Here at Redrose, we like to keep our customers up-to-date on trending ingredients in the nutraceutical industry. With probiotics and research into their effects hitting the headlines daily, we thought it would be good to further define what probiotics are and why they’re continuing to increase in popularity.
Probiotics are made up from live bacteria and yeasts that are good for you and your digestive system. While bacteria can typically be considered a ‘bad’ thing, probiotics are referred to as ‘good’ or ‘healthy’ bacteria as they keep your gut healthy.
Probiotics can also be taken as food supplements, which is where we come in. Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium have emerged as two of the most commonly used probiotics in recent years which are used within our formulations. The majority of our probiotic supplements come in capsule form and boast a range of health benefits. These include:
- Supporting your gut bacteria
- Supporting digestive function
- Preventing and treating diarrhea
- Aiding with mental health conditions
- Lowering LDL cholesterol and blood pressure
- Reducing the effects of allergies and eczema
Probiotics also work from the inside out for your skin. Dr. Roshini Raj, a gastroenterologist and renowned doctor of internal medicine, said:
“By maintaining a healthy bacterial balance in the gut, probiotics can reduce overall body inflammation that may cause skin sensitivity, or even acne or rosacea.”
Probiotics can benefit your skin, just like they benefit your gut.
In addition to this, a number of studies have also revealed the benefits of using specific probiotics for weight loss and to reduce belly fat.
With a number of positive benefits, there’s no wonder probiotic supplements are increasing in popularity and that studies are being held worldwide into their effects.
Most recently, a study in Moscow found links that Probiotics, as well as supporting gut health, could be a key driver in supporting oral health too as the supplement also has a positive effect on plaque accumulation.
With articles like this hitting the headlines daily, the growth of the probiotics market is showing no sign of slowing down.
If you’re interested in learning more about probiotics, or how you could produce your own probiotic supplement range for your customers, please get in touch. Our dedicated technical team will be more than happy to help.