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17
APR

We’re Wild About Wiley’s Finest

Filed Under: Announcements & News,Health Concerns & Ailments,Supplements at 8:00 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For three generations, the Wiley family has focused on finding natural solutions for food ingredients. Their family wholeheartedly believes in the benefits of Omega-3 and they’re passionate about spreading the message of good health through Omega-3’s EPA & DHA generated from fish oils.

When it comes to Wiley’s Finest, you know you’re getting a world-class Omega-3 product. Each and every product that they make carries the Wiley Family signature to ensure that it comes from a responsible, sustainable, wild Alaskan fish source and provides the effective nutrition that your body needs.

EPA & DHA PROVIDES HEALTH BENEFITS AT EVERY STAGE OF LIFE

Omega-3s are healthy fats, that is, fats that support better health. Because our bodies cannot produce them, we need to consume omega-3s in our diet or from supplements.

  • They help normalize our blood pressure, ease our response to stress, pump our blood from head to toe, and reduce inflammation.
  • They improve our mood, help our brains work, and keep our central vision clearer as we age (DHA is a critical part of brain and eye tissue).
  • They strengthen our immune and muscular systems; they help keep our knees, hips, and shoulder joints rotating and moving.
  • Infants require them for normal and healthy development and new mothers need to replenish their supply.

 

PURE, HIGH-QUALITY OMEGA-3 PRODUCTS

Wiley’s uses molecular distillation and carbon treatment to remove environmental contaminants from their products. Every single lot of their fish oil ingredients and finished soft gel products are certified by the NSF International Public Health & Safety Company™ to ensure the product meets the dose claims on their labels and is free from environmental contaminants like heavy metal content (lead, cadmium, mercury, and arsenic).

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8
APR

Drinking Green Tea May Protect Your Health

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Teas at 12:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

A simple beverage switch may provide a ton of health benefits. For example, changing from coffee or black tea to green tea offers more benefits than you may know.

A recent Japanese study carried out over 11 years and involving more than 40,000 men and women aged 40 to 79 found that people drinking four cups of green tea a day suffered with less heart disease than people who didn’t drink tea. In fact, heart disease was reduced by 31 per cent in women and 22 per cent in men. Additionally, levels of psychological stress were 20 per cent lower in people who drank at least five cups of green tea daily.

Green tea has been known to be a healthier alternative to other beverages with numerous health-boosting properties. Drinking green tea helps reduce your bad (LDL) cholesterol levels and helps prevent the build-up of fatty plaque on your artery walls that can cause heart attacks. Studies have shown that drinking green tea can be helpful to treat headaches and joint pain.

Green tea is generally less processed and contains more simple flavonoids than black tea. These flavonoids protect your body from free radicals that can damage your body’s cells. Leaves used to make black tea are fully oxidized, whilst those for green tea or white tea are lightly steamed, which helps to preserve important vitamins and minerals.

In addition, green tea can be an excellent energy booster as it may improve your concentration, short-term memory, and reduce tiredness levels. Drinking several cups of green tea a day is a great way to replenish your body’s fluid levels as green tea contains health enhancing flavonoids, vitamins B1, B2, B6, folic acid, zinc, manganese and potassium.

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3
APR

Improve Your Sleep with Valerian

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Herbs,Supplements at 4:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

A recent study shows that nearly 60% of Americans say that they experience a sleep problem every night. The most common issues reported were difficulty falling asleep, waking up one or more times during the course of the night, and not getting enough sleep on a regular basis.

Sleep aids supplements have been helping people for years and some of the most popular products may help improve overall sleep. For example, valerian supplements have shown the ability to improve the quality of sleep as well reduced the average time to fall asleep.

Valerian root (Valeriana officinalis) is an herb that has been used as a sleeping aid for more than 1,000 years. Studies have concluded that valerian root supplements may work just as well as a prescription sleeping pill for insomnia. Researchers think that valerian works due to a combination of compounds. The herb seems to have a calming effect on the central nervous system.

