A Fusion® solution for your digestive concerns.
Do you experience tummy troubles such as heartburn, nausea, reflux, constipation, loose stools or sluggish digestion? From a Chinese medicine perspective these symptoms may indicate an imbalance between the organ-meridian systems involved in digestion: the Spleen, Stomach, Liver and Intestines.
For example, according to Chinese medical philosophy, the role of the Spleen organ-meridian is to transform digested food and drink into Qi (energy), Blood and other body fluids. It works closely with the Stomach organ-meridian to ensure nutrients are properly digested, absorbed and distributed around the body, and wastes are moved downwards through the Intestines for excretion. The Liver organ-meridian is responsible for the smooth movement of Qi around the body and controls the actions of the Spleen and Stomach.
Imbalances in any of these organ-meridians can have adverse effects on digestive health, resulting in symptoms ranging from constipation to diarrhoea, and heartburn to flatulence.
Such imbalances are often affected by poor diet and lifestyle choices and/or physical and psychological stress, all of which may also adversely affect the health of your intestinal microflora.
Sometimes referred to as 'friendly' bacteria, your intestinal microflora play many important roles in your body, including enhancing gut motility (the wave-like movements that help propel food and wastes through the gastrointestinal tract), stimulating the immune system, and helping to prevent disease-causing microorganisms from gaining a foothold in your body.
Fusion® Health Probiotic Advanced supports the health of the intestinal microflora, normal bowel function, and the integrity of the gut lining. By helping restore balance to the gut flora, it supports healthy bowel movements and may provide relief from a range of digestive symptoms, including flatulence, bloating and abdominal discomfort.
In addition, it supports immune function to promote gastrointestinal and respiratory health, and may help reduce the risk of upper respiratory tract infections such as colds.
Fusion® Health Probiotic Advanced contains a combination of clinically tested HOWARU® and FloraFIT® bacterial strains, specially selected for their proven ability to survive the harsh digestive environment, adhere to the mucous membranes of the human gastrointestinal tract, and inhibit the colonisation of the gut by 'bad' bacteria.
Ingredients: Each vegetable capsule contains the following 'friendly' bacteria: Lactobacillus acidophilus (FloraFIT® La-14) 12 billion colony-forming units (CFU), Lactobacillus plantarum (FloraFIT® Lp-115) 7 billion CFU, Bifidobacterium animalis ssp lactis (HOWARU® HN019) 4 billion CFU, Bifidobacterium animalis ssp lactis (FloraFIT® Bl-04) 3 billion CFU, Lactobacillus rhamnosus (HOWARU® HN001) 2 billion CFU, Lactobacillus rhamnosus (FloraFIT® Lr-32) 2 billion CFU
Four questions to ask when choosing a probiotic supplement:
Does the label list the strain of the probiotics as well as the species?
In the same way that exposure to one strain of the flu virus might make you sick while another doesn't, different strains of probiotic bacteria have different effects on your body - and only some of them have been scientifically evidenced to benefit human health.
Fusion® Health Probiotic Advanced contains six probiotic strains, with individually evidenced health benefits including, but not limited to, the following:
Does the label state the colony-forming units (CFU) of each strain?
The therapeutic doses of probiotic strains can vary widely, so it's important to be sure the supplement you purchase contains not only clinically tested and scientifically researched strains of probiotics, but also that those strains are present in quantities that have known benefits for human health. Fusion® Health Probiotic Advanced contains probiotic strains in doses consistent with those used in clinical studies and other scientific research.
Has the product been packed and stored to ensure optimal potency?
Probiotic bacteria are living organisms that are sensitive to temperature and other aspects of their environment. Refrigeration is recommended to optimise their survival during storage and use. Products exposed to high temperatures or stored at room temperature are likely to be weakened and have lower survival rates of good bacteria strains. That's why you'll find Fusion® Health Probiotic Advanced in the fridge at your local health food store, and why we carefully package it in amber glass bottles that have been flushed with nitrogen and sealed with foil.
How resilient are the bacterial strains?
