Study Suggests Probiotics Can Help Alleviate IBS Symptoms

A recent study led by Prof. Philippe Ducrotté at RouenHospitalUniversity, has suggested that probiotic supplements containing Lactobacillus plantarum may reduce the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

IBS is a serious but non life threatening condition that can last for years and causes abdominal pain, bloating and cramping along with diarrhoea and constipation.

It is estimated that over 15 million Americans alone suffer from this malady, with the majority of sufferers being women. There is no known cure for IBS and scientists have only been able to manage the symptoms at present.

The study concluded that IBS sufferers experienced a significant decrease in the symptoms of IBS, particularly abdominal pain and bloating, after taking probiotics for four weeks.

Recognizing the value of this research, Biotivia, a market leader in innovative high potency Resveratrol-based health supplements, has developed the worlds first combined prebiotic and probiotic supplement called Florativia.

James Betz, founder and CEO of Biotivia says: “Probiotics are proven to support internal gut health. This has been well established over numerous scientific studies and clinical trials. From a practical point however the problem in translating the study results into human results is that for optimum efficacy probiotics require their cousin, prebiotics to be present. Until now this required taking two separate supplements or functional foods because prebiotics and probiotics are not stable for more than a few hours when mixed in the same container.”

Through an innovation in supplement packaging, Biotivia have solved this problem. Florativia utilizes a unique system in which the prebiotics and probiotics are contained in the same supplement but are kept physically separated until actually taken.

The 16 billion ‘gut friendly’ bacteria in Florativia can help digestion, support improved immunity, fight allergies and support healthy stomach and bowel function according to numerous studies and trials done over the past decade.

Betz continues: “Florativia’s 16 billion good bacteria help to keep harmful micro-organisms in check and can be useful in restoring and encouraging the good bacteria in one’s intestinal tract which may be degraded by use of antibiotics, a suboptimal diet, excessive consumption of alcohol and tobacco and many other factors.”

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About Biotivia Bioceuticals

Biotivia was established in 1992 in Vienna, Austria, as a supplier of natural raw materials and botanicals to the supplement and functional food industries, and to researchers and scientific institutions worldwide. The company evolved into one of the world’s leading developers and suppliers of potent vitamin supplements and skin care therapies. Most of their products are centered around the use of concentrated Resveratrol, the wildly popular red wine extract attributed to longevity plus many other beneficial effects.

Biotivia presently has US offices in New York, Los Angeles and Kansas City, plus international offices in the UK, Spain, Austria, Denmark, Italy, Germany, Singapore, China and India.

In addition to thousands of consumers worldwide, the company currently supplies researchers, physicians and scientists at Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Georgetown, The Albert Einstein Medical Center, University of Texas, the M.D.AndersonCancerCenter and the University of California. Biotivia products are also featured in medical research programs in the UK, Italy, Egypt and Australia.

Transmax and Bioforte in particular are being tested by several major universities as a possible treatment for a variety of conditions that seriously impair the health and well being of millions of people around the world.

Biotivia’s Resveratrol-only products, Transmax and Bioforte, have been independently assessed by Consumer Labs, the leading American quality watchdog, and were deemed both ‘most potent’ and ‘best value’ resveratrol supplements.

All of Biotivia’s supplements are certified to vegan standards by the American Vegetarian Association.

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