How to Stay Healthy While Travelling Abroad

Holidays are relaxing, but they can be stressful for your gut. Use our healthy travel tips to help keep your gut happy when going abroad. The microbiome away from home The term ‘gut microbiome’ refers to the population of microbes residing in the intestines. It is a delicate balanc...

Posted 19th Jul 2018

New research: gut bacteria and multiple sclerosis

Researchers at Harvard University Medical School, have published an exciting new scientific paper, showing a possible link between the gut microbiome and the rate of progression of multiple sclerosis symptoms in MS sufferers. In MS the immune system attacks a protein called myelin, that ...

Posted 29th Jun 2018

New study suggests a role for the gut bacteria in mental health

There has been a huge level of interest in the ‘Gut Brain Axis’ recently, and the way that our gut can send messages to our brain, and vice versa. This two-way communication takes place via the central nervous system and the enteric nervous system, which controls the activity of the gut, and a...

Posted 15th Jun 2018

Could live cultures help with allergies?

It's National Allergy Awareness week from 23rd - 29th April 2018. As the hay fever season launches, bringing misery to sufferers across the Western Hemisphere, Allergy UK will be attempting to raise awareness of the growing allergy epidemic and we support their campaign wholeheartedly, particu...

Posted 27th Apr 2018

Study shows many medicines affect our gut bacteria (not just antibiotics)

It's a well established fact that our gut bacteria can be adversely affected by antibiotic treatment. These vital medicines are indiscriminate in their method of action, and unfortunately, our resident friendly bacteria can also be damaged during an antibiotics course, sometimes resulting in side...

Posted 4th Apr 2018

8 Ways To Get Your Kids To Take Their Live Cultures Supplement

Most parents know that getting their children to take anything they don't want to is a battle at the best of times. I can well remember, when I was young, refusing to consume just about anything I didn't like - medicine, Marmite, or my least favourite...sprouts! Even now, I avoid them at all c...

Posted 1st Apr 2018

Gut Health - All you need to know

When we ask people what they associate with probiotics, the two most common answers are 'good bacteria' and 'the gut'. But what exactly is the gut and what can you do to keep it healthy? What are the key functions of the gut? The gut (also known as the gastrointestinal tract) is t...

Posted 23rd Mar 2018

Probiotics and Lactose Intolerance: The Facts

What is lactose intolerance? Lactose intolerance is the inability of the body to digest lactose, which is a type of natural sugar found in milk and dairy products. In order for lactose to be absorbed easily into the bloodstream, it is broken down into two monosaccharides - glucose and ga...

Posted 7th Mar 2018

Gut Brain Axis: The Gut & the Brain - How Gut Bacteria Affects Mental Health

Everybody is talking about the #GutBrainAxis. It’s fair to say that the idea of the connection between the gut and the brain is not a new one. ‘Go with your gut feeling’ is an old saying that might have its roots in this notion. So are we simply re-discovering old concepts here? Science has r...

Posted 1st Mar 2018

Probiotics & Skin: the next big thing in beauty?

If we look back just a couple of decades, many people had not even heard the term ‘probiotic’, but awareness of ‘friendly bacteria’ has been gradually increasing, mainly due to the increased amount of scientific research being conducted in this area. Some unexpected links between probiotics an...

Posted 26th Feb 2018