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Genestra HMF Neuro Powder Probiotic
The first probiotic specifically developed for gluten and casein intolerant people including: Autism, ADHD, and Celiac
HMF Neuro Powder contains a specifically selected strain of Lactobacillus rhamnosus (CLT341) which has been proven in scientific trials to degrade wheat and dairy exorphins, and to attach to and colonize intestinal epithelial cells.
Some Interesting Facts
Up to 50% of Autistic and ADHD Sufferers co-present with Intestinal Symptoms.
Proven intestinal pathology alongside Autism and ADHD includes leaky gut, inflamation and overt colitis.
This gut pathology is related to sensitivity to certain foods especially gluten-containing grains and dairy products.
Intestinal symptoms and Autism/ADHD severity decrease when exclusion dairy and wheat diets are introduced.
This link is due to gluten and dairy proteins being broken down in the gut into peptides with opiate properties similar to endorphins and opiate drugs.
These dietary 'Exorphins' are absorbed from the gut and reach the brain where they cause symptoms associated with autism.
Up until now, the only recourse has been to exclude these exorphin-generating foods from the diet. However, the problems is that it is not only gluten-containing and dairy foods that generate exorphins, meat and even some vegetables also generate exorphins.
This is why Genestra has developed HMF Neuro Powder a completely new type of probiotic that combines the original HMF High Potency product with two new strains that can break down these damaging exorphins in the gut...before they can be absorbed!
Serving Size: 1 Scoop (1 g) Servings Per Container: 60
Amount per Serving:
Probiotic Consortium 12 billion CFU
Lactobacillus acidophilus (CUL-60)
Lactobacillus acidophilus (CUL-21)
Bifidobacterium bifidum (CUL-20)
Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis (CUL-34)
(formerly Bifidobacterium lactis)
Lactobacillus rhamnosus (CUL-63)
L-Glutamine 500 mg
Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) 250 mg
Inactive Ingredients: Apricot powder
Recommended Dosage: In a glass, add water to one scoop (¼ teaspoon) of HMF Neuro Powder and mix. Take two times daily with meals, or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner.
Risk Information: If you have an immune compromised condition, do
not use. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding; if you are experiencing
nausea, fever, vomiting, bloody diarrhea or severe abdominal pain or if
you are following a low protein diet, consult your healthcare
practitioner prior to use. If symptoms of digestive upset occur, worsen
or persist beyond three days, discontinue use and consult your
This product does not contain: wheat, gluten, dairy, soy, corn, fish, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
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What is L-Glutamine and why is it in HMF Neuro?
Glutamine is the most abundant free amino acid produced in the body. It is produced primarily in skeletal muscle and then released into the circulation. Tissues that require glutamine such as the immune system, gastrointestinal tract, kidneys, and liver obtain glutamine as needed from the blood. Glutamine is essential for maintaining intestinal function, immune response, and amino acid homeostasis during times of severe stress, suggesting that it is more appropriately called a "conditionally essential amino acid".
Glutamine can enhance the function of stimulated immune cells. It seems to affect lymphocyte proliferation, cytokine production, bacterial killing by neutrophils, and phagocytic and secretory activities of macrophages. Glutamine also functions as a precursor for other amino acids, glucose, purines and pyrimidines, glutathione, and glutamate, which the body makes. During physical stress the body consumes more glutamine than the skeletal muscle can produce. Progressive muscle breakdown (wasting) can occur as the body tries to meet glutamine requirements.
The intestinal mucosa can also synthesize glutamine, but not enough to compensate for the body's needs during severe physiologic stress. There is some evidence suggesting that glutamine, in addition to serving as a metabolic fuel for enterocytes (intestinal cells), might play a regulatory role in the intestine, affecting cell proliferation and differentiation. The gastrointestinal tract is one of the largest utilizers of glutamine in the body. Depletion of glutamine can result in atrophy, ulceration, and necrosis of intestinal epithelium.
For these reasons, glutamine has been added to HMF Neuro to help improve the health of the intestinal wall and immune cell function. It can be a very helpful nutrient for those with multiple food allergies/sensitivies.
Is Glutamine safe for Children with Autism or Others with Brain Diseases?
L-glutamine is safe for children in amounts that do not exceed 0.65 grams per kg per day in children 3 to 18 years, and the amount of glutamine in this product is well below the safe limits. We have used this product with children less than 3 years old quite often, and they do well with this probiotic. Here is a little more background on glutamine.
