps to prevent c difficule infections in those at risk when taking antibiotics.
Bifidobacteria is the most prevalent species of bacteria in the large intestine and has many substrains that we use for the natural treatment of vaginal yeast infections. CP-1 contains the two species below.
Bifidobacteria lactis has been found to stimulate the immune response in the intestine and blood. It raises t-helper cell levels and activates lymphocytes that kill fungi and yeast in the blood and intestine. The tumor killing ability of the lymphocytes and phagocytes are also increased, especially in those with poor immune function to start with.
Bifidobacteria Bifidum has been found to stimulate macrophages and activate lymphocytes to produce antibodies against foreign pathogens. It also increases the production and function of t-cells and natural killer cells which suggests it has antitumor and antifungal abilities. In tests on mice it was found to induce apoptosis to colorectal cancer tumors and to prevent them from spreading.
The increased immune function that these bacteria can provide helps kill your yeast overgrowth and restore intestinal ph to where it should be. Natural killer cells when functioning correctly can kill a fungal cell in 6/100ths of a second. The macrophages will remove the dead waste and the good bacteria keeps the candida from re-attaching to the intestinal wall bringing it under control.
All custom probiotics formulas do NOT contain: Dairy, sugar, gluten, soy, corn, casein, yeast, egg, artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, FOS or any Genetically Modified or engineered ingredients. They do not utilize milk, milk derivatives, galacto oligosaccharides (GOS) or inulin as added ingredients in the fermentation media.
Custom probiotics do not have to be refrigerated for up to three weeks while traveling but doing so extends the shelf life. Testing revealed virtually no difference in bacterial counts for 6 months whether refrigerated or not. This indicates this product will not grow molds or spoil.
Below is a chart of custom probiotics and what happens to the amount of live bacteria when left out at room temperature.
You can see there is very little difference in the bacterial amount within the first 6 months and the chances are your going to take the whole bottle in the first month, so not refrigerating them is not required if you do not want to. Now of course this does not mean you can leave them in a hot car where it can get up to 130 degrees in the summertime.
Anyone that knows anything about probiotics will tell you that you must take at least 10 billion bacteria per day if you want to achieve any kind of health benefits. This dose is for healthy individuals, not for people that suffer from yeast infections. So the dose needs to be much higher if you do have any kind of yeast infection or Candida.
If you decide to use CP-1, I suggest starting at 1 capsule two times a day for 2 days. Take with clean water, not tap water, at bedtime and in the morning on an empty stomach. After the 2 days double the dose to 2 capsules two times a day. After those 2 days raise the dose again.
At any time in this cycle of increasing dosage you may experience stomach cramping or slight constipation. This is normal because the probiotics are cleaning you out and restoring balance. It will pass so don't quit before you experience all the health benefits this natural treatment for yeast infection has to offer.
At the end of those 6 days if you are not having two bowel movements a day increase the dose of custom probiotics by two more capsules. Take this dose for 2 days or until you are having two bowel movements a day. If you are still not having two bowel movements a day increase the doses again by two caps a day.
You keep raising the doses of custom probiotics until you do achieve at least 2 bowel movements a day which usually occurs somewhere between 60 to 500 billion bacteria or 1 to 8 capsules. When this happens you have found your optimal dose for your body. Now stay on this dose until the yeast infections no longer occur. Or after a couple weeks you can slowly back off the dose to where you maintain either one very healthy bowel movement daily.
Note: I myself achieved two bowel movements a day when taking 2 caps in the morning and 2 caps at night.
Once your Candida yeast infection is gone and if you choose too. You can drop the dose back down to 2 or 3 capsules a day as maintenance so you never get these infections again, and to maintain balance and proper digestive function in your intestine.
These bacteria spread throughout the body as the intestinal system becomes balanced and harmful pathogens are brought under control. The intestinal ph also becomes balanced and compacted wastes are removed from the colon. In the vagina these bacteria produce hydrogen peroxides that kill yeast and other foreign pathogens that cause vaginal yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis, and urinary tract infections.
This is a good probiotic for vaginal yeast as well as intestinal. It can be used as a suppository or colonic very easily to boost bacteria levels in these areas very quickly. I would also of course take it by mouth. It is also fantastic for kids and works well to get rid of their yeast infections or for the treatment of intestinal problems.
These high doses will help get rid of your yeast infection for good. But like all other probiotics that are not grown together in their own colony, their prospects for long term survival are virtually nill. As a matter of fact, during the manufacturing process the ability to recolonize the intestine has been stripped from all probiotic bacteria. If someone claims differently, run away very fast, they are lying to you.
