Kidneys are vital in assisting to remove waste products and excess fluid from the body via urine. Failure in kidney functions would result in the body being unable to adequately filter these substances. Individuals with chronic kidney failure require dialysis to remove waste products and excess fluid from the body which will otherwise build up in the body, leading to symptoms such as persistent itch, swelling in legs, ankles, feet, face and hands, shortness of breath, vomiting, diarrhoea or blood in the urine.
How can LAB Fermented Extract Benefit People with Kidney Failure and Those Who Undergoes Kidney Dialysis?
Uremic toxins are one of the body waste products that are toxic to the body. Most of the uremic toxins in the body are produced from the digestion of protein and fermentation of intestinal bad bacteria such as Clostridium Bifermentans and Bacteroides Thetaiotaomicron. In patients with kidney failure, these toxins tend to accumulate instead of being expelled from the body. They cannot be properly removed by current dialysis treatment procedure.
LAB Fermented Extract helps to reduce the production of uremic toxin in the intestines and inhibit the growth of bad bacteria that is able to produce uremic toxins, which in turn reduce the burden on the kidneys. In this way, individuals undergoing kidney dialysis can also control their symptoms such as itchiness, shortness of breath, vomiting, diarrhoea etc.
How it works?
Improvement on Kidney Health
Beneficial effect of Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) Fermented Extract on the progress of renal failure by Dr. Akira Kawashima – Associate Professor, Kidney Center, Tokyo Women’s Medical College and The Tokyo Women’s Medical College – Aoyama woman natural medical laboratory
Based on a case study, 4 patients who were on maintenance dialysis were given LAB Fermented Extract for a year. During this period, the production of uremic toxins (serum indoxyl sulfate, BUN and P) in the intestinal tract was observed to have decreased. This suggests that LAB Fermented Extract is potentially useful for improving protein metabolism and controlling the maintenance-phase of renal failure.
*Indoxyl Sulfate: An uremic toxin, is accumulated in the serum of patients with kidney failure. Normal range: ≤1.87 µg/mL
*BUN (Blood Urea Nitrogen): The level of BUN reveals how well the kidneys and liver are working. Normal range: 8 – 20mg/dL
*P (Inorganic phosphorus): The inorganic phosphorus level is measured to monitor its elimination by the kidneys. Normal range: 2.5 – 4.5mg/dL