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The importance of Probiotic Strain "HU36": Antioxidant Protection for Your Eyes, Heart, Skin & More

 

It’s one of nature’s rarest gifts, a powerful spore-forming probiotic that does double duty producing highly bioavailable antioxidants. HU36, a unique patented strain of Bacillus indicus, brings all of the benefits of a gut-healing probiotic plus the crucial cellular protection of a 15-in-1 antioxidant factory.

 

What’s more, HU36 also produces essential nutrients, including vitamin K2 and a range of B vitamins. And while all of those nutrients are important, K2 brings bonus powers here: It stabilizes and amplifies the powers of the antioxidants produced by HU36 – a perfect combination created by nature… and found in every bottle of Just Thrive Probiotic & Antioxidant.

 

Full Antioxidant Protection with HU36

Researchers are getting excited about HU36 and the range of carotenoids it can produce. These bacteria are known to create 15 distinct orange and yellow antioxidant pigments, creating a sort of super-charged carotenoid “cocktail.”

Those carotenoids fight free radicals, destructive substances that attack cell membranes and DNA by causing oxidative stress (which acts sort of like rust inside your body). They accomplish that in two important ways, both preventing and repairing oxidative damage to help keep your cells in pristine condition.

And among the antioxidants HU36 produces are five of the most healing and protective carotenoids known to science:

  • Lutein,
  • Zeaxanthin,
  • Astaxanthin,
  • Beta-Carotene, and
  • Lycopene

All of these carotenoids have been well studied for their antioxidant powers ability to deactivate those damaging free radicals, and the way HU36 delivers them increases their effectiveness to new levels.

 

Better Absorption Means More Protection

You can take in plenty of carotenoids through diet and vitamin supplements – but consuming plenty doesn’t mean your body gets a big enough usable supply.

It takes heat to release carotenoids from foods and fat to escort them through your digestive system. Without both of those factors, your body simply can’t use the carotenoids you take in. That means eating carrot sticks, or a garden salad with low-fat dressing, or fresh summer fruit like apricots makes it seem like you’re getting plenty of these precious antioxidants… but they’re simply not getting through to the cells and organs that need them. 

 

Bacillus Subtillus HU36 to the rescue

HU36 delivers fresh, potent, immediately absorbable carotenoids directly to your body’s delivery system. Studies show that these carotenoids are more stable – even in the face of heat and gastric juices – than their counterpart food-based compounds.  

And because the antioxidant production takes place inside the gastrointestinal tract, they work more effectively to fight the free radicals that are naturally created during digestion (especially where fats are concerned) – and that means extra protection for your gut.

But the carotenoids created by HU36 don’t stop working in your digestive tract. They help promote optimal health throughout your whole body. And while each of these antioxidants can multi-task in several body systems each has its own specialized area where it really shines.

 

Lutein and Zeaxanthin: The Eye Team

Age-related vision loss affects millions of older adults, and the specific low level radiation known as high-energy visible light (HEV, a blue light) emitted by our electronics – smart phones, tablets, TVs – can speed that process. And that’s on top of the oxidative damage to your eyes that happens naturally all the time. 

You see, your retinas (the delicate tissues in your eyes that create visual images) need a lot of oxygen to do their jobs. That oxygen comes at a high price: oxidative damage. And damaged retinas can lead to a whole host of vision issues, from annoying “floaters” to difficulty reading small print to poor night vision.

Lutein and zeaxanthin can protect your vision from HEV exposure and other assaults on your eyes. Their bright golden pigments create a barrier called MPOD (macular pigment optical density) that helps shield your retinas from oxidative stress. Many studies show that these two eye-friendly carotenoids improve vision in many ways, including:

  • Glare reduction,
  • Sharper eyesight, and
  • Faster flash recovery (like when a bright light is shined in your eyes).

And because the lutein and zeaxanthin produced by HU36 are so bioavailable, they’re better able to beef up your MPOD and preserve your eyesight.

 

Astaxanthin Gets Straight to the Heart

Free radicals love to attack lipids (special fats), especially cholesterol. When that happens, those lipids become oxidized, which makes them more sticky. Sticky lipids attach more easily to the walls of your blood vessels, which can weaken circulation and affect your whole cardiovascular system.

That’s where astaxanthin really shines. One of its superpowers is a heightened ability to prevent free radicals from oxidizing cholesterol, so you can enjoy superior cardiovascular health.

On top of stopping lipid oxidation cold, astaxanthin has many other positive effects on your heart and blood vessels. This powerful pink carotenoid may (according to human and animal studies):

  • Reduce inflammation markers, including C-reactive protein
  • Improve HDL (good) cholesterol levels
  • Help maintain healthy blood pressure
  • Protect blood vessels and heart muscle

HU36 helps you get the most out of this unique pink carotenoid, supplying plenty of fresh astaxanthin to keep your blood flowing smoothly.

 

Beta-Carotene: Your Natural Sun Shield

Beta-carotene works as a pro-vitamin A compound, meaning that your body turns this bright orange carotenoid into vitamin A as needed. Vitamin A is critical for immune function, healthy vision, and beautiful smooth skin.

That’s why beta-carotene is the preferred source of vitamin A, because your body uses this safe carotenoid to create the exact amount of vitamin A it needs. So, getting highly bioavailable beta-carotene from HU36 offers up the protective benefits of vitamin A, especially when it comes to beautiful skin.

Beta-carotene helps keep your skin looking fresh and young, offering a shield against premature wrinkles and in-house protection against sun exposure.

 

Lycopene Protects DNA

Best known as the prostate protector, bright red carotenoid lycopene offers super-powered free radical deactivation that benefits your body in several important ways. Most important, though, is the way lycopene protects your DNA.

Every cell in your body contains DNA, a sort of instruction manual that tells each cell what to do and how to do it. DNA is very delicate, though, and vulnerable to damage from free radicals, which are impossible to avoid entirely.

Lycopene comes in a unique molecular shape, which makes it extra effective in shielding your cells from a particularly nasty type of free radical called singlet oxygen. By deactivating this and other harmful free radicals, lycopene helps your cells divide and reproduce perfectly. That translates into fresh healthy cells in throughout your body.

Like other carotenoids, it’s hard to get enough lycopene power from food, because only a portion of it (if any) can be well absorbed. HU36 creates the lycopene supply you need to keep your cells and your DNA in top shape.

 

Harness the Probiotic-Plus-Antioxidant Power of HU36 with Just Thrive

To get the most bioavailable antioxidant protection, you need to go straight to the source: Just Thrive Probiotic - the first supplement that delivers 100% living probiotics, including HU36! It's the spore-forming probiotic that doubles as an antioxidant factory.

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