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Follow your gut to digestive health Darrell Miller 4/30/19
A healthy gut is a more efficient gut: Prebiotic fiber found tobreak down a high-fat diet better, reducing accumulation and inflammation Darrell Miller 4/26/19
6 reasons to care about your gut flora Darrell Miller 4/11/19
Why you need both probiotics and prebiotics Darrell Miller 1/5/19
Why prebiotics are absolutely essential to gut health Darrell Miller 1/3/19
Probiotics REMOVE heavy metals from your body Darrell Miller 7/8/18
A Pediatrician Answers 5 Questions About Probiotics/Prebiotics Darrell Miller 11/5/17
Do Prebiotic and Probiotic Supplements Decrease Systemic Inflammation? Darrell Miller 10/10/17
Now that's good bacteria Darrell Miller 9/7/17
Health Matters: How Gut Microbes Influence Depression Darrell Miller 8/29/17
Nutritionist Reveals Five Prebiotic Foods That Can Feed Your Gut Darrell Miller 8/15/17
Prebiotics may help reduce weight and inflammation Darrell Miller 8/14/17
Prebiotics reduce body fat in overweight children Darrell Miller 6/9/17
Follow Your Gut to Better Immune Health Darrell Miller 5/30/17
Prebiotics: Tending Our Inner Garden Darrell Miller 3/28/17
You need both pre- and probioticis for healthy digestion Darrell Miller 3/25/17
Medical News Today: Prebiotics could stop stress from harming sleep quality Darrell Miller 3/15/17
Dietary prebiotics improve sleep, buffer impacts of stress, says study Darrell Miller 3/12/17
Eating prebiotics may improve sleep, cut impact of stress Darrell Miller 3/1/17
Why Should We Take A Multi-Strain Probiotic? Darrell Miller 9/1/15
Larch Extract Darrell Miller 10/9/12
How Fast Does Acidophilus Capsules Work? Darrell Miller 10/13/11
Where And What Sources Can I Get Probiotics From? Darrell Miller 10/11/11
When Should Probiotics Be Taken? Darrell Miller 10/4/11
Probiotics are good for the intestinal tract Darrell Miller 10/19/10
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Join The Age Specific Probiotic Revolution For Better Health Darrell Miller 1/18/08
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Follow your gut to digestive health
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Date: April 30, 2019 04:02 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Follow your gut to digestive health





"Microbiome" is the term that refers to the good and bad bacteria that resides within your digestive system. When that bacteria is in healthy balance, you have optimal equilibrium in your gut. Prebiotics and probiotics can contribute to this balance, enhancing your overall digestive health. You can get prebiotics and probiotics from both supplements and food. By making an effort to maintain a healthy microbiome, you will reap the benefits of overall immune support, heart health, an improved mood, and regularity in your bowel movements.

Key Takeaways:

  • Probiotics are healthy bacteria that live inside a person's gut, while prebiotics are the fibers that fuel probiotics.
  • Some examples of prebiotic fibers are lentils, different kinds of beans, and fruits and vegetables.
  • Yogurts, kefir, fermented vegetables, and kombucha are examples of probiotic foods.

"While all fiber is important to feeling your best every day, only certain fibers are what we call prebiotics."

Read more: https://www.austindailyherald.com/2019/03/follow-your-gut-to-digestive-health/

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A healthy gut is a more efficient gut: Prebiotic fiber found tobreak down a high-fat diet better, reducing accumulation and inflammation
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Date: April 26, 2019 03:23 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: A healthy gut is a more efficient gut: Prebiotic fiber found tobreak down a high-fat diet better, reducing accumulation and inflammation





Many of us are aware of fiber being an important nutrient, but what about prebiotic fibers? These are essential when it comes to cleansing the colon and regulating the metabolism, as well as digestion. A study showed that mice who were living on a high-fat diet without the presence of prebiotics showed to have troublesome symptoms such as a slower metabolic rate and less weight loss. This is in comparison to the mice who were given the replica of a high fat diet with prebiotic fibers present.

Key Takeaways:

  • The Cell Host & Microbe Journal published a piece lauding the addition of prebiotic fiber to an otherwise high fat diet.
  • Researchers found that such an addition proved to be a way to potentially avoid or lessen the effects of metabolic syndrome.
  • Researchers gave rodents on an otherwise high fat diet, inulin, a fermentable fiber supplement, to monitor the effects.

"People consistently overlook the importance of eating healthy foods, especially fibers which are known to cleanse the colon."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-07-prebiotic-fiber-breaks-down-a-high-fat-diet.html

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6 reasons to care about your gut flora
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Date: April 11, 2019 08:12 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 6 reasons to care about your gut flora





Gut flora is made up of the bacteria that resides in our intestines and stomach. While we are born with some of this, the rest can be affected through our diets. Having good bacteria helps eliminate what is not good and there are several examples. First, there is a link between good bacteria in the gut flora and our overall mental health. There is a lot of bacteria already identified, with some of the benefits not known yet and a deepening understanding is important. Bad bacteria can cause a number of diseases, but being healthy and eating appropriately can decrease the need things like probiotics, which people may needlessly use while on antibiotics. Finally, prebiotics found in foods that promote good gut flora can lead to a decrease in blood pressure.

Key Takeaways:

  • Because the microbiome in the gut has been linked to various physical and mental health situations, we have to be interested in what is going on there.
  • The microbiome is made up of good bacteria that reside in our intestines that help us when we want to digest food.
  • The bacteria in our gut is partly what we were born with (that is from our mother) and partly from our lifestyle and dietary choices.

"With probiotics, fermented foods and kombucha all trending in recent years, we wanted to find out what all the fuss was about when it comes to our gut health."

Read more: https://www.dw.com/en/6-reasons-to-care-about-your-gut-flora/a-47429707

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Why you need both probiotics and prebiotics
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Date: January 05, 2019 10:12 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why you need both probiotics and Prebiotics





The importance of prebiotics is to help feed the probiotics that are already present in our systems. Since probiotics have the ability to provide us with numerous health benefits, ensuring that they are well-nourished is critical in their ability to thrive. Probiotics do not just have a plethora of physical benefits that they provide, but they also have some mental health advantages as well. Researchers have found that routine consumption of probiotics can lead to a reduction in anxiety, depression, OCD, and even memory loss.

