A Diverse Microbiome and Good Skin Health Go Hand-In-Hand

Cosmetic products with prebiotics, probiotics and postbiotics may be beneficial in treating eczema, reported a key-note speaker and physician at the Fall Clinical Dermatology Conference held in 2018 in Las Vegas. Cosmetic products contain preservatives that prevent bacterial contamination. Because of that, it is not possible to have live bacteria in skincare products,” said Joshua Zeichner, M.D., director of cosmetic and clinical research at Mount Sinai Hospital’s department of dermatology.

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Topical Probiotics Restores Skin Microflora and Shows Promise in Decreasing Acne Lesions and Other Skin Disorders

Topical Probiotics Restores Skin Microflora and Shows Promise in Decreasing Acne Lesions and other skin disorders. Says Rebecca Knackstedt, MD, PhD, Plastic and reconstructive surgery resident at Cleveland Clinic. Similar to the workings of oral probiotics, when specially formulated probiotic topical sprays and serums are applied externally to the skin of both animal and humans, the results demonstrated promise in the efficacy in treating topical skin diseased states, says the

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Make-up bags are petri dishes of deadly bacteria

This is the first study that seriously looks at the microbial state of beauty-blending products inside of an average consumers cosmetic bag. Scientists of Aston University found life-threatening contamination including E.coli and salmonella lurking in nine out of ten makeup bags. The recent research was originally published in the Journal of Applied Microbiology on December of 2019, just 6 months before this article was published. Beauty-blending sponges harbor the most

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5 Surprising Germ Spots In Your Child’s World

As hard as we try to sanitize and disinfect everything in our home, our little ragamuffins always seem to catch some type of germy flu or nasty infection. “Often times our perspective of dirty places is very different than where our children actually spend their time,” said Billy Kutivan, founding member of Protekt Worldwide, “Children are on the ground and touch surfaces that adults are not naturally thinking about. These

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Did you just say that probiotics can prevent or reduce symptoms of the common cold (URTIs)?

Did you just say that probiotics can prevent or reduce symptoms of the common cold (URTIs)? We are not making that claim, the scientists and our customers are! Call it what you may, influenza virus, rhinovirus, nasal inflammation, they are all upper respiratory tract infections. Research study after research studies (links below) are raving about the positive effects that probiotics is having against these infections. Simply put, probiotics improve a

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What is there to know about body odor?

Did you know that smells, especially body odor is caused by bacteria residue and not by the actual bacteria itself. B.O. (Bromhidrosis osmidrosis) or body odor is a result of specific acids left behind by bacteria that live on your skin. Often times personal conditions increase body odors such as diabetes, puberty, obesity, the consumption of certain types of foods and basic elevated activity that creates sweat or as the

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Germiest Items In Our School Aged Children’s Lives

With the recent global viral pandemic at hand, washing hands has become a big deal in beating the spread of the Covid19 threat. The NSF (National Science Foundation) has recently began a hand washing awareness campaign specifically aimed at children. NSF microbiologists set out to local schools, grocery stores and other public places to collect data for inclusion in the NSF Scrub Club™ campaign. As part of the study, the

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Bugs (probiotics) Are Fighting Back In The World Of Oncology

Bugs (probiotics) Are Fighting Back In The World Of Oncology First, lets establish what a microbiome is since it is a key term used in this article. The microbiome is a colony of microbes (bugs) which include bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses that live inside and on the outside of every human being (not bugs). The microbiome is essential for human development, immunity and nutrition. The bacteria (bugs) living in

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How Dirty Is Your Money And Credit Cards

From coins and cash to credit and debit cards, just how dirty is our money? When you think about all the places your cash and cards have been and all the people who’ve touched them, you’ll quickly realize that our money is a transport vessel for all things infectious.   To find out truly how dirty money can be, we’ve put to use our very own ATP Luminometer, a device

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2 Doctors Insight Into Pandemic Lock-down And The Importance Of Good Bugs

Doctors’ standings on micro flora (microbial ecosystem) damage from over-washing hands and surfaces. Washing our hands without replenishing the good micro flora on our body can result in our skin being vulnerable to pathogenic infections. It’s just basic microbiology. There are good micro-organisms and bad micro-organisms and, we need them both to have a balanced microbial ecosystem, otherwise the imbalance can cause devastating results, as these doctors explain. We often

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