Significant side effects have not been reported in clinical studies. However, glutamine is metabolized to glutamate andammonia, both of which might have neurological effects in people with neurological and psychiatric diseases.
We have seen only a few autistic children that did not handle the glutamine well for reasons mentioned previously. This has been only in a few fairly severely autistic children which had to discontinue use of this probiotic. Discontinuation of supplements with glutamine should resolve the issue. Normally, toddlers, children and adults do very well with this probiotic when given on a regular basis.
The new Lactobacillus rhamnosus species have the capability of breaking down the exorphin peptides which can be produced in excess in the intestines of autistic children. In addition to possessing peptide-hydrolysing abilities, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Bifidobacterium lactis, and the two strains of L. acidophilus assist with mercury detoxification and helps to heal the mucosal barrier and restore the intestinal tract. Research shows that autistic children have significantly higher gastrointestinal tract disorders, and have increased intestinal permeability consequently leading to the accumulations of toxins such as heavy metals, in particular mercury, and undigested proteins in the lymph, circulatory and central nervous systems, triggering systemic abnormalities. Undigested proteins, from foods containing gluten and casein, can lead to the production of aberrant peptides with opioid activity or exorphins in the intestines. HMF Neuro helps heal and maintain the integrity of the intestinal tract, and is indicated for ADHD and for all ASDs such as autism, Asperger's Syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, Rett Syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorder- not otherwise specified.
HMF Neuro contains a specifically selected strain of Lactobacillus rhamnosus (CLT341). This strain is proven to degrade wheat and dairy exorphins and to attach to, and colonize intestinal epithelial cells
HMF Neuro has been shown to degrade dietary exorphins in human subjects
Subjects were provided with a meal of bread and milk and urinary exorphin measured over the next 10 hours. Subjects took Neuro for 21 days before being offered the same meal of bread and milk. The difference in the 'before' and 'after' urinary exorphin profiles are clear.
HMF Neuro contains the original HMF High Potency specification.
HMF Neuro provides a total specification of 12 billion cfu's per day.
Note: For further detailed reading, see Genestra Technical Monograph entitled 'Intestinal Effects on Autism and ADHD Potential for a Novel Probiotic Approach'.
Who would benefit?
Any child or adult with autism or ADHD would benefit from HMF Neuro Capsules, especially those with intestinal symptoms of any severity.
Any individual with intolerance to gluten or dairy would derive benefit from HMF Neuro.
Where are the bacterial strains derived from?
Using laboratory procedures many years ago, hundreds of different bacterial strains were isolated from a healthy human intestinal wall sample. They were separated out, and each one was reproduced to make huge batches for testing via scientific trials. (Lab procedures only require one cell sample to reproduce large quantities for testing and production over the years).
Research indicated that only four of the hundreds of available cultures were the beneficial strains with health promoting properties. These were the ones which held up strong during 10 years of testing, thus they were used as the probiotic strains in all the HMF products.
These human strains are far superior to dairy or animal strains since the body recognizes these probiotics as "self" and allows better implantation.
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I didn't like this product when compared to capsules!
5/27/2014 HMF Neuro Powder 60g (FOS) by Genestra5
Reviewed by raster from portland, or.
I used 3 scoops once a day vs. 3 capsules per day, and I think capsules work much better. If you have taken HMF neuro for awhile, I recommend taking the capsule form and you should find greater benefit imho.
Love this probiotic
4/25/2014 HMF Neuro Powder 60g (FOS) by Genestra5
Reviewed by SCmomx2 from San Diego.
My 2.5 yr old son has ASD and he's done great on this probiotic! I've tried many that he didn't react well to and this is the first one I've been pleased with. It came highly recommended to me and it's been a keeper!
HMF Neuro Powder
10/28/2013 HMF Neuro Powder 60g (FOS) by Genestra5
Reviewed by 736437 from Harleysville Pa.
Very happy with this product
8/22/2013 HMF Neuro Powder 60g (FOS) by Genestra5
Reviewed by CY from TX.
Excellent product, and seems very high quality.
Improves my digestion!
5/11/2013 HMF Neuro Powder 60g (FOS) by Genestra4
Reviewed by Marccrazy from Riverside ca.
I'm recovering from so pretty awful gluten damage in my gut, and this product makes a huge difference in how I digest anything. Aiding my recovery very well, although, leaving it out is an issue... In afraid I kill all of the cultures when I still have half a jar left! Not sure if its still useable at that point?
