As new research continues to reveal the importance of probiotic bacteria it is becoming easier to supplement your diet with these friendly bugs. ActiMint now means that getting a regular dose of probiotic bacteria is as easy as chewing a mint.
Probiotics, which means for life, have been used for centuries as natural components in health-promoting foods. Many experiments and studies have linked probiotics to aiding a range of ailments, such as lactose intolerance, colon cancer, lowering of cholesterol and blood pressure and, most importantly, improving immune function.
A study just published by scientists at Londons Imperial College, published in Molecular Systems Biology, adds more weight to the argument for probiotic bacteria, demonstrating the measurable affect they have on gut flora. It revealed that when probiotics are consumed, the bile acids that break down fat in the gut are affected, possibly helping them to work more effectively. In theory, this could mean more fat passing undigested through the body rather than being absorbed, although the study does not prove this.