Archive for 2018

ARE YOU ONE? NATIONAL CANCER SURVIVORS DAY IS SUNDAY JUNE 3

Anne Mercer Larson

June 3, 2016.

Updated May 31, 2017; June 1, 2018.

Amazingly, there are almost 15.5 million of us now in the United States who have survived some type of cancer. I am one, are you?

That fact is both a celebration and a challenge!

The rates of new cancer cases are decreasing in men and staying about the same in women, says the report.… Read more

Adding Prebiotics to Your Child’s Diet

Frank W. Jackson, MD

July 10, 2013
Updated: May 8, 2018

More and more independent research demonstrates the value of adding prebiotics to a well-balanced diet. Can making prebiotics a regular part of your child’s diet set them up for a lifetime’s worth of healthy digestion and more?

Prebiotics and Infant Formula

Prebiotics for ChildrenFor many new parents, the first few months following birth pass by in a blissful — albeit sleep-deprived — state.… Read more

The Problem with Emulsifiers: Part 2

What’s the problem? The dark side of specific emulsifiers.

Gabriele Amersbach*

The FDA has designated common emulsifiers like polysorbate 80 and carboxymethylcellulose or cellulose gum (CMC) “generally regarded as safe” or GRAS. This designation is coveted because it indicates that the FDA considers GRAS substances non-toxic and non-carcinogenic. However, the problem is that emulsifiers have not consistently been tested for side effects.… Read more

Emulsifiers in Food Raise Concerns:
Part 1

-Gabriele Amersbach*

While not every product acting as an emulsifier is unhealthy, many are.  This blog explores the impact of the growing number of emulsifiers in our food supply.

In the last few years, a growing number of research studies indicate that common emulsifiers like carboxymethylcellulose, polysorbate 80, and carrageenan, to name just a few, may not be “benign” additions to processed foods.… Read more

Shelf Space at Expo West

Natural Products Expo West – Why were we there??

As our loyal enthusiasts know, Prebiotin is available on our website but many of you don’t realize that it is also available in many retail locations. Getting our product on store shelves is a team effort between Greg Cooper, our hardworking Director of Business and Product Development and key distributors like our friends at Select Nutrition.… Read more