Category Archives: Probiotics

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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Things are Heating Up . . . Kirkman® To Start Its Warm Weather Shipping Program for Probiotics

We’ve had unusual weather lately.  At times, it appeared as if winter would never end.  With our changing weather pattern – a surprise snow flurry or two could still be in our immediate futures. But – the country is definitely … 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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Use Supplements to Combat Increasingly Severe Allergy Seasons

  By Timothy Prentiss Staff Writer Kirkman Group, Inc   For allergy suffers there’s bad news. According to researchers, allergy seasons will likely continue to increase in both duration and intensity.1 This may cause more people to be susceptible to allergies … 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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