Key Takeaways:

  • Probiotics are pro life in that they aid in the following: in promoting proper digestion, improving nutrient absorption, and making the immune system to function well.
  • There are about 500 bacteria in the gut and some are good bacteria while the others are bad bacteria.
  • What is required is balance of the bacteria in the gut. Having too few good bacteria or too much bad bacteria will result in diseases like cold and flu.

"Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that live in our digestive tracts. Prebiotics are the food that these friendly bacteria eat. When taken together, they can work in tandem to provide a number of useful health benefits."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-12-20-why-you-need-both-probiotics-and-prebiotics.html

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Why prebiotics are absolutely essential to gut health
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Date: January 03, 2019 08:50 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why Prebiotics are absolutely essential to gut health





We are always told about how important probiotics are for our gastrointestinal health, but what about prebiotics? Prebiotics are shown to improve digestion because they can naturally restore the presence of probiotics that fight off any harmful bacteria. Harmful gut bacteria can lead to issues such as bloating, gas, and acid reflux. It can also lead to issues such as brain fog and having poor levels of vitamins in your system that lead to related deficiencies.

Key Takeaways:

  • People often mistake probiotics and prebiotics to be the same thing, but even though they are closely related, they are also very different from each other.
  • By eating prebiotic foods, probiotic populations can be restored, and as a result, the different symptoms of these health problems like gas and bloating are alleviated.
  • Probiotics are crucial to maintaining overall health since nearly 70 percent of the immune system is found in the gut.

"People also have to complement their diet with foods containing the lesser known prebiotics for probiotics to work their magic."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-12-14-why-prebiotics-are-absolutely-essential-to-gut-health.html

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Probiotics REMOVE heavy metals from your body
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Date: July 08, 2018 09:54 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Probiotics REMOVE heavy metals from your body





Probiotics REMOVE heavy metals from your body

The presence of heavy metals within your body can lead to some pretty damaging effects such as increasing your ALT and AST levels which are indicators of your liver function. Fortunately, probiotics such as synbiotic can help regulate your system in order to promote more balance and less heavy metals within your system. Getting probiotics through a synbiotic diet is a great way to remove the presence of metals within you due to how easy it is to consume within a daily diet.

Key Takeaways:

  • A supplement called a synbiotic can give you the probiotics that your body needs to eliminate heavy metals.
  • You can also get more synbiotic in your system by just participating in the synbiotics diet.
  • When you take synbiotics, you are getting both probiotic and prebiotic components.

"The beneficial effects of probiotic bacteria are boosted by the addition of prebiotics that promotes their growth."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-07-06-probiotics-remove-heavy-metals-from-your-body.html

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A Pediatrician Answers 5 Questions About Probiotics/Prebiotics
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Date: November 05, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: A Pediatrician Answers 5 Questions About Probiotics/Prebiotics





Probiotics and prebiotics are both good bacteria your child's body may need more of. These do not make you sick the way some bacteria will. They occur naturally in your body already but this can be thrown off by many things such as a poor diet. This gives info straight from pediatricians so you'll know if you need to give more of these to your child in the form of supplements or in their food.

Key Takeaways:

  • There are two kinds of substances or supplements that will help the good bacteria in our intestines. Probiotics and then Prebiotics
  • They can be safe for children but kids with immune system issues should talk to their doctors.
  • They can help with stomach bugs, diarrhea and a number of other things. But there's lot to learn about these supplements. From a pediatrician's perspective.

"As we learn more about the normal bacteria that live in our intestines and how variation of the amount and type might contribute to disease, I’m hopeful that we’ll continue to see conditions for which probiotics are safe and effective."

Read more: http://www.checkupnewsroom.com/a-pediatrician-answers-5-questions-about-probioticsprebiotics/

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Do Prebiotic and Probiotic Supplements Decrease Systemic Inflammation?
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Date: October 10, 2017 10:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Do Prebiotic and Probiotic Supplements Decrease Systemic Inflammation?





Prebiotics and probiotics are good bacteria. They help your body handle many processes. They may help with systemic inflammation as well. Since this can cause pain and can make things hard on you it helps to know what may help. If you want to try this you need only find the foods which contain this bacteria. Yogurt it one example of such foods. That is easily obtained. It is sold at practically every grocery store.

Key Takeaways:

  • While there have been heterogeneous results, approximately half of the included studies reported a significant decrease in one or more of the systemic inflammatory biomarkers. Meta-analysis concluded
  • This systematic review has some limitations. Firstly, there was heterogeneity between studies with respect to supplement formulation, dosage, study duration, and systemic inflammatory outcomes.
  • Despite the limitations, authors believe that this is the first systematic review to examine the available evidence on the effects of SCFA, prebiotics, and synbiotics on systemic inflammation.

"The studies indicate that this association between fiber intake and anti-inflammatory response may be due to the presence of short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), which are active byproducts of the fermentation of soluble dietary fiber and resistant starch by bacteria in the colon"

Read more: https://www.medicalnewsbulletin.com/prebiotic-probiotic-systemic-inflammation/

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Now that's good bacteria
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Date: September 07, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Now that's good bacteria





All bacteria that reside in your body is not harmful. "Good" bacteria are found mostly in your gut. This good bacteria is called probiotics, and it helps keep your gut healthy. Besides keeping your gut healthy, probiotics have been found to help with allergies, oral health, and boost your overall immune system. A balance between good (probiotics) and bad bacteria in your gut must be maintained. In order to do this, one must consume prebiotics and probiotics every day. Foods that should be eaten daily are fermented foods and high-fibre foods. In addition to making sure there is good bacteria in your gut, one must get enough sleep and exercise daily. This will keep your gut microbiome on course.

Key Takeaways:

  • probiotics are living microorganisms of a beneficial nature, found within the human body, specifically in the stomach.
  • These microorganisms can boost the body's immunity, which makes them useful for cold's, urinary tract infections and influenza.
  • To boost levels of probiotics in the body, it's a good idea to consume fermented foods, like yoghurt, miso and tempeh.

