Probiotic Combination Shows Promising Results for C. difficile Infections

Results from a new clinical trial1 suggest that probiotics could offer benefits for those suffering from Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). The randomised controlled trial was conducted over a two year period, and monitored a total of 33 patients suffering from mild to moderate Clost...

Posted 13th Sep 2017

Back to School: Special Offer

The new school year is upon us, and to celebrate we're offering our customers 20% EXTRA FREE of our 'For babies & children' live cultures supplement. This natural supplement provides 3 billion live cultures, including L. acidophilus Rosell-52, B. bifidum Rosell-71, and B. infantis Rosell-33, ...

Posted 1st Sep 2017

Could probiotics be the answer to peanut allergy?

Peanut allergy is the single most common cause of anaphylaxis, and one of the most common causes of food allergy death in the UK. A new study from the Murdoch Children's Research Institute in Australia, is therefore all the more interesting, and may herald a great breakthrough in the management o...

Posted 21st Aug 2017

Large study reveals probiotics could prevent sepsis in infants

Sepsis is a clinical term for a systemic bacterial infection which can damage the vital organs and be fatal. It is actually more common than a heart attack and causes more deaths globally than cancer, yet many of us haven’t heard of it. Sepsis tends to affect those at the most vulnerable ends ...

Posted 21st Aug 2017

New meta-analysis recommends probiotics for neo-natal jaundice

A new review1 of the available evidence has suggested that probiotic supplements may offer natural support for new-born babies who develop jaundice. The meta-analysis, which was conducted by a team of researchers from Sichuan University in China, analysed the results from 13 clinical tri...

Posted 17th Aug 2017

Could probiotics help with fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a 'pain disorder', and patients present with multiple areas of pain, that are sensitive to pressure, as their over-riding symptom. Additionally however, they may also experience a combination of the following symptoms: IBS, other bowel complaints, mood disorders (such as d...

Posted 15th Aug 2017

Does it really matter what time you take your probiotics?

I find the most frequently asked questions by clients when it comes to probiotic supplements are how to take them. "What time should I take my probiotic supplement?”, “Should I take it with a meal or on an empty stomach?” and "Can I take it with antibiotics?" are some of the most common. We al...

Posted 11th Aug 2017

2 probiotic strains show more promise for depression

A new pilot study, carried out by Caroline Wallace of Queens University, Ontario suggests that two strains of probiotic bacteria may reduce symptoms of depression such as low mood, anhedonia (inability to feel pleasure) and sleep disturbance. Two strains of bacteria shown to...

Posted 30th Jun 2017

Prebiotics: A closer look at FOS and Inulin

There has certainly been a buzz about prebiotics lately following the Michael Mosely program on TV. And an increasing number of studies have been looking at the various effects prebiotics have on our gut microflora, and consequently their link with issues such as weight management, stress, and...

Posted 23rd Jun 2017

Trimethylaminuria /fish odour syndrome: could probiotics help?

Trimethylaminuria (abbreviated to TMAU and also known as ‘Fish Odour Syndrome’) is a very distressing condition that often seriously affects the quality of life and confidence of sufferers. It is a metabolic condition, in which sufferers are unable to break down Trimethylamine (TMA) which is i...

Posted 12th Jun 2017