TERRAGASTRO® is a lactic acid bacteria blend composed of 3 strains:
- Pediococcus acidilactici CECT 7483
- Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7484
- Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7485
This blend is a patented probiotic formula that has beneficial properties for maintaining a good gastro-intestinal health status and reducing the prevalence of IBS
What is a Probiotic?
If you are looking to complement diet and lifestyle measures to support gastrointestinal health, TERRAGASTRO® may be a suitable option for you.
Source of probiotics. Could promote favourable gut flora and help support intestinal/gastrointestinal health.
Medicinal Ingredients (per capsule):
Lactobacillus plantarum……….2.7 billion cfu
Pediococcus acidilactici……..…1.3 billion cfu
This product is intended for adults and adolescents 12 years of age or older. Pregnant and breastfeeding women are advised to consult with their healthcare practitioner prior to using this product
Store at room temperature
Safety and drug interactions:
Keep out of reach of children. If you are on antibiotics, take at least 2-3 hours before or after your antibiotics. If you have fever, vomiting, bloody diarrhea or severe abdominal pain, consult a health care practitioner prior to use. If symptoms of digestive upset (e.g. diarrhea) occur, worsen, or persist beyond 3 days, discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner. If you have an immune-compromised condition (e.g. AIDS, lymphoma, patients undergoing long-term corticosteroid treatment), do not use this product. Food Supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Keep in a fresh dry place.
Serotonin is a primary neurotransmitter that regulates gut motility and sensation. Enterochromaffin (EC) cells secrete the neurotransmitter serotonin into the intestinal wall. Serotonin binds to receptors on nerves to modulate motility, secretion and sensation. SERT (Serotonin reuptake transporter) mediates the uptake of serotonin into epithelial cells to inactivate it. The probiotic bacteria in TERRAGASTRO® produce Short Chain Fatty Acids (SCFAs) that stimulate serotonin release and this may improve gut motility and sensation.
The strains in the TERRAGASTRO® formula are highly resistant to the acidic conditions of the gastrointestinal environment which allows them to pass through the GI tract. It’s ability to adhere to the intestinal epithelium (i.e. cell walls) allows the strains to continuously bind and exert their probiotic effects.
The probiotic bacteria improve microbiota balance by inhibiting the growth of pathogenic and non-beneficial GI bacteria.
TERRAGASTRO®’s formulation incorporates the novel mixture of Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7484, 7485 and Pediococcus acidilactici CECT 7483. This concept allows the reduction of symptoms relating to Irritable Bowel Diseases including diarrhea and gut mucosa inflammation.
The rationale of this innovative formulation stands in the fact that digestive diseases impose a great socioeconomic burden to the quality of life. There are no effective cures or treatments, and patients suffering from bowel diseases show three times reduced work ethics compared to healthy individuals.
The product is available in freeze-dried form.
- Products are produced under the EU standards 178/2002 (Basic food requirements incl. traceability) and 852/2004 (Hygiene, HACCP concept)
- Allergen Free Statement
- BSE Free Statement
- Identify Preserved Status Statement
- Patent protected
Probiotic formula is protected by patent WO2011/092261 whose publication date is Aug 4th 2011 and priority date is January 28th 2010 (both European and US provisional patents).
Quality Assurance and Control
The production of TERRAGASTRO® is carried out according to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) regulations. All raw materials used for this product are all of food grade quality with certificates from the supplier
GASTROINTESTINAL HEALTH AND DIGESTIVE DISEASES
Referred to as gastrointestinal diseases, they are common disorders which affect the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, rectum and other accessory organs including the pancreas, liver and gallbladder.
Alterations in the bowel flora and its activities are now believed to be contributing factors to many chronic and degenerative diseases such as IBS, IBD, Rheumatoid Arthritis, etc, which have all been linked to alterations in the intestinal microflora
IRRITABLE BOWEL DISEASE (IBD)
IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME (IBS)
Sub-types of IBS include:
• Constipation-predominant (IBS-C)
• Diarrhea-predominant (IBS-D)
• Alternating or Mixed (IBS-A)
To determine whether a person is just having temporary digestive distress or if they do have IBS, doctors use a standard called the Rome III criteria to make a confident diagnosis of IBS: “Symptoms must be present for at least six months and have been experienced on at least three days of at least three months. Specifically, symptoms must consist of recurrent abdominal pain or discomfort with two or more of the following:
• Pain is relieved by a bowel movement
• Onset of pain is related to a change in frequency of stool
• Onset of pain is related to a change in the appearance of stool
A New Combination of Probiotics Improves IBS-Related Quality of Life
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The purpose of the trial was to determine the dose-related effects of a novel probiotic combination, on IBS-related quality of life (IBSQoL). A multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled intervention clinical trial with three parallel arms was designed. 84 patients (53 female, 31 male; age range 20-70 years) with IBS and diarrhea according to Rome-III criteria were randomly allocated to receive one capsule a day for 6 weeks containing: a) I.31 high dose (n=28); b) I.31 low dose (n=27); c) placebo (n=29). At baseline, and 3 and 6 weeks on treatment, patients filled the IBSQOL, Visceral Sensitivity Index (VSI) and global symptom relief questionnaires.
