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Introduction to Methylation

Overview of Methylation Often referred to as the ‘methylation cycle’ CH3, the role of methylation in chronic illnesses has been receiving increasing attention over the last decade. Its role in the regulation of the expression of the genome has contributed to the understanding of epigenetics. Th...

An Introduction to Probiotics

What are probiotics? Over 300 different strains of bacteria compete for the environment within the lower gastrointestinal tract. Bacterial strains that promote health (mainly probiotics) as well as those that cause disturbances, both compete for space and nutrients. The following diagram provides a...

An introduction to D-lactate free probiotics

Overview of D and L forms of lactate Humans are only able to process the L form of lactate via the pyruvate dehydrogenase enzyme. Thus if there is excessive production of D-lactate, the body has a limited ability to metabolise it and the subsequent build-up can lead to D-lactic acidosis. The sympto...

An introduction to Saccharomyces boulardii

What is saccharomyces boulardii? Saccharomyces boulardii (SB) is a yeast frequently prescribed as a biotherapeutic agent in a lyophilised (freeze-dried) form. Controlled clinical trials have shown that oral administration of SB could treat or prevent gastrointestinal diseases such as antibiotic-ass...