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  • Can Probiotics Help Prevent Diabetes? New Study Shows Promise

    The prevalence of prediabetes is increasing worldwide, and more than 482 million may develop it by 2040 [1]. Prediabetes occurs when blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough to make a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Lifestyle interventions that produce weight loss have been shown to reduce the risk of developing T2DM by 30–58% in subjects with prediabetes [2]. However, it has recently been shown that the effectiveness of lifestyle interventions in inducing weight loss as well as glucose management and the occurrence of T2DM is influenced by the composition and function of the individual’s intestinal microbiota [3].

     

    Our microbiota can modify the effectiveness of lifestyle interventions to change our weight, health, and risk of disease.

    Study Design

    In the study, sixty participants (BMI ≥ 25 ; had pre-diabetes or T2DM diagnosed within the previous 12 months) were randomised to receive lifestyle advice and two capsules twice per day of either a multi-strain probiotic or placebo for 12 weeks.

    Blood measures were taken at the start and after 12 weeks, along with measures of body composition and stool samples to assess the microbiome.

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    The Results

    Initial results were not promising. There were no differences between any of their primary or secondary measures between the probiotics and placebos. However, this was not the case when they looked at a subgroup.

     

    When they only considered participants that were taking metformin (a drug to help manage diabetes), there were significant beneficial effects of the probiotics. They found a decrease in fasting plasma glucose, insulin resistance, and zonulin protein (a marker of 'leaky gut') was observed, but not within the placebo group.

     

    Short chain fatty acid (SCFA) production and/or regulation has been proposed as one of the mechanisms by which probiotics promote health outcomes. Here, the probiotics alone and in combination with metformin also increased the plasma butyrate concentrations and short chain-producing bacteria after the 12-week intervention - which may suggest a possible mechanism for the beneficial findings.

    Along with these findings, the abundance of the short chain fatty acid producing bacteria Anaerotruncus colihominis (Cluster IV) was increased only in participants taking both metformin and the probiotic. In participants taking either probiotic or metformin alone, other SCFA-producing bacteria showed an increase in abundance, including Bifidobacterium breve and Dorea logicatena (Cluster XIVa).

     

    The Authors Of The Study Concluded That...

    "The administration of the multi-strain probiotic with or without metformin was shown to be safe and well tolerated in this pilot study. Although no significant changes in metabolic, inflammatory and permeability markers between the probiotic and placebo groups were observed, significant improvements in the fasting plasma glucose, insulin resistance, and permeability marker zonulin were found in the participants taking metformin and the probiotic together, with beneficial shifts in SCFA-producing bacteria. This study provided suggestive pilot data that probiotics may enhance the efficacy of metformin and regulate butyrate production in those with prediabetes and recently diagnosed T2DM. The findings reported partly clarify the possible mechanisms by which probiotics may assist as an adjunct supplement to metformin in the management of individuals with high blood glucose levels."

    References

    1 - Ogurtsova, K.; da Rocha Fernandes, J.D.; Huang, Y.; Linnenkamp, U.; Guariguata, L.; Cho, N.H.; Cavan, D.; Shaw, J.E.; Makaroff, L.E. IDF Diabetes Atlas: Global estimates for the prevalence of diabetes for 2015 and 2040. Diabetes Res. Clin. Pract. 2017, 128, 40–50.

    2 - Vita, P.; Cardona-Morrell, M.; Bauman, A.; Singh, M.F.; Moore, M.; Pennock, R.; Snow, J.; Williams, M.; Jackson, L.; Milat, A.; et al. Type 2 diabetes prevention in the community: 12-Month outcomes from the Sydney Diabetes Prevention Program. Diabetes Res. Clin. Pract. 2016, 112, 13–19.

    3 - Santacruz, A.; Marcos, A.; Warnberg, J.; Marti, A.; Martin-Matillas, M.; Campoy, C.; Moreno, L.A.; Veiga, O.; Redondo-Figuero, C.; Garagorri, J.M.; et al. Interplay between weight loss and gut microbiota composition in overweight adolescents. Obesity 2009, 17, 1906–1915. [

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  • The Power Of Greens - What Are Greens Drinks And Do You Need Them

    What are ‘Greens’?

