|HERBAL HEALTH | By Michaela Tsangari | 14.01.2020|
Vegan, gut biome enthusiast? Nutraceuticals has you covered
Probiotic supplements that are as good for your social conscience, as they are for your gut health!
We have just been granted Vegan Society registration for a range of our Probiotic Powders. Now purchasing these supplements from Nutraceuticals means that you have the power to boost your body and make the world a better place at the same time!
Awarding of the Vegan Society registration for these materials is the culmination of a meticulous process of investigation of the products. The Society conducts intensive reviews of sourcing, raw material, production, testing and logistics to ensure that all aspects comply with their stringent ethical standards.
The Vegan Society’s identifies veganism as ‘a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose’. By approving the registration of a range of NGE Probiotics, the Vegan Society have endorsed that these Nutraceuticals products also abide with this exemplary ethos.
Preventing the exploitation of animals is not the only reason to include vegan options in your dietary and supplement choices. Whilst recycling and trying to ‘ditch’ the car are well recognised as ways to live a greener life, one of the most effective commitments we can make to reduce our carbon footprint is to avoid all animal products. With the Vegan Society stamp, our registered Probiotics are as healthy for the environment as they are for your tummy!
Now that we have satisfied your altruistic sensibilities with our Vegan Society credentials, you may ask, ‘What can probiotics do for me?’
Bacteria are often viewed in a negative context from a health perspective – from contaminating foodstuffs, to generating infection and causing disease. However, many of the bacteria in the body have a key role to play in maintaining normal function. In particular, the abundant flora found in the human gut are vital to systemic health. The efficient functioning of these specialist microbes contributes to digestion, immunity, and even weight control.
However, gut flora is highly sensitive to the impacts of disease, medications and diet. The resultant imbalance in gut flora has been researched and has been demonstrated to be linked to immune stress and increased risk of morbidity. Conditions such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, heart disease, colorectal cancer, Alzheimer's and depression are now being investigated with regard to their correlation with poor gut health.
The Greek origin of the word, probiotic, - pro, meaning promoting and biotic, meaning life – demonstrates why these supplements are unrivalled for improving gut wellness. Probiotics are living microorganisms, which help to colonize the gut with health-boosting microorganisms. Whether used in response to acute issues such as antibiotic-associated stomach upset or to maintain optimal digestive and metabolic wellness, research has also shown that taking Probiotic supplements gives gut flora the support they require to perform their vital functions.
Whilst the studies continue into the full spectrum of potential benefits offered by probiotics, in recent research, links have been made to an enhancement of immune function, reduction in systemic inflammation and also to weight regulation. Additionally, a French clinical study demonstrated that the inclusion of select probiotic supplements resulted in beneficial effects on anxiety and depression related behaviours in human volunteers.
With Probiotic products that tick the ethical boxes as well as offering a broad spectrum of specialist and systemic health benefits, the Nutraceuticals Vegan Society Registered Probiotic Range are truly magnificent microbes.
If you are interested in exploring the conversion to Vegan probiotic products, or including our registered products in your Vegan preparations, then please start a conversation with us today! Click here and let's have a chat.
We currently have the listed range of Vegan Society Registered Probiotic products below. However, we are actively expanding the Vegan Society Range of products we offer.
NIGEPRB000101 Bifidobacterium Bifidum 1 Billion/g - Vegan Registered
If you would like further information about the research referenced in this article, we would be pleased to assist. Just drop us a message via our contact form.
First published here in Feb 2019