Valerian is available in a variety of different forms: tablets, capsules, liquid extracts, and teas. Herbal experts recommend drinking valerian tea at bedtime to help you drop off to sleep. Valerian supplements may vary in potency and most products are considered generally safe when used as directed. Occasionally it might cause headache, insomnia or vivid dreams. Valerian has been used safely in human studies for up to 28 days but as with other sleeping pills, its effectiveness may wear off over time. Avoid valerian when operating dangerous machinery or during pregnancy. Talk with your doctor before start taking valerian.

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30
MAR

Constipation

Filed Under: Detoxification and Cleansing,Health Concerns & Ailments at 8:00 am | By: Jeremy Michael, Contributing Author

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Constipation can be an awkward topic to talk about, yet it is one of the most common gastrointestinal complaints in the United States.  Each year it leads to 2.5 million doctor visits. It is characterized by fewer than three bowel movements per week, straining, hard stools, and the feeling of incomplete evacuation. Many causes of constipation have been speculated, some of which include:  neurological disorders, endocrine disorders, use of certain medications, food allergens, and insufficient intake of fiber and liquids. Let’s look at some dietary and supplemental changes you can make to aid constipation.

Fiber acts as a bulking agent by increasing water in the stool and making it easier for the stool to pass. Numerous studies have shown that increasing dietary fiber into your diet with foods such as whole grains, bran, fruits, vegetables, legumes, and nuts can improve constipation. Taking a psyllium seed husk supplement is another great way of boosting your fiber intake.

Flaxseed oil and flaxseed meal are two other first line treatments for people suffering from constipation. A study done on healthy young adults taking flaxseed oil found that bowel movements increased by 30% per week while consuming the oil.   It is important to note that flaxseed and psyllium seed husk aren’t the only supplements you can take; probiotics, magnesium, and vitamin C have also been found to relieve constipation. Probiotics have been thoroughly researched throughout the years for their effect on constipation.  The majority of evidence has indicated that many probiotic strains are effective for constipation; however, more research is needed to determine the best strains. When taken in large doses, other supplements like magnesium and vitamin C have a laxative-like effect.  You should not take large doses of magnesium and vitamin C for extended amounts of time. If your constipation continues, be sure to speak with your health care provider.

 

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28
MAR

Rotating Running Shoes May Prevent Injuries

Filed Under: Exercise and Fitness,Health Concerns & Ailments at 2:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

The results of an interesting study show that switching between different pairs of shoes may help prevent running-related injuries. Published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, the study of 264 recreational runners found that those who used multiple pairs of running shoes over a 22-week observation period had a significantly lower risk of running-related injury than those who used only one pair.

During the study, researchers from the Public Research Centre for Health in Luxembourg recorded information about the runners such as running shoe use and running-related injuries on an internet-based electronic database. Multiple shoe users were defined as those who reported at least two different pairs of running shoes, different brand, model, or version, in the system and who alternated between them at least two times during the observation period. Multiple shoe users wore their predominant pair of shoes for an average of only 58% of their running sessions.

Runners in the multiple-shoe group had a 39% lower rate of running-related injury than runners who predominantly used only one pair of shoes, and had a hazard ratio of .614. Increased mean session distance (hazard ratio .795) and increased weekly participation in sports other than running (hazard ratio .848) were also found to be protective against running-related injury, while history of previous injury was a risk factor (hazard ratio 1.722).

The study authors believe that alternating running shoes may reduce injury risk by providing variation in the type of physical load applied to the body but alert that other factors may have to be considered.

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25
MAR

Sniff and Sneeze No More

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Herbs,Supplements at 9:25 am | By: Jeremy Michael, Contributing Author

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter may finally be coming to an end and spring is quickly approaching. The end of winter means warmer weather, longer days, and the beautiful flowers of spring. However, with these flowers come the allergens associated with them.  Each year, 35 million Americans fall prey to seasonal allergic rhinitis, more commonly known as hay fever. Today we are going to look at some natural alternatives to allergy relief.

