Q. What is Seigen?
A. Available in the USA for over a decade, Seigen is a natural health enhancing post-biotic product manufactured in Japan. The result of over 70 years of intensive research and development, it is manufactured by means of an elaborate scientific technology known as biofermentics – an advanced symbiotic culturing process. Seigen is composed of highly beneficial metabolites to the human digestive system. These metabolites, also known as post-biotics are the real activators of detoxification, metabolism and digestion. This unique natural food supplement strengthens the immune system. It enables users to maintain high levels of beneficial bacteria in their digestive tract, suppresses unhealthy bacteria, and may delay the aging process while promoting an optimal state of health. For example, elderly top researchers in Japan who studied the Seigen formulas are strong advocates and regular users.
Q. What are the main ingredients of Seigen bio-ferment extracts?
A. The main ingredients include amino acids (glutamic acid, aspartic acid, lysine, alanine, glycine, proline, histidine, threonine, arginine, etc.), vitamins B1, B2, B6, minerals (potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus), and a whole array of beneficial acids for the digestive system such as butyric acid, acetic acid, lactic acid, and propionic acid. Especially important is the inclusion of saponins and the isoflavones known as genistein and daidzein. Additionally, the main benefits of Seigen come from the readily utilizable metabolite forms of these nutrients as they were created by the fermentation process.
Q. What are some of the actual health benefits that users of Seigen may expect?
A. Improved metabolism, better digestion and absorption of nutrients, enhanced immunity, better liver function, detoxification of the whole body, alleviation of stress, sharpened memory, balanced intestinal bacterial flora, increased energy & stamina, improved restful sleep, and antioxidant effects.
Q. What is the difference between a probiotic and a post-biotic like Seigen?
A. A “probiotic” simply designates living, beneficial lactobacilli or bifidobacteria that meet certain scientific criteria, such as always conferring a benefit upon the host (in this case the human body) and promoting the proliferation of healthful environment within the digestive tract. A “post-biotic” like Seigen is more concentrated and is derived from the metabolites made by probiotics. It prepares the environment or ‘resets the stage’ so probiotics can function at maximum efficiency. In addition, Seigen may actively detoxify the body while at the same time adding a large quantity of its nutrient-rich metabolites to the digestive tract which can activate metabolism, improve digestion, enhance absorption and distribution of nutrients, boost immunity, and work systemically in the body to address challenges to health.
Although probiotics are very important, they cannot function maximally unless they can operate within a compatible environment – just like the best seed in the world cannot reproduce if planted in a hostile rocky, unfertile, ultra-dry wilderness. As an example, even in a toxin free system, many strains of encapsulated probiotics or fermented microorganisms are unable to survive in the human body due to adequate stomach acid and bile acids.
Q. What is the difference between a prebiotic and a post-biotic like Seigen?
A. A “prebiotic” simply designates a food for microorganisms such as probiotics or yeasts. The three main types of prebiotics are carbohydrates, sugar, and fiber. Prebiotics tend to feed whatever types of microorganisms, whether beneficial or otherwise, that inhabit a person’s microbiome. A post-biotic or bio-ferment extract tends to influence the proliferation of the beneficial bacteria like lactobacilli and bifidobacteria, thus supporting and nourishing the microbiome. In fact, an additional advantage of the post-biotic, Seigen, is that it also contains a small amount of a prebiotic known as fructooligosaccharide.
Q. What is the difference between a synbiotic and a post-biotic like Seigen?
A. A “synbiotic” alludes to a combination of prebiotic and probiotic that can be or is in a harmonious relationship within a host environment. For the purposes of this article, the host would be the human body’s microbiome. The beneficial bacteria, their foods and metabolites are the synbiotics within the microbiota, as long as they are in harmony or ‘symbiosis’. Nonbeneficial microorganisms, like an overgrowth of yeast, fungi, or molds, or bacteria that are or could become pathogenic in certain circumstances, do not create ‘symbiosis’ and would not be called synbiotics.
Since the post-biotic, Seigen, does not contain living organisms, it would not be considered a synbiotic by the definition above, but as already described, it may actively guide the microbiota into a more harmonious environment. A true bio-fermentic, or post-biotic, more strongly promotes symbiosis within the microbiota than a typical synbiotic.
Q. How should I use Seigen?
A. First, please know that Seigen is a food and not a drug. Generally, a user will take one or two of the little packets of Seigen three times per day for restoration and maintenance of general health. The quantity may be increased gradually for more serious conditions. Research shows that larger quantities have proven to enhance health more than smaller amounts. If you reach a level where diarrhea happens to occur, temporarily discontinue use and then start in again using a smaller amount, gradually increasing the quantity.
Q. Is it okay to take Seigen along with medications prescribed by my physician?
A. Yes, it should be okay. Seigen is a dietary food supplement – not a drug. It can be used even if one is using chemically compounded medicines and it has no known side-effects. Moreover, it is non-habit-forming. If you are still unsure, start with one packet and gradually increase the amount of Seigen; feel free to use it during the day at a different time from medications.
Q. Which Seigen product should I take?
A. All three Seigen products may detoxify the intestinal tract, improve digestion and boost the immune system.
Seigen Gold (blue box) is the original, standard type, post-biotic consisting of 100% lactobacillus fermented extracts. It is completely natural, produced from various kinds of effective lactobacilli co-cultured with yeasts. It stimulates the work of the intestines and causes beneficial bacteria to dominate the intestinal flora. Since it does not contain any living bacteria, it is not considered a probiotic and is unaffected by stomach acids or heat and can be mixed with fruit juice or hot drinks.
Seigen V (green box), post-biotic contains bio-ferment excipients, plus microbial constituents such as peptidoglycans and MDP (muramyl dipeptide), which play an important role in the enhancement of immune system. It is especially powerful and works fast, due to concentration and special processing with additional ingredients.
Seigen Alpha (red box) is the latest and most powerful of the three post-biotic varieties. Very select premium microorganisms are used in the production of Seigen Alpha. It excels in the highly important functions of detoxifying the intestinal tract, improving digestion, and enhancing the immune system. Like the other Seigen varieties, it is available in handy “stick” packets so that it is easy to carry on the go. Just mix with water. These postbiotics have no natural flavor so a small amount of citric acid and lemon oil are added giving it a smooth, pleasant taste.
Q. How long will it take for Seigen to take effect so that it will make a noticeable difference?
A. This differs widely, depending on the status of an individual’s body. The condition of the intestinal tract, dietary habits, and even age, can determine the time required before a difference is noticed. An elderly person might be taking increased dosages of Seigen Alpha for three to six months before results are readily observable. Other people notice a difference within a few days to a week.
Q. Must Seigen always be mixed with water?
A. No. You may mix it with fruit juice if you prefer.
Q. Into how much water or juice should I mix Seigen?
A. This is flexible. We suggest you mix three, six, nine, or twelve of the small packets of Seigen into a 16-ounce or larger bottle of water or juice. Keep the lid on the bottle when you are not drinking from it. Occasionally shake the up the bottle, then drink some of the liquid. It is okay to sip from time to time throughout the day – or take the entire contents within 15 to 30 minutes if you prefer.
Q. Is it safe to give Seigen to my pet?
A. Yes, you may safely include Seigen in the menu of any pet. Simply open one or more of the small packets of Seigen and scatter the contents over your pet’s meal or water dish.