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Phytotherapy, acts to restore balance and nourish the field

Phytotherapy, acts to restore
balance and nourish the field

Phytotherapy has been recognized for thousands of years and has been enriched over time by scientific research.

Phytotherapy refers to medicine based on plant extracts and natural active ingredients. This word comes from the Greek “phytos” which means plant and “therapeuo” which means to heal. This practice is based on scientific research on active plant extracts. These identified active extracts are standardized, to guarantee consistency of the presence of active components.

The latter has made it possible to understand how “friendly” plants, with ideal substance and chemical formulas, can nevertheless prove inactive or even harmful to the human body. Now, we know that to achieve the desired therapeutic effect, phytotherapy must take into account not only the active ingredients of the plants, their origin, their dosage, but also their possible synergy and interaction. Then, the process of delivering the active ingredient from the administration site to the systemic circulation is complex. It involves knowing and understanding the mechanisms by which the molecules of the administered substance will cross one or more biological membranes, then be distributed and finally eliminated.

Today, phytotherapy cannot be separated from the galenic formulation, which will make it possible to take into account and act on the physicochemical and pharmacodynamic characteristics that determine the rate of release, absorption and elimination of a substance so that it reaches exactly its point of action, which means the bioavailability.

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The 5 pillars of Phytovitality, supporting cellular regulation

The 5 pillars of Phytovitality,
supporting cellular regulation

PhytoVitality uses the proven benefits of plants extracts combined with the advantages of microencapsulation technology to bring the best benefits and efficiency in herbal supplementation. This complete and comprehensive approach of wellness and human physiology aims at stimulating organic auto-regulation. It is developed using essential principles, pillars to ensure unique advantages of high-quality products with uncompromised quality, high efficacy and optimal results.

I – Selection of complementary active ingredients

Each active ingredient is selected for its known benefits but also for its synergistic potential when combined with others.
Advantages :
– Maximising synergy and increasing the potential of each plant
– Preventing antagonistic actions of active ingredients
– Developing unique blends of active ingredientsinduce side effects. For this reason, the importance of achieving biocompatibility is essential.

II – Quality first: ensuring consistency and safety

The high quality of the raw materials selected is the promise of uncompromised quality and guaranteed consistency using:

– Natural active ingredients, no GMOs or pesticides
– Dry titrated extracts
– High concentration of tracers

III – Patented blending protocols

Part of a unique and patented know-how, the blending protocols give life to precise “smart” blends with emerging properties and potent action.

The protocols aim to :

– Obtain a homogeneous complex to enhance each plant’s action
– Achieve a specific blend of active ingredients to obtain the correct sequence of action in the body
– Apply the precise right dose of active ingredients for fast and effective action

IV – Global action

For the best chances of full recovery without returning symptoms, it is important to treat a condition and all its related manifestations. Within a system dysfunction, there are a few “issues” to address.

– The active ingredients are selected to work synergistically to address and treat each and every aspect of the dysfunction

Example: Addressing the whole aspects of Urinary Tract Infection

V – Bioavailable & Biocompatible

Objectives:

– Perfect assimilation without causing any side effect in the body.
– When addressing a specific “sphere” / zone, we make sure that other zones “systems” in the body are not affected and disrupted (biocompatibility)

Developing complexes that offer 96% of bioavailability, gives the best potential for the body to assimilate the active ingredients and make use of their benefits.
 
An essential founding ground of phytoVitality is to address human physiology in its whole, taking into account the connection between different organ systems. Addressing one could impact another and induce side effects. For this reason, the importance of achieving biocompatibility is essential.
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B. Infantis, the forgotten but essential probiotic strain

B. Infantis, the forgotten
but essential probiotic strain

The microbiome plays an essential role in our immunity. We are born with a “capital” that is directly linked to the one of our mother, as our first exposure to external pathogens is in the womb, and colonization of the baby microbiome happens at birth soon as the water bag breaks, and natural delivery allows the baby to come in contact with the mother’s microbiome to seed its own.

Children born through c-section may lack exposure to some beneficial microbiota strains
(probiotics) which are essential support for digestive health and building strong immunity.

The Bifidobacterium infantis strain of bacteria is one of them. Like the Bifidobacterium Longum, it is a probiotic acquired naturally during childbirth and then with breastfeeding(1). This would explain the greater resistance to infection in breastfed children(2).

From the same family as Longum, its high nicotinic and folic acid content makes it specific. A theory called “hygiene hypothesis”(3) demonstrates that the increase, in many developed countries, of atopic allergic diseases (such as asthma, dermatitis or rhinitis) is due to the absence of an early exposure to Bifidobacterium Infantis.

Numerous scientific studies support this theory and have shown that breastfeeding and the environmental conditions in which babies are born and fed can influence the composition of their intestinal flora(4).

This intake (or lack) of probiotics, including Bifidobacterium Infantis, can alter the initial regulation of the developing immune system and then influence the intestinal balance and digestive health of an individual throughout their life.

In addition, Bifidobacterium Infantis is particularly recommended for reducing symptoms of IBS – Irritable Bowel Syndrome – in women. According to a study sponsored by the P&G Health Sciences Institute and published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, this strain is effective in relieving bloating, bowel problems and pain(5).

Sources:
[1] Mark A. Underwood, J. Bruce German, Carlito B. Lebrilla, David A. Mills. Bifidobacterium longum subspecies infantis: champion colonizer of the infant gut. Pediatr Res. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2015 March 5. Study here
[2] Yoshioka H. et al., Development of the normal intestinal flora and its clinical significance in infants and children, Bifidobacteria and Microflora, 1991, 10(1): 11-17.
[3] Hypothèse de l’hygiène Professeur Pierre MASSON Institut Christian de Duve – Université Catholique de Louvain
[4] Sarah L. Young, Mary A. Simon, Margaret A. Baird, Gerald W. Tannock, Rodrigo Bibiloni, Kate Spencely, Juliette M. Lane, Penny Fitzharris, Julian Crane, Ian Town, Emmanuel Addo-Yobo, Clare S. Murray and Ashley Woodcock. Bifidobacterial Species Differentially Affect Expression of Cell Surface Markers and Cytokines of Dendritic Cells Harvested from Cord Blood. Clin Diagn Lab Immunol. 2004 Jul; 11(4): 686–690. doi: 10.1128/CDLI.11.4.686-690.2004. PMCID: PMC440611
[5] Whorwell PJ 1, Altringer L , Morel J , Bond Y , Charbonneau D , O’Mahony L , Kiely B , Shanahan F , Quigley EM . Efficacy of an encapsulated probiotic Bifidobacterium infantis 35624 in women with irritable bowel syndrome. Am J Gastroenterol. 2006 Jul;101(7):1581-90.
[6] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27306945
[7] Nikfar 171
[8] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23759244

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