Probiotic Colonic Implants
Probiotics are a diverse group of live microbes defined by the Food and Agriculture
Organization of the United Nations and World Health Organization as: "Live
Microorganisms which when administered in sufficient quantities can confir a health
Since the mid 1990's, clinical studies have established that probiotic therapy can help treat
several gastrointestinal ills, delay the development of allergies in children, and treat and
prevent vaginal and urinary infections in women." (from harvard.edu)
What is a colonic probiotic implant and why use it?
Probiotics are bacteria of the type which normally reside in the gut, which forms
the 'gut flora'. The gut flora is vital for normal healthy digestion and absorption
of nutrients, neutralization of toxins and pathogens, and plays part in our immune
There are 'good' and 'bad' types of gut bacteria. Eating the wrong types of food, and
bad lifestyle choices can lead to a dominance of the 'bad' types of gut bacteria. There
are estimated to be around 100 trillion microorganisms in over 500 different species
in a normal, healthy colon. Most of these are the beneficial type. The different types
and species constantly interact with each other, over a short space of time, as bacteria
Imbalance of population in favour of the undesirable type leads to a condition
known as dysbiosis. Certain types of probiotics are also found naturally in yoghurt,
sauerkraut and lactobacillus.
Colonic implants differ from normal probiotics, in that instead of being taken by
mouth and having to survive stomach acid, the implanted probiotic is delivered
directly into the colon which is the final destination. The probiotic implant is a
specially designed combination of healthy and beneficial intestinal bacteria.
The high concentration of probiotics introduced will strengthen and reinforce the gut
flora population and restore balance of beneficial bacteria of the gut flora, bringing it
to a normal and healthy state.
What does it contain?
Each dose contains 28 billion viable cells at the time of manufacture of:
In a base of Fructooligosaccharide (F.O.S.)
- Bifidobacterium bifidum
- Bifidobacterium longum
- Lactobacillus acidophilus
- Lactobacillus casei
What is F.O.S.?
This is a prebiotic, rather than probiotic, meaning it is food for gut flora, rather than
the bacteria itself.
Fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) is a form of soluble fibre, found in some vegetables.
FOS remains mainly undigested, and when it reaches the colon the beneficial gut
bacteria feed on it and multiply.
About the treatment
An exact dose of high strength probiotics are mixed with a little tepid water and
inserted directly to about 6 inches into the colon via the rectum through a very fine,
flexible tube. The procedure will not be at all uncomfortable. When the probiotics are
in place, the tube is immediately withdrawn and the client reclines to a comfortable
position on the couch and stays still, allowing maximum absorption. The probiotics
are allowed direct access to the mucus membranes of the colon, and absorption is
immediate. Because probiotics have been introduced directly to the colon, the results
are far more potent than taking them orally. This leads to a greater population and
retention of bacteria for optimum colonic health.
The treatment is best undertaken immediately after a colonic hydrotherapy treatment.
Research has suggested that probiotic bacteria can:
"Some studies also report that certain probiotics can play a role in reducing the
development of allergy in children, decrease Helicobacter pylori colonization of the
stomach and manage relapse of some inflammatory bowel conditions."
(Quoted from: California Research Foundation)
- Improve digestive function
- Help with side effects of antibiotic therapy
- Help reduce the risk of certain acute common
- Improve tolerance to lactose
- Enhance immune function
Who would benefit?
From imbalance in the body's pH and disruptions in normal intestinal flora due to:
- people subject to high stress levels
- negative emotions
- food allergies and sensitivities
- external toxins and pollution
- foreign travel
- spermicides and the contraceptive pill
Correcting gut flora imbalance can relieve:
- vaginal and urinary infections
- bloating and flatulence
- gastrointestinal disturbances
- allergies and skin disorders
- chronic constipation
- bacterial vaginosis
- yeast infections
* An overgrowth of harmful bacteria that can aggravate IBS. Probiotics restore
the correct balance by replacing with beneficial type bacteria.
- People who do not absorb food and nutrients well
- Those in need of detoxification. The toxins are bound and eliminated.
- Absorption of vitamin B12, thiamine and riboflavin.
- Production and absorption of vitamin K
- Relieving bowel function problems
- People with IBS who have SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)*
When and how often can I have one?
Colonic implants can be safely used after every colonic.