Yesterday, the New York State Attorney General’s office demanded that four leading national retailers remove certain brands of herbal supplements from their shelves, citing that the products did not contain the ingredients on the label, and were made up of cheap and dangerous filler materials. You can read the full article in the New York Times here. This has been a long time coming, and is just the tip of the iceberg. We have been warning the industry and the public about fraud in the supplement industry for years. This is an unregulated market with little in the way of.... [Read More...]
One of the great attributes of Natren that elevates the quality of our probiotics above those of others is the length that we go to in protecting the beneficial bacteria from manufacture to gut for maximum potency and effectiveness. Starting with refrigerated delivery all through the supply chain, through to the Oil Matrix Delivery used in Healthy Trinity to protect the beneficial bacteria as it passes through the stomach. But what is this Oil Matrix Delivery System, why is it necessary, and how does it work? Its primary role is to ensure that the beneficial bacterial survive the acid-bath in.... [Read More...]
The quest for more truth and honesty in Probiotics took a great leap forward at the Probiota 2014 conference in Amsterdam earlier this month. Event chairman and renowned probiotics expert Professor Gregor Reid highlighted that little is known about the way different species of bacteria interact, citing evidence that many multi-strain probiotics are less effective than those containing just a few strains, because some strains will inhibit the activity of others when placed together. He warned that “The tendency is ‘let’s have 15 strains’ … ‘let’s have 28 billion’, “You’ve got to know what they’re doing. Are they really having an impact?”. For.... [Read More...]
Probiotics are starting to get the widespread recognition they deserve as a functional part of a healthy diet, and like anything that gets consumer attention, a mass of commercial products have hit the market boasting probiotic benefits. But how effective are these products really? And do they deliver the benefits that they promise? Why the Emphasis on Probiotic Foods? For generations, the world has enjoyed a diet of “real food”. This has been unprocessed, naturally occurring goodness, some of which has included traditional fermented foods that are high in probiotics. Today, real food is hard to come by – processed.... [Read More...]
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It’s summer, that great time of year when we bask in the sunshine and take some well-earned vacation in the sun. However, much as we love the sun, our friendly probiotic bacteria do not handle the transition to warm temperatures so well. We have often stressed the importance of keeping probiotics cool, ideally in a refrigerator. There is a good reason for this – heat kills most bacteria, and since probiotics are living bacteria, heat is not their friend. However, some probiotic manufacturers would have you think that their product does not need refrigeration, but the laws of biology apply.... [Read More...]
Welcome to the new Natren Probiotic Blog – here we hope to provide our visitors with helpful and informative insights from the world of probiotics, tips for taking care of your body and a variety of healthy living topics. We hope this will be a useful addition to your busy and healthy lifestyle. With the surge of interest in holistic approaches to health and the focus on preventive care, Natren’s impact on the health industry continues to multiply. Natasha is consistently asked to educate both consumers and medical professionals around the world about the benefits of probiotics. One of the.... [Read More...]