Our story begins in Afghanistan where the Soviet Army used this remedy to protect soldiers from the effects of various local infections as early as in the 1980’s. Thirty years later, one of our founders was serving as an officer in a US special operations task force in a remote region of Afghanistan. Upon returning to the United States he developed an illness that was difficult for many physicians to diagnose despite his access to some of the best medical centers in the US. Realizing the potential for a parasitic cause to his illness, he sought out the well-known Dr. Leo Galland in Manhattan due to his pioneering work with the gut microbiome and parasitic infections.
Discovering a parasitic infection along with a fungal infection, Dr. Galland, MD began the work of treating these infections but also restoring a strong microbiome and good health. These infections had resulted in serious bacterial dysbiosys and persistent health problems that were not easy to reverse. At that point this doctor-patient team approached an unlikely source: a scientist who grew up in the Soviet Union. They asked him if he was aware of treatments used by his native country during their Afghanistan War. He discovered a potent siberian based probiotic - Tundrex.
Within one month of use, health was significantly restored. Thankful and wanting to bring this solution to as many people as possible, he brought Tundrex to market with a dedicated founding team.
Leo Galland, M.D.
Dr. Leo Galland is a leading medical expert developing an innovative approach to diagnoses and treatment that is based upon integrating nutritional, environmental and behavioral aspects of the patient into medical care.
Dr. Galland, is internationally recognized as a developer of innovative therapeutic protocols to treat autoimmune, inflammatory, allergic, infectious and gastrointestinal disorders. He is a leader in integrated medicine and a founder of Functional Medicine. He is the author of "The Allergy Solution: Unlock the Surprising, Hidden Truth about Why You Are Sick and How to Get Well." and many other popular books as well as numerous scientific articles and textbook chapters.
This is how Dr. Galland views Tundrex and its key probiotic bacteria:
“Some microbes act as leaders. They organize the composition and the function of all the other microbes that share their environment. In my lectures I have compared them to Alexander the Great. Alexander was just one man, but he led an army that conquered most of the world he knew. Of course he could not have done this by himself, but his army could not have done it without his leadership.
Like the Macedonian army, the gut microbiome is packed with individual bacteria (about 100 trillion, in fact representing a thousand species and many thousands of strains). They are organized into communities, both tightly knit and remotely connected, that constantly interact with one another to impact your immune system, metabolism, brain and digestive function.
Alexander organisms are the leaders in a complicated and chaotic world of microbiome. They exert a dominance that allows them to direct the structure and the function of these bacterial communities. Some do this and create disease; they are the major pathogens like Salmonella or toxic E. coli or intestinal parasites. Others control the microbiome to promote healing. Bacillus subtilis is the best Alexander organism I have yet worked with, especially for people whose gut microbiome has been severely disrupted by one of the major pathogens.
Once the pathogen has been treated, Bacillus subtilis can take command of the disorganized, dysfunctional remnants of the microbiome and help to restore balance and harmony.”