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The first probiotic specifically developed for gluten and casein intolerant people including: Autism, ADHD, and Celiac
HMF Neuro Capsules contains a specifically selected strain of Lactobacillus rhamnosus (CLT341) which has been proven in scientific trials to degrade wheat and dairy exorphins, and to attach to and colonize intestinal epithelial cells.
Some Interesting Facts
Up to 50% of Autistic and ADHD Sufferers co-present with Intestinal Symptoms.
Proven intestinal pathology alongside Autism and ADHD includes leaky gut, inflamation and overt colitis.
This gut pathology is related to sensitivity to certain foods especially gluten-containing grains and dairy products.
Intestinal symptoms and Autism/ADHD severity decrease when exclusion dairy and wheat diets are introduced.
This link is due to gluten and dairy proteins being broken down in the gut into peptides with opiate properties similar to endorphins and opiate drugs.
These dietary 'Exorphins' are absorbed from the gut and reach the brain where they cause symptoms associated with autism.
Up until now, the only recourse has been to exclude these exorphin-generating foods from the diet. However, the problems is that it is not only gluten-containing and dairy foods that generate exorphins?meat and even some vegetables also generate exorphins.
This is why Genestra has developed HMF Neuro Capsules?a completely new type of probiotic that combines the original HMF High Potency product with two new strains that can break down these damaging exorphins in the gut...before they can be absorbed!
Serving Size: 1 Scoop (1 g) Servings Per Container: 60
Amount per Serving:
Probiotic Consortium 12 billion CFU
Lactobacillus acidophilus (CUL-60)
Lactobacillus acidophilus (CUL-21)
Bifidobacterium bifidum (CUL-20)
Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis (CUL-34)
(formerly Bifidobacterium lactis)
Lactobacillus rhamnosus (CUL-63)
L-Glutamine 500 mg
Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) 250 mg
Inactive Ingredients: Apricot powder
Recommended Dosage: In a glass, add water to one scoop ( teaspoon) of HMF Neuro Powder and mix. Take two times daily with meals, or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner.
Risk Information: If you are experiencing nausea, fever, vomiting, bloody diarrhea or severe abdominal pain; or if you have an immune-compromised condition, do not use. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding; or if you are following a low protein diet, consult your healthcare practitioner prior to use. If symptoms of digestive upset occur, worsen or persist beyond three days, discontinue use and consult your healthcare practitioner. This product does not contain: wheat, gluten, dairy, soy, corn, fish, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
Ideal for vegetarians.
Quality Assurance: Safety-sealed for your protection and for product freshness. Do not use if outer seal is missing or broken. Store under refrigeration (below 46 F).
Glutamine is the most abundant free amino acid produced in the body. It is produced primarily in skeletal muscle and then released into the circulation. Tissues that require glutamine such as the immune system, gastrointestinal tract, kidneys, and liver obtain glutamine as needed from the blood. Glutamine is essential for maintaining intestinal function, immune response, and amino acid homeostasis during times of severe stress, suggesting that it is more appropriately called a "conditionally essential amino acid".
Glutamine can enhance the function of stimulated immune cells. It seems to affect lymphocyte proliferation, cytokine production, bacterial killing by neutrophils, and phagocytic and secretory activities of macrophages. Glutamine also functions as a precursor for other amino acids, glucose, purines and pyrimidines, glutathione, and glutamate, which the body makes. During physical stress the body consumes more glutamine than the skeletal muscle can produce. Progressive muscle breakdown (wasting) can occur as the body tries to meet glutamine requirements.
The intestinal mucosa can also synthesize glutamine, but not enough to compensate for the body's needs during severe physiologic stress. There is some evidence suggesting that glutamine, in addition to serving as a metabolic fuel for enterocytes (intestinal cells), might play a regulatory role in the intestine, affecting cell proliferation and differentiation. The gastrointestinal tract is one of the largest utilizers of glutamine in the body. Depletion of glutamine can result in atrophy, ulceration, and necrosis of intestinal epithelium.