"Keeping a proper balance between the good and bad bacteria of your gut microbiome is important, and the way to achieve it is by ensuring that your ratio of beneficial-to-bad bacteria in your gut is kept in equilibrium."

Read more: http://www.star2.com/health/nutrition/2017/09/05/now-thats-good-bacteria/

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Health Matters: How Gut Microbes Influence Depression
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Date: August 29, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Health Matters: How Gut Microbes Influence Depression





Your gut microbes can influence the depression you feel. There are many different things that contribute to depression in people. Substance abuse and chronic fatigue are two of these things. Microbiomes play a huge role in helping us maintain a very healthy immune system. But, many people might not be aware that they also have an ability to influence our brain chemistry. The microbial community in our gut communicates with our brain. It does this using many different mechanisms.

Key Takeaways:

  • High fiber foods contain prebiotics which are good for people.
  • Bad foods give people gut microbiome which is bad for someone's health.
  • Psychobiotics may cause a person to have mental health issues.

"our gut’s microbial community is actively communicating with and influencing our brain"

Read more: http://www.cityweekend.com.cn/shanghai/article/health-matters-how-gut-microbes-influence-depression

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Nutritionist Reveals Five Prebiotic Foods That Can Feed Your Gut
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Date: August 15, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Nutritionist Reveals Five Prebiotic Foods That Can Feed Your Gut





You could be doing your best to make sure that you are ingesting healthy probiotics, but without prebiotics, foods that fuel probiotics, you are not receiving the benefits you are expecting. A nutritionist shares the foods that you need to feed the good bacteria in your gut to maintain your gut and overall health. These foods are easily found in your local supermarkets and can be incorporated into your daily meal plans and beside being prebiotics, they have other health benefits as well.

Key Takeaways:

  • Psyllium can be purchased at local grocery stores or health food stores and can be incorporated into your diet in a variety of ways
  • Leeks and asparagus are sources of the prebiotic fibre called inulin along with other health benefits
  • Garlic and oats also have important prebiotic fibres present in them and can be added to a variety of meals for an added health boost

"Prebiotics feed the good bacteria we already have in our digestive system,"

Read more: https://www.womenshealth.com.au/article/food/five-prebiotic-foods-you-need-for-good-gut-health

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Prebiotics may help reduce weight and inflammation
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Date: August 14, 2017 04:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Prebiotics may help reduce weight and inflammation





Prebiotics will not only help to reduce weight, but it will help in reducing inflammation as well. Some natural prebiotic ingredients can add some health benefits to ice cream and yogurt and dairy beverages. People are a lot more health conscious now than they used to be. They are more careful as to what they put into their bodies. There are different concerns for food formulators. They wonder about things like the cost and the regulatory status.

Key Takeaways:

  • Although many people are aware about probiotics, there are few that know about the benefits of prebiotics.
  • Prebiotics help you lose weight by assisting in the consumption of glucose.
  • Acacia gum and chicory root are two sources that need to be better understood and introduced more heavily in the the American diet.

"Studies in lean and obese mice suggested that gut microbiota influence the efficiency of caloric harvest from the diet as well as energy storage and utilization."

Read more: http://www.dairyfoods.com/articles/92389-prebiotics-may-help-reduce-weight-and-inflammation

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Prebiotics reduce body fat in overweight children
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Date: June 09, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Prebiotics reduce body fat in overweight children





In the developed world today the most costly medical condition, for youth, is being overweight. This is a symptom arising from over nutrition. One such way to combat this epidemic may be to use probiotic, as part of a regular diet. A double blind test was preformed by the University of Calgary, in Canada. A controlled group of 42 participant age ranging from 7 to 12 years old participated. The participants added a powder mix to daily water intake and were monitored thereafter. The results showed that the group who supplemented with prebiotic lost more weight than those who took the placebo. Since prebiotic is inexpensive and non-invasive this area of weight loss techniques needs to be studied further.

Key Takeaways:

  • Slowed weight gain resulted from just one dose of probiotics a day compared to the control group
  • Since this is a low-cost treatment, it could be a promising way to help curb over nutrition in children
  • Obesity is one of the most common ailments facing children today

"Prebiotics reduce body fat in children who are overweight or obese by altering their gut microbiota, according to new research. Prebiotics are non-digestible food ingredients (such as fiber) that act as fertilizers to help stimulate the growth of good bacteria already in the gut, different from probiotics, which introduce new bacteria into the system."

Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170607123949.htm

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Follow Your Gut to Better Immune Health
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Date: May 30, 2017 04:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Follow Your Gut to Better Immune Health





The gut is a very complex part of our body. There are trillions of microbes which aids in digestion and metabolism. Most of our bacteria comes from food. It is also possible to supplement our body with probiotics. It is important to know the strains of bacteria we are taking. Mushrooms also aid in digestion. The bacteria in mushroom helps repopulate the bacteria in our gut. Proper supplementation is great to fight off digestion problems which hurt millions of people.

Key Takeaways:

  • probiotics are an important part of your diet if you wish to stay healthy
  • probiotics alone arent enough sometimes prebiotics will help you become healthy as well
  • Probiotics can be found naturally in certain types of foods

"Poor digestion leaves the body and the immune system with a lack of nutritional factors that support immune function and the function of the entire body."

Read more: http://www.wholefoodsmagazine.com/supplements/features-supplements/follow-your-gut-to-better-immune-health/

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Prebiotics: Tending Our Inner Garden
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Date: March 28, 2017 03:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Prebiotics: Tending Our Inner Garden





Good and bad bacteria in our gut can make a big difference in our lives. The body uses fiber to help suppress our inflammatory response to bad bacteria. Our bodies have problems with discerning bad bacteria from low fiber. The body sees low fiber as bad bacteria and our natural inflammatory response is started. So,to stop our bodies from going into this type of response. We need to eat more fiber, and less processed foods in our diet.

Key Takeaways:

  • It's important to eat fiber to maintain the good bacteria in our intestines.
  • The good bacteria turn fiber into butyrate. Without butyrate our colon gets inflamed.
  • Similarly, our colon can get inflamed, if the immune system doesn't react to the bad bacteria in our colon.

