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Dr. Neil Goodman explains why he loves PhysIQ, and why you should make it part of your daily routine.
As a professor of pediatrics, I love teaching and learning. I always have. Science holds a special place in my heart. In my profession as a pediatrician and a functional medicine advocate for over 34 years, I’ve taught many about the importance of probiotics and prebiotics. And I’m constantly surprised at how many in the medical industry don’t understand the significance of the gut flora and how our microbiome contributes to overall health.
It’s also why I love LifeVantage® PhysIQ so much. It’s grounded in science and designed to deliver results. But it also places the importance of gut health front and center – exactly where it should be. If you’re not currently using these products in your daily routine, you should be. And I’m going to tell you why.
Probiotics are healthy bacteria that live throughout our body. They’re on our skin. They’re in our mouths and every area in between. You should know that over 70% of your immune system defense is in your gut. When you were born, you were colonized with your mother’s microbiome as you passed through the birth canal. If you were born by cesarean section you are at a disadvantage because you didn’t inherit the same number of healthy bacteria.
Our microbiome is so important that it’s often called our second brain. That’s right – you’ve got two brains! One in your head and one in your gut. All of the DNA of all the bacteria that live in your gut is exponentially greater than the rest of the DNA in your body. In fact, we’re more microbial than we are human in terms of DNA content. And this is why probiotics are so important. Because the healthy bacteria that our bodies depend on is constantly under assault by bad food, chemicals, and antibiotics
The microbiome has the ability to secrete neurotransmitters – the same ones that our brains secrete to cause feelings. For example, 95% of serotonin – our happy neurotransmitters – is generated in your gut. So the way that we feel and the way that we behave are directly influenced by the amount of absorption that’s happening the gut, not in the head. These neurotransmitters can also affect our memory and ability to think clearly.
The importance of prebiotics extends beyond neurotransmitters, directly impacting your immune system as well. If your gut is constantly exposed to bad food, chemicals, or antibiotics, your immune system will act to preserve the good bacteria. So the more you can replenish those bacteria, the better your immune system functions.
To amplify these benefits, you need to feed your gut with high-quality probiotics and then prebiotics that nourish those healthy bacteria.
Here’s why I believe LifeVantage ProBio is the absolute best in its class and why I love it so much. ProBio has over 6 billion bacteria in three tablets. But it also uses Biotract technology, and here’s why that’s so important. If you were to buy the typical over-the-counter probiotics, only 0.24 billion of those good bacteria would survive passing through the stomach acid on their way to the large intestine where they’re needed most. Because of the quality of LifeVantage ProBio, combined with Brotract Technology, over three billion of survive the journey. That’s 15 times the difference. Put another way, you’d have to take 45 capsules of another brand to equal what three capsules of ProBio can accomplish. When it comes to health, quality ingredients matter. ProBio also features Wellmune to further support our immune defenses. Remember, it’s not just the amount of probiotics we take, it’s whether those good bacteria can make it to the gut to do their jobs.*
But Probiotics must work in tandem with prebiotics in order to work to their potential. And that’s where prebiotics come in. Let me explain.
There are two things that probiotics need to live: food and fiber. Bacteria really crave non-digestible fiber. That’s what they eat. And this is where prebiotics come in. Think of prebiotics this way – if your gut is a garden, probiotics are the seeds and prebiotics are the fertilizer.
LifeVantage included three different types of amino acids that signal the sensors in your gut that signal when you’ve eaten and when you’re full.*
The moral of all of this is to never underestimate your gut health. It’s absolutely essential – not just for digestion – but how we think, feel, and heal. Your gut is a critical part of your overall health.
Protein is King. The more lean muscle you have, the more efficient your body is at burning fuel while sugars and carbohydrates drive obesity. But PhysIQ protein is different than most. It’s whey protein for starters, meaning it has no casein. It’s also free from cane sugars. It’s not genetically modified. It’s also free from artificial flavoring. What it does have is a whole lot of good: branch chain amino acids, and the ability to help you recover after exercise and leave you feeling full. It comes with 18 grams of protein and only 100 calories per serving. To compare, an egg, which was generally considered to be one of the best sources of protein, only comes with seven grams of protein.
But what does it taste like? It’s delicious. It’s vanilla and it dissolves easily, so you get a smooth, non-gritty satisfying meal. It dissolves into any liquid, so you can blend it into a smoothie with frozen fruit. You can add AXIO for vitamins and brain activation. You can add our Curb product to feel fuller, longer.* Lastly, but most importantly, you can even add our blood orange-flavored prebiotic to it for one of the best-tasting creamsicle-flavored drinks you can imagine.
PhysIQ™ Fat Burn
This is an incredible product, and I’m going to tell you why. LifeVantage uses Sinetrol®†, which is a Mediterranean citrus extract. Sinetrol is peer-reviewed to support the body’s natural ability to burn visceral fat when combined with a calorie-restricted diet and moderate exercise. This is fascinating because visceral fat is that stubborn fat around our organs that’s so hard to lose. Sinetrol also helps reduce oxidative stress. PhysIQ Fat Burn also uses a green coffee seed extract that’s also peer-reviewed to reduce fat. Add in Vitamins B3 and B6, which contribute to the acceleration of fat and carbohydrate metabolism, and you have a safe, effective way to burn fat.*
Sinetrol is more than a fancy name. In studies that compare its ability to burn fat compared to controls, Sinetrol showed a 246% reduction in abdominal fat compared to placebo controls, a 262% reduction in hip size, and a whopping 964% increase in the release of free fatty acids (a marker that shows how well fat is being broken down from fat stores).*
PhysIQ ProBio, Protein, and Fat Burn. These are three powerful products designed by the most forward-thinking company in the health and wellness industry today. Why do I say that? As a doctor, I love science. And LifeVantage does too. They’re not creating products just to create products. What we’re making here really works. It’s peer-reviewed, it’s validated, and it’s designed to help us live healthier lives.*
† Sinetrol® is a registered trademark owned by Fytexia SAS.