An easy and effective treatment for seasonal allergies is Nasal Saline Irrigation. This therapy uses a salt and water solution to help flush out the nasal passages. By flushing out the nasal passages you remove the pollens and other allergens that can cause irritation and inflammation.  There are several different methods of irrigation.  These methods include: Neti Pots, Nasal Syringes, Saline Sprays, and many others. When using this therapy, it is imperative to make sure you use clean water.  It is recommended that you boil distilled or tap water and allow it to cool to room temperature before use.

Another well-known alternative treatment for seasonal allergies is Quercetin. Quercetin is a yellow crystalline pigment found in plants. This substance belongs to a group of plant pigments called flavonoids. Flavonoids, like that found in Quercetin, act as antioxidants. In a recent study, researchers found that Quercetin inhibited histamine by decreasing mast cell activity. Histamine is the major trigger for runny nose, itchy eyes, and other symptoms of allergies. Quercetin has been found to be most effective if taken before allergy season begins and continued throughout.

One final alternative treatment for allergies is Stinging Nettles (Urtia dioica). This herb acts in many of the same ways as prescription drugs on the market. It can regulate histamine and block inflammatory processes in the body. Stinging Nettles can be taken in a supplement form or drank as a tea. A study found in the Journal of Allergy showed that increasing omega-3 fatty acids and decreasing omega 6 fatty acids aided in the prevention of allergy symptoms.  This spring don’t fall hostage to your allergens; shop Lucky Vitamin for all your alternative treatments to allergens.

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17
FEB

No More Sugar

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Health Foods at 8:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

A recent U.S. study suggests that excess sugar may triple the risk of heart problems. Researchers also concluded that most Americans eat more than the safest daily amount of sugar since a lot of sugar intake comes hidden in many processed foods, substantially raising the risk. So, if you haven’t yet, it’s time to seriously considering cutting sugar out of your diet.

According to researchers, your chance of dying prematurely from heart problems is nearly three times greater than for people who eat only foods with little added sugar. For someone who normally eats 2,000 calories daily, even consuming two 12-ounce cans of soda substantially increases the risk. Sodas and other sugary drinks are often the main source of added sugar. Lead author Quanhe Yang of the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention called the results sobering and said it’s the first nationally representative study to examine the issue.

Yang and colleagues analyzed national health surveys between 1988 and 2010 that included questions about people’s diets. Authors used national death data to calculate risks of dying during 15 years of follow-up. Overall, more than 30,000 American adults aged 44 on average were involved, with death data on almost 12,000 adults, including 831 who died from heart disease. Other factors known to contribute to heart problems such as smoking, inactivity and excess weight were included. As sugar intake increased, risks climbed steeply.

Most health experts agree that too much sugar isn’t healthy, but there is no universal consensus on how much is too much. The U.S government dietary guidelines issued in 2010 does not recommended a daily limit for sugar consumption but the American Heart Association is suggesting men consume no more than nine teaspoons a day. For women, the recommendation is a maximum of six teaspoons a day.

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11
FEB

Weekend Weight Gain May Not Affect Your Diet

Filed Under: Diet & Weight Loss,Health Concerns & Ailments at 6:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Many people on weight loss diets are able to eat well and exercise according to the “plan” Monday through Friday. Then, the weekend comes and it all falls apart. Overeating, snacking, drinking and, in two days, the results from a hard-working week are gone. That’s not entirely true.

A recent study shows that overeating during weekends may not significantly affect your weight loss results. Small weight gains on weekends are normal, and as long as you can compensate during the week, indulging a bit may even help you lose weight long-term.

The study, “Weight Rhythms: Weight Increases during Weekends and Decreases during Weekdays,” was published in the journal Obesity Facts. Researchers analyzed data from 80 adults, ranging in age from 25 to 62 years old, who recorded their weight each day after waking up. The participants were grouped according to their weight changes over the study period: weight losers who lost at least 3% of their body weight; weight gainers who put on at least 1%; and weight maintainers who stayed in between those minimums.

