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Archive for August, 2014

Efficacy and Safety of Saccharomyces Boulardii for Acute Diarrhea

Posted on 29 August 2014 by in News

Saccharomyces is a non-colonising yeast used for the last 70 plus years as a therapeutic agent for the relief and management of gastrointestinal distress. Whilst its community use as a by-product of lychee fermentation was well understood in indo china and other nations, in particular for the relief of choleric dysentery it was after Henri Boulard set up the French pharmaceutical company to exploit its potential that studies began. So the recent publication (July 2014) of a review paper in the well known journal Pediatrics is a helpful means of qualifying its use in the paediatric population[1]

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Fish Oil Supplements Reduce Incidence of Cognitive Decline, Brain Atrophy

Posted on 15 August 2014 by in News

Regular use of fish oil supplements (FOS) was associated with a significant reduction in cognitive decline and brain atrophy in older adults, according to a study published early online ahead of the print edition of the journalAlzheimer’s & Dementia.[1] Read the rest of this entry »

Perilla Extract (Benegut®) Improves IBS symptoms

Posted on 08 August 2014 by in News

A study published in the BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine Journal identifies a number of benefits and improved function, achieved in people with IBS ( a functional loss of tolerance in the GI Tract) when consuming a 300mg daily dose of Perilla Extract.[1] Read the rest of this entry »

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