Probiotic supplements help to restore a healthy population of beneficial bacteria in your intestines. These Probiotics are most commonly used for digestive disorders, less often (but very effectively) for immune system support. They’re among the safest supplements you can use since they never enter the bloodstream and are essentially non-toxic. Recent research suggests that probiotics can lower cholesterol, too.
Long before it’s talked about on the evening news or Oprah, the most interesting nutritional news and research first appears in peer-reviewed scientific journals; the ones nobody reads but doctors, scientists or grad students. So once a month, AllStarHealth summarizes some of the most promising new findings in our Nutrition News Roundup.
There are already plenty of benefits ascribed to probiotic supplements, but helping you sleep isn’t usually one of them. That’s what’s so surprising about what researchers at Osaka University, Japan, recently discovered about one type of probiotic organism.
By resupplying your body with “friendly” bacteria, Probiotics can be incredibly useful supplements to both keep you healthy and help you pull through a wide range of health problems. Probiotic supplements have been around for a long time, but recent high-profile ad campaigns for probiotics in yogurt as well as food poisoning outbreaks have really taken them prime time and renewed interest in these bacterial supplements. But although probiotics come in capsules and tablets just like vitamins, there are big differences between the two, you’ve got to regard them differently than inert vitamins. So we’ve put together a guide for buying, storing and using your probiotic supplements for the best possible results.
Holidays are supposed to be a time of reflection, companionship and joy. And they usually are, until you get sick. Yes, the Cold & Flu season is here again and waiting to pounce. But we’ve got you covered. Here’s how to whip that immune system into shape and keep it running at full power so you enjoy unwrapping presents instead of another box of Kleenex. You can do any or all of these things, but don’t wait too long to get started. Fall in, soldier!