G-NiiB Immunity Plus contains precious live bacteria - B. adolescentis
Gut microbiota modulate our immunity and disease severity of COVID-19, as well as vaccine efficacy. The unique microbiome precision formula in G-Niib ‘Immunity Plus’, developed by the Faculty of Medicine at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CU Medicine), contains the optimal ratio of 3+3 live beneficial bacteria. Its main ingredient ‘Bifidobacterium adolescentis’ is the most precious of live bacteria which aids antibody level regulation and enhances immunity.
Bifidobacteria Adolescentis - Power Up Your Immunity
The human gut microbiota enhances its host’s resistance to enteric pathogens via colonisation resistance. A healthy human intestine contains trillions of commensal bacteria. Chief among them is “Bifidobacterium adolescentis”, a major contributing factor in microbial balance, enhancement of gut barrier integrity and immuno-enhancement of the intestinal tract, and is recognized as the most precious species of Bifidobacterium.
Probiotic Supplements: Does Dosage Forms Matter?
Probiotic supplements can contain billions of live microorganisms that may potentially confer several health benefits, including protection against pathogenic microorganisms, inflammation, diabetes etc.
How to nurture your healthy gut bacteria – these are the solutions
There are more than 100 trillion microbes live inside our body. The human gut is chock full of a variety of bacteria, both good and bad. Each strain of probiotics has a different effect on our health. Despite the popularity of probiotics, do you know what they are and how to ensure their efficacy?
Four Tips to marinate meat may reduce cancer risk
Western lifestyles seem to be closely correlated with the increased risk of colorectal cancer (CRC). A higher intake of processed meats and animal fats, coupled with a low-fibre diet can have a negative impact on health and the immune system.
Gut Food - Diet to boost gut microbiome
Diet is known to be one of the key drivers of microbiome variation. In our gastrointestinal tract, good and bad microorganisms coexist. While good bacteria regulates immunity, prevents infections, and helps produce nutrients; bad bacteria may cause intestinal inflammation, diarrhoea, constipation, depression, and in a worst-case scenario, colorectal cancer. Studies have pointed out that diet has a significant impact on gut health.
Research: balanced gut microbiome helps improve insomnia
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Food additives may cause intestinal inflammation and gut dysbiosis. Four foods you should avoid
Incidences of inflammatory bowel disease（IBD）such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis have seen a rapid rise in Asia in recent years, and it is estimated that 10-20% of Singaporeans are affected. A recent study revealed that bacteria associated with IBD and the intake of food additives could potentially trigger bowel inflammation.
Research: Wisdom linked to gut bacteria diversity
The gut and brain seem to be unrelated organs that have very different effects on our health, but in recent years, scientists have discovered that the two are in fact connected through the gut-brain axis (GBA) to influence our emotions, anxiety, and depression. Gut bacteria play an important role in human health including human behaviour, and cognition, so it is no surprise the intestines have earned the moniker " the second brain". The latest research results from the University of California suggests that people with diverse gut microbes possess higher intelligence and lower feelings of loneliness.
Scientist: Beneficial bacterial species found to be deficient in Covid patients
COVID-19, the novel coronavirus spreading across the globe has compelled governments around the world to implement a range of restrictive public health measures to reduce local transmissions of the virus. These measures might have been effective in slowing down the spread at the beginning, but viruses continued to mutate and created variants that were more contagious than the previous variants. Recent research has discovered that the common symptoms of gastrointestinal problems in patients i.e., the imbalance of the gut microbiome (dysbiosis) is closely related to the epidemic. Enhancing immunity is expected to resist invading virus and alleviate the epidemic.
Antibiotics weaken your immune system? Probiotic supplements help speed up gut microbiome restoration
Antibiotics are one of the most commonly used drugs in healthcare treatment. While they are used to prevent or treat bacterial infections, concern regarding their side effects and associated long-term health consequences is widely recognised.
Children with ASD are twice at risk of GI symptoms
The brain and the gut may appear to play very different roles in our body, but these two organs are in fact closely connected and interacted in a variety of ways. There is increasing evidence that suggests a link between the autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and the gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms. Due to their interaction between gut microbes, the stomach and the brain, the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis response to stress is affected, leading to symptoms of gastrointestinal disorders in patients with autism.
Restoring balance in gut microbiota helps combat COVID-19
The balance of gut microbiota is beneficial to human health. But how do we maintain its balance, and how does it work? An earlier study by the Centre for Gut Microbiota Research at the Chinese University of Hong Kong revealed that gut dysbiosis not only weakens the human’s immune system, but it also closely linked to the COVID-19. Dr Joyce MAK, Specialist in Gastroenterology & Hepatology pointed out that an imbalance in gut microbiota (dysbiosis) is comparable to that found in COVID-19 patients. The abnormal gut microbiota (dysbiosis) persists even after the virus has cleared, which could contribute to lingering symptoms, known as ‘long COVID’, highlighting the importance of the balance in gut microbiota.
G-NiiB Immunity+ enhance vaccines safety & efficacy
Malaysia sees a spike in coronavirus cases in recent days. While herd immunity via mass scale vaccination is deemed to be the long-term solutions, there are continuous concern of individual on receiving vaccination. While seniors are believed to be the most vulnerable to coronavirus and potentially face a higher risk of severe illness once infected, the vaccine safety and possible side effects are the key concerns stopping them from getting vaccinated. Similarly, such concerns are found in various age groups.
1 in 10 Singaporeans suffer from IBS
Do you experience diarrhea when you are stressed-out? If you are experiencing consistent abdominal cramps, bloating, diarrhea, constipation or other digestive problems, you may be experiencing symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). According to the National University Hospital, roughly 10% Singaporeans suffer from IBS.
New Finding: Gut Dysbiosis in COVID-19 Patients
The COVID-19 pandemic has been raging worldwide since its outbreak in December 2019. A recent study by a university in Hong Kong discovered that the composition of gut microbiota in coronavirus patients is concordant with disease severity. Patients had higher numbers of ‘bad bacteria’ and lacked certain ‘good bacteria’ known to regulate their immune system. What is worse is that an abnormal gut microbiota (dysbiosis) persists after clearance of the virus, which could contribute to lingering symptoms known as ‘Long COVID’.
Causes of eczema – the most common skin condition in SG
Eczema (also known as atopic dermatitis) is the most common skin condition in Singapore, and incidences of eczema in the region are among the highest in the world. According to a report by the National Skin Centre (NSC), one in five children and one in 10 adults in Singapore suffer from eczema, resulting in the most common skin condition treated at the NSC.
70% of our immune cells in the gut protect against viral infection
Singapore has one of the world’s highest vaccination rates with 80 per cent of its population receiving their full two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. While they are safe and effective, side effects of the jab may differ from person to person. Some recipients may experience little or no side effects, while others may experience serious adverse reactions. The efficacy and the side effects of vaccines may be associated with the health of the patient’s gut and immunity.
The gut: your second brain Five major diseases of Dysbiosis
There is no doubt that the gut’s primary function is the digestion of food, absorption of nutrients and excretion of waste, but scientists have discovered that our guts performs far beyond that. The enteric nervous system (ENS) in our guts communicates with the brain in our head, earning itself the monicker “second brain”, and is a considerable factor in the existence of certain diseases in our bodies including eczema, obesity, diabetes, and in our overall mental health including autism and depression. Scientists believe that our second brain gut is one of the most important organs in our body.