Probiotics for Functional Constipation

Meta-Analysis Offers “Cautious Optimism” for Efficacy of Probiotics for Functional Constipation

A new meta-analysis of 14 Randomized controlled trials shows probiotic supplementation with Bifidobacterium lactis, a specific strain of friendly bacteria, may help individuals with constipation by improving stool consistency and transit time. Functional constipation or chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) affects approximately 14% of the population.  Besides the affect on the patients quality of life (both…

Melatonin

Melatonin

Melatonin is a popular product many people are familiar with, but may not understand why it is so essential.  Melatonin is often referred to as Sleep Hormone and is a natural hormone produced in the pineal gland, but many people do not know it is also produced by bacteria in the gut.  Melatonin plays many…

Metabolic Syndrome and Vitamin C

Metabolic Syndrome Patients Need More Vitamin C to Break Cycle of Antioxidant Depletion

Researchers say a higher intake of Vitamin C is necessary for metabolic syndrome patients trying to stop a potentially deadly cycle of health-related problems and antioxidant disruption.  35% of the adult population in the United States is believed to suffer from metabolic syndrome. Saturated fat, which is high in many people’s diets here in the…

Endurance Exercises-Vitamins-Metabolic Syndrome

Endurance Exercise Maximizes Impact of Vitamins C and D on Metabolic Syndrome

Current research shown while Vitamin C and Vitamin D can alleviate metabolic syndrome combing exercise with these supplements maximizes the impact to alleviate metabolic syndrome.  Over 150 individual’s ages between 30 to 50 years of age participated in the Randomized Controlled Trial.  Participants were assigned to one of six groups: Vitamin C group: participants took…