Both supplements were manufactured in the UK with highest possible quality assurance as required by the national Ethical Trials committee – This level of quality assurance far exceeds standard supplement standards. Both manufactures or fully GMP and HACCP approved
Capsule Weight: 530mg
Capsule Size: HPMC Size 0 Veg
Citrus Sinensis fruit (400mg from 200mg of 2:1 extract, standardised to contain 70mg of Bioflavonoids).
Chamomile, Matricaria recutita L. flower) (1000mg from 22mg of 10:1 extract and 65mg of 12:1 extract).
Curcuma Longa rhizome in Curcumin Complex (1600mg of curcumin from 25mg of 64:1 extract, standardised to contain 23.8mg of curcuminoid).
Pomegranate (Punica granatum L. rinds and seeds) (1000mg from 25mg of 40:1 extract, standardised to contain 10mg of Ellagic Acid).
Polygonum cuspidatum root containing 100mg of resveratrol.
Vegan Capsule Shell (Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose)
Inert bulking and anti-caking agents: Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide.
The daily dose (from two capsules)
Prebiotic – 200mg of inulin
Probiotics – 0 billion colony forming units (CFU’s):
Vitamin D3: 800 iu
Delayed release vegan capsule – hypromellose and gellan.
Vitamin D3 (800iu per serving)
Inulin made from whole chicory.
Both supplements were manufactured in the UK with highest possible quality assurance as required by the national Ethical Trials committee – This level of quality assurance far exceeds standard supplement standards. Both manufactures are fully GMP and HACCP approved.
- Decrease inflammatory response (produce Th2, decrease Th1/Th2 levels).
- Reduce symptoms and aid healing of multiple traumas among injured patients.
- Lower risk of kidney stone.
- Reduce blood pressure.
- May Prevent and Treat Diarrhea
- May Relieve IBS Symptoms
- Aids Gut Health
- May protect against cavities
- May Help Prevent UTIs
The National Institute of Health (NIH) did note some potential health benefits of L. d. bulgaricus and probiotics. Early-stage research suggests that they may play a role in managing the following health conditions:
- liver disease
- common cold
- ·diarrhea caused by antibiotics
- inflammatory bowel disease
- atopic dermatitis (eczema)
- allergic rhinitis (hay fever)
- tooth decay
- periodontal disease and other oral health problems
- preventing necrotizing enterocolitis
L. lactis is a commonly used probiotic whose health benefits we are just beginning to understand. This bacterium boosts the immune system, may combat allergies, hypertension, and IBD, and has beneficial effects on the skin.
L. paracasei is a beneficial probiotic species of bacteria that may benefit the immune system and gut microbiota and reduce allergic symptoms and skin sensitivity.
General Health Benefits of Lactobacillus Paracasei:
- Skin health
- Gut health
- Dental health
- Liver function
- Insulin resistance
- Urogenital infections
- Antibacterial Activity
Evidence for the benefits of probiotic supplements in Sport
In recent years, there has been increasing interest in the potential role of probiotics in sport, particularly for enhancing performance, improving motivation to train, reducing fatigue, and promoting recovery.
Studies have shown that athletes have a distinct gut microbiota profile compared to sedentary individuals, with higher levels of bacteria associated with carbohydrate and protein metabolism. However, intense and prolonged exercise can also affect the gut microbiota, leading to an imbalance in microbial diversity and composition. This disruption can cause gastrointestinal symptoms such as bloating, diarrhea, and cramps, which can impair performance and recovery.
Probiotics, particularly lactobacillus, have been shown to help restore gut homeostasis by improving the balance and diversity of the gut microbiota, enhance nutrient absorption, reduce inflammation, and modulate immune function in athletes. In addition, probiotics may also produce metabolites such as short-chain fatty acids that can benefit athletic performance and recovery. Several studies have investigated the effects of probiotics on exercise performance and recovery, with mixed results:
- Improved endurance: Some studies have suggested that probiotics may enhance endurance performance by improving energy metabolism and reducing fatigue. For example, a study published in the International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism found that athletes who consumed a probiotic supplement including Lactobacillus acidophilus, for four weeks had a significant increase in time to exhaustion compared to a placebo group.
- Improved recovery: Probiotics may also aid in recovery by reducing muscle damage, soreness, and oxidative stress. For example, a study published in the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport found that a probiotic supplement containing Lactobacillus rhamnosus reduced muscle soreness and improved muscle function in rugby players following a match. Similarly, a study published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition found that a probiotic supplement containing Lactobacillus casei improved recovery time and immune function in endurance runners following a marathon.