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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.
Anxiety, or worry, is experienced by just about everyone at some point. Some people have anxiety disorders, which are more serious conditions, but it’s safe to say that most people experience at least occasional anxiety. That’s why a new study on omega-3s found in fish oil is so exciting. It’s the first study to look at the effects of fish oil on anxiety in a healthy population—meaning, in people who don’t already have an anxiety disorder. It’s already known that fish oil can be helpful for those people. But what about people who only experience anxiety here and there?
The researchers took a group of medical students and gave them omega-3 supplements for three months. The supplements contained 2,085 mg of EPA and 348 mg of DHA. Another group got a placebo. After three months, the group taking the fish oil showed a 20 percent reduction in anxiety scores and a 14 percent reduction in the production of the inflammatory marker interleukin-6 (IL-6) over the placebo group.
IL-6 is an inflammatory cytokine. Depression and anxiety are both known to involve the production of inflammatory cytokines. This is one of the gut-brain connections, actually, since the inflammation can originate in the gut. Omega-3s were able to reduce these inflammatory compounds, highlighting just one way they may be helping mood disorders like depression and anxiety.