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Probiotics Learning Center

Metagenics Announces Partnership for Precision Biotic Research and Product Use

Metagenics Healthcare Institute for Clinical Nutrition announced exclusive licensing rights to the targeted probiotic, Lactobacillus salivarius subsp. salivarius UCC118 from Alimentary Health and University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. Probiotics are live microorganisms found naturally in the body and UCC118 is a specialized probiotic also known as a “precision biotic” as it offers a targeted solution to support intestinal function including support of intestinal permeability.

Mounting scientific and clinical evidence, as seen in the current New York Times, is revealing specific probiotics influence targeted aspects of health outcomes ranging from influence of metabolic conditions to the gut brain axis including read more…

New Study: Immunomodulation of Antiretroviral Drug-Suppressed Chronic HIV-1 Infection in an Oral Probiotic Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial

In a new study to be published in AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses, probiotic use in the form of GanadenBC30  was tested in patients with chronic HIV-1 infection. Finding included the safety, and possible benefits in treating inflammation associated with chronic HIV-1. Read more here. read more…

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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  • Video: Why Don’t We Enteric Coat the Capsules?