All three groups recorded higher weights on Sundays and Mondays than other days of the week but those who successfully lost weight had lower weights during the week, with their lowest generally recorded on Friday. This shows they managed to compensate for the weekend gain during the work week, researchers say.

“There is a clear weekly rhythm to weight variation for most people,” says one of the study authors, Anna-Leena Orsama, a research scientist with VTT Technical Research Center of Finland. “On the weekends there is more variability and unpredictability in what we eat.”

Weight loss success depends primarily on your ability to compensate for those splurges on other days of the week. So, allowing yourself that brownie or beer on Friday night may help you sustain overall healthy eating habits over time.

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5
FEB

Fortifying Your Memory with Vitamin E

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Vitamins and Minerals at 10:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Vitamin E supplements have been helping people for many years but it’s always nice to hear about new findings. A recent Finnish study discovers that elderly people with high serum vitamin E levels are less likely to suffer from memory disorders than their peers with lower levels. The results of the study were published in the Journal of Experimental Gerontology.

Researchers found that various forms of vitamin E seem to play a role in memory processes. Traditionally, studies investigating the link between vitamin E and memory disorders have usually focused on a single form of vitamin E, namely α-tocopherol, which is also used in the majority of vitamin E supplements. However, vitamin E exists in eight different natural forms, tocopherolsand tocotrienols, all of which have antioxidant properties.

In this specific study, researchers followed a sample of 140 over 65-year-old Finnish persons with no memory impairment at the onset of the study over an eight-year period. During the course of the investigation, researchers discovered that higher total serum levels of vitamin E, and higher levels of γ-tocopherol, β-tocotrienol and total tocotrienols in particular, seemed to protect against memory disorders. According to the investigators, the results show that the entire vitamin E family plays a role in memory processes. The study was carried out in cooperation between the University of Eastern Finland, the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare, Karolinska Institutet, and the University of Perugia.

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24
JAN

Zinc Can Zap Your Cold

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Vitamins and Minerals at 2:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Cold weather can be tough. Many people catch a cold or two during the winter months and even healthy, strong immune-system individuals may have to battle it from time to time.  Zinc supplements are one of the best ways to fight a cold during the winter. Known for multiple health benefits, such as acne treatment, repair wounds, and vision support, zinc is also a great immunity enhancer and can be a helpful supplement during this time of the year.

Zinc is an essential mineral responsible for important functions in the human body. In a healthy, well-balanced diet, most people can get enough zinc from food sources. Oysters, meat, eggs, seafood, beans, nuts, seeds, whole grains, black-eyed peas, tofu, and wheat germ are excellent food sources of zinc. Supplements are available in tablets, capsules and liquid and the recommended daily allowance of zinc is 15mg with higher amounts suggested during pregnancy and lactation.

Studies have concluded that taking zinc supplements can reduce the common cold. There are about 62 million cases of the common cold in the United States every year, according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Peoples’ cold symptoms seemed to clear up faster if they take a higher dosage of zinc during the sick days. For example, studies suggest that adults who didn’t take zinc tend to have colds lasting around a week longer than adults taking zinc. Multiple natural supplements for immune support offer high amounts of zinc combined with natural immunity boosters, such as Echinacea, elderberry, and other herbal ingredients.

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27
DEC

Boost Your Immunity With The Mighty Mushroom

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Supplements at 11:49 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Far more than just a culinary delight, mushrooms are one of nature’s best defenses for boosting your immunity this winter.  For more than 3,000 years, over a dozen varieties of the mighty fungus have been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for varied purposes such as increasing immunity, strengthening the lungs and serving as a vital component of several forms of cancer therapy. If you’re looking to add some mycelium nutraceuticals to your cold and flu season arsenal, here are the top varieties to look for.

Agaricus Blazei Murrill Mushroom is an edible Brazilian mushroom with a low caloric content and high nutrient density. Agaricus, nicknamed “God’s Mushroom” due to its near-miraculous curative benefits for the afflicted, has been used for generations by people looking to combat chronic and acute allergies, stress, and chronic fatigue, as well as to treat a litany of diseases and disorders relating to the immune, cardiovascular and digestive systems.

