A Multi-Strain Friendly Flora Helps Blood Sugar Metabolism

August 20, 2013 | Byron J. Richards, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist

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 A Multi-Strain Friendly Flora Helps Blood Sugar Metabolism
A new study shows that a multi-strain probiotic supplement helps improve the blood sugar metabolism .

Participants consumed a multi-strain probiotic daily for 8 weeks. The probiotic prevented blood sugar from rising during the study period, whereas it went up 28 percent in the control group. The C-reactive protein (CRP) marker of inflammation had decreased in the probiotic group and increased in the control group. The probiotic group also had elevated blood levels of the important antioxidant enzyme glutathione, indicating a better ability to tolerate stress within the circulation.

This study demonstrates that digestive health is an important factor to consider when looking into blood sugar metabolism. Clearly there is a link between poor digestive health and impaired blood sugar metabolism. It is not the only issue, but it is an important issue.

A person has a variety of strategies that can be employed to improve digestive health, one of which is taking a high quality multi-strain acidophilus product. Improvement in digestive health minimally helps remove stress from metabolic processes and may play a large role in helping to fix them (which will vary from person to person).

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