The American Heart Association Found that a Probiotic Named Lactobacillus reuteri Reduces LDL Cholesterol

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Happy New Year, y’all!  I find during in my research to produce the blog post, The Nine Essentials of Health #8: Drink Plenty of Filtered Water A Day, that I’ve run out of time because I’ve had a rush of Holiday Warriors in my office who have hurt themselves celebrating the holidays (stay safe and drink responsibly, Everyone!!!).  So I’m going to fill the post with something that should have been publicized louder and longer than it has.

Last November, the American Heart Association came out with an endorsement of a probiotic strain called Lactobacillus reuteri NCIMB 30242, because they have found in a substantial meta analysis that it reduces LDL cholesterol buildup and total cholesterol.

Let me repeat that.

Last November, the American Heart Association came out with an endorsement of a probiotic strain called Lactobacillus reuteri NCIMB 30242, because they have found in a substantial meta analysis that it reduces LDL cholesterol buildup and total cholesterol.

That is bigger than oat bran was in the 80s, folks.  That’s bigger than the gluten free rage.  That’s bigger than Vitamin D3…well, no; not bigger than Vitamin D3…but its up there!

I cannot understand why this is not getting more press, and I cannot understand why more nutritional companies aren’t jumping at the chance to put this little good-guy bacteria critter in their probiotic supplements.  I’ve only found a few easily accessible supplement combinations by Jarrow Formulas, Nature’s Secret, Nature’s Way, and Pure Encapsulations.  In fact, I found a package of perfectly good Nature’s Way Reuteri tablets supplement on the bargain table at my local Vitamin Shoppe just last month.

Lactobacillius reuteri brands

Probiotics are fabulous for digesting food properly, controlling Candida albicans overgrowth, and boosting the immune system.  And as we all know, what’s good for the heart is good for healthy sexuality!  If we have the American Heart Association endorsing a probiotic for cardiovascular health, why isn’t everyone lining up for it like they do for disgusting brands of fat free cookies (which are really bad for you, by the way)?

So go run out and get some right now.  Here are two great sources on the web: IHerb.com and Vitacost.com.  My patients get a 10% discount on supplements at Emersonecologics.com using my access code. Or go to The Vitamin Shoppe and get some.  I checked GNC, and I didn’t see them there.  Tell your local GNC to carry them.  If you know of some brands that contain Lactobacillus reuteri, let us all know!

Here’s a link to the press announcement by the American Heart Association.  Enjoy!

By Friday, I’ll have The Nine Essentials of Health #8: Drink Plenty of Filtered Water A Day blog post up.  Have a great, fun and safe evening tonight!

2013 is going to be awesome.

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About Dr. Claire

CLAIRE FITZPATRICK is a Doctor of Chiropractic in New York City. Her specialty is helping women and men aged 30-55 eliminate signs and symptoms of early aging. She is owner of JOY! Health and Bodyworks, LLC a holistic, integrative network of holistic practitioners who specialize in health issues related to early aging. She is the author of the ebook, "The Nine Essentials of Health: A Must Have Guide for Healthy Living."

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