I’m about to blow your mind.
What you’re about to watch is going to be a bit controversial, but it’s got some really important lessons.
You might have heard the fact that bacteria and probiotics really are the essence of life and without them, you would actually die pretty early.
Now here’s what I mean, the body is made up of about 10 trillion human cells and actually 100 trillion bacterial cells so technically, in that capacity, you are actually 90% bacteria, which is a little known fact and that there are actually more bacterial cells in your body than there are stars in our galaxy.
With that in mind, you probably now get why having a healthy bacterial flora is actually extremely important for your overall longevity.
Alright, now the first thing that I want to show you is actually a very controversial study that I learned about when I studying neuroscience at Duke, and it was done by a neuroscientist named John Cryan of University College Cork in Ireland.
What he did, he was curious to test the stress response of mice when put into a certain situation when he fed them a certain bacteria.
He took two groups of mice. One group, he didn’t feed anything so they were just regular mice and this was the control group. The other group, he fed a probiotic strain known as lactobacillus rhamnosus.
Now lactobacillus rhamnosus, he basically had a hunch that this bacteria would help with a stress response so what he did was he fed the one group, the bacteria. The other group had nothing.
He threw them into buckets of water and actually measured their latency to give up, drowning. There was no way for them to get out of the bucket either group.
What he noticed was extremely interesting.
The control group who didn’t have any probiotics actually would give up. Their stress response was so high, they would swim around in circles and then they will give up at about four minutes and he would pluck them out of the water.
Of course, he didn’t let them die, but the group that he fed the lactobacillus rhamnosus to, would actually not stop swimming. They would not give up. While the other group was ready to die at a certain point, the lactobacillus rhamnosus group did not give up.
They would just keep on swimming, keep on swimming, which he thought was extremely interesting.
He was very curious, so he measured the cortisol levels of both groups after this test and what he found was that the control group, the one that did not have any lactobacillus rhamnosus actually had 100 times higher cortisol levels than the group that was fed the lactobacillus rhamnosus.
Again, they were the ones who didn’t give up. They were the ones who actually had such a low stress response that they had much more energy to, and have a bigger will to live.
What he did was he, to really test this theory, that this lactobacillus rhamnosus was what caused the lower cortisol levels, drastically lower cortisol levels, he severed the vagus nerve of the group of mice that had the lactobacillus rhamnosus and he threw it, he replicated the same experiment.
Threw the control group back in and threw the probiotic group of mice back into the water and what he found next was very interesting because the group that before wouldn’t give up, the ones that were fed the probiotics acted like, now they acted like the regular group and they would give up so what this taught us is basically that there is a communication between the gut and the brain that lowers cortisol levels with this one strain of bacteria, which is really cool.
One thing that you should know though is that while this was done in mice, we actually as humans, we have the same body structures as these mice did. We do have the same, the vagus nerve and we have the GABA receptors in our brain that are the ones that are communicating with our gut with this strain of bacteria.
This is really an interesting finding. It does point to the fact that humans may have a similar result.
Now I want to tell you about another benefit that you’ve probably never heard of and you will never hear from anything else, but it’s pretty crazy actually, but is great for men.
Certain strain of bacteria actually called lactobacillus reuteri will help you grow bigger testicles.
Now in this study published in 2014, using male Wistar rats, which also have extremely similar reproductive systems as human men, that’s why they actually used the male Wistar rats for a lot of these studies on the reproductive system.
In this study, the researcher found that when fed lactobacillus reuteri, the group of rats actually outperformed the control group on a ton of different biomarkers including prevented age related testicular shrinkage, increased testicular size significantly when compared to the control group, increased testicular weight significantly when compared to the control group, increased testosterone levels significantly when compared to the control group, increased social domination when compared to the control group, increased the activity of the hypothalamic pituitary testis axis, increased sperm motility, quality and quantity, and increased LH and FSH signaling.
In a nutshell, no matter what the researchers did to try and offset it, the group of rats that was fed the lactobacillus reuteri, always outperformed the control group in these biomarkers.
Now you’re probably thinking along the lines of what I was thinking in the first time I saw these studies:
First off, in terms of your diet, a great way to get probiotics in your diet is fermented food.
Now a couple of these foods include sauerkraut, which could be sauerkraut juice as the liquid is what holds a lot of the bacteria.
Yogurt, get organic, sugar free kind yogurt, the ones without all the extra added sugars in them.
Kefir, fermented cheese, pickles, kombucha, which is actually a culture of bacteria and yeasts that’s brewed into a tea like drink.
Fermented fish and another option is lassi, which is an Indian yogurt.
One of the issues though is that a wide variety of people really do not like to eat fermented foods because they taste weird so another option that you can have is something that we actually introduced recently.
We made this specifically for men is that, it’s called Floracil50, it’s by Truth Nutraceuticals and it has all of the right bacteria that are going to support your men’s health, your male hormonal health and that it also of course, it includes lactobacillus rhamnosus and lactobacillus reuteri.
Every single capsule of Floracil50 has 50 billion live organisms in it so every, you only have to take one capsule a day and you’re feeding yourself 50 billion live cultures of which there are all the strains that you need as a man to keep your male hormonal health in check, to really keep the lower cortisol levels and to help, improve all of your sperm and sexual health biomarkers.
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