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Video: Cultivate Gut Health – Prebiotics, Probiotics & Ferments

Dr.​Elizabeth Lipski, PhD, CCN, CHN, CNS explains how and why inflammation often begins in the gut and can be mitigated, and even prevented, by incorporating fermented and cultured foods into your diet.
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This video is provided in partnership with the American Nutrition Association. To learn more about the American Nutrition Association, please visit: www.americannutritionassociation.org read more…

Pure Encapsulations announces the launch of PureBi-Ome product line

06.25.14_Pure_Encapsulations_logoJune 25, 2014 — Pure Encapsulations, a manufacturer of research-based, hypo-allergenic nutritional supplements, is proud to announce the launch of PureBi-Ome, a line of probiotics utilizing the proprietary PureBi-Ome freeze-drying technology, which enables probiotics to maintain potency when combined with active ingredients for the first time.

“The proprietary freeze-drying technology implemented for the PureBi-Ome line limits the water activity within the capsule, keeping the organisms in a quiescent, yet stable state,” said Juniper Devecis, MS, RD, director of product development at Pure Encapsulations. “This is critical in order to effectively combine probiotic bacterial strains with other active ingredients that read more…

Health Canada Approves GENESTRA BRANDS® Health Claims for IBS Relief and Post Antibiotic Therapy

GENESTRA BRANDS®, a trusted Seroyal® brand and a leader in probiotic research offering safe, effective and reliable natural health products backed by clinical and traditional evidence, announced today that Health Canada has approved two significant claims related to its proprietary Human Micro Flora (“HMF”) probiotics – “Significant reduction in the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (“IBS”)” and “Effective supplementation of normal intestinal microbiota following antibiotic therapy”. Based on these claims, HMF IBS Relief™ and HMF Antibiotic Care™ were recently launched in Canada.

“Considering that few products in the market target these specific conditions, we are pleased to receive Health read more…

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…

What’s hot, what’s not in supplements

A recent ConsumerLab.com survey of more than 10,000 people who take dietary supplements shows that use of calcium, vitamin C and fish oil supplements fell during 2013 while use of probiotics increased. The decrease in calcium use was driven by a sharp decline in use by women (falling from 57.8 percent to 45.6 percent), while the decrease for vitamin C was driven by a decline in use by men (falling from 42.3 percent to 35 percent). Although still the most frequently purchased supplement, fish oil use declined by 4 to 5 percentage points among both men and women. The increase read more…

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