Shiitake (for centuries referred to as the “Elixir of Life”) is rich in several anti-oxidants. Mainly known for their immune system support, the shiitake variety of mushroom contains lentinan, which helps strengthen the immune system so that it can better fight off disease and infection. According to the American Cancer Society, lentinan is believed to stop or slow tumor growth, too, though it notes that more clinical trials are needed to fully gauge the mushrooms’ effectiveness. The shiitake also contains a compound called D-Eritadenine (DEA), which has been known to lower cholesterol and support cardiovascular health.

Maitake, also known as “hen of the woods”, are a large species of mushroom native to Japan, North America and Europe. Often found growing in clumps around the base of oak trees, maitake can reach a weight of 50 pounds. Scientific studies show the extract of this highly prized edible mushroom to have potential benefits for stabilizing cholesterol and blood sugar levels, promoting healthy immune functions and aiding in cancer treatment and prevention.

Reishi are hailed in ancient Eastern medicine as the “mushroom of immortality” and the “medicine of kings”. The reishi more than lives up to its lofty reputation by helping boost the immune system, fight cancer, ward off heart disease, calm your nerves and relieve both allergies and inflammation.

Overall, mushrooms are a powerhouse of nutrition that contain a plethora of vitamins, minerals, iron, zinc, fiber and essential amino acids. Of course, there are thousands of different edible types of mushrooms out there, and even more that are poisonous, so unless you’re a seasoned mycologist (that’s geek speak for “mushroom expert”) you should always stick with supplements and store-bought varieties. This cold and flu season, let LuckyVitamin.com and the mighty mushroom serve as your first line of defense against germs and disease.

 

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30
NOV

Winter’s Slips and Spills

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Homeopathy at 8:42 am | By: Jeremy Michael, Contributing Author

With winter rapidly approaching, temperatures will quickly drop.  Whether it’s heading out with friends to the slopes or making snowmen with kids, there’s lots of fun to be had in the snow. However, this fun can lead to a snowballing of slips and spills, increasing the chances of injuries.

Homeopathic remedies are very useful in first aid circumstances. Remedies are prescribed on the principle that ‘like cures like’ in a tiny dilution. The following indications are what a healthy person would feel if taking the actual substances.

Arnica montana produces conditions upon the system quite similar to those resulting from injuries, falls, blows or contusions. Symptoms include a sore, lame or bruised feeling. Arnica may also be used for any injury resulting from overuse and commonly worsens from the slightest touch or motion.

But let’s say you’re on the slopes with your friends or are walking out your door and slip on some ice. You fall and land on your tailbone (we’ve all done it before). Then you may want to consider the homeopathic remedy hypericum perfolatium. Hypericum perfolatium produces conditions upon the system similar to those from crush injuries.

If either or those remedies don’t work you can always consider combination remedies like traumeel.  Traumeel can easily be rubbed directly onto the injured area for pain relief.

Other treatments to consider include rest and ice. Remember in the first 72 hours ice is your friend and heat is your enemy. When applying the ice you should follow the acronym CBAN (cold, burn, ache, then numb), and avoid applying ice directly to the skin. Instead use a thin fabric to create a barrier. Once you feel the numbing sensation, remove the ice pack. If you think your injury is serious remember check with your doctor.

This winter season don’t let falls, bumps and bruises keep you down. Check out LuckyVitamin.com for all your natural remedies.

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21
NOV

Pantry Makeover

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Health Foods at 10:30 am | By: Jeremy Michael, Contributing Author

 

Did you know that it is estimated that 1 in 133 Americans have Celiac disease? Also, many more are avoiding gluten because of other health concerns.  Celiac disease is a disorder characterized by damage to the intestinal lining due to an immune reaction from eating gluten. Gluten is found in wheat, barley, rye and some oats. This damage to the intestinal lining makes it difficult for people to absorb the necessary nutrients.  Gluten doesn’t only affect people with Celiac disease. It can also affect children on the Autism Spectrum.

