Archives for July 2015

Do Your Probiotics Survive Shipping, Storage and Stomach Acid?

We talk a lot about what’s in our products (carefully selected super strains of beneficial bacteria) and what’s not in our probiotic products (No GMO’s, No FOS, Soy Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free Options, etc) but today we want to talk about how we handle our probiotics and why that’s unique. Probiotics are living bacteria, and like most bacteria, they can be severely weakened or killed by prolonged exposure to moisture or heat. That’s a big problem, because although we take every step necessary to ensure that the probiotics are kept at the optimum temperature and humidity during production and…. [Read More…]

Gluten Sensitivities

Gluten sensitivity is on the rise, for unknown reasons. About one in 100 people currently suffer from a condition where their intestinal tract reacts so severely to gluten that it becomes inflamed and damaged. Another portion of the population experience digestive symptoms when they eat foods containing gluten, but they don’t seem to develop the same damage to the intestines, these people are said to have gluten sensitivity. Unfortunately, children and adults suffering from severe gluten sensitivities must avoid taking in even tiny amounts of gluten to prevent damage to their intestinal tract, while many others should avoid foods containing…. [Read More…]

Multi-Strain Probiotics – What Consumers Need to Know

These days, most of us are always on the lookout for a good bargain. We want to feel as though we’re getting the best “bang for our buck” without compromising on quality. However, when it comes to choosing a quality probiotic, less is definitely more when it comes to the number of probiotic strains in one capsule or container. Not all probiotics are created equal, and the stark reality is that there are many probiotics, particularly multi-strain probiotics, on the shelves that don’t offer any benefits at all. Whether you’re thinking about buying a probiotic or changing the brand you’re…. [Read More…]

Could Probiotics Save Panda Bears?

An interesting article came across our desk recently about a group of scientists studying the metabolic pattern of the giant Panda Bear in relation to their food source, and the findings were quite unexpected. Giant pandas are black and white Chinese bears and they’re becoming an endangered species. Eating exclusively bamboo, they have the most specialized diet of any of the bear family. Analyzing the pandas’ fecal matter, the scientists revealed they were missing two essential gut microbes, Ruminococcaceae and Bacteroides. These are plant-degrading bacteria found in the guts of bears. This puts the pandas in a dilemma, according to the…. [Read More…]