Recent reports are trickling in that probiotics can actually improve the quality of life in people affected by Celiac disease by reducing internal damage caused by gliadin, a protein in gluten foods that mediates inflammatory response.
Did you know that probiotics play a major role in fracture prevention of bone by increasing bone density? Recent animal studies confirm that probiotics actually control the rate of new bone formation. Therefore, the healthier your gut bacteria is, the faster your body is able to form new bone!
Multiple research reports are confirming that probiotics have the ability to reduce stress while boosting memory.
A recent study analyzed 22 men for a month on probiotics and then off of probiotics. While on probiotics, the men were less anxious while their ability to memorize was enhanced, as tested by number, color, and spacial orientation. The stress hormone, cortisol, was also reduced. When given a placebo, the feelings of emotional stress were increased and memory recognition was reduced.
Just published in renowned international science journal, Nature, 75 infants were randomized, given either the probiotic lactobacillus or a placebo. Thirteen years later, 17.1% of the placebo group developed neuropsychiatric disorders such as ADHD or autism, while not one case was diagnosed in the children given the probiotic. We admit that this is a small study, but the implications are quite astounding!
Many doctors predict that probiotics will be serious competitors to traditional antibiotics in the pharmaceutical market within the next several decades, largely due in part to the overprescribing of many of today’s medicines.