Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. Often referred to as ‘friendly bacteria’, they exist within our gut. Studies have shown that probiotics can aid our digestive health by helping to prevent symptoms of digestive upset - including wind, bloating and diarrhoea.
With the new year approaching, many people are making new year’s resolutions, 80% of which will fail by February.1 That means most people only spend about a month committed to their “new lifestyle”. But why is this? Because people set unrealistic goals. If a person never runs and their new year’s resolution is to run every day, they’re choosing an objective that is difficult to maintain. However, if someone runs three times a week and they want to start running five times a week, this goal is more likely to stick considering their routine is already similar!
Advice and advise, affect and effect, aisle and isle—these words are commonly confused. Such words might look alike, sound alike or, worst of all, look and sound alike but have completely different meanings. And there’s another often-confused pair to add to the list—probiotics and prebiotics. There is a common misconception that probiotics and prebiotics are the same, but news flash: they are not. However, prebiotics and probiotics both play equally important roles in your health. Read on to find out more.
There is no shortage of books or blogs if you are looking for tips on raising children. Accessing information on healthy diets or the benefits of getting enough sleep is often just a click away. However, one aspect which may not be so widely covered is the role of probiotics [...]
Lactobacillus rhamnosus GGis a strain of friendly bacteria that was first discovered in 1985. Now, over 30 years later, it has been the subject of over 1,000 clinical studies, making it the number one most studied probiotic strain.1†† But what is it about this beneficial bacteria strain that keeps scientists interested in studying and utilising its potential?
Now the children are back at school and the nights are drawing in we feel ourselves heading into Autumn. And with that comes the cough and cold season. There is still no cure for the common cold – treatments focus on managing the symptoms such as fever, aches and pains and runny nose. However, there are steps that we can take to try to boost our immunity to avoid catching a cold in the first place.
When seasons change, it’s important to support your immune health. From eating and drinking, to exercising and taking supplements, there are several steps you can take to help support your immune system! Which of these immune system-supporting activities may work best for you and your immune health? Read on to find out!
September is the month when most children return to school – and when some may be starting school for the first time. After 6 weeks of holidays, the change in routine may be a shock to the system in more ways than one!
With a probiotic range designed to support every member of the family#, all Culturelle® products are designed to promote ongoing digestive support and everyday wellness. But with a choice of products, how can you decide which is best suited to you? While not all strains of friendly bacteria provide equal health [...]
When comparing probiotics, there are two items on the label that are crucial: the type of probiotic strain and the number of colony-forming units (CFUs) contained. You already know that Culturelle® contains 100% of the most clinically-studied probiotic strain, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG.†† Now it’s time to get into the details [...]