The first probiotic specifically developed for those with˜gluten and casein intolerance including: Autism, ADHD, Celiac & food allergies.
HLC MindLinx contains a specifically selected strain of Lactobacillus rhamnosus (CLT341). This strain of organism is proven 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 exorphinsmeat and even some vegetables also generate exorphins.
This is why Pharmax has developed HLC MindLinx a completely new type of probiotic that combines the original HLC High Potency product with tow new strains that can break down these damaging exorphins in the gut...before they can be absorbed!
Other ingredient: Apricot powder Recommended adult intake: In a glass, add water to ¼ teaspoon (1 g) and mix. Take twice daily with a meal or as professionally directed.
This product does not contain: wheat, gluten, dairy, soy, corn, fish, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
Tip for giving Mindlinx powder (or opened capsules) to your baby: I found the easiest way to get the powder into my baby's mouth is by using one of those tiny plastic spoons they use at the ice cream/gelato store when you are doing a flavor tasting. Fits perfectly into their tiny mouth and its easily smeared onto their tongue. I then follow it with a little breast milk, or let them chew it around with saliva. They may not even notice they have anything in their mouth.
HLC MindLinx contains specifically selected strains of Lactobacillus which are proven to degrade wheat and dairy exorphins and to attach to and colonize intestinal epithelial cells.
HLC MindLinx contains a specifically selected strain of Lactobacillus rhamnosus (CLT341). This strain of organism is proven to degrade wheat and dairy exorphins and to attach to, and colonize intestinal epithelial cells (Figures 1 & 2).
Figure 1: Breakdown of milk B-caseomorphin-7 by selected HLC lactic acid bacteria
Figure 2: Breakdown of wheat exorphin-A5 by selected HLC lactic acid bacteria
HLC MindLinx has been shown to degrade dietary exorphins in human subjects (Figures 3).
Figure 3: Effect of 21 days supplementations of HLC MindLinx on urinary excretion of opioid peptide exorphin B5 in six normal adult subjects.>
Subjects were provided with a meal of bread and milk and urinary exorphin measured over the next 10 hours. Subjects took MindLinx 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.
HLC MindLinx contains the original HLC High Potency specification.
HLC MindLinx provides a total specification of 12 billion cfu's per day.
Note: For further detailed reading, see Pharmax 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 HLC MindLinx, especially those with intestinal symptoms of any severity.
Any individual with intolerance to gluten or dairy would derive benefit from HLC MindLinx.
What is L-Glutamine and why is it in HLC Mindlinx?
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 MindLinx 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?
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 and how it is used in the body for intestinal and immune health and other functions.
Normally, toddlers and children do very well with this probiotic when given on a regular basis. We have seen only a few autistic children that did not handle the glutamine well, because glutamine can be metabolized to glutamate and ammonia, both of which might have neurological effects in people with neurological and psychiatric diseases. This has been only in a few fairly severely autistic children which had to discontinue use of this probiotic.
My son and I both take this probiotic for constipation. He is 2 and has had problems since infancy. I feel it helps greatly with the problem for both of us. I would highly recommend to anyone with GI problems.
very good probiotic
1/24/2014 HLC MindLinx Powder by Pharmax5
Reviewed by zana buna from pittsburgh.
my son is doing very good with this product. he has sensitivities to milk,gluten, and soy and this helps him not only to digest but to be more aware of things around him.
1/15/2014 HLC MindLinx Powder by Pharmax5
Reviewed by Carrie Henderson from Michigan.
We are very please with these probiotics! They work wonderfully especially for my son and husband who have multiple food sensitivities!
Great taste, works well for children
3/23/2013 HLC MindLinx Powder by Pharmax5
Reviewed by botash from antelope, CA.
It is a good supplement overall, easy to dissolve in any beverage and give to kids. Works well for any intestinal problems. Would buy again.
4/23/2012 HLC MindLinx Powder by Pharmax4
Reviewed by Slohn from Mission Viejo, CA.
We have used a few different products, but this is the one we have decided to stick with, as it was first recommended to us by our DAN! doctor.
1/20/2012 HLC MindLinx Powder by Pharmax5
Reviewed by manuela from key biscayne fl.
Amazing product for the whole family. I have had my kids an this and the neo nate version since they were babies. Although it might cause more bowel movement than normal at the beginning it really works great for gut and immune heath. My 3 year old recently had her first bout with diarrhea and although it lasted a few days she recovered fast and while she was sick she was perfect, just loose stools once a day but it was easy ot keep her hydrated and nourished. I think this product was key on her fast recovery.
