• Kiwi Klenz

    Xtendlife Kiwi KlenzContaining powerful enzymes derived from the skin, meat and seeds of kiwi fruit grown on-site in New Zealand, Kiwi Klenz is a one-of-a-kind supplement providing prebiotic support for a probiotic regiment to maintain a healthy gut.Buy Here

Prebiotic Power:

Kiwi Fruit Is The Ultimate Fuel For Your Good Gut Bacteria.

A thriving digestive microbial community is the secret to glowing health.

One capsule of Kiwi-Klenz delivers 3 Kiwis’ worth of Fiber, Enzymes, and Nutrients, but only 1 calorie of fructose.

Many people find the skin of Kiwis too “furry” or “scratchy”, but they tolerate it because it is so beneficial. Kiwi-Klenz allows you to reap those benefits without stomaching the skin of 3 kiwis in a row. 

Kiwi-Klenz includes enzymes derived from the skin, meat, and seeds of the kiwi in potent concentrations that target the breakdown of proteins that have a tendency to languish in our guts, undigested. This assists in the bacterial conversion of our food into the bioavailable nutrients that our bodies utilize. And the soluble fiber from the unique form of pectin found in kiwis fuels beneficial bacteria populations that have been observed to prevent infection, reduce inflammation and promote a healthy metabolism.

Kiwi-Klenz also includes Plant-Phenolics which suppress pathogenic, or “mean bacteria” growth. It contains soluble and insoluble fiber which acts as a “hydrating bottle brush” to keep the whole digestive system from getting stagnant or congested.

Kiwi-Klenz prebiotic supplements in conjunction with conscious eating choices, and plenty of water, is a great start to growing a vibrant, healthful, and supportive flora population in your own unique digestive system. And as we know, an optimally functioning digestive system is the foundation of good health!

Read more on Xtendlife’s Kiwi Klenz Here

The difference between Prebiotics and Probiotics – Explained

The importance of intestinal flora or “good bacteria” has finally begun to resonate with the general public and mass media platforms. This is a huge improvement, plus a great benefit to the overall health of our society. BUT, are we only getting half the story?

Probiotics are being used to address an important and potentially systemic health concern. The intent is profound. But are over-the-counter probiotics up to the task?

Studies have shown that probiotics alone are not capable of re-colonizing a person’s digestive system. When an individual is consuming probiotics they do pass through their system and appear in excrement, a good sign of them being a healthful presence along the digestive tract. But, as soon as the individual no longer is administered with a probiotic, the number of “good bacteria” in their bowel drop sharply, pointing to a lack of successful colonization. Contributing to this may be the result of proper digestion, meaning most of the bacteria are killed via the stomach’s acid and then pass through the small and large intestine, unable to latch on and procreate.

Studies have shown that the human digestive tract functions much like a universe unto itself, we are born with unique colonies already in place and that forcibly changing the composition and diversity of the internal bacteria is not done so “overnight”. So how do we take the actions needed in order to make this shift? First, let’s think of our guts as an island.

This island is populated by an extremely diverse number of bacteria. Most adhere to two behavior patterns, those that cooperate with the body in order to consume a share of the available calories, and then the ones that don’t really “sing for their supper”. Instead, that latter category lounges around consuming the easily available single-chain sugars and procreating. This causes a feedback cycle in which these types of bacteria send “craving” signals via our gut’s extensive neural network for more simple carbohydrates.

What’s not OK about that? Well, simple carbohydrates convert into energy extremely easily, and unless you are partaking in a great deal of cardiovascular activity, the body doesn’t just toss that energy away. The body is all about saving up for a rainy day, so that energy is converted into fat in order to potentially be used at a later date. Pretty ingenious for a body that evolved in an era of “feast & famine”. But for most modern people this just equals a lifetime of obesity.

What about the other category of bacteria? How are they cooperating with the body? Well, they have worked out a system in which they truly “work for their share”. Complex carbohydrates are made up of the same single chain sugars but are all locked together in a “complex” grid, which makes it too complicated for our bodies to absorb the energy from them. These types of bacteria have a toolbox of enzymes that they use to break apart the complex carbohydrates into the small single-chain morsels, which they in turn take a small percentage of for their own use. All of this activity requires energy as well, so our body ends up burning calories in the process of digestion. Paired with moderate activity, the body converts a much smaller amount, if any, into fat.

These “good bacteria” send cravings via our gut’s neural network for their favorite food source – the complex carbohydrate. And a beneficial feedback loop occurs when we send more fibrous and “complex” food down into our guts. The happier our “good bacteria” are,  the more their population increases and the more nutrients they are able to convert from our food and transfer from our intestinal tract into our bloodstream.

Now let’s go back to that “island” analogy. Any over-the-counter probiotics we consume are in many ways like tourists to a beautiful tropical island. Most go back home after their two-week vacation ends. A handful fall in love with the place and decide to open a beach bar. Eating a variety of fermented and fresh produce is the best way to introduce a diverse array of new bacteria to your system. Some will call it home, but only if they are well-fed and love the weather! In other words, we have to do our part to keep those probiotics, those “good bacteria” happy and permanent “ex-pats”. Now imagine if this island were a cruise ship port. If thousands of tourists inundate the island on a daily basis it becomes challenging for the local population to establish a stable community life. That is why over-the-counter probiotics are best when utilized on an “as needed” basis. When your immune system is stressed or after a course of antibiotic treatment.

Everyday Nutrition Support for a Flourishing Digestive System

Another excellent way to promote a beneficial gut bacteria population is with Xtend Life Zupafood line of drink mixes. They are also an excellent alternative for people who have trouble taking or digesting tablet supplements. You can read more about them here.