Probiotics can be impacted by conditions inside your body too. For example, some strains don't survive well in the acidic environment of your stomach, and consequently aren't able to effectively colonise the gut where their benefits are most needed. The probiotic strains used in Fusion® Health Probiotic Advanced have been specially chosen for their proven resistance to stomach acid, digestive enzymes, bile salts, heat and some of the most commonly prescribed types of antibiotics.
Fusion® Health Constipation tablets combine Chinese herbal medicines traditionally used to relieve constipation and address sluggish bowel function. Together, these tonifying laxative herbs help stimulate peristalsis, liver function and bile flow to reduce bowel transit time, promote the evacuation of bowel movements, and support normal bowel function.
Ingredients: Each tablet contains extracts equivalent to dry: Rheum officinale (Rhubarb) 750mg, Trichosanthes kirilowii 500mg, Rehmannia glutinosa 500mg, Citrus aurantium (Bitter Orange) 400mg, Angelica polymorpha (Dong Quai) 400mg, Glycyrrhiza uralensis (Licorice) 250mg
Probiotic Advanced is suitable to take with all herbal medicines in the Fusion Health Digestion Range.
Fusion® Health Digestive Tonic contains a blend of Chinese herbal medicines traditionally used to enhance digestion and relieve gastrointestinal symptoms such as bloating, abdominal fullness, belching, flatulence, intestinal cramps, undigested food, and irregular bowel movements.
In traditional Chinese medicine, these herbs are believed to work by harmonising and strengthening the Stomach and Spleen organ-meridian systems as they transform food into nutrients and Qi (energy), and transport them around the body.
Ingredients: Each tablet contains extracts equivalent to dry: Dioscorea oppositifolia (Mountain Yam) 500mg, Atractylodes macrocephala 425mg, Codonopsis pilosula 375mg, Poria cocos 350mg, Crataegus pinnatifida 350mg, Raphanus sativa (Radish seed) 300mg, Citrus reticulata (Citrus peel) 200mg, Amomum villosum (Wild Cardamom) 150mg, Ziziphus jujuba (Red Date) 150mg
Probiotic Advanced helps restore intestinal microflora and healthy digestive function after antibiotic use.
Fusion® Health Reflux & Indigestion combines Western and Chinese herbal medicines traditionally used to help manage indigestion (sometimes referred to as functional dyspepsia) and acid reflux. It may provide relief from symptoms such as heartburn, nausea, regurgitation, belching, abdominal discomfort, bloating, flatulence and bowel movements that alternate between loose and sluggish. It is ideal for people who experience digestive difficulties after rich, spicy or heavy meals, or from eating irregularly, on the run or while under stress.
From the perspective of Chinese medicine, these herbs work together to regulate the relationships between the Liver, Stomach and Spleen organ-meridian systems, which are vital to healthy digestion.
Ingredients: Each tablet contains extracts equivalent to dry: Matricaria chamomilla (Chamomile) 500mg, Atractylodes lancea 450mg, Coptis chinensis 450mg, Magnolia officinalis 400mg, Pinellia ternata 350mg, Glycyrrhiza uralensis (Licorice root) 200mg, Tetradium ruticarpum (Evodia) 150mg
Fusion® Liver Tonic supports healthy liver detoxification and normal digestion by helping to stimulate the flow of bile from the gall bladder using traditional Western and Chinese herbal medicines. Herbs such as Goji berries and Rehmannia have been used traditionally to address sluggish liver function, whilst Milk thistle helps to support the health and function of the liver cells.
From the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine the Liver maintains the smooth flow of Qi (energy) throughout the body. Liver Tonic also strengthens the Kidney organ meridian, which is the source of healthy Liver Qi.
By addressing liver health we can help to relieve digestive symptoms such as indigestion, bloating and constipation.
Ingredients: Each tablet contains extracts equivalent to dry: Silybum marianum (Milk Thistle) 3400mg (equiv. to flavonolignans as silybin 40.8mg seed), Taraxacum mongolicum (Asian Dandelion) 500mg, Rehmannia glutinosa 450mg, Bupleurum falcatum 375mg, Scutelleria baicalensis (Baical Skullcap) 375mg, Schisandra chinensis 300mg, Lycium barbarum (Goji Berry) 300mg, Citrus reticulata (Citrus peel) 300mg