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Biocodex Release: Probiotics and Nutrition Education for National Nutrition Month


2/26/2013 10:04:43 AM

SAN BRUNO, Calif., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- More than one-third of the U.S. adult population is obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Additionally, a study from The Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, NJ, found that type 2 diabetes, which is typically associated with obese adults, has increased in frequency with youth ages 10 to 19 years, accounting for 33% of all new diabetes diagnoses. First Lady Michelle Obama has embraced improving the future health of our children with the Let's Move campaign, which encourages the youth of the United States to get moving, learn about the impact of diet and nutrition, and take active steps toward a healthier lifestyle. March is National Nutrition Month, a month the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) has dedicated to educating the public on how to make informed choices and develop healthy eating habits in an effort to promote overall health. With the theme "Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day," National Nutrition Month 2013 is about creating a personalized healthy-eating plan and identifying key elements that can benefit a healthy lifestyle. Along with a healthy diet, many dietitians recommend a daily probiotic to help maintain the natural balance of the digestive tract and to support a strong immune system. Registered dietitian Kerry Neville encourages all Americans to take steps toward a healthier future as part of National Nutrition Month by focusing on probiotics and nutrition for internal balance and immune system support.

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"When paired with a balanced diet, the addition of a natural daily probiotic, like Florastor®, can provide extra digestive and immunity support, helping to promote overall health," said Neville. "For National Nutrition Month, I encourage people to do their research and to take time to think about the balance of their diet and where their nourishment is coming from. Place a focus on probiotics and nutrition by committing to a well-rounded diet and incorporating an all-natural daily probiotic supplement, like Florastor®, to help support the natural balance of the digestive tract and a strong immune system."

About Probiotic Supplements
Probiotic supplements help the good organisms in your intestines grow and get rid of the bad organisms that can disrupt normal intestinal function. Probiotic dietary supplements are grouped into two categories, yeast or bacteria, which interact with the body differently. Probiotic supplements containing bacteria are made up of different strains that are good for various tasks, so their effects may vary. Yeast-based Florastor® contains 250 mg of active Saccharomyces boulardii lyo, a friendly yeast found naturally on the skin of the tropical fruits lychee and mangosteen. Probiotic yeast like the yeast found in Florastor® can increase the production of immunoglobulin A (IgA), the primary infection-fighting antibody. This factor works to maintain a balanced digestive tract and support the function of the immune system. Additionally, unlike bacterial probiotics, yeast-based probiotics are not compromised by antibiotics. Most bacterial probiotic supplements require refrigeration, but the yeast in Florastor® does not, making Florastor® and Florastor®Kids ideal probiotics for traveling.

About Florastor® Supplements
Florastor® is the world's most widely used probiotic and is unique because it is the only friendly yeastbased probiotic available in most retail pharmacies throughout the United States. Florastor® is safe to take with antibiotics and has versatile options appropriate for adults and children as young as two months. Available in capsule form or dissolvable, kid-friendly packets (both 250 mg), Florastor® is an easy way to ensure digestive health for the whole family. Florastor® is available in most retail pharmacies. For more information and for a store locator, visit www.florastor.com.

Florastor® and Florastor®Kids are manufactured by Biocodex, a globally recognized and trusted pharmaceutical company. Florastor® has been studied and trusted since 1953 and is the number one probiotic worldwide. Florastor® is recommended by doctors around the world and has been promoting intestinal health in adults and children for more than 50 years.

About Biocodex
Biocodex is a privately held pharmaceutical company based in Gentilly, France. Founded in 1953 by Michel Hublot and Francois Ballet, Biocodex specializes in four therapeutic areas: gastroenterology, neurology and psychiatry, pain treatment, and treatment of degenerative osteoarthritis. Biocodex products are present, in various forms and names, in some 100 countries.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Sources:
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association http://www.jaoa.org/content/108/9/518.long#sec-2 Accessed 2.15.13
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/adult.html Accessed on 2.15.13
LetsMove.gov http://www.letsmove.gov/action Accessed on 2.15.13

SOURCE Biocodex



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