Just wanted to mention that while everyone around me suffers from horrible allergies and cold -- ever since I started taking custom probiotics, I haven't had to take any allergy medication (and I only take one or two capsules a day)! YOU ARE AWESOME!
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The properties about bacteria mentioned in the article above are correct, however, not all the strains of the bacterial species are found to have the mentioned properties. For instance; in a clinical trial study, a combination of Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidum reduced total cholesterol level in patients with hypercholesterolemia (1).
However, it was found that certain strains of Lactobacillus acidophilus have cholesterol lowering effect in the serum, and not all strains of this bacteria have the ability to lower serum cholesterol (2). In addition, L. acidophilus has been found to help in modulating intestinal pain (3), and consumption of yogurt containing L. acidophilus was beneficial in the cases of candida vaginitis (4) as well as diabetes (5).
This is also true in the case of Lactobacillus Rhamnosus, L. Rhamnosus GG strain being the most widely studied and used in probiotics. L. Rhamnosus GG is reported to be useful in conditions such as diarrhea (6) and eczema (7). Similarly, certain strains of L. acidophilus, L. plantarum, and Bifidobacteria have found to be useful in ulcerative colitis (8). Bifidobacterium bifidum was found to show improvement in gastrointestinal cancer (9). Although probiotic bacteria have been used without problem in several cases, its use in infants and immunocompromised conditions has been linked with risk of sepsis (10).
Dr. Atmika Paudel received her Bachelors in Pharmacy in 2005 from Tribhuvan University in Nepal, which is the 10th largest University in the world. She completed her Masters in Pharmaceutical Biology in 2010 and went on to complete her PhD in Pharmaceutical Biology from The University of Tokyo in 2013.
Since graduation, Dr. Paudel has been a Research Fellow at the University of Tokyo and is currently a Research Scientist at Teikyo University in Japan.
Dr. Paudel has many published research papers in the use of antimicrobial agents, both pharmaceutical and natural. She was part of a research team that studied the genome sequence of Candida albicans TIMM1768, including studies of its virulence mechanisms to help in the development of treatment strategies for severe candidiasis.
Because of Dr. Paudel's hands on research of the yeast Candida albicans, she is more than qualified to fact check, edit and revise any article on this website.
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Dr. Paudel's References
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2.Assimilation of cholesterol by Lactobacillus acidophilus. S E Gilliland, C R Nelson, C Maxwell. Applied and Environmental Microbiology Feb 1985, 49 (2) 377-381; DOI:
3. Rousseaux, C., Thuru, X., Gelot, A. et al. Lactobacillus acidophilus modulates intestinal pain and induces opioid and cannabinoid receptors. Nat Med 13, 35–37 (2007) doi:10.1038/nm1521
4. Ingestion of Yogurt Containing Lactobacillus acidophilus as Prophylaxis for Candidal Vaginitis. Annals of Internal Medicine. 1992;116:353-357.
5. Antidiabetic effect of probiotic dahi containing Lactobacillus acidophilus and Lactobacillus casei in high fructose fed rats. NutritionVolume 23, Issue 1, January 2007, Pages 62-68
6. Lactobacillus GG Administered in Oral Rehydration Solution to Children with Acute Diarrhea: A Multicenter European Trial. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 30(1):54-60, JANUARY 2000
7. Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG in the Primary Prevention of Eczema in Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Nutrients. 2018 Sep; 10(9): 1319. 2018 Sep 18. doi: 10.3390/nu10091319
8. Systematic review of randomized controlled trials of probiotics, prebiotics, and synbiotics in inflammatory bowel disease. 9 December 2014 Volume 2014:7 Pages 473—487 The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Texas, USA
9. Bahmani S, Azarpira N, Moazamian E. Anti-colon cancer activity of Bifidobacterium metabolites on colon cancer cell line SW742. Turk J Gastroenterol 2019; 30(9): 835-42.
10. Probiotics. V Gupta, R Garg, Department of Microbiology, GMCH, Chandigarh - 160 032, India. 4-Jul-2009
1. Gupta, Charu & Prof, Dhan & Gupta, Sneh. (2013). Relationships between Bioactive Food Components and their Health Benefits.
2. J Food Prot. 2007 Feb;70(2):287-91. Effect of Lactobacillus acidophilus strain NP51 on Escherichia coil O157:H7 fecal shedding and finishing performance in beef feedlot cattle.
3. Lang Wang, Mao-Juan Guo, Qing Gao, Jin-Feng Yang, Lin Yang, Xiao-Li Pang, Xi-Juan Jiang
Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Feb; 97(5): e9679. Published online 2018 Feb 2. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000009679.
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