Essential Formulas’ Science Director has Scientific Paper Published in Respected Journal

Essential Formulas’ Science Director has Scientific Paper Published in Respected Journal

Posted On: June 18, 2019



June 18, 2019

DALLAS, TX (June 18, 2019)Ross Pelton, RPh, PhD, CCN and Essential Formulas’ Director of Science has written a scientific paper titled “Postbiotic Metabolites: The New Frontier in Microbiome Science,” which was published in the June 2019 edition of The Townsend Letter, the Examiner of Alternative Medicine.

“For several decades, the primary focus of microbiome science has been identifying and naming of specific species and/or strains of bacteria,” said Dr. Pelton. The “New Frontier” in microbiome science places a greater emphasis on identifying these postbiotic metabolites, which are the various compounds that bacteria produce, and learning the health-regulating effects of those metabolites.”

Postbiotics is a term that refers to the vast array of compounds that are produced by the metabolic activity of the probiotic bacteria in the digestive tract. These probiotic-produced postbiotics are now recognized to be the master health-regulating compounds in the body. In addition to regulating and maintaining a healthy microbiome, postbiotic metabolites also influence every organ system in the body, including the brain and immune system.

“When postbiotic metabolites are ingested, they immediately improve the health of the GI tract by adjusting the acid level towards an optimum, slightly acidic pH thus reducing inflammation, accelerating the growth of healthy new cells in the intestinal lining, and eliminating pathological bacteria,” said Dr. Pelton.

Dr. Ohhira’s exclusive multi-year fermentation process enables the probiotic bacteria to digest the prebiotic foods they are supplied with, which results in the production of a wide range of postbiotic metabolites. Recent research conducted in Japan reported that Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics contains over 525 different health-promoting postbiotic metabolites.

This is the second paper written by Dr. Pelton published by The Townsend Letter. His paper covering ground-breaking research and information on a revolutionary glutathione-producing probiotic titled “Lactobacillus fermentum ME-3: A New Era in Glutathione Therapy,” was featured in the June 2017 issue of the publication.

The Townsend Letter, the Examiner of Alternative Medicine, publishes a print and online magazine covering the latest advancements in alternative medicine. As a forum for the entire alternative medicine community, they present unbiased scientific information on a wide variety of relevant alternative medicine topics.

To read the scientific paper in its entirety click here.


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