Probiotic Strains Now Matched to the Illness They Heal

In Julia's Updates by Julia Somerville

Wow this is interesting. We can now match a probiotic strain with a health complaint. (See link attached) It just goes to show how important probiotics are. This is why I am always telling people about the benefits of fermented foods. A lot of probiotics out there contain only a few strains of beneficial bacteria. But when you eat fermented foods you receive lots of different strains.
For those of you who haven’t the time to ferment, I recommend ‘Prescript Assist’ Probiotics, a broad spectrum probiotic and prebiotic, that contains 29 strains of beneficial bacteria. Also supported by a peer-reviewed, double-blind, placebo-controlled human clinical trial, including a one-year follow-up study, verifying long term efficacy. They don’t come cheap (I think £35-40 for one months supply when you purchase online), but they say one month is enough to replenish your microflora, if you’re fairly healthy. In some cases however you may need to take for longer.