The current marketplace is flush with multi-strain probiotic formulations. At first glance, the thinking behind this assumption is compelling: more strains may hit more targets and maybe even add up to more than the sum of the single-strain parts. But is there any evidence that this notion is … [Read more...] about Probiotic Supplements: Single-strain or multi-strain?
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) — the leading cause of death across the globe —takes an estimated 17.9 million lives annually. CVD, in brief Though cardiovascular diseases encompass a wide range of heart and blood vessel disorders, 80% of deaths are due to heart attacks and strokes. Risk … [Read more...] about Probiotics & Cholesterol Levels: An Update
As gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) soars globally, alternatives to traditional therapies are welcomed. An excellent review — described below — looked at the ability of probiotics to alleviate symptoms in GERD. GERD, a little background Gastroesophageal reflux disease commonly known … [Read more...] about Role for Probiotics in GERD?
The numbers are staggering: 650 million people on the planet are obese, nearly triple the number in 1975, reports the World Health Organization. Moreover the Food and Agricultural Organization reported that more people are suffering from overweight/obesity than from undernutrition. Obesity — a … [Read more...] about Probiotics and Obesity: An Update
by Sandra Saville RD, IPA Education and Communications Committee, reviewed by Artur Ouwehand PhD and IPA Scientific Committee With health presently top of mind, many questions surround what we can do to keep healthy and support the immune system. Maintaining a healthy immune system … [Read more...] about Immune Impacts of Probiotics, Prebiotics and Synbiotics
As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses exponentially, the world is struggling to contain it through social distancing, lockdowns and quarantines. Unlike the influenza virus, which can also be deadly, there are no medications to temper this virus nor vaccines to prevent it. Backstory on … [Read more...] about COVID-19: A Role for Probiotics in Immunity?