Our best-selling Laktokhan is different from other products on the market--even the name indicates what sets the product apart from the rest. Lacto comes from the word Lactobacillus, meaning "strain," and khan meaning "great." When combined, Lactokhan means "great/good bacteria."
Our Laktokhan contains 10 billion CFU (colony-forming units) of four human strains of “friendly” intestinal microflora: Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei, and Bifidobacterium longum. These friendly bacteria help keep harmful bacteria from multiplying in our intestines. Antibiotics can kill off healthy bacteria and lead to weakened immunity and intestinal disorders. Laktokhan restores the balance of good bacteria, thus helping to normalize digestive function and boost immunity. New research is showing that gut microbiota may influence both local and systemic inflammation. Inflammation contributes to development, progression, and treatment of cancer. It is believed that a proper balance of healthy gut bacteria may reduce cancer development. A 2013 study concluded that "optimal responses to cancer therapy require an intact commensal microbiota that mediates its effects by modulating myeloid-derived cell functions in the tumor microenvironment. These findings underscore the importance of the microbiota in the outcome of disease treatment."
Another feature of Laktokhan is our packaging. Oxidization kills live bacterial cultures. Oxidization begins to occur the moment the probiotic is exposed to oxygen; when the product is first opened, all capsules begin to lose their potency. To prevent this from happening, each Laktokhan capsule is blister packed individually and hermetically sealed to keep out oxygen: when one capsule is taken, the others remain fully active, no matter the time difference between dosing. It is shelf stable with full potency for 3 years, and if kept out of direct tropical sunlight, Laktokhan is fully active up to 30+ Celsius, which makes it the perfect travel companion.
While human strains are the best strains, not all human strains are equal. The microflora in our GI tract is a very complex community. Human sourced probiotics are adapted to the gut environment. They are genetically mutated to adapt in the human gut environment due to the changes in lifestyle, nutrition, and environmental toxins. We have learned from science that the adaptation process evolves continuously during one's lifetime due to many environmental factors, such as climate changes, lifestyle, and nutrition.
What would be more beneficial: an aged 40-year-old adult human bacteria strain with less toxins, or a modern day strain for added bacterial resistance? It is our belief that modern stains provide a better defense, for they develop antibodies that work to fight the pathogens that are created in today's society. If we were to use a 40-year-old strain, it would not have the same antibodies that society's gastrointestinal system has today. It may be more pure in nature, but immunity is built on creating new antibody strains. The same logic is used when antibiotics, vaccines, and viruses are prepared: genetic pathogens have the ability to change their DNA, and antibiotics are created for immune defense. In reality, no new antibiotics have been created for some time; unfortunately,resistance has eventually been seen to nearly all antibiotics that have been developed. This is why only new bacterial strains have the ability to create antibodies for today's environment.
Most of the strains in Laktokhan can survive intestinal acid and bile, and they implant themselves on specific intestinal receptors, thus contributing to a longer-lasting, consistently beneficial effect. Laktokhan also contains the prebiotic inulin, feeding only the beneficial bacteria, not the harmful organisms. Probiotics are live bacteria and in order for them to continue living they need to feed, and they do on prebiotics mixed with the probiotics. There are mainly two prebiotics on the market, FOS and Inulin. We use Inulin.
In one study, hamsters were fed semipurified diets containing 20 g/100 g fat, 0.12 g/100 g cholesterol and 0 (control), 8, 12 or 16% inulin for 5 weeks. At the end of that time, researchers found that plasma total cholesterol concentrations were significantly lowered by 18, 15 and 29% in hamsters fed 8, 12 and 16% inulin, respectively.
By maintaining a balance between beneficial and harmful bacteria, Laktokhan helps to manage acute infectious diarrhea and reduces the frequency of gastrointestinal disorders, such as diarrhea and nausea, during antibiotic use.
Generally, probiotics are known for their digestion abilities, but not as much for their immunity properties. However, Laktokhan probiotics are not just for healthy digestion. Studies have shown that people suffering from Type 2 Diabetes have high levels of pathogens in their intestines. This hostile environment can also reduce sensitivity to medication. When probiotics build up good intestinal bacteria, however, pathogens have a harder time sticking to the intestines. The immune system improves and is able to produce needed nutrients. In another study, students who had colds and were supplemented with 1 billion CFUs experienced their symptoms for 4 days, versus 6 days with the placebo group.
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