ReNew Life has made yet another improvement to our best-selling line of Ultimate Flora probiotics. In addition to other features that set us apart such as delayed release capsules and the highest possible potencies, we now package the majority of our Ultimate Flora probiotics in Fresh-Assure blue glass bottles.
Why is glass so great? The major benefit of deep blue glass is that it helps to shield probiotic cultures from potentially damaging light, heat, and moisture. In fact, contrary to popular belief, it’s moisture not heat that can affect overall potency and probiotic culture count over time. Because probiotics are live bacteria, their viability depends on proper storage. Keeping probiotics in the refrigerator is the first step, but glass is the ultimate container of choice for keeping moisture out and maximum probiotic potency in.
Another plus to using glass over plastic is that glass is the “greenest” storage option for probiotics yet. Apart from helping to maximize the benefits of these amazing good bacteria, the Fresh-Assure blue glass bottles are reusable and recyclable. It’s easy to see why most health food store shoppers prefer glass over any other container.
So whether you need a daily maintenance probiotic or prefer a more potent probiotic for critical needs, take your pick from the Ultimate Flora line of premium probiotic supplements in your health food store’s refrigerator. Not only do we have the highest potency available, we’re now utilizing the best possible packaging for that extra level of quality more health food store shoppers prefer.
When omega-3 fish oil comes to mind, heart health is usually the first benefit attributed to it. Brain health and joint health are a close second and third. Did you know that omega-3s may also be helpful for your muscles?
According to a recent study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, regular fish oil consumption, in conjunction with strength training, improved muscle force and function in elderly women. The study involved 45 women about 64-years-old, all assigned to a strength training program. Fifteen women received a standard fish oil supplement containing 400 milligrams EPA and 300 milligrams DHA during the 90 days of strength training, and 15 women received the fish oil for 60 days before strength training as well as throughout the strength training. Fifteen of the women strength trained but did not take fish oil supplements.
All women experienced improvements in muscle force and function, but the women taking omega-3 fish oil saw even greater effects than the women not taking it. The results of this study may be particularly important for aging women. Not only does strength training help build bone, but muscular strength is also important for stability as we age. The researchers stated, “The use of fish oil supplementation in addition to strength training potentiates the neuromuscular system, enhancing the muscle strength and the functional capacity in elderly women. Thus, fish oil may be an attractive supplement for the elderly to maximize their neuromuscular responses to strength training, which is important to life quality.”
If you are not taking fish oil already for its array of health benefits, consider it. Improved muscle function is one small benefit in addition to many others you may gain from this amazing nutrient.