"It makes sense that we have good bacteria in our gut that feed us and try to keep us healthy—they have a pretty good thing going."

Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/prebiotics-tending-our-inner-garden.html

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You need both pre- and probioticis for healthy digestion
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Date: March 25, 2017 04:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: You need both pre- and probioticis for healthy digestion





Most people have probably heard of pre- and probiotics, but are unaware of the positive effects both can have on their digestive health. Probiotics can be defined as "good" bacteria that lives in your gut, while prebiotics "feed" the probiotics. Consuming foods so that you get a balance of these pre- and probiotics can help keep irritable bowel syndrome at bay and easy allergies and lactose intolerance. Examples of foods that deliver probiotics include yogurt, kimchi, and sauerkraut, while bananas, leeks, and garlic fall under prebiotic foods. Incorporating some of each into your diet can help your stomach and digestive system feel and function at its best.

Key Takeaways:

  • Probiotics help maintaining the good baceteria in your bowels which in turn boosts your immune system.
  • Consuming prebiotic foods such as bananas, onions, and garlic, helps maintain the probiotics you need.
  • It is also advisable to consume probiotic foods such as yogurt, kefir, and sauerkraut.

"Eating probiotic foods also helps to manage irritable bowel syndrome, allergies and lactose intolerance."

Read more: http://www.wzzm13.com/life/wellness/healthy-you/you-need-both-pre-and-probioticis-for-healthy-digestion/422370520

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Medical News Today: Prebiotics could stop stress from harming sleep quality
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Date: March 15, 2017 02:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Medical News Today: Prebiotics could stop stress from harming sleep quality





Anyone who has ever gone through a stressful time in life knows that it is almost impossible to turn off the tension at the end of the night and get a good night’s sleep. There’s good news though. Researchers believe they have a new finding which will help you. In a study, some rats were given prebiotics, a non-digestible food component found in celery, artichokes, onions, and other vegetables. The rats fed the prebiotic diet experienced more rapid eye movement sleep than the group that ate the control diet. REM is associated with speedier recovery from stress.

Key Takeaways:

  • Adults should get between 7 and 9 hours sleep each night for good health.
  • Studies have shown that stress can alter gut bacteria and interfere with going to sleep and waking up.
  • A diet rich in prebiotics beginning in early life can help the sleeping patterns.

"Approximately 47 percent of adults in the United States report a lack of sleep due to stress, and 21 percent report that poor sleep further exacerbates their stress."

Read more: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/316098.php

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Dietary prebiotics improve sleep, buffer impacts of stress, says study
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Date: March 12, 2017 01:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Dietary Prebiotics improve sleep, buffer impacts of stress, says study





a couple of researches experimented with rats in order to see if probiotics helped as a sleeping aid, they tested this experiment with rats and found that the rats while being on the probiotics spent more time in non rapid movement which is restful. According to the researches these isn't enough evidence to state that probiotics improve sleep.

Key Takeaways:

  • We found that dietary Prebiotics can improve non-REM sleep, as well as REM sleep after a stressful event
  • lesser-known gut-health promoters called Prebiotics -- which serve as food for good bacteria inside the gut -- can also have an impact, improving sleep and buffering the physiological impacts of stress.
  • it is possible that a diet rich in Prebiotics started in early life could help improve sleep, support the gut microbiota and promote optimal brain/psychological health," the authors wrote.

"Prebiotics are dietary fibers found naturally in foods like chicory, artichokes, raw garlic, leeks and onions."



Reference:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170225102123.htm

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Eating prebiotics may improve sleep, cut impact of stress
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Date: March 01, 2017 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Eating Prebiotics may improve sleep, cut impact of stress





Prebiotics are dietary fibers that are found naturally in foods such as asparagus, leeks, chickory and other foods. Prebiotics are non digestible fibers and they are what probiotics feed on. A diet that includes foods with Prebiotics is shown to be better for sleep patterns especially in youngsters. It improves REM sleep and also improves REM sleep for stress.

Key Takeaways:

  • Intake of probiotics may help improve sleep and act as a buffer against the physiological impacts of stress, a study shows.
  • Prebiotics are certain types of non-digestible fibers that probiotic bacteria feed on.
  • REM sleep is believed to be critical for promoting recovery from stress.

"Prebiotics are certain types of non-digestible fibers that probiotic bacteria feed on, such as the fibers found in many plant sources like asparagus, oatmeal, and legumes as well as in breast milk."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/diet/eating-Prebiotics-may-improve-sleep-cut-impact-of-stress/articleshow/57343552.cms&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjBhMmIxOTgxN2IyMDM3NjI6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNH6hqib3y_xC1S9lIwgw7D13nQNvQ

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Why Should We Take A Multi-Strain Probiotic?
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Date: September 01, 2015 08:19 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Why Should We Take A Multi-Strain Probiotic?

Most people taking a probiotic supplement or drink do so for the purpose of supporting digestive health.  Probiotics increase the colonization of beneficial bacteria in the intestines and limit the proliferation of pathogenic or disease-causing bacteria.  A healthy intestinal microflora is believed to not only enhance digestion, but also promote general health and boost immunity.

Probiotics

Probiotics Offer More than Digestive Health Support

Probiotics offer medical advantages that go past the extent of supporting digestive wellbeing.  Recent studies demonstrate that particular strains of probiotics may be utilized to treat particular conditions.  Here's a rundown of advantages of taking probiotics supplement or drink:

  • An all around adjusted intestinal microflora may help direct solid cholesterol levels.
  • Probiotics, as a major aspect of a general solid eating routine, may help bolster safe framework and moderate diseases. Probiotics may fortify certain safe cells. This could help anticipate stomach and respiratory diseases in youngsters and also skin infections.
  • The utilization of probiotics in uro-vaginal diseases is very much bolstered by clinical trials and research.
  • Probiotics may be utilized to advance oral wellbeing averting tooth rot, especially in kids. In spite of the fact that this idea is moderately new, experimental backing shows probiotics treatment may hold a future in oral health.
  • Probiotics might likewise be recommended to treat conditions that have confounded traditional science, for example, Crohn's ailment, crabby inside disorder (IBS), lactose bigotry, certain sensitivities and skin infections.


