Written by Joyce Smith, Staff Writer. Genotyping a cohort of children at high risk for eczema revealed that supplementing with Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 was more effective in modifying gene susceptibility to eczema than supplementing with Bifidobacterium animalis subsp lactis HN019. (more…)
Immune Function Improved by Dietary Intake of Yogurt Containing L. Paracasei, B. Lactis, and Heat-Treated L. Plantarum
Written by Angeline A. De Leon, Staff Writer. A twelve week daily consumption of dairy yogurt containing L. paracasei, B. lactis, and heat-treated L. plantarum enhanced the immune system functioning in 200 participating nondiabetic older adults. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Study participants with gingivitis, who supplemented daily for 12 weeks with a probiotic containing Lactobacillus plantarum, significantly improved probing depth and plaque index compared to the control group.
Written by Marcia J. Egles, MD. Six months of supplementation with the probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri significantly improved the number of pulmonary exacerbations and hospitalizations and number of upper respiratory and gastrointestinal infections in the participating subjects with cystic fibrosis.
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Fifty Japanese study participants significantly improved their symptoms of eczema when they supplemented with the probiotic Saccharomyces cerevisisiae L92 for just 24 weeks.
Written by Marcia J. Egles, MD. Saccharomyces cerevisisiae, commonly known as Baker’s yeast, significantly improved symptoms of constipation in a subgroup of patients suffering from irritable bowel syndrome.
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. A probiotic, when given to pregnant women 4 weeks prior to anticipated delivery, significantly improved immune cytokines in the nursing newborns.
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Of the 47 study participants who took galactooligosaccharide (GOS/RP-G28) in daily increments of 1.5 g-15 g for 36 days, followed by 30 days of dairy, 71% had significant improvements in symptoms of lactose intolerance. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Of the 154 women with reoccurring bacterial vaginosis and aerobic vaginitis, those who took a probiotic supplement in addition to their antibiotic, metrodiazinole, had a 54.3% longer time between reoccurring infections compared to the placebo group. (more…)
Written by Jessica Patella, ND. Children who supplemented for 2 weeks with a probiotic, in addition to ( brushing, flossing, tongue scraping and rinsing with chlorhexidine), had the greatest improvement in oral health and sustained that improvement for 3 months after discontinuing the probiotic. (more…)
Written by Joyce Smith, Staff Writer. Learn about the many beneficial ways that probiotics influence our health and well-being.
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. A 2016 study demonstrated that of the 10,890 infants, those who were given a combination of Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium infantis had a significant 52 % reduced risk of developing necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC); a 49% reduced risk of death after contacting NEC and an 11% reduced risk of blood stream infections compared to preterm infants who did not receive probiotics. (more…)
Written by Joyce Smith, Staff Writer. After 60 days of supplementing with either a probiotic blend or a prebiotic, those in the two probiotic groups had significantly improved symptoms of constipation and significantly healthier bowel movements than those in the placebo group. (more…)
Written by Joyce Smith, Staff Writer. A fermented milk supplementation with added probiotics and prebiotic fiber significantly improved constipation in participating subjects with Parkinson disease compared to control.
Written by Joyce Smith, Staff Writer. Diabetic patients who took a multispecies probiotic for 8 weeks had significant improvements in fasting blood glucose, insulin resistance, C-reactive protein, and total glutathione compared to control. .