HMF Neuro Powder
4/8/2013 HMF Neuro Powder 60g (FOS) by Genestra5
Reviewed by Carolyn H. from Michigan.
This is the best probiotic! I've taken a lot and this product seems to have the most positive impact on my families health. This product is safe to take if you have a milk allergy. It was delivered quickly and safely to my door by Rockwell Nutrition. Thanks!
On time, no problems, excellent order confirmation
8/12/2012 HMF Neuro Powder 60g (FOS) by Genestra5
Reviewed by Ergosum from Colorado.
On time, no problems, excellent order confirmation
7/17/2012 HMF Neuro Powder 60g (FOS) by Genestra5
Reviewed by Ann Rounseville from Massachusetts.
My son has autism and we switched to this probiotic recently. We are liking the results and the price is good too!
Good results here
7/16/2012 HMF Neuro Powder 60g (FOS) by Genestra5
Reviewed by Amber from Minnesota.
We are having good results here. My only complaint is that with an ice pack and standard shipping the ice was not cold by the time the package got here.
HMF Neuro Capsules
6/9/2012 HMF Neuro Powder 60g (FOS) by Genestra5
Reviewed by jssrajput from Bay Area, CA.
Arrived in a short time as I expected. This was my second time ordering these capsules. My naturopath recommended me to take these, so it's great I found these for a great price. Just remember to order in advance before you run out!
HMF Neuro Capsules
4/23/2012 HMF Neuro Powder 60g (FOS) by Genestra5
Reviewed by Smiles from Dickson.
I started taking the HMF Neuro Capsules a month ago. The ordering was easy, delivery was fast and product is remarkable. I get a terrible rash with gluten and with restricted diet and HMF Neuro Capsules the rash is gone and I feel so much better.
Review for HMF Neuro Powder
4/11/2012 HMF Neuro Powder 60g (FOS) by Genestra5
Reviewed by Flora from Hemet.
Wonderful! I love to use this supplement to fortify my child's superfood drinks. Two Thumbs Up!
3/17/2012 HMF Neuro Powder 60g (FOS) by Genestra4
Reviewed by BB from NY.
4/10/2011 HMF Neuro Powder 60g (FOS) by Genestra5
Reviewed by Angela Klingler from Utah.
3 years ago, our biomedical doctor recommended this probiotic for our son w/autism. It's helped him significantly with his severe digestive issues. It has also helped our daughter with her digestive issues such as constipation.
RockwellNutrition's services is quick & far superior to some of the other distributors. I know that my probiotics have been handled with care.
A Probiotic that WORKS!
3/3/2011 HMF Neuro Powder 60g (FOS) by Genestra5
Reviewed by Beth Kimlick from Burke, VA.
We have finally found a solid product that will fit within my daughters limited diet restrictions due to her many allergy's. Being wheat, gluten, soy, nut, corn, citrus fruit, diary free makes choosing products difficult. Rockwell has a large selection of products for us to choose and know they are safe for my daughter.
2/27/2011 HMF Neuro Powder 60g (FOS) by Genestra5
Reviewed by Jennifer from Ballston Spa.
As with a previous review from someone else, my holistic doctor also wanted us to use this for our daughter with PANDAS. I mix the powder with her favorite juice and she can't even taste it.
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2/10/2011 HMF Neuro Powder 60g (FOS) by Genestra5
Reviewed by Nancy from South Lyon, Michigan.
My holistic M.D. was very pleased with this choice of probiotic for my grandson who has P.A.N.D.A.S.
1/2/2011 HMF Neuro Powder 60g (FOS) by Genestra5
Reviewed by Crystal Jordan from Utah.
I give this to my son to aid in proper digestion and am able to dump the capsule contents right into his juice as it is tasteless. It seams to be doing the job.
We like it
12/3/2010 HMF Neuro Powder 60g (FOS) by Genestra5
Reviewed by Christy Dale from Virginia.
This seems to help my son who has lots of oral sensory issues. His behavior has improved as well.
10/13/2010 HMF Neuro Powder 60g (FOS) by Genestra5
Reviewed by CSue from Cleveland, Ohio.
These capsules are wonderful for those who don't like the taste of the powder (even when I mixed it with juice, my daughter could tell & refused to drink it). She suffers from Tourette Syndrome & frequent colds. The HMF line is the only one that has made a difference in the frequency & duration of the colds! Thanks HMF :)