Hexbio Mechanism of Action




DCH Auriga
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Pharmacology: Pharmacodynamics: HEXBIO MCP Granule is a Microbial Cell Preparation (MCP) containing a unique formulation of six strain-specific microorganism (6) (Lactobacillus acidophilus BCMC 12130, Lactobacillus casei BCMC 12313, Lactobacillus lactis BCMC 12451, Bifidobacterium bifidum BCMC 02290, Bifidobacterium infantis BCMC 02129, and Bifidobacterium longum BCMC 02120). These MCP-6 are a ubiquitous component of the normal gastrointestinal microbiota and do not have any pathogenic potential. Upon exposure to bile salt in the duodenum of the small intestine, MCP-6 are stimulated to produce Bile Salt Hydrolase (BSH) enzyme. HEXBIO MCP Granule work via their BSH activities, converting bile salts into primary bile acids. Primary bile acids play a fundamental role in increasing water secretion into the colon, thus stimulating gut motility. These MCP-6 also have inherent antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, inhibiting the growth of pathogenic bacteria and viruses, resulting in increased immunity. Coupled with their high gastrointestinal acid and bile tolerance, BSH activity and enhanced defence mechanism in the gastrointestinal tract, the specific Lactobacillus sp. and Bifidobacterium sp. strains of HEXBIO MCP Granule can lower the pH level of the colon (optimum acidic environment), enhance peristalsis, reduce colonic transit time, and contribute to the overall recovery and restoration of balance of the intestinal microbiota.
Pharmacokinetics: No signs of liver toxicity has been reported with the administration of HEXBIO MCP Granule. This product has a fast onset of action which improves symptoms shortly after consumption. All the MCP-6 in HEXBIO have been proven to be gastric acid resistant and bile salt resistant, thus able to survive via intestinal tract transit. This was demonstrated in a human clinical trial whereby a significantly increased strains of Bifidobacterium sp. and Lactobacillus sp. were detected in the faecal samples of subjects given HEXBIO compared to placebo group.
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