Has anybody heard of Prohep?

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Has anybody heard of Prohep?

Post by frodo » Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:26 am

It seems that there is a probiotic called Prohep that it promotes some bacteria called Parabacteroids, which according to some reports are impaired in MS patients.

On 2016 it was on clinical trials for cancer. They speak about it here:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4780612/

Anybody knows about it? Can it be ordered online?

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Re: Has anybody heard of Prohep?

Post by NHE » Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:52 am

frodo wrote:Anybody knows about it? Can it be ordered online?
It sounds like a proprietary mixture put together by the researchers.
Prohep is composed of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG), viable Escherichia coli Nissle 1917 (EcN), and heat-inactivated VSL#3 (1:1:1). Among these three ingredients, VSL#3 was provided by VSL Pharmaceuticals, containing Streptococcus thermophilus, Bifidobacterium breve, Bifidobacterium longum, Bifidobacterium infantis, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus paracasei, and Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. Lactobacillus rhamnosus strain GG (LGG) was extracted from Valio Gefilus capsule, each containing >5 × 109 colony-forming units (CFUs) of LGG. Mutaflor capsules containing 2.5–25 × 109 viable nonpathogenic Escherichia coli Nissle 1917 (EcN) bacteria strains were used.
Mutaflor is available via retail as is VSL#3 (though they heat inactivated the VSL#3). Regarding Valio Gefilus, Valio is a European brand of kefirs and yogurts. https://www.valio.com/consumers/gefilus/

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Re: Has anybody heard of Prohep?

Post by frodo » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:19 am

Thanks!!

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