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janet
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What are the thoughts on this probiotic that is supposed to help maintain your weight - do you think as it controls leptin and your hunger - will is speed up your metabolism and will it give you a racy heart?

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Lactobacillus Gasseri
"...It was suggested that I try this particular probiotic. Didn't know if it would help me at all, but it has. I just feel better..." ~product review by LSWhite

  • Supports digestive health and fat metabolism
  • Helps regulate the hormone leptin
    Also known as "the fitness probiotic"

A probiotic that can help you stay fit? It’s true! Lactobacillus Gasseri is a unique species of probiotic with activity that sets it apart from all other strains. Like many probiotics, Lactobacillus Gasseri is a lactic acid-producing bacterium, which makes it helpful for supporting healthy GI tract function because lactic acid provides valuable natural protection for the stomach lining and the mucosa of the intestinal tract. But the health-affirming activities of this versatile microscopic ally go far beyond digestive support, with many people finding that it makes a valuable addition to a healthy diet and exercise program for physical fitness and weight management.
Lactobacillus Gasseri has earned a reputation as “the fitness probiotic” because it helps the body regulate levels of leptin, a hormone that plays a crucial role in energy metabolism and fat storage. Leptin is often called “the satiety hormone” because it helps control the sensations of hunger and fullness, acting as a brake on appetite while boosting metabolism. The body’s leptin levels typically decline during weight loss, slowing metabolism to conserve energy, which is one reason so many dieters struggle to retain their fitness gains over the long term—the infamous “yo-yo effect
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Swanson Probiotics Lactobacillus Gasseri packs 3 billion viable organisms into acid-resistant, designed-release, vegetarian DRcaps® that enable them to reach the lower GI tract intact for optimum results.
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Lactobacillus Gasseri Supplement Facts Serving Size 1 Veggie Capsule
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value

Lactobacillus gasseri3 billion viable organisms†*
*Daily Value not established.
At time of manufacture.
Other ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose (plant fiber), hypromellose (vegetable capsule), silica, magnesium stearate

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Tashanie
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I am totally unaware that lactic acid provides ANY protection for the stomach lining so that alone makes me think this information is rather suspect. I personally doubt if it would do you any harm..

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Explain about lactic acid - what is it, what does it do - is it good or bad - do you think it can control leptiin in your body?

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Very few people overeat because they are hungry. Anything that claims to reduce hunger as an aid to weight control is ignoring all the other reasons for overeating.

Lactic acid is found in sour milk products. It is used as a food additive (E270) usually for preserving and curing. It is also used in meat decontamination. It's used (with other things) for fluid resuscation after severe burns.

I can't see a reason that it would help with weight control.

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Have you tried researching your question yourself?

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janet
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I have and I have wrote to the company and asked but they are very vague with the usual "we are not medical advisors etc. etc." I have even tried to ask what else is in this i.e. fillers, soy, wheat, gluten and again they are quite vauge - won't commit.

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Why don't you have a chat with a nutritionist - someone who may understand the interactions between the various enzymes - good and bad - that live in our systems. You seem to ask questions about gastro-intestinal topics quite a bit. Have you tried anything like the stuff mentioned above to see how it affects you? I doubt it would have a huge effect, unless you took it in vast quantities. Do you normally have a healthy diet?

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janet
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I do eat healthy and exercise just I bloat

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Tashanie
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Explain about lactic acid - what is it, what does it do - is it good or bad - do you think it can control leptiin in your body?

Well lactic aci is the stuff the builds up in your muscles to give you cramp. It can be used by the brain (I think don't quote me)

I don't think it has ANYTHING to do with controlling leptin

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janet
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Supposed to control appetite!

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Tashanie
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Leptin does control appetite......what that has to do with Lactic Acid is anyone guess

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janet
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So the "blurb" above is basically rubbish what the company has wrote

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Lynora
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Essentially it's simply 'marketing' - they have a product they want you to buy.

You seem to be 'in tune' with your body, so why not try some of the products you question? Give them a few days and see how your body reacts. It won't do any harm, and nor, in most cases, will it do anything miraculous. What you should aim for is a 'clean' diet, using nutritious ingredients that you prepare yourself.

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janet
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Yes I am in tune with my body and I can tell within about four days if I can continue or not - may try it and see how I go

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I have and I have wrote to the company and asked but they are very vague with the usual "we are not medical advisors etc. etc." I have even tried to ask what else is in this i.e. fillers, soy, wheat, gluten and again they are quite vauge - won't commit.

If they're not clear on what is in the product (that is a fundamental right to know), and they avoid detailing what evidence they base their claims on (even if non-scientific) that the product is supposed to achieve, then they are not a company to be buying products from. Simple as.

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