    When we talk about ‘greens’ and green foods, we tend to be talking about foods that are literally green. Maybe not green smarties or wine gums, but typically either cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, sprouts, kale, lettuce, spinach, kale…) or things like Spirulina, a type of blue green algae, that has a wide variety of essential vitamins and minerals and other exotic green vegetables that we may not consider as a part of a typical western diet, such as chlorella. Green leafy vegetables are rich in phytonutrients that tend to be absent from most multivitamins and recovery drinks, and many processed foods. For example, spirulina may prevent muscle damage under conditions of oxidative stress, while inducing immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory responses(2). Kale provides a source of calcium and vitamin K, with low levels associated with increased chances of fractures and decreases in bone strength(3). Other greens like chlorella have been shown to combat the reduction in SIgA secretion (an antibody serving as the first line of defense within our immune system)(4).

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    Do I Need Greens?

    Hopefully we all know the importance of taking on nutrients, antioxidants, bioactive compounds, and phytochemicals from a balanced diet with a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and other plant foods for optimal nutrition, health, and well-being(1). But does this mean we need to take these on in the form of powdered drinks? 

    It depends.

    You need to ask yourself how many portions you get a day through your normal diet - and be honest. If the answer one or two (or none), chances are you could benefit from a convenient increased intake of these superfoods.

    Those most likely to benefit from Greens Drinks:

    - Those with diets lacking in a variety of vegetables and fruits
    - Those currently on a calorie restricted (or lower calorie) diet

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    So, while many people consume adequate green foods and vegetables in their diets, there may be times when a convenient, nutrient dense Greens Drink will be beneficial.

    Aliment's greens drinks are the UK's ultimate green nutrient products. They are a blend of some of the most antioxidant-rich vegetables and algae around. Yes, Greens Drinks are packed full of goodness, such as antioxidants and vitamins that provide amazing effects on your immune system, energy and overall health, but they’re not always the tastiest of ingredients and often get avoided more than they should, which is why we’ve made our green drinks possibly THE best tasting and most refreshing greens products on the market, making your dose of greens a tasty one.

    References

    1 - Nieman, D. C., & Pedersen, B. K. (2004). Exercise, nutrition and immune function.Journal of sports sciences,22(1), 115-125.

    2 - Wu, Q., Liu, L., Miron, A., Klímová, B., Wan, D., & Kuča, K. (2016). The antioxidant, immunomodulatory, and anti-inflammatory activities of Spirulina: an overview.Archives of toxicology,90(8), 1817-1840.

    3 - Liu, R. H. (2013). Health-promoting components of fruits and vegetables in the diet. Advances in Nutrition: An International Review Journal,4(3), 384S-392S.

    4 - Otsuki, T., Shimizu, K., Iemitsu, M., & Kono, I. (2012). Chlorella intake attenuates reduced salivary SIgA secretion in kendo training camp participants.Nutrition journal,11(1), 103.

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  • New Study: Probiotics and Carbohydrate Usage

    Fresh off the press we bring the latest study from Dr Jamie Pugh and the research he has been carrying out at Liverpool John Moores University. Jamie has already published a number of studies that have looked at GI symptoms in endurance athletes and the potential effects of probiotic supplementation. (check out the PhD timeline).

    In this most recent study, the team looked at whether probiotics could help increase the amount of carbohydrate used during exercise. Carbohydrate is the main fuel source for muscle when we exercise or compete at high intensities. Many people will take on gels and sports drinks during endurance exercise in order to try and delay fatigue and increase performance. However, this can accumulate in the gut and lead to gut discomfort - up to 30% of runners report moderate or worse gut symptoms that can affect race performance. This study looked at whether probiotic supplementation could increase athletes ability to use a carbohydrate drink.

    The design

    Well trained cyclists completed a 2 hour cycle ride while consuming around 75 grams of carbohydrate per hour in the form of a drink. By taking breath samples, it is possible to calculate exactly how much of the drink is being digested, absorbed and then used by the exercising muscle. 

