This is a special limited time promotion that contains the following:
Pure Encapsulations Ashwagandha – 2 bottles (120 Capsules per Bottle)
+ Digestive Defense Probiotic (FREE- $29.95 Value)
Retal Price: $104.37
Special Price: $74.40
— WHAT YOU GET —
Ashwagandha by Pure Encapsulations (120 Capsules)
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is an adaptogenic herb that belongs to the pepper family. It has an extensive 4,000-year history of traditional use, and is one of the most revered and widely used Ayurvedic herbs. It’s adaptogenic properties provide multi-functional support for promoting general mental and physical wellness, including support for stress, anxiety, joints, memory, immune function, and healthy lipid and glucose metabolism. You can learn more about Ashwagadha here
Probiotics are health-enhancing bacteria that replenish the microflora in your intestinal tract, helping your body to digest and absorb food, and promote good overall health. Digestive Defense™ is a completely 100% vegetarian and natural probiotic product that improves intestinal functioning by promoting the balance of beneficial or friendly bacterial flora in the gut. Unlike many probiotics currently available, Digestive Defense™ is a unique probiotic as it does not cause any bloating or gas nor does it require refrigeration. Learn more about Digestive Defense here
About The Products:
Ashwagandha by Pure Encapsulations follows 4,000 years of Ayurvedic traditional medicine. This revered adaptogenic herb is often used for stress, depression, support for the cardiovascular system, immune boosting along with cognitive improvement and healthy joint functions. Standardized for potency and strength, this formula is preferred by professionals for its multifunctional effects.
What Is Ashwagandha?
Ashwagandha, Withania somnifera, is an adaptogenic herb that belongs to the pepper family. It has an extensive, 4,000-year history of traditional use and is one of the most revered and widely used Ayurvedic herbs. It’s adaptogenic properties provide multi-functional support for promoting general mental and physical wellness, including support for occasional stress, joints, memory, immune function, and healthy lipid and glucose metabolism.*
Uses For Ashwagandha
Withanolides are key constituents of this herb and play an important role in ashwagandha’s overall ability to promote physical and mental health. In animal studies, ashwagandha has been shown to support the activity of lymphocytes and macrophages, moderate occasional stress, enhance memory and cognitive function, provide neuroprotection by scavenging free radicals, and support thyroid function. A small human clinical trial demonstrated the ability of ashwagandha to support healthy glucose and lipid metabolism. In a double blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial involving 42 volunteers, a formulation including ashwagandha indicated its potential to help promote joint comfort, which may involve modulation of cyclooxygenase enzyme activity. Other research suggests that it may promote relaxation and maintain healthy cortisol and C-reactive protein levels.*
Where Does Ashwagandha Come From?
Ashwagandha extract is derived from Withania somnifera root and standardized to contain 2.5% withanolides. Hypo-allergenic plant fiber is derived from pine cellulose.
How To Use Ashwagandha
Pure Encapsulations recommends 1 capsule daily, with or between meals, or as directed by a health professional.
Are There Any Potential Side Effects Or Precautions?
Not to be taken by pregnant or lactating women. Ashwagandha may be contra-indicated in individuals allergic to plants in the nightshade family. In rare cases, large doses have been reported to cause gastrointestinal upset, diarrhea, or vomiting secondary to irritation. Consult your physician for more information.
Are There Any Potential Drug Interactions?
Ashwagandha is contra-indicated with immunosuppressant medications. It may have an additive effect when combined with sedative medications or thyroid medications, so use with these types of medication should be monitored. Consult your physician for more information.
ABOUT DIGESTIVE DEFENSE™
Probiotics are health-enhancing bacteria that replenish the microflora in your intestinal tract, helping your body to digest and absorb food, and promote good overall health. Digestive Defense™ is a completely 100% vegetarian and natural probiotic product that improves intestinal functioning by promoting the balance of beneficial or friendly bacterial flora in the gut. Unlike many probiotics currently available, Digestive Defense™ is a unique probiotic as it does not cause any bloating or gas nor does it require refrigeration. Clinical studies have revealed that the ingredients contained in Digestive Defense™ can be successfully implanted in the intestine despite the acidic pH of the stomach.
Research indicates the many benefits of probiotics to include:
- Normal gastrointestinal balance*
- Healthy immune support*
- Absorption and assimilation of nutrients
About Digestive Defense™ Probiotic
Digestive Defense features Lactospore® which is a universally occurring beneficial bacteria. It is a gram-positive, spore-forming, lactic acid producing probiotic. Probiotics, such as B. Coagulans (formerly known as Lactobacillus sporogenes), support the growth of friendly bacteria and help maintain a healthy balance of microflora in the intestinal environment.*
The role of lactic acid bacteria in gastrointestinal microecology has been the subject of extensive research. It is widely believed that these bacteria prevent the growth of putrefactive microorganisms by:
- Competitive inhibition
- Generation of non-conducive acidic environment
- Production of antibiotic-like substances (bacteriocins)
Digestive Defense™ Features Include:
Digestive Defense does not require refrigeration to maintain its peak potency.
Gastric Acid Resistance:
Digestive Defense probiotic is better adapted to survive gastric acidity due to its spores. The spore coat protects the bacteria from the low pH of the stomach, but also swells in contact with the gastric juices such that by the time the bacteria reaches the intestine, it has shed its spore and germinates in the intestine.*
Uses For Digestive Defense Probiotic
Intestinal Support: Digestive Defense featuring B. coagulans supports levels of healthy microflora thereby improving the gastrointestinal ecology. It also produces only the L (+) form of lactic acid, which is completely metabolized in the body. Digestive Defense (B. coagulans) is only a semi-resident, which emphasizes the importance of continued supplementation.* Healthy Lipid Metabolism: As the organism grows, it assimilates and incorporates cholesterol into its cellular structure, potentially maintaining healthy lipid metabolism in humans.*
What Is The Source?
The active ingredient of Digestive Defense probiotic is B. coagulans. B. coagulans is obtained from fermentation of a nutrient source.
Mechanism of Action
The beneficial activities of LactoSpore® in various conditions like gastroenteritis or irritable bowel syndrome may be attributed to the following factors:
Improves Gut Microflora
Probiotics are known to stimulate the growth of other beneficial bacteria like Faecalibacterium prausnitzii in the human gut. Thus, establishment of healthy microflora eventually helps in reducing toxins as well as the growth of other bacterial/viral pathogens. This proves beneficial in the treatment/management of diseases like irritable bowel syndrome, which is attributed to a disrupted gut flora. In addition, probiotics also facilitate elimination of acids, antibiotics and other substances that might compete for colonization sites and nutrients (Keller et al., 2010).
Production of Short-Chain Fatty Acids
Probiotic strains can produce short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), the benefits of which have been summarized in the figure below (Kasińska and Drzewoski, 2015).
Studies indicate that LactoSpore® can produce various SCFAs (acetate, butyrate and propionate) by fermenting plant-based fibers (Trigonella foenum-graecum, Lycium barbarum, Linum usitatissimum, Cocos nucifera, Zingiber officinale, Emblica officinalis, Plantago ovata and Vaccinium oxycoccos) (Majeed et al. 2016).
Probiotic Suggested Use:
One capsule three times per day or as recommended by your healthcare professional.