Growth of probiotic industry

Growth of probiotic industry   Probiotics have become the new super food in recent years. They are friendly bacteria that promote digestive health and provide protection against harmful microorganisms in the body. These beneficial bacteria can be obtained from the diet, yogurt products or from dietary supplements. Probiotic bacteria naturally occur in the digestive tract and about 400 different types are found to inhabit the human gut.  Probiotics are now being looked upon as a complimentary therapy in many...

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Benefits of Omega 3

Benefits of Omega 3 To throw a light on what does omega 3 do and what is omega 3 good for, it is needed to define what essential fatty acids are. Essential fatty acids are the fatty acids that are not synthesized by the body’s intrinsic mechanisms and are ‘mandatory’ to be in the diet because they are vital for many biochemical reactions. Fortunately, there are only two fatty acids known to be fundamental for human body, i.e. alpha-linolenic acid (or omega 3 ) and linolenic acid ( omega 6). Some are...

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Market for skin care supplements

Market for skin care supplements   Skin is the most essential part of the body, it covers all other organs and forms a protective barrier against dust, bacteria and other toxins. It serves more than shielding purpose, it adds to the beauty and personality of an individual.   Skin care essentially begins right from the moment a child is born and continues throughout someone’s life time. This is because our skin is dynamic and constantly renews itself. It is periodically exposed to many external...

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Phytonutrients in Papaya leaf extract

Phytonutrients in Papaya leaf extract   The outstanding benefits of natural foods and their healing powers can never be overlooked. Nature has provided us with bountiful of therapeutics in the form of plant chemicals called “phytonutrients”. Papaya is an excellent source of vitamin A, C, E and dietary fiber and are also rich in antioxidants – the carotenoids and flavonoids. Besides the fruit, the leaves of papaya are also rich in the enzymes papain and chymopapain which is discovered to be of immense...

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What is Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) accredited facility?

. A manufacturer that abides by GMP guidelines and conforms to the defined regulations and specific standards mandated by the Therapeutic Goods Act (TGA) is said to be Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) accredited.

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