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What Can We Learn From Fruit Flies - Our Gut and Our Health - I.V. Ozone and Good Gut

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 5, 2018 10:50:09 AM / by Isadora Guggenheim & Winter Ninivaggi


Interesting study!A team of researchers at McGill University have developed a combination of herbal supplements and probiotics that can prolong the longevity of fruit flies by 60% and provide protection from age-related chronic diseases.

This is one of the first studies to show a treatment that modulates the gut microbiome that can result in potent lifespan extending effects. The extremely short lifespan of the fruit fly allows researchers to see how physiological alterations can affect how long it live. This research also contained multiple chromosomal and biochemical similarities to mammals. 

Research shows over and over that the gut microbiome is incredibly important to an organism's overall health and may have an influence on its lifespan. 

The team contained three bioactive probiotics, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus fermentum and Bifidobacteria longum combined with a prebiotic herbal formulation called Triphala.
"Triphala is an Ayurvedic herbal formation used for centuries in traditional Indian medicine. It's made of dried components from the fruits of three plant species: Emblica officinalis, Terminalia bellirica and Terminalia chebula. Over the past two decades, several clinical studies have validated the ethnomedicinal claims of Triphala, finding it to positively modulate the growth of beneficial gut bacteria while inhibiting the growth of undesirable microbes." (Haridy, 2018)The McGill study found the treated fruit flies had a lifespan extension of 26 days compared to the non treated group.  Fruit flies typically live about 40 days but the experimental group saw roughly 66. "Several other beneficial biomarkers were also identified in the experimental group, including: reductions in markers of physiological stress, oxidative stress, and inflammation." (Haridy, 2018)

"The effects in humans would likely not be as dramatic, but our results definitely suggest that a diet specifically incorporating Triphala along with these probiotics will promote a long and healthy life," says Satya Prakash, senior author on the study. We recommend Xymogen's ColonX which contains Triphala and ProbioMax 350 DF - most of the most potent probiotics on the market today.

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