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Gastrointestinal Health

Defining Potency and Efficacy in Probiotics

Evidence supporting the value of probiotics to human health is mounting. What is generally less understood is how probiotics work and what factors impact their potency and bioavailability in the body. For example, it is commonly thought that exposure to heat is the number one threat to probiotic potency. While there is some truth to this, there are also many other factors crucial to their efficacy and many are much more important than heat exposure.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The biggest threats to probiotic potency – from formulation through colonization
  • Which strains of probiotic are most effective for specific conditions
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  • PureHeart Probiotic: An Evidence-Based Probiotic for Heart Health*

    The estimated 10-100 trillion bacteria that inhabit the digestive tract express an array of genes exceeding the human genome by a magnitude of 150.1,2 Collectively known as the microbiome, these genes endow bacteria with metabolic capabilities that influence nutrient absorption, energy balance, body composition, lipid and lipoprotein homeostasis, and other factors related to cardiometabolic health.*

    A novel strain for heart health*

    The confluence of the microbiome and cardiometabolic health has intrigued scientists for several decades. Over the past two years, several recent randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials have investigated a unique strain of Lactobacillus reuteri known as NCIMB 30242. read more…

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