Blend of Probiotics with Other Ingredients

Products that contain probiotics and a blend of different fixings are picking up prevalence since they offer more extensive advantages for wellbeing.


  • Probiotics with Prebiotics15

The symbiotic blend of probiotics with Prebiotics multiplies the development of solid microflora. Prebiotics are insoluble fiber, for example, Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) and inulin, which achieve the colon in a genuinely undigested state. It is in the colon that probiotics feast upon Prebiotics through a maturation prepare that happens in the colon. Amid this procedure, by-items called transient unsaturated fats (SFA) are delivered. SFAs help to keep up fundamental elements of the body and produce certain B vitamins.

  • Probiotics with Enzymes16

Probiotics can be consolidated with proteins that help separate sustenance substances into easier structures to improve supplement absorption. 

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Consolidating probiotics with a multi-vitamin is famous yet stances challenges in assembling because of the touchy way of probiotics. Probiotics are delicate to light, dampness, heat, oxygen.


How Probiotics Manufacturers Can Provide Retailers with Reliable Probiotics Supplements

The greatest test that probiotics producers face is keeping the microorganisms alive amid the mixing procedure while guaranteeing strength amid timeframe of realistic usability.  At the point when joined with different fixings that are similarly touchy, for example, proteins, compelling consideration ought to be taken to guarantee that the assembling and bundling procedure happen in a dry situation. Any dampness may initiate the proteins and wreck the probiotics.


Microencapsulation

Microencapsulation is a genuinely late innovation that guarantees the survival of probiotics amid surrounding so as to assemble and stockpiling it with an external covering. Microencapsulating shields probiotics from ecological defilement and forestalls unplanned blending of probiotics with different fixings in the recipe that may bargain its solidness.


Guaranteeing the Right Strain and Count

The wellbeing presenting advantages of probiotics are strain-particular. Diverse strains have particular capacities in the body and not all strains are valuable to wellbeing. Probiotic formulators must be knowledgeable in probiotic strains and the utilization of proper strains for the sought condition-particular capacities. Slight variety in the hereditary profile of strains could create undesirable results.


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Larch Extract
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Date: October 09, 2012 04:39 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Larch Extract

Larch Tree

Over the years, researchers and scientists found out the larch tree extract proved to the answer to all problems that people is facing. People's bodies are prone to illnesses and sickness and no matter they do it is not enough. The main reason why people get ill easily is that their immune system is not stable and always decreases from time to time. As a result, people's immune system will increase over the years, and it is always depending on the person.

What is a larch tree extract?

A larch tree extract is a natural polysaccharide extracted from larch tree. This sugar contains active ingredients that enhance the functions of all immune systems, tissues, and cells. This extract also called as arabinogalactan a biopolymer that consists of sugars, which attached to any protein food that helps your body to withstand and eliminates free radicals in your body.

These active ingredients are the main responsible for increasing your metabolism that eliminate, and reduce free radicals. Even, your body does not yet increase its immune system, but this extract will surely do extensive favor that protects your body's vulnerability. Having an illness or an ailment due to a low immune system is difficult to handle because it always affects everything like your work performances, relationships, and even, your focus. Therefore, it is indispensable to prevent this from happening at all cost!

Why use a larch tree extract?

There are many benefits you can get using larch tree extract and these are as follows:

1) Boosts and increase your immune systems - this extract can help fights free radicals in your body that giving you diseases and sickness such as influenza, flu, and the common cold. It is also the best treatment for inflammation, rheumatism, asthma, bronchitis, and diarrhea. This extract also fights recurrent immune problems such as viral infection, and chronic fatigue.

2) Treatment for cancer - this extract can help fight cancer cells that normally triggered by decreasing the activities of NK cells. This extract will suppress and reduces these cancerous cells to nothing. In addition, it prevents these NK cells from spreading to any other organs. Larch extract also serves as an excellent foundation of fiber that potentially improves colon health by increasing the growth of its healthy bacteria located in the gastrointestinal tract.

3) Supports digestion - this extract acts as a food supply to your intestinal bacteria, so they are eating it instead of food nutrients and considering as a prebiotic that is stimulating the activity or growth of bacteria in your digestive systems considered as health beneficial. Prebiotics helps to treat and prevent intestinal conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, LBM, constipation, leaky - gut, and diverticulosis. In addition, Prebiotics are the best treatment for ulcerative colitis and Crohn enteritis.

Is there any need to take larch tree extract? If you want to stay as healthy as a cow, taking this extract is the best solution! Increasing your immune systems is your main goal to remain healthy over the years and it is easy. Remember that prevention will always better than cure!

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How Fast Does Acidophilus Capsules Work?
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Date: October 13, 2011 03:16 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How Fast Does Acidophilus Capsules Work?

Acidophilus And Colon Health

The body contains a normal flora of good microorganisms which is helpful not only in protecting the body from harmful microorganisms but also in the production of several body fluids and enzymes required for its many biological processes. One of the areas of the body which has an abundant number of good bacteria is the digestive tract. As many health experts claim, “Good digestion largely depends on a healthy digestive tract”.

However, these floras of good bacteria in the stomach and intestine can be easily depleted under certain circumstances which include excessive stress and antibiotic therapy. In antibiotic therapy, it is not only the bad bacteria that are destroyed but also the good ones. Antibiotics will greatly lower the population of good bacteria in the stomach and intestine. Under stressful conditions, the good bacteria may be gradually destroyed by the bad bacteria inside the digestive system and since the body is under stress, it cannot produce enough number of good bacteria which can outnumber the bad bacteria. Good thing, there are supplements which can increase the number of good bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. These are called probiotics. One of the most common probiotics is Lactobacillus acidophilus. This is effective in adding more good microorganisms in the digestive tract thus helping in the maintenance of a healthy and reliable intestinal flora.

Lactobacillus acidophilus

Lactobacillus acidophilus consists of billions of live good bacteria which can greatly help in promoting healthy digestive system and good digestion. Most studies revealed that the improvement of digestion would be apparent about a week or two. Probiotics supplements can be used everyday and can be taken together with prebiotic supplements. Prebiotics, on the other hand, are not live cultures of good bacteria but are supplements to help the existing good bacteria inside the digestive tract to produce more good bacteria. The two can effectively work hand in hand to improve digestion.

