Archives for August 2017

Histamine Intolerance & Probiotics

Should you be concerned about the effects of probiotics on histamine levels? It’s a question that we have been getting a lot at Natren and for good reason – studies show there may be a correlation. We are in the business of science, so we do our best to keep current on the latest industry information and the most recent scientific data. What we have found is that strain matters when it comes to histamines. Different strains of the same genus and species of bacteria lead to different effects. Breaking It Down by Strain What Natren has discovered by researching…. [Read More…]

How Gut Health Affects Skin Health

With a total area of about 20 square feet, your skin is the largest organ of your body – and it is one of the most important. Your skin protects you from dangerous viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens, and from the sun, wind and extreme temperatures. Your skin is also one of the first things people see. Skin looks and functions at its best when it is healthy. Unhealthy skin allows pathogens to invade your body. Skin problems, such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis can be uncomfortable and socially embarrassing. Outbreaks of these skin problems can cause self-consciousness in teens…. [Read More…]

Probiotics Could Help Honey Bees Exposed to Pesticides

As you may have seen in the news lately, there is national concern about the plight of the honey bee. Honey bees are responsible for more than just the local honey sold at farmer’s markets. You might call them ambassadors of agriculture. They are one of the most important natural assets in existence because they pollinate crops all over the world whether they are growing in your garden or are part of the seasonal harvest for farmers. The American Beekeeping Federation explains that around one-third of the food you and your family eat relates in some way to honey bee…. [Read More…]