Archives for May 2016

New Research Shows Probiotics Early in Life May Reduce Asperger’s and ADHD Development Later in Childhood

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 11% of children 4-17 years of age (6.4 million) have been diagnosed with ADHD as of 2011 with rates of ADHD diagnosis increasing an average of 5% per year between 2003 and 2011. The condition has no racial or socioeconomic bias as it is reported in all ethnic groups. The statistics for other autism spectrum disorders including Asperger syndrome (AS) are just as grim. A new study brings hope for parents with newborns. Probiotics given early in life may be the answer to avoiding neuropsychiatric disorders like ADHD and AS later…. [Read More…]

Can Your Gut Microbiota Predict If You Will Get Gout?

Gout is on the rise around the world and gut health may be part of the problem. The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases calls gout one of the most painful forms of arthritis out there and recent statistics show around 8.3 million people in the U.S. have it, that’s about 3.9 percent of the population. While 3.9% may not sound like much, another 21% of the U.S. population has a precursor to the disease called hyperuricemia. This new research suggests that the microbes living in our guts could potentially be used as a screening tool for…. [Read More…]

In Their Own Words: A Life-changing Story From A Customer

In this blog, we try to provide well-researched insight into the world of Probiotics and Healthy Living, however sometimes other people can say it better than us. So this time, one of our customers tells their story, in their own words, about how Natren products have helped them personally. We think it’s a wonderful story – we hope you agree. I am 26 years old. Since the age of 9, I have suffered from gas, bloating, diarrhea, and overall intestinal discomfort. I recall multiple visits to the gastroenterologist throughout my child, adolescent, and adult years for these issues. After countless blood…. [Read More…]

Starting an Exercise Program Early in Life Shows Benefits to Gut, Brain and Metabolic Health

Whenever we learn of exciting new research on the gut microbiota, it reminds us of the work we do every day, and particularly the positive impact that probiotics have both in the animal kingdom, and mankind. Some of the most interesting research involves the communication between the human brain and our gut. These latest findings offer new perspectives on how we may be able to improve our physical and psychological well being through early childhood physical activity. Seizing the Window of Opportunity A recent study on the gut-brain connection, conducted at University of Boulder, is particularly interesting since it demonstrates that…. [Read More…]