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Being a leader in the natural health industry means partnering with those who share our deep commitment to superior quality, so of course we were tickled to hear that EpiCor®—a key ingredient in our Ultimate Flora Advanced Immunity formula—was awarded the 2010 Scientific Excellence Award at SupplySide West in Las Vegas last month. SupplySide is the largest event in the world for healthy, natural and innovative ingredients.
EpiCor is a unique combination of protein, fiber, vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants, and other metabolites proven in studies to help boost resistance to seasonal health issues, support optimum respiratory health, and help the immune system cope with stress. It’s one of three proven natural ingredients in Ultimate Flora Advanced Immunity (along with a powerful probiotic and the potent antioxidant ResistAid™) that together help strengthen the body’s natural defenses and promote a balanced immune system during peak seasons throughout the year.
EpiCor received the recent honor due to several published studies showcasing its effectiveness against colds, flu and allergies. In studies published in the Journal of Alternative Medicine, Urologic Nursing, and Advances in Therapy, the powerful immunogen has been shown to help reduce symptoms after they appear, as well as help reduce the frequency and duration of symptoms.
So congrats, EpiCor! ReNew Life is proud to be among such extraordinary company. And don’t forget to stock up on Ultimate Flora Advanced Immunity to ensure a sniffle-free season!
After following more than a thousand South Florida beachgoers for a year, experts at the University of Miami discovered an alarming trend among people who frequently swam in the ocean. Compared to non-swimmers, those who spent time in the water experienced more gastrointestinal illness, more respiratory problems, and a significantly higher rate of skin disorders, even though beach areas were clean and the water unpolluted.
The culprit? Microscopic bacteria that thrive in the sub-tropical water temperatures. Such bacteria can enter the body through ingestion or skin contact and could potentially upset the healthy balance of bacteria in the digestive tract, which is essential for optimal digestion and immune function.
Experts warn that the harmful bacteria may pose a particular threat for children as well as older adults who may be lacking in healthy gut bacteria, and recommend taking the following precautions if planning a day at the beach:
- Avoid swallowing ocean water.
- Do not swim if you are ill, have diarrhea or open wounds.
- Shower and wash your hands before and after swimming.
- Take children on frequent bathroom breaks/diaper changes.
Research also shows that taking a daily high-potency probiotic supplement can help boost the numbers of good bacteria in the gut and help ward off potential harmful invaders. As a general rule, adults should look for supplement with at least 15 billion active cultures per once-daily serving.