Probiotics for metabolic health

A Helping Hand Toward a Sustainable Lifestyle

Scientific evidence indicates a strong link between the gut microbiota and metabolic health. Since gut microbiota is involved, probiotics can play a role. Metabolic health is also closely linked to cardiovascular health, liver health, and weight management. Probiotics are increasingly studied for their beneficial role in these health areas.

Our probiotic solutions to support metabolic health include L. rhamnosus HA-114 which was selected based on previous preclinical studies, showing a reduction of fat accumulation in a C. elegans model and for its potential psychobiotic action as seen in two preclinical studies on mice models. This bacterial strain was then studied in a recent double-blind clinical trial with 152 overweight otherwise healthy adults on a diet. Participants in the probiotic group showed improvement in their mental health, as well as in their eating behavior and food cravings (hunger, binge-eating, lack of control over eating) and in their metabolic profile, showing improvement in insulin levels, insulin resistance, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, and triglyceride levels. L. rhamnosus HA-114 supports weight management efforts by restoring the balance of eating behaviors through the brain-gut axis, which could facilitate diet adherence.

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L. rhamnosus HA-114 

L. rhamnosus HA-114 was granted the following Canadian health claims, which are the first indications of their kind in the very competitive weight management category:

  • Helps support restraint to eat in individuals involved in a weight management program.
  • Could be a complement to a healthy lifestyle that incorporates a calorie-reduced diet and regular physical activity for individuals involved in a weight management program.

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Lallemand Health Solutions has gained innovative indications for its probiotic strain L. rhamnosus HA-114 from Health Canada, recognizing its beneficial impact to support people’s efforts when engaged in a weight management program, at a daily dose of 10B CFU. Read more
Alex Parker and members of his laboratory at the CHUM Research Centre (CRCHUM) have been awarded a three-year $1.6 million grant from the Weston Family Foundation as part of the Brain Health: 2021 – Lifestyle Approaches and Microbiome Contributions program. Read more
Lallemand Health Solutions had the privilege to interview an international authority in the field of obesity, ANGELO TREMBLAY, Ph.D. in Physiology, Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the Faculty of Social and Preventive Medicine of Laval University in Canada, holder of the Canada Research Chair in Environment and Energy Balance, author of several hundred publications and renowned speaker. Read more
Lallemand Health Solutions’ rising star L. rhamnosus HA-114 revealed to improve eating and mood-related behaviors in overweight adults who were undergoing diet-induced weight loss in a new breakthrough study. Read more
Do you consider yourself a metabolically healthy person? How would you tell if you are healthy or not? Is it the numbers on the scale, on your blood pressure or blood test? Is it if you can run up several flights of stairs without stopping to catch your breath? The World Health Organization’s defines health as a “state of complete physical, mental and social well-being […]”. Research has shown that if you integrate habits such as maintaining a healthy diet, exercising regularly, keeping a healthy body weight, not drinking too much alcohol, and not smoking, these can be key to feeling happy and healthy. Read more 

My name is Camille Binachon, biotechnologies engineer, market data analyst and product manager for the metabolic health portfolio, a complex and fascinating area where probiotics continue to surprise us! What I realized in the past years is consumers’ growing awareness of the biomechanisms
that keep their bodies running smoothly. As such, health and wellness have taken on a permanent, full-time role in the lives of global consumers. And it’s not just my point of view; according to Google Trends, health and wellness is no longer a seasonal trend, peaking in January and tapering off as the year unfolds. It’s a yearlong, lifelong goal. Read more 

According to the World Obesity Federation, it is estimated that 800 million people around the world are living with obesity. How can probiotics bring innovation in weight management? Read more 
Have you ever wondered why eating is more often driven by the little voice in your brain, or the anticipation of how good the food will taste in your mouth, rather than by the loud rumblings of your empty stomach? Since when did emotional eating became more important than the physical need of eating? The only answer to why we should eat is because we are hungry, but it is not that simple. Read more 
The liver is an essential organ involved in more than 300 vital functions, the main ones being the absorption, storage and transformation of nutrients, the detoxification of toxic substances and the production of bile acids. But did you know that there is a crosstalk between the gut and the liver? Read more

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