If you have been paying attention!!! So what is the big deal about LA and what can it do? Arabinogalactans have been consumed by humans for thousands of years and are found in a variety of common foods such as carrots, radish, pear, maize, wheat, red wine, tomatoes, coconut, echinacea, and curcumin. LA is best known as a good source of fiber. Rather than us digesting it directly, LA is used by our intestinal microbiota as a food and they do the digesting.
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If you have been paying attention!!! So what is the big deal about LA and what can it do? Arabinogalactans have been consumed by humans for thousands of years and are found in a variety of common foods such as carrots, radish, pear, maize, wheat, red wine, tomatoes, coconut, echinacea, and curcumin. LA is best known as a good source of fiber. Rather than us digesting it directly, LA is used by our intestinal microbiota as a food and they do the digesting. The upshot of this is that the microbiota then increase their production of the short-chain fatty acid butyrate.
It is anti-inflammatory and also acts as a protective shield of the intestine lining against disease and cancer-promoting agents. LA can also increase the levels of beneficial intestinal bacteria, especially Bifidobacterium longum. For this reason, LA is recognized as being prebiotic. So LA gives us fiber, improves the microbiota, and increases butyrate production to help protect the colon. What else? Otitis Media. The dose levels showing a positive impact in these studies ranged from 1.
Studies show no evidence of toxicity. Consumption is generally without side-effects however some people may have some bloating and gas initially as the LA is being fermented by gut microbiota. Historically, my gut has been my weak spot so I try to take good care of it. I consider my gut microbiota a huge component of my health. That means my microbes.
So I feed them lots of fiber from fruits and vegetables and give them LA. And I have not had gut problems for a long time touch wood. If you have inflammation, gut, or immune issues, I recommend you go back and read my stewed apple blog posts and consider whether increasing foods rich in arabinogalactan might help or whether supplementation may help.
Talk to your nutritionist or healthcare provider about it. Using stewed apples as a therapeutic food. Stewed apple recipe. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Email Address. View Larger Image. Larch Arabinogalactan Arabinogalactans have been consumed by humans for thousands of years and are found in a variety of common foods such as carrots, radish, pear, maize, wheat, red wine, tomatoes, coconut, echinacea, and curcumin.
Larch Arabinogalactan as a fiber source and prebiotic LA is best known as a good source of fiber. So why do I take it? How do I take it? Using stewed apples as a therapeutic food Stewed apple recipe. Like this: Like Loading By ruthebaillie T August 14th, colon cancer , disease prevention , Immune system 0 Comments. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Email. About the Author: ruthebaillie. Related Posts.
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ARA 6 - Pure Larch Powder (100 grams)
I went to lunch yesterday at a local health food store they make great soup and while I was walking through the supplement section I noticed an attractive floor display. But what really grabbed my attention about this particular display was that it contained a "new" immune-boosting product called "Larch Arabinogalactan. Ultimately the reason Naturopaths are so familiar with this compound, and probably the lion's share of the reason it now graces the shelves of health food stores can be traced to one individual -- Peter D'Adamo, N. The historical story of "Larch Arabinogalactan," as I have heard it, is actually quite interesting, so I will share parts of it with you.
Does larch arabinogalactan enhance immune function? A review of mechanistic and clinical trials
The common cold is a viral infection with important economic burdens in Western countries. The research and development of nutritional solutions to reduce the incidence and severity of colds today is a major focus of interest, and larch arabinogalactan seems to be a promising supportive agent. Arabinogalactan has been consumed by humans for thousands of years and is found in a variety of common vegetables as well as in medicinal herbs. The major commercial sources of this long, densely branched, high-molecular-weight polysaccharide are North American larch trees. The aim of this article is to review the immunomodulatory effects of larch arabinogalactan derived from Larix laricina and Larix occidentalis North American Larix species and more specifically its role in the resistance to common cold infections. In cell and animal models, larch arabinogalactan is capable of enhancing natural killer cells and macrophages as well as the secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines.
Fiber-rich powder from the western larch tree designed to improve digestive health and support a strong immune system. ARA 6 is a fiber-rich, powder derived from the Western Larch tree and is formulated for all blood types. The primary component of ARA 6 is polysaccharides a long chain of linked sugars called Arabinogalactans, which are high-molecular weight polysaccharides capable of up-regulating critical aspects of the immune system. ARA 6 mixes easily in liquids, which makes it ideal for children or those who may have difficulty swallowing pills.