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Probiotic health improves symptoms of depression

Source: McMaster University

The microbiota environment in the intestines is in direct communication with the brain, which verifies Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute’s claim to improve both gut symptoms and psychological issues by consuming certain probiotics. Research was conducted on adults who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome and have pre-existing depression. It was found that twice the amount of adults experienced lower depression levels while taking the probiotic compared to those taking the placebo.

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‘Healthy’ alcohol infused with NTX

Source: Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News

Bellion Vodka is making a new name for alcohol and hangover side effects that are linked to consumption. The vodka is infused with non-tox (NTX), a blend of glycyrrhizin, mannitol and potassium sorbate, and should reduce the stress alcohol puts on the liver and oxidative strain on DNA. In addition to healthier ingredients, this product has electrolytes for hydration, thus hindering the effects of hangovers. These claims do not go undisputed, there is worry that the ingredients are not safe for those who drink large amounts at a time, and it does not address all of the other dangers that come with excessive consumption.

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