Great also to strengthen the immune system
10/27/2011 HLC MindLinx Powder by Pharmax4
Reviewed by Lorie Heggie from Normal, IL.
I have a history of leaky gut syndrome and sensitivities to wheat, corn, and dairy. This probiotic is a good, gentle product that I do believe has strengthened my digestion. I only give it four stars because you have to take it twice a day with your meals, which makes it less convenient to take, but it dissolves quickly and is easy to swallow.
7/18/2011 HLC MindLinx Powder by Pharmax5
Reviewed by Carolyn from East hampstead, NH.
I have using this product for a couple of years and no longer have problems with yeast infections. I also notice a big improvement in my skin . I look healthier and my skin is clear. Carolyn
Reversed Dairy and Wheat allergy?
4/28/2011 HLC MindLinx Powder by Pharmax5
Reviewed by Christy from Wrentham, MA.
I bought this for my son who was diagnosed with ASD, but found myself taking it as it said it could help with dairy allergies. I had issues finding a good probiotic that I could tolerate. I just got a call from my dr with the results of an updated allergy test. After using this for 2 months, he said I am NEGATIVE for dairy, wheat, or ANY of the other food allergies I have had for the past 15 years (in adulthood only)!!! I have no doubt that this product has helped me :) Thank you!
3/22/2011 HLC MindLinx Powder by Pharmax5
Reviewed by Karen from Port Orange, FL.
I have been using this product for my autistic daughter, and it has helped a great deal with her digestive problems.
Works great for us!
2/26/2011 HLC MindLinx Powder by Pharmax5
Reviewed by Kelly S. from Newton, KS.
I've been using this product with my daughter for at least a year, as she has sensitivities to gluten and dairy. When our chiropractor tested her for several probiotics, her body responded best with this one. I give it to her daily in applesauce.
1/27/2011 HLC MindLinx Powder by Pharmax5
Reviewed by Karin from Texas.
I bought this for my seven-year-old son and four-year-old daughter. My son seems to have trouble in school paying attention, and his grades have improved since starting this powder. I don't know for sure if that's the reason of course. He also has had to take two rounds of antibiotics lately. The dr. told us the last one he took (Augmentin) is expecially bad about causing diarrhea, but I doubled the probiotic dose, and he didn't have any problems. This is easy to mix in with food.
Early Stages of Use
1/20/2011 HLC MindLinx Powder by Pharmax5
Reviewed by Rob from Massapequa, NY.
First off, great, fast service.
I just started using this for my 10 year old son who is on the autism spectrum with PDD. He has no digestive problems but I hope this will help process the wheat he eats correctly if the link to wheat and autism is correct. In any case, it can't hurt and can only do good.
11/8/2010 HLC MindLinx Powder by Pharmax5
Reviewed by Elita from Tampa, FL.
Good service. I received the proabiotics and the freezer pack was hot so I was concerned and I called and emailed. I received a call within an hour and then again the following business day. They assured me it was fine. I was pleased to get such good service and explanation.
Good but not fantastic
9/14/2010 HLC MindLinx Powder by Pharmax3
Reviewed by nwoebcke from Boston, MA.
I was taking probiotics previously, similar to the ones listed on the side of the bottle. I also tried L-Glutamine supplements. Both have worked well for me but none have cured me of my digestive problems. I think if you haven't tried probiotics and amino acids then you should try taking them. This product has both, so it is more convenient.
This product works!
7/20/2010 HLC MindLinx Powder by Pharmax5
Reviewed by Annette from Houtzdale, Pa..
I was previously using the vital dophilus for a long time and thought it was good but the mindlinx I could see a biiger difference. I was not getting the symptoms of yeast vaginitis that goes along with candida. ABOUT 90% of my yeast symptoms were gone but not that one. Things I dont like about the product are the taste is a little salty and I hate the bottle opening you have to spill the powder onto the spoon the neck's too narrow to get the spoon inside. That is small peas to deal with becuz the benefits are there.
6/9/2010 HLC MindLinx Powder by Pharmax5
Reviewed by monica from hawthorne,nj.
Great product. Use it on my 4 year old to regulate bowels. Thank you.
6/9/2010 HLC MindLinx Powder by Pharmax5
Reviewed by bruce from bellevue, washington.
HLC Mindlinx has helped to give me improved health, not only with digestion but also reducing any cravings for gluten products.
9/12/2009 HLC MindLinx Powder by Pharmax5
Reviewed by Maria from Oak Harbor, WA.
I was happy to see that this product is geared toward people who have gluten-intolerance. It's great!