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prebiotics

The benefits of prebiotics and latest research

The influence of the gut microbiome on health has gained great interest and evidence in recent years. Much research has focused on the use of live bacteria supplements or probiotics for influencing and supporting the growth and diversity of the microbiome. However, an important adjuvant to probiotic use is the practice of including prebiotics in the diet and supplementation. This blog looks at the benefits of prebiotics and latest research for their influence on the microbiome and wider physiology.

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Teen mental health and sleep

According to the Mental Health Foundation, 20% of adolescents may experience a mental health problem in any given year. 50% of mental health problems are established by age 14 and 75% by age 24. 10% of children and young people (aged 5-16 years) have a clinically diagnosable mental health problem, yet 70% of children and adolescents who experience mental health problems have not had appropriate interventions at a sufficiently early age.

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Nutrients to support male reproductive health

Male infertility is a significant an issue as female infertility however, it is much less highlighted in the public eye. Infertility or sub fertility is a problem for many couples in the UK, affecting 1 in 7 heterosexual couples. Unexplained infertility occurs in 5-10% of couples trying to conceive this is thought to be due to one third female causes one third male causes and one third combined cause.

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The benefits of NAC to human health

N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is a supplement form of the non-essential amino acid, cysteine and is associated with antioxidant capability, immune support, detoxification and much more. NAC has received a lot of positive attention recently, particularly in light of the pandemic and vaccination roll out, and in this week’s blog we explore some of the evidence in relation to this and also its wider application.

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