New study says our gut bacteria could influence our weight loss

Wouldn't it be great if practitioners could create personalised weight loss/ diet plans for their clients based on their gut microbiota? Well, a new study has looked into the possibility of doing just that. The results of this study, coupled with further research, could see us creating tailore...

Posted 16th Oct 2017

Our 5 favourite fermented foods (+ recipes)

With World Food Day coming up on the 16th October, we wanted to feature our favourite fermented foods! Fermented foods have been around for centuries, in fact people began to ferment foods as far back as 2000 years ago as a way of prolonging the life of vegetables. They are particularly po...

Posted 12th Oct 2017

Is it best to alternate probiotic supplements?

There's a school of thought that rotating or alternating probiotic supplements is beneficial; the thought process being that having a more diverse gut bacteria (or microbiome) is generally associated with better health. This then seems to make sense - that taking a variety of different str...

Posted 29th Sep 2017

5 ways to get more from your probiotics!

We often receive enquiries about the best time and way to take your probiotics, and some of the most viewed pages on our website are our FAQ's about timings, contraindications and suitability. You all seem keen to take your probiotics in the best way possible, which is great! And hence why we'...

Posted 27th Sep 2017

Exploring probiotics, friendly bacteria and PCOS

As it's PCOS awareness month, we thought it'll be great to look into this condition, and also explore how probiotics could help. What is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)? Polycystic ovary syndrome is a common endocrine condition, affecting 5-10% of women 1, 2. This condition affec...

Posted 25th Sep 2017

Do women's probiotics work in the gut?

As we see a growing number of probiotics on the market which specifically target women, we start to hear this question more and more: can these probiotics also help to support gut health, or are their benefits limited to the urinary tract and vagina? For the purpose of this blog, let's f...

Posted 20th Sep 2017

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