Category Archives for "Probiotics"

How To Restore Healthy Gut Flora

Restore Gut Flora
Your gut flora or gut microbiome is made up of more than 30 trillion microorganisms that live in your digestive tract. The main role of these microorganisms is to help you process and digest your food. However, researchers are increasingly studying the role the microbiome has on brain function, mood regulation, heart health, weight loss, and gastrointestinal conditions. Continue reading

What Are Probiotics?

What Are Probiotics?
Probiotics are living microorganisms such as bacteria and yeasts that help to maintain a balanced environment inside your body. They are also known as ‘good bacteria’ or ‘helpful bacteria’ because even though they are bacteria, they do not cause you harm. Instead, they maintain a healthy environment to prevent the build-up of bad bacteria which can cause illnesses and diseases. Continue reading

What Is The Difference Between Prebiotic And Probiotic?

What Is The Difference Between Prebiotic And Probiotic?
The words probiotic, prebiotic and synbiotic are becoming increasingly common in health news, and in normal conversation. The combination of probiotics and prebiotics are widely found to be beneficial in general health, as well as specifically targeting symptoms of a range of diseases and conditions – particularly inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Continue reading

How Long Does It Take For Probiotics To Work?

How Long Does It Take?
Probiotic supplements are becoming increasingly popular, and unsurprisingly so, given the range of what they can do for your health! With benefits ranging from treating diarrhea to preventing the recurrence of urinary tract infections (UTIs), more and more people are beginning to incorporate probiotics into their routines. Continue reading

Are Probiotics Good For You?

Are Probiotics Good For You?
Over the last couple of decades, society seems to have developed a moderate phobia of germs. Hand soaps are marketed as being able to kill 99.9% of bacteria; airports have antibacterial gels available for you to use and all foods are sold at least with a best before date. With hospital superbugs on the rise, it is hardly surprising that we are being educated about the importance of hand hygiene. Plus, with the popularity of litigation against food suppliers after food poisoning, it is no wonder that people are far more concerned about food hygiene. Continue reading