Probiotics for depression

Probiotics for depression

May 22, 2018By Colin RoseProbiotic supplements

Meet the psychobiotics The right strain and level of probiotics can enable you to handle stress better, lift mood and help lower depression and anxiety. That’s the conclusion from a randomised trial published in Nutrition and a series of articles published in Biological Psychiatry. The results were sufficiently convincing for the authors to coin the … Read More

Probiotics can boost effectiveness of flu shots

Probiotics can boost effectiveness of flu shots

January 17, 2018By Colin RoseProbiotic supplements

Probiotics can boost effectiveness of flu shots Preventing flu not only saves misery – it saves lives, especially in the most vulnerable populations like children and the elderly. However, even vaccination is not guaranteed to prevent you from catching the flu. Making a vaccine takes time and vaccine makers don’t know until the flu season … Read More

Choose the best probiotic supplement

Choose the best probiotic supplement

December 19, 2017By Colin RoseProbiotic supplements

Major new research identifies the most effective probiotics The explosion of interest in probiotics follows major new research on the role of the microbiome and microbiota – the colonies of bacteria that live in our intestines. The make-up of the microbes that live in your gut is crucial to your health. Of particular importance is … Read More

Probiotics get the best nutrition out of food

Probiotics get the best nutrition out of food

June 7, 2017By Colin RoseProbiotic supplements

So it’s not only WHAT you eat that’s important; it’s that your gut has the right good bacteria to extract the best nutrition from your food. The latest research shows that the ‘friendly bacteria’ in the best probiotic supplements can: • Prevent stomach upsets during foreign travel • Alleviate candida and yeast infections • Significantly … Read More

Take probiotics after antibiotics

Take probiotics after antibiotics

June 5, 2017By Colin RoseProbiotic supplements

A course of antibiotics is designed to kill bacteria. Unfortunately antibiotics do not discriminate between ‘bad’ or pathogenic bacteria and ‘good’ and beneficial bacteria. So the unwanted side-effect of any course of antibiotics to kill bad bacteria – whether penicillin, tetracycline, cephalosporin or amoxicillin – is to reduce the level and possibly the range of … Read More

A strong immune system starts in the gut

A strong immune system starts in the gut

June 5, 2017By Colin RoseProbiotic supplements

Few people realise that some 70% to 80% of the body’s immune cells are located in their intestines. 25% of all adults suffer – often without being aware – from problems related to their gastro-intestinal tract (GI tract) or gut. Those problems range from noticeable and inconvenient issues like constipation, diarrhoea, bloating and abdominal discomfort … Read More