The results indicated that the combination of probiotics improves gut-related well-being. No differences could be observed at baseline between the three treatments. There was a statistically significant improvement in IBS-specific quality of life was observed in both probiotic-treated groups compared to the control group. Gut-related anxiety also improved in both probiotic groups compared to the control group. A strong correlation was observed between the improvement in IBS-specific quality of life and the reduction in gut-related anxiety.
It was concluded that a combination of three different probiotic bacteria was superior to placebo in improving IBS-related quality of life in patients with IBS and diarrhea.
TERRAGASTRO® PATIENT BROCHURE
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is TERRAGASTRO®?
TERRAGASTRO® is a probiotic, whose formula incorporates three strains of lactic acid bacteria, which work to improve gastrointestinal wellbeing. It significantly improves patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, reduces diarrhea and gut mucosal inflammation.
What is Lactobacillus Plantarum?
Lactobacillus plantarum is a gram positive aerotolerant bacterial organism commonly found in many fermented food products as well as anaerobic plant matter. Once in the intestine, these bacteria attach to the intestinal mucosa and colonize the small intestine, which is essential for their probiotic effect.
What benefits can I expect from TERRAGASTRO®?
TERRAGASTRO® is a probiotic product with the ability to achieve a good intestinal functioning and to favour beneficial intestinal bacterial flora. It significantly reduces diarrhea and gut mucosa inflammation, and has been shown to significantly improve irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
When do I start to see results?
Improvements generally begin within 2 weeks and increase with continued use.
Has TERRAGASTRO® been clinically tested?
TERRAGASTRO® has been clinically tested and has been shown to improve Irritable Bowel Syndrome by up to 20% with just 42 days of supplementation.
What causes Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
IBS is multi-factorial: abnormal GI motor functions, visceral hypersensitivity, psychosocial factors, autonomic dysfunction and mucosal immune activation leading to microscopic inflammation of the mucosa all contribute to IBS (Camilleri and Andresen, 2009; Spiller, 2007).
What is the Recommended Use?
Source of Probiotics. Could promote favourable gut flora and help support intestinal/gastrointestinal health.
How many tablets do I take in a day?
One capsule per day
Should I take TERRAGASTRO® with food?
TERRAGASTRO® should be taken with food.
Can I take TERRAGASTRO® with my vitamins?
Yes, TERRAGASTRO® does not affect your vitamins. You can take your daily vitamin supplements with TERRAGASTRO®.
Can children take TERRAGASTRO®?
TERRAGASTRO® is suggested for adults and adolescents 12 years of age and older.
What are the Medicinal Ingredients (per capsule)?
Each capsule contains 2.7 billion CFU of Lactobacillus plantarum (CECT 7484, 7485) and 1.3 billion CFU of Pediococcus acidilactici (CECT 7483)
Does TERRAGASTRO® contain stimulants?
TERRAGASTRO® contains NO stimulants, herbs, yeast, dairy, artificial colours, sugar or preservatives. It is also mild and well tolerated. TERRAGASTRO® has certifications for allergen-free, BSE-free and sucrose-free statements.
Are there any known side effects with the use of TERRAGASTRO®?
Probiotics are Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) according to the FDA. There is no evidence of any toxic effects of Lactobacillus plantarum (CECT 7527, 7528 and 7529) in clinical trials.
Does TERRAGASTRO® interact with any drugs that I may be taking?
TERRAGASTRO® has no known drug interactions. Consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking TERRAGASTRO®
Can I order TERRAGASTRO® online or over the phone?
Yes, TERRAGASTRO® can be purchased clicking the BUY NOW button above or by calling +1 905 286 9111.
Is TERRAGASTRO® available in stores?
No, TERRAGASTRO® is not available in stores. It is available for purchase online or by calling 1-905-286-9111.
Do I need a prescription to purchase TERRAGASTRO®?
No, TERRAGASTRO® is available as an OTC nutritional supplement.
How much does TERRAGASTRO® Cost?
One box of TERRAGASTRO® (30 capsules) costs $30.00
How do I pay for TERRAGASTRO®?
We accept all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard) including PayPal
How long would it take for the product to reach me?
Orders will be processed the same day they are received and will be sent through Canada Post. Please allow 3 to 5 business days depending on your location.
Will my personal information remain private after I order TERRAGASTRO®?
Yes, the information you provide to us will remain private and will never be shared. We will not share your email address, phone number or any personal data.