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Probiotic Articles

Most people are now familiar with the inportance of probiotics for gut health. It's important to realise that most yogurt drinks probably aren't all that heelpful. More powerful supplements may be needed to combat unfriendly gut bacteria.

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Monday, 4 December 2017  |  Editor
Optibac! Get your gut ready for Christmas

Changes in your food can give rise to indigestion and many other gut disorders. Many of us have inadequate gut protection but it is easily remedied. Don't rely on the odd yogurt, it won't do the job. Fortify your gut health with a good probiotic before Christmas indulgence.

And here's a brand that produces nothing but orobiotics. Optibac Probiotics are dedicated to developing an expert range of the highest quality probiotic Supplements. Since 2004, Optibac have proudly supplied a thriving British consumer base with Probiotics that are entirely unique to the UK.

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Monday, 21 August 2017  |  Editor
Athletes’ gut bacteria significantly enhances their performance: and it could do the same for you.

What is the secret of Usain Bolt’s success? Some would point to his genes, and he would no doubt say that hard work paid off — but according to scientists, the bacteria in his stomach may also have enhanced his performance. Taking a good quality probiotic is well know to help your body maintain health gut balance with the friendly probiotic bacteria keeping the bad bacteria in check. But there are many more benefits than you might think.

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Thursday, 17 August 2017  |  Editor
Great new children supplement from BioCare - Red Berry Melts

A unique all-in-one formula that children will love to take every day! It contains 3 billion multi-strain live bacteria powder, along with 300iu of vitamin D which contributes to the normal function of the immune system in children and is suitable for daily use, all year round. 

The individual stick sachets contain well-studied live bacteria strains Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG and Bifidobacterium lactis, specifically selected for their clinical evidence and stability and are guaranteed 3 billion potency per sachet until the end of shelf life - with no need for refrigeration. 

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Wednesday, 28 June 2017  |  Editor
Prebiotics and probiotics - what is the difference

You might have heard of the terms ‘prebiotics’ and ‘probiotics’ being mentioned in association with digestive health on BBC television show “Trust Me I’m A Doctor”. But what’s the difference between them and which one is more important?

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Thursday, 2 February 2017  |  Editor
Probiotics or prebiotics. which is most important

You might have heard of the terms ‘prebiotics’ and ‘probiotics’ being mentioned in association with digestive health. But what’s the difference between them and which one is more important? 

Our digestive tract contains high amounts of probiotics, ‘beneficial bacteria’, which play a vital role in supporting the optimum function of our digestive system. They do this via many various mechanisms including supporting digestion and enhancing our gut immunity.

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Wednesday, 28 December 2016  |  Editor
why take probiotics?
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Thursday, 24 November 2016  |  Editor
Link Between Probiotics and Respiratory Health

It is estimated that the most common reason for absenteeism among school children is due to sickness. Increasing evidence has supported the notion that probiotics may help in reducing the duration of coughs and colds. The Pro-Child study explores this evidence further, with surprising results.

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Friday, 11 November 2016  |  Editor
Probiotics could help improve alzheimer's

Probiotics found in yoghurt and supplements could help improve the thinking and memory for people with Alzheimer’s disease, research has found.

In a clinical trial involving 52 people, those who drank a daily dose of lactobacillus and bifidobacterium bacteria for 12 weeks showed improvements on tests to measure cognitive impairment.

In contrast, those who were not given the probiotic supplements declined over the same period. The tests were relatively small but the benefits of probiotics on gut health have been known for many years.

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Friday, 28 October 2016  |  Editor
Stay Gut Healthy To Improve Sleep and Relieve Stress

Our gut plays an important role in keeping us healthy…but did you know it also has an impact on our stress levels and can even help to promote a good night’s sleep? Studies have shown that probiotics (live bacteria) can help to reduce cortisol levels, and this plays an important role in stress. Along with decreasing anxiety and also depressive behaviours. Although there are very few studies in humans, large studies show that people who follow a balanced diet will have lower rates of mental illness. In this way, diet is a clear indication of gut microbiota and mental health.

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Tuesday, 12 April 2016  |  Editor
Pre and Pro-biotics enhance weight loss and cholesterol balance

Using prebiotics alongside probiotics as part of a weight management programme can enhance weight loss and lipid profiles according to new research from Turkey.

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