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  • Happy Woman Glasses Smiling Windy
    October 4, 2018 Emma McGowan

    Probiotic May Ease Stress and Anxiety

    Stress and anxiety are considered psychological problems, but an increasingly large body of research is finding connections between physical changes in the body and psychological outcomes. A recent study suggests that daily supplementation with the probiotic Lactobacillus plantarum P8 may...

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  • Grandma Gardening Happy Smilling
    July 10, 2018 Emma McGowan

    Probiotic Strain May Help Improve Bone Health Later in Life

    Bone fragility is rarely detected before the first fracture, so preventative measures are particularly important. A recent study suggests that taking a probiotic supplement may improve bone health in mature women by up to 50%. Participants in the study included...

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  • Woman Smiling Outdoors
    July 9, 2018 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Probiotic Strain May Improve Stools in Healthy People

    Probiotics are well known for improving gut health. A recent study suggests that taking a daily supplement of the probiotic Bacillus subtilis C-3102 may help improve stool frequency and consistency in healthy people. Participants in the study included 88 healthy...

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  • Mother Newborn Child Baby
    July 8, 2018 Emma McGowan

    Probiotic Strain May Ease Postpartum Depression Symptoms

    Previous research suggests that women’s gut microbiome changes during pregnancy and that changes in gut microbiome may be linked with depression. A recent study suggests that taking a supplement of a probiotic strain may help improve postpartum depression symptoms. In...

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  • Gastrointestinal Issues Stomach Pain Cramp IBS
    June 26, 2018 Emma McGowan

    Probiotic Supplements May Ease IBS Diarrhea

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects the large intestine. IBS symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea, and urgent bowel movements. A recent study suggests that taking a multi-strain probiotic may improve symptoms in people with diarrhea-predominant IBS....

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  • Woman Sick Fever Flu Sneeze
    June 12, 2018 Emma McGowan

    Probiotics May Help Relieve Hay Fever Symptoms

    Hay fever is estimated to affect between 10% and 30% of the global population. It is characterized by inflammation of the nose that leads to runny nose, congestion, red and watery eyes, sneezing, cough, and itchy nose. A recent pilot...

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