Lactobacillus acidophilus can help defend the body against harmful microorganisms. When it is used by the body, its by–product called hydrogen peroxide can make an unfriendly environment for bad bacteria. This toxic environment helps kill and eliminate bad bacteria thus maintaining the health of the digestive system. Lactobacillus acidophilus can also produce certain enzymes which can be helpful in the breakdown and absorption of food nutrients which are essential to the human body. The best widely – known source of Lactobacillus acidophilus is yogurt. It is easily discernible because of its sour taste due to its lactic acid content produced by the billions of Lactobacillus acidophilus. Other food products which are considered as good source of Lactobacillus acidophilus are sauerkraut, kefir, aged cheese and many other fermented products. Lactobacillus acidophilus is also available in the form of pill supplements. One pill approximately has an amount of three billion live cultures of Lactobacillus acidophilus depending on the brand you purchase for internal use.

If you have ever been on antibiotics, you should be taking acidophilus daily!

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Where And What Sources Can I Get Probiotics From?
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Date: October 11, 2011 12:37 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Where And What Sources Can I Get Probiotics From?

Where Can I Get Probiotics From?

Probiotics are not uncommon to the ear ordinary individuals. You may have heard this term on TV and radio or have read this on a newspaper or internet article. Probiotics are considered to be live microorganisms which pose many benefits to human health especially to the digestive system. According to the World Health Organization, Probiotics: "live microorganisms which when consummed in adequate amounts have a health benefit to the host." Probiotics is a general term. The widely used types of Probiotics include Lactic acid bacteria and bifidobacteria and their different species and strains.

Another good Probiotic is not a bacteria but yeast called Saccharomyces boulardii. Though it may be a different microorganism, but still it offers positive health effects. These beneficial microorganisms are commonly supplied to the body by eating fermented food items such as yogurt and soy yogurt. There are also some fermented products which are specially added with live active good bacteria to improve the health of the gastric environment.

Probiotics are found to be beneficial to the body because of its ability to significantly improve the intestinal microbial balance. It acts by inhibiting harmful microorganisms and toxin - producing bacteria inside the gastrointestinal system from causing harm to the body. These microorganisms also aid the good bacteria which are naturally found inside the gastrointestinal system of the human body.

Probiotics can be acquired from food or dietary supplements. The food items which are considered to be great sources of Probiotics are yogurt, fermented milk, miso, tempeh, soy and soy products as well as certain juices. Other great sources of Probiotics include Aged cheese, Cottage cheese, beer, kefir, pickled ginger, brine– cured pickles, Sauerkraut and certain kinds of wine. Dairy products aside from fermented milk which are rich in Probiotics include acidophilus milk and buttermilk. These dairy products are also fermented and cultured with the potent Probiotics Lactobacillus acidophilus and Streptococcus lactis, respectively. Dietary supplements of Probiotics may come in the form of capsules, tablets or powders. The good bacteria may have been naturally present from the raw material used or added during the formulation of such probiotic dietary supplement.

Keep in mind that Probiotics are different from Prebiotics (Inulin). The latter are indigestible food ingredients which can relatively stimulate the growth and activity of the normal bacterial flora of the intestines. When these two are combined, they form a symbiotic effect by working hand in hand with each other.

Good Bacterial

Good bacteria are normally present inside our gut system. However, with the effect of certain health conditions and poor lifestyle, these friendly and beneficial microorganisms may be depleted and not reinforced with new healthy ones immediately. This normal bacterial flora of the digestive system is important for maintaining the health of the digestive system thereby improving the general health of the person. These good bacteria are also helpful in inhibiting and regulating the growth of harmful microorganisms found in the digestive system. Instances which can significantly decrease the number of good bacteria in the gut include antibiotic therapy, food poisoning, alcohol intake, stress and poor diet.

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When Should Probiotics Be Taken?
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Date: October 04, 2011 02:00 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: When Should Probiotics Be Taken?

Probiotics are digestive bacteria which are naturally present in the gastric environment. This type of bacteria is necessary for the proper digestion of food as well as absorption of nutrients. Clinical studies have shown that the digestive tract must contain at least 10 to 15 % good bacteria to have a healthy digestion. In addition, trace amount of bad bacteria is also present inside the digestive tract. This is also important for digestion because these bacteria produce essential enzymes that aid digestion and absorption.

The most popular probiotics is called Lactobacillus acidophilus. This kind of bacteria produces lactic acid inside the stomach when they reproduce. Lactic acid increases the acidity of the gastric environment thus enhancing digestion. The acidity of the digestive tract also helps protect the stomach and intestines from overgrowth of harmful microorganisms such as yeasts, spores, molds and bacteria such as Escherichia coli and Salmonella.

The population of good bacteria in the digestive tract is depleted when the individual is on antibiotic therapy or under prolonged stress. Antibiotics are non – selective. This means that they do not only kill the harmful microorganisms but also the good ones. Good thing probiotics can be obtained from the diet such as yogurt, buttermilk, kefir and other fermented products. In addition, probiotics can also be provided by supplements. Therefore, when the person is to have an antibiotic therapy, the physician usually prescribes probiotic supplement to replenish the digestive tract with the killed good bacteria.

Moreover, if probiotics are prescribed, another form of supplement may also be recommended to aid the activity of probiotic supplements. These are called Prebiotics which are considered to be fibers, either soluble or insoluble. These Prebiotics does not increase the number of good bacteria in the digestive tract. Prebiotics serve as food for good bacteria thus making them healthy and strong against bad bacteria. Sources of Prebiotics include fruits, vegetables, legumes and grains.

Other health benefits of probiotics are that it can enhance the health of the immune system and boost the intestinal barrier function. Probiotics also lessen the development of allergies to food and drugs. For lactose – intolerant individuals, yogurts with live and active cultures of lactobacillus acidophilus are recommended to relieve its disturbing symptoms. In addition, probiotics also has an anti – diarrheal property and at the same time helps in the regulation of normal bowel movement.

