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Archive for January, 2020

LGG still king of Probiotics after 30 years

Posted on 22 January 2020 by in News

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Lactobacillus GG (LGG) is the world’s most clinically studied probiotic. LGG was first isolated in the late ‘80s from the faecal sample of a healthy adult by the researchers Gordon and Gorbach, hence the ‘GG’ moniker.

During the early studies and subsequently confirmed by multiple others, LGG is known to withstand gastric acidity and bile salts and effectively adheres to the gastrointestinal mucosa. LGG’s ability to resist gastric acidity and bile salts is a consequence of the ability of the bacterium to produce anti-stress proteins that give it greater survival capacity in intestinal transit after oral intake. Adherence to the intestinal wall is also favoured by the presence on the bacterial wall of exopolysaccharides rich in galactose residues and the presence of specific adhesive pili. Read the rest of this entry »

Are you a ‘Social Prescriber’ advocate?

Posted on 09 January 2020 by in News

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The times they are a changing… it seems our much-troubled NHS and related social support networks can no longer rely on existing operating models to meet and successfully manage or solve the growing burden of chronic diseases and as such different strategies are now underway. Read the rest of this entry »

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