Category Archives: Gastrointestinal Health

An Enzyme Primer — Important Things to Know About Enzymes

        By Kulani Mahikoa     Executive Vice President     Kirkman Group, Inc.   Enzymes aren’t just beneficial for good health – they’re essential.  Our body’s ability to function, to repair when injured, and to ward … Continue reading

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Prebotics: Are They Important?

        Kulani Mahikoa     Executive Vice President     Kirkman Group, Inc.     Some health experts argue that prebiotics rival probiotics in their importance to gastrointestinal and immune system health. Probiotics are good bacteria that … Continue reading

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Probiotic Primer — Important Things to Know About Probiotics

By Kulani Mahikoa Vice President, MarketingKirkman Group, Inc.   Probiotics are living microorganisms that when ingested or locally applied in sufficient numbers, can impart one or more specified, demonstrated functional or health benefit on the host. Probiotics have been called … Continue reading

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New Study Hints at Connection Between Microbiome and Behavior

That gastrointestinal issues are comorbid with certain special needs conditions is not news. The seminal study on the brain/gut microbiome connection was performed on mice. Biota-free mice displayed reduced sociability and repetitive grooming. After being “colonized” (meaning having normal mouse … Continue reading

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Probiotics and the Human Microbiome

By Timothy Prentiss Staff Writer Kirkman Group, Inc We are far less human than we might think. Though that statement may sound like pseudo-philosophy, it’s actually a biological fact. As odd as it might sound, the human body is made up of … Continue reading

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Make Sure the Probiotic Strains You Select Meet Your Specific Needs

The hypothesis that certain intestinal microorganisms support good health is not new. The idea is usually credited to Nobel laureate Elie Metchnikoff, who believed Bulgarian peasants were unusually long-lived due to their consumption of yogurt.1 He believed that there were health-supporting … Continue reading

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Kirkman® Provides An Extensive Line of Gluten Free Nutritional Supplements

Twenty-two percent of American adults have turned to gluten free eating, according to the global market research agency Mintel. Just in the last two years alone, gluten free consumption increased by 63%, making it about an $8.8 billion market1.  Long … Continue reading

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