Champ Pro 6.5 gm Powder
The original CHAMP Pro was a combination product of aloe (CHAMP = CHained Aloe MucoPolysaccharides) and probiotics (Pro = Lactobacillus acidophilus & Bifidus longum). The new and improved CHAMP Pro Plus has added baobab powder—a rich prebiotic source of resistant starch and soluble, fermentable fiber that supports the growth of probiotic bacteria and energy-producing butyric acid in the gut.
“CHAMP” = Aloe (CHAMP = CHained Aloe MucoPolysaccharides)
Aloe is a source of acemannan, a plant polysaccharide found in the inner leaf gel of this plant that has been shown to reduce ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s, irritable bowel syndrome, and other gut conditions in numerous research studies. A further benefit of acemannan is that when it breaks down in the intestine to the monosaccharide mannose, glycosylation occurs which allows these mannose sugars to attach to proteins or lipids. This process results in glycolipids and glycoproteins that make up cell walls and are vital to intercellular communication. Optimal and appropriate intercellular communication in the body can repair and even potentially eliminate the cellular miscommunication that underlies chronic autoimmune dysfunction and disease.
Modern research on aloe has thus proven what has been known since antiquity: That aloe is an astonishingly effective and healing herbal remedy for the gut. The only change in this new CHAMP Pro Plus formula is that an even better source of aloe has replaced the former one that was used. This new (still organic and non-GMO) source of aloe is from the beautiful and pristine Hainan Island in the South China Sea.
“Pro” = Probiotics (Pro = Lactobacillus acidophilus & Bifidus longum)
In addition to the acemannan and mannose constitutents, high quality probiotic supplementation also helps regulate and optimize immune system functioning in the body through building a healthier microbiome (microbial gut environment). These probiotic strains have demonstrated the ability to neutralize dietary toxins and carcinogens by both lowering the pH of the colon and attaching tightly to the intestinal lining so that no disease-producing pathogens can gain a foothold. There these beneficial bacteria continue to compete against the overgrowth of infectious microorganisms such as Staphylococcus aureus and Salmonella enterica (commonly trigger food poisoning), Candida albicans (cause bloating and yeast infections), Helicobacter pylori (overgrowth can lead to chronic gastritis and ulcers) and Clostridium difficile (can cause colitis and diarrhea). In addition, probiotics help support balanced blood sugar levels, can reduce obesity, synthesize vitamins A, B and K, increase the absorption of calcium, have been shown to decrease allergic symptoms, and can reduce anxiety and depression. More recent research has revealed that probiotics can even remediate environmental toxins and protect pregnant women against the absorption of mercury up to 36% and of arsenic by up to 78% (J. Bisanz, et al, mBio, Sept/Oct 2014).
The two probiotics, Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidus longum, which were in the original CHAMP Pro, are included in the new CHAMP Pro Plus as well. It should be noted that in comparison to other probiotic supplements, these two bacterial species are the highest quality possible. Disturbing double-blind research studies have revealed that most probiotics are not only deficient in the bugs they claim to have on the label, but that many contain significant amounts of pathogenic bacteria as well. (S. Berman, D. Spicer. Safety and Reliability of Lactobacillus Supplements in Seattle, A Pilot Study. Internet Journal of Alternative Medicine, 2003, Volume 1, Number 2.) In contrast the Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidus longum in this formula are based on ATCC prototypical bacterial strains with confirmed molecular identity. The ATCC laboratory in Virginia is the largest repository in the world and the ultimate gold standard for probiotic bacteria. Molecular identity is based on 16sRNA sequencing and is confirmed with each batch to help ensure that only the highest quality and most functional microorganisms are included in each bottle.