Stephen E. Langer, M.D., is a practicing physician in Berkeley, California, and co-author of the best-selling books Solved: The Riddle of Illness and Solved: The Riddle of Weight Loss.
As a practicing physician for over 40 years, I have dedicated my life and my practice to honoring the healing power within and avoiding synthetic interventions whenever possible in favor of natural products. Finally others are beginning to do the same. It seems everyone is jumping on the probiotic bandwagon.
I recently received a mailing from one of America's leading consumer healthcare companies urging me to counsel my patients on the importance of probiotics and to recommend their new probitoic capsules for colon health. I didn't need this advice—I've been using probiotics in my practice for decades. But it did alert me to the fact that many doctors—maybe your doctors—are recommending woefully inadequate products. I'm glad that natural products with sound scientific support are finally being embraced by mainstream practitioners, but many of the products simply don't live up to the promises.
The microorganisms that live within us can be amazingly powerful. The good ones—known as probiotics—defend our internal environment, facilitate digestion and support our immune system. They are the "microwarriors" that keep us healthy from the inside out. There are literally millions of strains of these beneficial bacteria and billions of them living inside every healthy body.
So why, with so many "good bugs" to be had, would a large drug company encourage me to recommend a product with just three strains? And why would they supply only 1.5 billion CFUs (colony-forming units, or live bacteria) in each capsule?
My Ultimate 16 Strain Probiotic includes more than four times the number of strains and over twice the number of CFUs compared to the leading products marketed in clinics and pharmacies today. While some supplements contain only one strain of lactobacillus, my Ultimate 16 Strain Probiotic contains eight. While others provide only two strains of bifidobacterium, mine delivers five. Plus, my Ultimate 16 Strain Probiotic includes Streptoccocus thermophilus, one of the original probiotics first used in yogurt cultures over 100 years ago.
And that's not all. I've even included prebiotic FOS and ConcenTrace® trace minerals, which you won't find in any off-the-shelf probiotic. Prebiotics and trace minerals are important because not only are most of us missing these nutrients in our diets but they're absolutely vital to the enzymatic processes necessary for healthy digestion and the maintenance of beneficial bacteria.
Don't be fooled by mass market products that over-promise, under-deliver and cost more than they should. I designed this signature formula to meet my professional standards and I guarantee you'll feel the results in just one month. It's the ultimate probiotic at a truly affordable price.
Yours in good health,
Dr. Stephen Langer, M.D.