Wednesday, 6 November 2019 | Editor
Many people now know the importance of a healthy gut for their physical well-being but now we're beginning to discover that it supports mental health as well.
Have you experienced butterflies in the stomach; are you making more trips to the bathroom during moments of stress? If so you probably already knows the gut and the brain are inextricably linked. What happens in one has been shown to affect the other.
Mental well-being is seen as increasingly important to overall health, allowing better management of stress and anxiety. It’s no surprise that more and more people want to find food or beverages that can support their brain health.
One in four consumers are taking probiotics to support their cognitive health and 60% of them agree that feeling emotionally stable is part of having a healthy lifestyle.
Saturday, 15 June 2019 | Editor
There is a huge amount of information about different diets and healthy eating but it's not often as complete as it might be. You may well be aware of the need to monitor the amount of carbohydrates, fats or proteins you consume. It might be:
because you are training for a marathon and need to increase your protein consumption to increase muscle mass, or
your doctor told you to eat fewer saturated fats because of high blood pressure, or
maybe you’ve gone low-carb or ‘keto’ in a quest to lose weight
It is still likely that you’re missing out on a very important nutrient. Statistics show that in the Western populations, the majority of people don’t eat enough of it. Low intake is linked with obesity, cardiovascular disease and IBS. What is it?
Sunday, 14 April 2019 | Editor
Probiotics and prebiotics play different roles for your gut health. Probiotics are often known as beneficial bacteria, while prebiotics are the food for these bacteria. Probiotics are live bacteria found in certain foods or supplements. They provide numerous health benefits.
Prebiotics come from types of carbohydrates (mostly fibre) that humans can't digest. The beneficial bacteria (probiotics) in your gut eat this fibre.
The gut bacteria, collectively referred to as the gut flora or gut microbiota, perform many important functions in the body so eating balanced amounts of both probiotics and prebiotics helps to make sure that you have the right balance of these bacteria and this should improve your health.
You might ask why Gut Bacteria are important?
Tuesday, 26 March 2019 | Editor
The extent to which a healthy gut helps overall health is not often fully understood. In fact, proper l=cleransing and dietary choice have an enormous impact on general health and chronic ailments .
It's not just occasional digestive discomfort that is involved here; You gut is involved in building immunity, improving longevity, reduce constipation, decrease gas and reduce heartburn.
That is why we are pleased to add the RENEW LIFE range of products to our web site.
Today, Renew Life is one of the most well respected natural health companies in North America and products are now available throughout the world. Unusually specializing in digestive care and cleansing, Renew Life products have had a profound impact of millions of people’s health.
Thursday, 10 January 2019 | Editor
An article from the BioCare Clinical Nutrition Team.
Getting healthy for the new year. Taking care of your gut health, take a good multi-nutrient and get the right amino acids. Ensure you're getting the nutrients to provide the energy you need, 5 leading health supplements from BioCare to help you be the best you've ever been.
Friday, 16 November 2018 | Editor
It’s that time of year again, when we all seem to be coming down with something: coughs, colds, flu, sneezes, tonsillitis or worse… And we all know how disruptive and uncomfortable it can be. So how can we make sure we defend ourselves against those nasty viruses and bugs?
Supporting our immune system seems more important than ever during winter. And there’s lots we can do, like reducing stress, or ensuring we get enough vitamin D. But did you know that research shows that the most important supplement you can take to support immunity is actually a probiotic?
Monday, 8 October 2018 | Editor
We're often asked what prompts us to include certain brands of supplement on our website. The truth is they have to be "top brands" and by that we don't mean "top sellers", we mean that they have to satisfy our criteria for quality, research and manufacturing processes. Of course, we do take into account price, but this is not so important. They do say, "you get what you pay for". In the case of Optibac one might say you get rather more than that
As it happens, Optibac satisfies all these criteria, including good pricing. The picture is of the family that run Optibac. Read below to see why we've includes them but first, here is a quick summary:
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 | Editor
Have you ever heard of Microbiome Gut Brain Axis? Maybe not: most people haven't. But perhaps you should. If you have digestive issues (e.g. bloating, food sensitivities), alongside depression, anxiety, autism, or a neurodegenerative condition such as multiple sclerosis (MS), you need to know about the 'Microbiome Gut Brain (MGB) Axis' and what might help
Monday, 4 December 2017 | Editor
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.
Monday, 21 August 2017 | Editor
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.