For these reasons, glutamine has been added to HMF Neuro to help improve the health of the intestinal wall and immune cell function. It can be a very helpful nutrient for those with multiple food allergies/sensitivies.
Is Glutamine safe for Children with Autism or Others with Brain Diseases?
L-glutamine is safe for children in amounts that do not exceed 0.65 grams per kg per day in children 3 to 18 years, and the amount of glutamine in this product is well below the safe limits. We have used this product with children less than 3 years old quite often, and they do well with this probiotic. Here is a little more background on glutamine.
Significant side effects have not been reported in clinical studies. However, glutamine is metabolized to glutamate andammonia, both of which might have neurological effects in people with neurological and psychiatric diseases.
We have seen only a few autistic children that did not handle the glutamine well for reasons mentioned previously. This has been only in a few fairly severely autistic children which had to discontinue use of this probiotic. Discontinuation of supplements with glutamine should resolve the issue. Normally, toddlers, children and adults do very well with this probiotic when given on a regular basis.
The new Lactobacillus rhamnosus species have the capability of breaking down the exorphin peptides which can be produced in excess in the intestines of autistic children. In addition to possessing peptide-hydrolysing abilities, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Bifidobacterium lactis, and the two strains of L. acidophilus assist with mercury detoxification and helps to heal the mucosal barrier and restore the intestinal tract. Research shows that autistic children have significantly higher gastrointestinal tract disorders, and have increased intestinal permeability consequently leading to the accumulations of toxins such as heavy metals, in particular mercury, and undigested proteins in the lymph, circulatory and central nervous systems, triggering systemic abnormalities. Undigested proteins, from foods containing gluten and casein, can lead to the production of aberrant peptides with opioid activity or ?exorphins? in the intestines. HMF Neuro Capsules helps heal and maintain the integrity of the intestinal tract, and is indicated for ADHD and for all ASDs such as autism, Asperger?s Syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, Rett Syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorder- not otherwise specified.
HMF Neuro Capsules contains specifically selected Lactobacillus rhamnosus (CLT341). This strain is proven to degrade wheat and dairy exorphins and to attach to, and colonize intestinal epithelial cells (Figures 1 & 2).
Figure 1: Breakdown of milk B-caseomorphin-7 by selected HMF lactic acid bacteria
Figure 2: Breakdown of wheat exorphin-A5 by selected HMF lactic acid bacteria
HMF Neuro Capsules has been shown to degrade dietary exorphins in human subjects (Figures 3).
Figure 3: Effect of 21 days supplementations of HMF Neuro Capsules on urinary excretion of opioid peptide exorphin B5 in six normal adult subjects.>
Subjects were provided with a meal of bread and milk and urinary exorphin measured over the next 10 hours. Subjects took Neuro for 21 days before being offered the same meal of bread and milk. The difference in the 'before' and 'after' urinary exorphin profiles are clear.
HMF Neuro Capsules contains the original HMF High Potency specification.
HMF Neuro Capsules provides a total specification of 12 billion cfu's per day.
Note: For further detailed reading, see Genestra Technical Monograph entitled 'Intestinal Effects on Autism and ADHD?Potential for a Novel Probiotic Approach'.
Who would benefit?
Any child or adult with autism or ADHD would benefit from HMF Neuro Capsules, especially those with intestinal symptoms of any severity.
Any individual with intolerance to gluten or dairy would derive benefit from HMF Neuro Capsules.
Where are the bacterial strains derived from? Using laboratory procedures many years ago, hundreds of different bacterial strains were isolated from a healthy human intestinal wall sample. They were separated out, and each one was reproduced to make huge batches for testing via scientific trials. (Lab procedures only require one cell sample to reproduce large quantities for testing and production over the years).