This time of year everywhere you look there are recipes for pumpkin pie, stuffing, cornbread, pumpkin pancakes, etc. etc. These recipes don’t take into consideration people’s allergies and sensitivities to certain foods.  With Thanksgiving and the holidays quickly approaching, you can rely on LuckyVitamin as your source for top quality brands of gluten free alternatives for your favorite holiday treats.

What is Thanksgiving without cornbread? This year try an alternative to the regular cornbread mixture you usually use with our gluten free corn bread mix.  All of these cornbread mixtures not only taste great but are all-natural too!  Also, you can’t have a Thanksgiving dinner without turkey and stuffing.  Try our gluten free bread mixes in your stuffing this year. LuckyVitamin carries a large selection of gluten free baking flour to use in all of your sugary treats for a sweet end to your holiday dinner.  But that’s not all we have. Check out our other gluten free products such as; gluten free cookies, biscuits , cakes and so much more to fill up and makeover your pantry.

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13
NOV

Tips for Healing Dry Skin

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Personal Care at 2:38 pm | By: Jeremy Michael, Contributing Author

Dry, flaky or scaly skin is a common problem. Factors that contribute to the development of dry skin include exposure to cold or dry weather, and bathing frequently with harsh soaps. With winter season quickly approaching, the number of people with dry skin will increase. LuckyVitamin carries many nutritional supplements that can help combat this.

Dry and scaling skin can be an indication of an essential fatty acid (EFA) deficiency. Many people with chronically dry skin see an improvement after 3-6 weeks of supplementation with 15ml (1 tablespoon) per day of flaxseed oil, sunflower oil or other sources of essential fatty acids.  Long-term supplementation with EFA’s should be accompanied by Vitamin E supplements.

Another supplement deficiency that can cause dry skin is Vitamin A. Vitamin A deficiency usually causes skin with follicular hyperkeratosis. This manifests as small, rough, cone shaped and raised papules on the back and sides of the arms and thighs. A typical adult dose of Vitamin A is 25,000 IU/day for few months. There are many precautions using Vitamin A supplementation so make sure you consult with your doctor before starting any supplementation.

Some clinical information suggests dry skin can be associated with dietary factors.  Avoiding refined sugar, white flour, food additives, processed foods and allergenic foods have shown to improve dry skin conditions.

Winter weather also increases the risk for dry, cracked lips. Organic honey is a cheap and great way to remedy dry skin including cracked elbows and lips.  Just rub organic honey on the affected area at night and enjoy the benefits.

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18
OCT

Probiotics May Reduce Obesity

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Supplements at 12:30 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

A recent study shows that probiotics supplements may help reducing obesity and diabetes. The study, published by the peer reviewed Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC), concluded that weight gain and insulin resistance was suppressed by the influence of gut flora, which resulted in the release of hormones that specifically reduce food cravings and promote glucose tolerance, both helpful for preventing obesity and diabetes type 2. Those hormone releases were linked to the increased levels of a short chain fatty acid (SCFA) butyrate created by certain intestinal wall cells from the probiotic supplement’s influence. The study used a probiotic product which offers a variety of bacteria count strengths that can be purchased online or in pharmacies or, at its highest bacteria count, has to be prescribed.

Probiotics supplements have been used to support the digestive system as well as enhance the immune system for many years. Additionally, probiotics can help to synthesize important vitamins, nutrients and enzymes, such as lactase, necessary to digest the lactose inherent in dairy products. Many people may use other supplements for diet and weight loss but probiotics have a very important advantage over these products: probiotics are great for your health. For example, probiotics provide essential gut friendly bacteria and should be taken particularly after taking antibiotics, which normally get rid of all types of bacteria, good and bad. Other conditions, such as chronic candida overgrowth, may require a dramatic intervention with more heavily loaded probiotic supplements than what’s generally available in foods or even some probiotic supplements.

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