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Probiotics Reduce Stress & Anxiety

'For daily wellbeing' probiotic strains show potential for Stress - October 2010

Lactobacillus acidophilus Rosell-52 & Bifidobacterium longum Rosell-175, two of the probiotics in For every day, were demonstrated to be beneficial in an innovative new trial linking gut health and stress levels.  Published in the British Journal of Nutrition, this clinical trial found that the two probiotic strains are able to cause beneficial psychological effects in humans. ' These results provide further evidence that gut microflora play a role in stress, anxety and depression' the French scietinist reported.

Volunteers were administered with either the two For daily wellbeing probiotic strains, or a placebo, every day for 30 days, and then tested for stress and anxiety levels.  The probiotic group showed significant improvement in psychological distress, depression, anger-hostility and anxiety. L. acidophilus Rosell-52 was also shown to help improve sleep in elderly subjects.  Evidence in this area is preliminary, yet very promising!

Source: Mr Messaoudi et al., Assessment of psychotropic-like properties of a probiotic formulation (Lactobacillus helveticus R0052 and Bifidobacterium longum R0175) in rats and human subjects. British Journal of Nutrition, 10.1017/S0007114510004319

Probiotics ease stress-related gut problems - January 2008

Leading probiotic firm, Lallemand, led a double-blind study which randomly assigned either probiotics or placebos to 75 volunteers from 18 to 60 years old. Participants who received probiotics Lactobacillus acidophilus Rosell-52 and Bifidobacterium longum Rosell-175 reported considerable reduction in abdominal pain and nausea or vomiting compared to participants in the control group. Authors of the study at the Institut Rosell commented that this probiotic supplement could act on the intestinal microflora, the epithelial barrier, and the immune system in order to improve gastrointestinal problems induced by stress.

Source: Nutrition Research (Elsevier) Volume 28, Issue 1, January 2008, Pages 1-5 "Probiotic food supplement reduces stress-induced gastrointestinal symptoms in volunteers: a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial" Authors: L. Diop, S. Guillou, H. Durand

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Finchley Clinic Blog

A gateway to winter illness: treating and preventing a sore throat
Posted on Monday January 09, 2017

It’s something that automatically causes dread in people this time of year – a tickle in or at the back of the throat. The reason? Because, in so many cases, it tends to indicate an oncoming sore throat. Granted, on its own a sore throat’s usually a minor complaint, but too often it’s also a […]

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Back down to earth with a bump: the January detox and what alcohol does to the gut and liver
Posted on Friday January 06, 2017

If anything defines the seasonal period then it might be said to be indulgence. All that rich food, piled up on plate after plate and meal after meal. And, of course, all that alcohol too. Alcoholic consumption spikes at this time of year and, although there’s nothing wrong with having a good time and unwinding […]

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Last orders before Christmas / Products to prevent colds and flu’s over the holiday season
Posted on Monday December 19, 2016

We’ll be open almost up to Christmas, and if you want to order before we close here are the deadlines: The last date for guaranteed (courier) UK delivery before Christmas is Thursday 22nd December. This is also the last date for orders to be shipped internationally by courier (usually 3-4 working days). The last date for […]

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Bad triggers and good habits: dietary tips for living with IBS
Posted on Monday December 19, 2016

Do you find you get constipation, bloating, diarrhoea or abdominal pain – or even all four – more often than you assume is normal? If so, there’s a chance you may have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). In fact, given it’s something of an umbrella-like gastrointestinal complaint, the likelihood is a good number of people suffer […]

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Have a great Christmas – how not to get pulled down by Holiday-related stress
Posted on Friday December 16, 2016

Did you know an estimated eight out of 10 Americans feel stressed around Christmastime? When you think about it, it’s hardly very surprising – there’s probably a similar number in the UK and elsewhere in the world. All that pressure to find and buy presents for everybody, to make food, travel and family arrangements, to […]

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