Research indicated that only four of the hundreds of available cultures were the beneficial strains with health promoting properties. These were the ones which held up strong during 10 years of testing, thus they were used as the probiotic strains in all the HMF products.
These human strains are far superior to dairy or animal strains since the body recognizes these probiotics as "self" and allows better implantation.
Are HMF products shipped with an ice pack? No. But, after extensive product testing and new freeze drying technology performed by Genestra, it was concluded that the ice pack did not make a difference during shipping since the product potency was still well over 100% label claims when shipped with ice or no ice. The manufacturer states that it is no longer necessary to ship the HMF products with an ice pack for these reasons:
Genestra has added in 50% more probiotic than what the label guarantees per bottle. For example, HMF Forte is guaranteed to have 6 billion L. acidophilus per serving, but there are 12 billion present at time of manufacturing and it is kept frozen until shipping.
October 2004: The manufacturer has increased product stability again, allowing the probiotics to last up to 6 months at room temperature holding their GUARANTEED minimum potency on label!
You will receive your HMF probiotic directly from the manufacturer in about 3-5 days. This product is very fresh and has not been sitting around on our shelves. And, you are guaranteed it will contain 50% more than what the label states.
How do I travel with my HMF probiotics? We highly recommend you take your probiotics with you on all trips and vacations since their potency will last for up to 6 months at room temperature un-refrigerated. But, when possible and if convenient, we recommend you store your probiotics in the freezer or refrigerator, especially if you plan to preserve freshness of your product for months or years. Click the link to read more about HMF Probiotics, shipping and storage.
Reviewed by Janelle S from BC, Canada.
Day two of this product my stomach felt immediately better I suffer from Crohn's disease this product is changed my life! Intensive pills took 4 a day for 7 days !
Reviewed by Monica from Vancouver bc.
Really helps my two preschoolers keep their fungal issues at bay.
Reviewed by Lyne from Calgary, AB.
I have been taking this product for the last 2 years. It has done great things for me. It has helped my intestinal track to being healthy again. My nutritionist tells me that it also helps the nervous system . I recommend this product very highly...
Very good product.
Reviewed by Joan from Tusket Nova Scotia.
This helped me greatly with bowel problems.
Reviewed by JenniferH from Campbellton, NL.
I give this to my kids (ages 3 and 2) and it helps keep their bowels regular and helped heal their bellies from wheat intolerances.
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Reviewed by Kelley from Winnipeg.
I really like this product. I can put it in water or juice for my kids and they don't even know they're having it!
Reviewed by Angela from Manitoba.
Great stuff for healing the digestive tract!
Good product reasonable price
Reviewed by Heather from Burnaby BC.
Rockwell had good prices and were very prompt in shipping. Would use them again .
Reviewed by Nathan from Burlington, Ontario.
Great for gut problems.
Reviewed by brenda from Surrey, BC.
Got it originally for my infant son who had digestive problems. I take it also, and both of us are doing great. I'm back to order more!
Reviewed by RSM from Windsor Nova Scotia.
My son has autism which is why I use this product, works great! I will continue to purchase this product
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Reviewed by Bev Reynolds from Toronto.
My daughter suffers horribly from Irritable Bowel Syndrome and has an intolerance to gluten. Since taking HMF Neuro, she feels 150% better. She didn't believe this product would help her but after years of suffering, she cannot believe the improvement in her IBS symtoms.
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Reviewed by Ageda Blatz from canada.
great product, helps with vaginal odor
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Reviewed by Chris from Alliston, Ontario.
Tried this product on both my boys who have autism. One is eating better and the other is thinking better. What more could you ask for?
helped my gut a great deal.
Reviewed by marilyn from burlington, ontario.
This product was recomended by Rachel. It is amazing. I had many problems with my gut, with taking this for 2 months in combintation with Zinc I am back to normal. I have not had my gut work this well in years.
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Reviewed by trudy from Maple Ridge, BC .
excellent product, just wish it came with a a scooper