    After completing a baseline trial participants then supplemented with either Lab4 probiotic or a placebo for 4 weeks, before repeating the 2 hour ride, where the same measures were taken.

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    The results

    When compared to placebo, the participants were able to oxidise (use) more of the carbohydrate drink during exercise, after they had supplemented with the probiotic. Blood analysis revealed that there was a greater contribution of glucose from the drink, suggesting that more of the drink may have been absorbed through the intestine. 

    While this effect was seen, there was no difference between gut symptoms - because there weren’t really any. This is most likely because of the type of exercise (cyclists usually report fewer symptoms than a runner, and there are less symptoms at moderate compared to higher exercise intensities). There was also no difference in performance in a time trial at the end of the 2 hours.

    What does this mean?

    This proof of principle study shows that probiotics may alter exercise metabolism in some way. If an athlete takes on carbohydrates during exercise, probiotics may help them use more of it - the benefit of which will be greater the longer the exercise duration. Of course, more studies are needed to replicate this and see what the effects would be for runners. The findings could help explain part of why runners were seen to suffer from less severe gut symptoms during a marathon race after supplementing with a daily probiotic, compared to a placebo group.

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  • Why Choose Aliment Nutrition?

    Why Choose Aliment?

    Company Ethos/Statement

    We know there are many supplement companies out there, so, what sets us apart from all the other companies within our industry?

    Our Own Manufacturing in the UK

    We are a unique company amongst hundreds of supplement brands, who pride ourselves in high quality products  which we have developed. All of our products are manufactured in our own facility in the UK under strict management conditions and to the highest standards achievable in the food and pharmaceutical industries.

    Aliment Limited was founded by British nutritional scientists who have developed dietary supplements for health practitioners and professionals in North America and Europe over the last 20 years. Our products reflect this heritage. We have now been running for 15 years and are well established in the industry.

    Aliments supplements are born from scientific study and developed by British nutritionals experts to our own unique recipes. We use the finest ingredients and offer high potency to provide the correct combination of nutrients for your supplement needs. We are very much driven by science and research and have carried out numerous clinical trials on our probiotics. We also have a very strong technical team behind the scenes, who are made up of scientists from different specialities.

    Our manufacturing site has the following accreditations: BRC (British Retailer Consortium); ISO 9000:2000; GMP (For designated products).

    What we have been able to do is research, develop, manufacture, and sell high quality products which are made in the UK with full traceability of an extremely strict quality management system.

    The products are unique to us and you are not able to find them anywhere other than…..

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    Quality

    This means quality ingredients used in formulations based on experience and research and knowledge. We never compromise on quality and make sure our raw materials are sourced from audited and approved suppliers. Manufacturing takes place in our state of the art facility which means we know and control exactly what is happening every step of the way.

    Our technical development team are constantly working on new research, with the aim to bring you new products and ideas when ever possible. This means we are able to bring you high quality, high specification products at a lower price.

    We work closely to make sure we bring you the latest in effective and high quality products based on the latest research.

    Our Name

    The name Aliment comes from 'Hippocrates', who is usually seen as the first doctor, hence the 'Hippocratic oath' which doctors today swear to once they become qualified. Hippocrates recognised that there was an 'essence' within fresh fruits and vegetables which was of a health benefit to people. He called this essence 'Aliment'!

    In July 2017, PRP was merged with the Aliment Limited brand to create much more efficiency in the running of the PRP business.

    WE Are Unique!!

    We are one of the few Supplement companies today who actually carry out clinical trials on some of our products.

    We fully understand why research and science is so important and this is what drives us!

    Aliment works with many professionals who also use products from the Aliment range of supplements daily.

    These professionals range from Fitness instructors and coaches, Chiropractors, Nutritionists, Naturopaths, and Doctors.

    We also work with professional sports teams and supply products to them.

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    If you are taking any prescribed medication or have any medical conditions ALWAYS consult your doctor or pharmacist BEFORE taking vitamins or supplements. Food supplements must not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. If pregnant or lactating, ALWAYS consult your doctor before use. Or if you have any queries about any supplement ALWAYS consult a QUALIFIED medical professional.

     

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