The June issue of Top Sante magazine, out now, features our probiotics in the 'Ask the Experts' section - and we're very excited about it too! Natural health expert and nutritional therapist Alison Cullen answers a reader's question about allergic reactions, explaining that there are many reasons an allergic reaction could have happened. But Alison really hits the nail on the head by heading straight for the gut. She asks, 'Has your daughter recently had a stomach bug? Or been on antibiotics?' pointing out that the digestive system, and its friendly bacteria (or probiotics), when compromised, can make one more sensitive to certain foods.

Top Sante ft. OptiBac

Alison goes on to recommend a high quality probiotic, saying 'The brand OptiBac is especially good, with its high-quality strains of natural bacteria to promote regrowth.' Alison also recommends bitter herbs such as centaurium to help trigger the body's production of digestive enzymes - crucial in helping us to break down foods. Speaking of herbs, when not writing for the magazines, Alison works with the fantastic A. Vogel - experts in plant extracts and herbal products. You may be familiar with their echinacea for example.

Alison didn't specify a particular product from our range, although she recommended a probiotic with prebiotics - so worth taking a look at OptiBac Probiotics 'For every day' which contains well-researched, high quality strains of live cultures, as well as Fructooligosaccharide fibres. Also worth looking at, is 'For every day EXTRA Strength' which contains Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM® - thought to be the most researched strain of acidophilus in the world. Read more about acidophilus, what it is and where you can find it in our FAQ.

Allergies & gut health

We've written on the blog before about the connections between gut bacteria and allergies. Pieces of particular interest include naturopath Lou's write up about the potential allergy-preventing role of parents sucking on babies' dummies, and Jacob's write up last year about babies delivered by C-section, and the research showing these babies are at more risk of allergies.

Do you suffer from allergies? And have you tried probiotics? Let us know by commenting below.

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