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Evidence in treating Helicobacter pylori using probiotics

An overview of available evidence in treating Helicobacter pylori using probiotics This brief review summarises the available published primary and metadata studies on the effectiveness of probiotics inclusive of multiple strains formulations, single strains and probiotic yeast such as Saccharo...

Common parasites found in the gastrointestinal tract and alternative treatments

Review Article Dr Antony Underwood MBBS (SYD) FRACP Introduction Human parasites include various protozoa and worms that infect the body and cause parasitic disease. Some parasites adapt to living in the lumen of the intestine where conditions are anaerobic, while others reside in the blood and t...

Examining clinical similarities between myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome and d‑lactic acidosis

Authors: Amy Wallis1* , Michelle Ball1, Sandra McKechnie2, Henry Butt3, Donald P. Lewis4 and Dorothy Bruck1 Abstract Background: The pursuit for clarity in diagnostic and treatment pathways for the complex, chronic condition of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) continues....

Gastric emptying times Delayed Release vegetable capsules

Human Clinical Study To clinically assess the efficacy of DRcaps capsules for resistance to stomach acids for delayed delivery properties of ingredients, Capsugel commissioned the independent laboratory, Bio-Images Research, in Glasgow, Scotland, to conduct a gamma scintigraphic in vivo study. The ...

Quatrefolic® lowering homocysteine serum levels

New study shows significant effect of Quatrefolic® in lowering Homocysteine Serum Levels A recently new published study (Mazza et al., Nutraceutical approaches to homocysteine lowering in hypertensive subjects at low cardiovascular risk: a multicenter, randomized clinical trial. J Biol Regul Homeos...

Folate, Vitamin B12, and S-Adenosylmethionine

Review Article Author: Teodoro Bottiglieri, PhD  KEY POINTS Folate is required in the synthesis of methionine and S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe). Folate deficiency is commonly associated with depression, but may also play an important role in cognitive function. Clinical trials with various forms of...

The effects of probiotics on the infant gut

Review Article Dr Antony Underwood MBBS (SYD) FRACP Introduction The supplementation of probiotics to infants can aid in the prevention and treatment of several enteric diseases, such as diarrhoea and infantile colic. Research has found that the most predominant bacterial strains found in the inf...

The effects of Saccharomyces boulardii on humans

Review Article Dr Antony Underwood MBBS (SYD) FRACP Introduction 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 gastrointestin...

An introduction to D-lactate free probiotics

Review Article Dr Antony Underwood MBBS (SYD) FRACP Introduction There has been increasing awareness about the benefits of probiotics with microorganisms which only produce the L form of lactate. This has arisen from the knowledge that humans are only able to process the L form of lactate via the...

Probiotics in health and disease

Review Article Dr Antony Underwood MBBS (SYD) FRACP Introduction The gastrointestinal tract is colonised by friendly bacteria that aid in the digestion of food, process toxins, and manufacture vitamins and metabolites beneficial to the human organism.7 The intestine contains extensive microbiota—...