A good probiotic supplement must have at least ten million live bacteria. Experts also stressed that the good bacteria contained in a supplement must be that of the Lactobacillus strains. This family of bacteria is the only considered group of good bacteria which is strong enough to reach the intestines, bypassing the acidic environment of the stomach. Another helpful tip on what a good probiotic supplement must be is that the product must be guaranteed organic. Organic probiotics ensure that the bacteria are in its natural and live state and have not been destroyed with heat and strong chemicals during processes. Experts also suggest that you must choose those probiotic supplements in which the source is from organic vegetables.

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Probiotics are good for the intestinal tract
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Date: October 19, 2010 02:21 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Probiotics are good for the intestinal tract

Many people confuse Prebiotics with probiotics, yet they are as different as night and day. Probiotics are live bacteria that are beneficial to your gastrointestinal system, and that are available in various foods such as yoghurts and sauerkraut. Prebiotics, on the other hand, are relatively non-digestible (to humans) foods that enable the probiotics to grow and carry out their intended function.

Basically, probiotics keep your friendly bacteria functional and healthy. The majority take the form of sugary carbohydrates known as oligosaccharides, available from foods such as legumes, fruits and cereal grains. They are not destroyed by digestion, and reach your gut practically unchanged. Although they have relatively little food value to us, they certainly do to bacteria that break them down into the nutrients needed for their growth and development.

Without taking Prebiotics, these probiotics would be of little benefit to you because they would have nothing to live on. They don't eat the same foods as you, and the myth that they digest the same food that you eat is just that - a myth! ~facebook~

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Probiotic
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Date: August 07, 2008 06:03 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Probiotic

Probiotics are dietary supplements containing potentially beneficial bacteria for the small and large intestines. Probiotics, which means "for life", have been used for centuries as natural components in health-promoting foods. This beneficial bacterium is important in recolonizing the intestinal tract with good bacteria during and after antibiotic use as well as supporting overall health and wellness.

Probiotics are not the same thing as Prebiotics which are non-digestible food ingredients that selectively stimulate the growth and/or activity of beneficial microorganisms already in the human colon. Probiotics are live microorganisms (in most cases, bacteria) that are similar to beneficial microorganisms found in the human gut. The use of good probiotics is important in healing many chronic gastrointestinal problems that are so often associated in those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and IBS.

One study performed in a 4-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of 60 individuals with IBS, probiotics treatment with lactobacilli showed markedly beneficial to slowing down the bowels and reversing IBS. Two Scientific studies over the last 50 years show that probiotic organisms can improve the nutritional quality of foods, produce antibiotics, anti-carcinogens, and substances that break down and recycle toxins for their human host.

Historically, people used fermented foods like yogurt and sauerkraut both as food preservatives to limit spoilage, and to support their intestinal and overall health. Fermented foods such as sauerkraut also contain probiotics. Today probiotic bacteria such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium are added by food manufacturers to fermented foodstuffs to improve their nutritional value.

There are, however, other foods that may contain added probiotics, such as sour cream, fruit juices and buttermilk. Food ingredient suppliers are now making it easier to add probiotics and Prebiotics to foods and beverages by offering blends of synbiotics with the right proportion of pro- and Prebiotics to obtain the desired beneficial health effects, as well as improved survival of the live bacterium strains.

Beneficial bacteria thrive and work with your digestive tract and immune system, along with Essential Fatty Acids, to protect you against illness and disease. It is also important to have a healthy balance of beneficial microbes to avoid sickness and disease and to keep your body stay nutritionally sound. Probiotic beneficial bacteria are involved in every aspect of your health. Along with beneficial bacteria, we show how supplements such as Essential Fatty Acids and Green foods provide the foundation for good health and provide a nutritional base for probiotics to grow and flourish in the body.

The most common form for probiotics are dairy products and fortified foods. Probiotics are products aimed at delivering living bacterial cells to the gut ecosystem of humans and other animals, whereas Prebiotics are non-digestible carbohydrates delivered in food to the large bowel to provide fermentable substrates for the friendly bacteria to grow and thrive.

Probiotics are available to consumers mainly in the form of dietary supplements and foods. Because candida infection is very common due to overuse of antibiotics, several studies suggest that probiotics may be effective at preventing candida overgrowth as well as reversing it; candida is a good target pathogen for future probiotic research.

Although they are thought to be essential for health, because they can sustain themselves in the body under normal circumstances, there is no recommended daily intake of probiotics. By consuming foods with probiotics, you can increase the number of healthy bacteria, boost your immunity, and promote a healthy digestive system.

If you can not eat the foods that contain friendly bacteria, there are always probiotic supplements available from your local health food store. As always, it is best to check with your doctor or health care provider before starting any new supplements with medications. Probiotic formulas are a safe and effective means to deliver friendly bacteria to where it is needed, the colon.



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Join The Age Specific Probiotic Revolution For Better Health
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Date: January 18, 2008 10:54 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Join The Age Specific Probiotic Revolution For Better Health

Probiotics are good or friendly bacteria that may just be the most important supplement of all. Probiotics may help boost your immunity, heal disease, and according to recent research, help prevents cancer. All of the above especially applies to both babies and vulnerable older adults. Along with helping people to maintain healthy populations of beneficial bacteria, probiotics have many other health benefits. One that has recently become known is the ability to protect against colon cancer.

A recent study in Ireland found that probiotics, which are live bacteria that can benefit health, may also be just as important as vegetables, legumes, whole grains, and regular exercise in our strategies to lower the risk of cancer. This study was performed on eighty patients who had had either colon cancer tumors or polyps recently removed. Each patient received either a probiotic or a placebo. Included in the probiotic was Lactobacillus rhamnosus and a Bifidobacteria that was combined with other probiotics. These formulas which contain live probiotics and Prebiotics are known as synbiotics. After three months of use, the balance of colon bacteria in those receiving the symbiotic formula had changed to having more lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria and less of the bacteria that is linked with increasing cancer risk, as compared to those patients who received placebos.

Additionally, those patients who received synbiotics showed a decrease in DNA damage in the lining of the colon along with a decreased growth and reproduction of colon cells. Also, neither of the groups reported any adverse effects of the synbiotics. These findings were also consistent with those of earlier studies, concluding that “bad” bacteria can produce substances that promote the development of colon cancer. Probiotics have also been shown to decrease abnormal colon cell development and DNA damage in animals.

