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  • On national sun day – why we need vitamin D

    Vitamin D is best known for its role in bone health. We must have vitamin D to absorb calcium and promote bone growth and too little vitamin D may result in soft bones or rickets in children and fragile, misshapen bones in adults (osteomalacia). It is also needed for healthy...
  • Happy Easter from all at ProVen Probiotics

    We hope you have a fabulous holiday weekend and enjoy lots of festive fun and treats. Here are our top tips for supporting the whole family’s tummies through the Easter chocolate-fest: Only eat chocolate after a healthy protein-based meal or snack. Exercise and move your body every day. Get the...
  • Non-food triggers of IBS

    Irritable bowel syndrome is generally related to food and can lead to a restriction in key food groups in an attempt to try to identify triggers and manage symptoms. But there are a number of causes of IBS that are not food-related and implementing strategies to manage these may help...
  • Tips for coping with IBS and related anxiety

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects one in five of us and is twice as likely in women as men. The main symptoms are abdominal pain, bloating and a change in bowel habits (diarrhoea, constipation or a mix of both). It can also cause non-gut-related symptoms, such as fatigue, anxiety and...
  • Gut-Brain Connection

    Have you ever had an anxious feeling in your gut? Or felt angry, sad, happy, nervous or any other strong emotion and had a reaction in your tummy? We often use phrases like ‘gut feeling’ and ‘butterflies in my tummy’ when referring to emotions - our gastrointestinal (GI) tract is...
  • Gut friendly ideas for topping your pancakes

    As today is pancake day, there are pancake recipes all over social media today, so we thought we’d focus on some healthy toppings built around supporting gut health. Sweet or savoury? Take your pick and enjoy… Savoury Vegetables contain dietary fibre, which supports digestion and helps feed the friendly bacteria...
  • How salt affects our gut bacteria

    Over the years, the amount of salt we should and do eat has been a contentious subject. The current recommendation in the UK is that adults should eat no more than 6g of salt a day (or 2.4g of sodium) and that children’s intake should be defined by their age...
  • Eating Disorder Awareness Week

    This week is Eating Disorder Awareness Week and there is increasing research investigating the potential link between the health of the microbiome and causes and outcomes for eating disorders. Eating disorders (anorexia, nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder) were originally thought of as mental illnesses...
  • Your gut as your immune system

    Did you know that around 70% of your immune system lives in your gut? And one of the key immune functions our gut performs is to regulate the particles that pass through our intestinal lining into our bloodstream and body. A healthy digestive tract will allow minuscule particles of digested...
  • We Won the Feefo Trusted Service Award 2019

    Feeling proud ProVen Probiotics are very proud to announce that we have won the Feefo* Trusted Service 2019 award, an independent badge of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering exceptional service, as rated by you, our customers. The Feefo Trusted Service badge is awarded to businesses that: maintain a consistent...

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