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Opportunities to affect microbial colonisation of the gut - ProVen Probiotics

Key Message #3 – Opportunities to Affect Microbial Colonisation of the Gut

Microbial Colonisation of the Gut The foetal and neonatal periods are the developmental periods of extraordinary plasticity (adaptation) and much of the structural and physiological development at this time is now known to remain with us into adulthood. By 12 months of age, the composition of the infant’s microbiome starts to resemble that of an …

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Choosing the right probiotic - ProVen

Key Message #2 – Choosing The Right Probiotic

The right probiotic There is a multitude of different probiotic products on the market, all containing different strains of live bacteria, in different combinations and at different amounts – and this can make it difficult to decide which product to use in any given situation. When deciding which to use, we would recommend using the …

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Dr Nigel Plummer’s Keynote Speech at IHCAN Gut Conference 2017

Dr Nigel Plummer’s keynote speech Physiology and function of the microbiome in the small and large intestines On Saturday 9th September 2017, Dr Nigel Plummer from ProVen Probiotics spoke at the IHCAN Gut Conference in London, presenting a plethora of research on the link between the microbiome and the potential for disease. Each of us …

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Early immune system development - ProVen Probiotics

Early immune system development

The neo-natal period is a critical development window for the immune system and many other biological systems, which are driven in part by environmental stimuli, including microbes. The in utero environment requires that the baby’s immune system is subdued to tolerate maternal alloantigens and the changes and stress involved in development.[1] After birth however, there …

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The microbiome and athletic performance blog - ProVen Probiotics

The microbiome and athletic performance

Improving our understanding of how the microbiota respond to exercise may help to enhance overall athletic performance and health. Exercise affects multiple bodily systems Intense exercise results in both muscle-based and systemic responses, including correction of electrolyte imbalance, decrease in glycogen storage and increase in oxidative stress, intestinal permeability, muscle damage and systemic inflammatory response. …

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Cognitive function and the microbiota blog - ProVen Probiotics

Cognitive function and the microbiota

There is a growing understanding of the importance of the gut microbiota in influencing brain function, behaviour and mental health. This understanding started with studies into irritable bowel syndrome, which linked the gut-brain axis and the microbiota with stress-related illness, and has now been extended to include other brain disorders such as autism, schizophrenia and …

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