Normal stool frequency ranges from three times per week to three times per day. Diarrhoea may be defined as an excess of stool being passed, usually accompanied by an increased frequency and liquidity of the stool.
Diarrhoea may be accompanied by abdominal and rectal pain, urgency to go, and incontinence. If the diarrhoea is caused by food poisoning, there may be concomitant vomiting. The diarrhoeal stool is more liquid than usual, may contain more fats when caused by malabsorption (steatorrhoea) and may contain pus or blood in cases of bowel inflammation. Diarrhoea is usually acute or of short duration, although it can be chronic or long lasting.
Adult Formulation Custom Probiotics CP-1
Our Custom Probiotics CP-1 formulation are available in capsules and contain around 98 billion bacteria per capsule at time of manufacture, verified by independent laboratory testing. This count is much higher than those claimed by most probiotic products on the market today.
During the first three years of life the gut is in a stage of formation, and this is when Custom Probiotics Infant Probiotic can help. This Infant Probiotic formulation is an Acidophilus and Bifidum probiotic designed specifically for infants ages 1-4 to improve the intestinal microflora during this crucial growth stage. This is not an adult formulation that is said to be alright for infants, but a specifically designed Infant Probiotic.
The antiviral effect of Lactoferrin lies in the early phase of infection. Lactoferrin prevents entry of viruses in the host cell, either by blocking cellular receptors, or by direct binding to the virus particles.
We are currently only able to supply Immunecare Apo Lactoferrin, which is by far the more potent form of Lactoferrin. Holo Lactoferrin, the weaker form of Lactoferrin is supplied by Ecological Formulas on our website.
Lactoferrin is a natural defensive protein present in the body. Lactoferrin Xtra has three to four times the iron binding capability of standard Lactoferrin. Studies indicate that it is particularly superior to normal Lactoferrin in improving bone density and the repair of intestinal epithelial cells.In her book on the H5N1 virus, ‘The Survivor’s Guide to Bird Flu‘, Professor Jayney Goddard notes that Lactoferrin is very useful against influenza. She describes how Lactoferrin increases mucosal immunity, which is vital for resisting viruses, and reduces inflammation, which is one of the ways viruses cause such a problem to the body.
Lactase deficiency can be hereditary or acquired. Lactase is the enzyme that splits lactose, the milk sugar, into the absorbable monosaccharides glucose and galactose. Without lactase, lactose remains in the intestine, creating an osmotic load, meaning that more water remains in the intestine leading to watery stools. Other causes of this type of ‘osmotic load’ diarrhoea include artificial sweeteners such as sorbitol, and laxatives such as lactulose or magnesium sulphate. Malabsorption can cause steatorrhoea, which is increased fat content in the stools; this is usually identified by large pale floating stools with an unpleasant odour.
Increased motility of the gut can increase the frequency of defecation, and in severe cases there may be a barrier to reabsorption of fluids from the stool, resulting in increased stool volume. This may occur with autonomic neuropathy in cases of diabetes mellitus. Most acute diarrhoea is acute and self-limiting due to bacterial or viral infection, and the diarrhoea is a defence mechanism to rid the body of the offending organism. In these cases, anti-diarrhoeal drugs should not be used. Treatment should be the administration of fluids and electrolytes.