for Cold & Flu?
of you already know that we are ardent
supporters of probiotics for immune
Many of you also know that we invest
an inordinate amount time and effort
to find the most effective probiotic
In yesterday's issue of Pediatrics,
a double-blind, placebo-controlled
study showed significantly reduced
symptoms of cold and flu in children 3
to 5 years old. We are proud to
announce that the probiotic formula
used in the study was our most popular
recommendation for daily immune
maintenance, Metagenics Ultra Flora
The studies' highlights:
course, this is music to our ears.
With the world in a constant battle
with infectious disease, why would you
take the chance and not supplement
with a probiotic? Beyond preventing
infection, probiotics have myriad
other benefits that Steve and I have
to evaluate probiotic consumption
effects on cold and flu-like
symptom incidence and duration in
healthy children during the winter
children ages 3 to 5 were randomly
assigned Lactobacillus acidophilus
NCFM alone, in combination with
Bifidobacterium lactis, or placebo
twice daily for six months.
fever incidence by 53% in
acidophilus alone and 73% in the
compared to placebo.
coughing incidence of 41% alone
and 62% in combo.
runny nose incidence of 28% alone
and 59% in combo.
cold and flu symptoms decreased
significantly compared to placebo
(32% alone and 48% in combo).
use incidence was reduced by 68%
alone and 84% in combo compared to
receiving probiotics had a 32%
reduction in school days absent
alone and 27% in the combo.
short, the researchers state
"daily dietary probiotic
supplementation for 6 months was a
safe and effective way to reduce
fever, runny nose, and cough
incidence and duration and
antibiotic prescription incidence,
as well as number of missed school
days attributable to illness, for
children 3 to 5 years of
study yet again reaffirms that when
provided with the proper fuel, an
optimally functioning immune system
can be achieved.
Have a happy, healthy day.
Bonnie, Steve, and
the staff at Nutritional Concepts
1535 Lake Cook Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
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