However, these findings are not yet enough for the FDA to allow the claims that probiotics work against colon cancer, but rather simply state that they support colon health. These studies certainly suggest that the right beneficial strains in the right amounts of probiotics in your gut are a great amount better for you than too much of the bad bacteria.

Many people take a lifetime approach to probiotics, believing that they are appropriate for people of all ages, from babies to children to adults. Probiotics have an immunomodulatory effect at any age by stimulating and boosting the immune system. Even for infants, probiotics are critical. It has been shown that mothers who take a probiotic blend during pregnancy have babies who are less prone to eczema and other allergic conditions.

Additionally, the advent of new methods has made it possible to characterize the gut microbiota changes as we age, and in health and disease. Because of this, products that target specific issues and ages have been produced which can work with each individual’s needs. The two key bacteria helping advanced adults are Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Bifidobacteria, as they provide the additional bacterial strains that are associated with the older adult’s needs. Additionally, newborns and babies do not need the same composition as adults. Instead, products for babies include B. infantis, B. bifidum, and B. breve. The greatest thing about probiotics is that you can’t overdose. Probiotics are always quite safe and very effective.

When buying a probiotic supplement, look to your local health food store to find the freshest name brand probiotic because not all probiotics are made the same.



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Stevia Sweetleaf with FOS - A Healthy Choice for Balanced Blood Sugar Levels
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Date: June 06, 2005 09:08 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Stevia Sweetleaf with FOS - A Healthy Choice for Balanced Blood Sugar Levels

Stevia Sweetleaf with FOS

Since the first sugar cane was brought from exotic South Pacific and Caribbean islands generations ago, Americans have had a love affair with foods that are super sweet but lack true nourishment. This has led to the development of literally thousands of good tasting but nutritionless foods that have contributed to childhood and adult obesity, energy depletion, mood swings, decreased brain function, and countless other negative effects on human health. Nature has also provided help in the form of an amazing herb from Paraguay, Stevia rebaudiana. Now Planetary Formulas brings you this beneficial herb with its introduction of STEVIA SWEETLEAF WITH FOS.

STEVIA SWEETLEAF contains a concentrated extract of stevia leaves and fructooligosaccharides (FOS) derived from the roots of the Chicory plant (Cichorium intiba). Stevia leaves have been used as a staple in the diet of the Gaurani Indians for more than 1500 years. One of stevia’s greatest attributes is that it contains no calories and no fat. Traditionally, it was used in foods and as a digestive tonic. Modern research has shown that stevia can help to balance blood sugar levels through an enhancement of insulin production. Balanced blood sugar levels in turn can help maintain stable energy levels, proper brain function, and emotional stability, while also reducing sugar cravings.

Planetary Formulas STEVIA SWEETLEAF WITH FOS contains a highly potent stevia extract containing 90% steviosides, the primary active components of stevia. Stevia has been used historically to improve digestion and gastrointestinal function. A healthy gastrointestinal tract is important for digestion, assimilation, the efficient burning of calories, the elimination of toxins, and healthy immune functions. The steviosides in stevia pass through the digestive process without chemically breaking down, so the body obtains no calories from it and it does not contribute to swings in blood sugar levels in the way that consumption of simple sugars do. Modern research suggests stevia has a positive effect on the pancreas, the primary sugar regulating organ of the body.

Unlike many stevia extracts, which are made with toxic extracting solvents, Planetary Formulas uses a water extraction process to avoid the presence of potentially toxic compounds. This is also more ecologically sound: a perfect supplement for people and planet.

FOS is a delicious, fiber-rich group of compounds that also serve as an herbal intestinal prebiotic. Prebiotics are substances that promote the body's natural production of friendly flora, most specifically, lactobacillus and bifidobacteria. The magic of FOS is that–like the steviosides–it passes through the stomach and small intestine undigested. Once in the colon, it helps to create a healthy bacterial environment. Part of its action in the colon is its ability to increase the production of short-chain fatty acids, which have beneficial effects on fat metabolism that are similar to fiber. The results are improvements in gastrointestinal function, bowel regularity, fat metabolism, and a cleansed colon--all of which are integral to health overall.

This combination of delicious flavor, fiber, blood sugar-balancing, and prebiotic activity makes STEVIA SWEETLEAF WITH FOS an ideal dietary supplement for healthy blood sugar levels, digestion, and colon health and as part of a healthy weight management program.

PLANETARY FORMULAS—YOUR SOURCE FOR ADVANCED HERBAL NUTRITION

Planetary Formulas is dedicated to bringing you the finest herbal supplement modern research has to offer. And now compelling research shows how the ingredients in STEVIA SWEETLEAF WITH FOS can help maintain normal blood sugar levels and a healthier lifestyle. Available in 2 oz, 4 oz and 8 oz sizes.

References:
Jeppesen, P., Gregersen, S., Poulsen, C., Hermansen, K. 2000. Stevioside Acts Directly on Pancreatic Beta Cells to Secrete Insulin. Metabolism Vol 49, No 2, 208-214. Alvarez, M., Curi, R., Bazotte, R., Botion, L., Godoy, J., Bracht, A. 1986. Effect of Stevia Rebaudiana on Glucose Tolerance in Normal Adult Humans. Brazilian Journal of Medicine Vol 19, 771-774. Toskulkao C., Sutheerawattananon M., Wanichanon C., Saitongdee P., Suttajit. 1995. Effects of Stevioside and Steviol on Intestinal Glucose Absorption in Hamsters, Journal of Nutritional Science Vitaminology 41 (1): 105-113. Melis, M. 1996. A Crude Extract of Stevia rebaudiana Increases the Renal Plasma Flow of Normal and Hypertensive Rats, Brazilian Journal of Medicine 29 (5): 669-675. Toskulkao, C., Sutheerawattananon M., Piyachaturawat. 1995. Inhibitory Effect of Steviol, A Metabolite of Stevioside, On Glucose Absorption in Everted Hamster Intestine In Vitro, Toxicology Letters 80 (1-3):153-159.



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