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Probiotics may be nature’s little fire extinguishers.
A recent study investigated the immunomodulatory effects of probiotics bacteria in healthy adults. It was found that probiotics have an anti-inflammatory potential seen as a decrease in serum CRP levels and as a reduction in bacteria-induced production of proinflammatory cytokines in peripheral blood mononuclear cells.

IPM carries several high potency probiotic formulas. Please call reception for details. 949-600-5100.

Source: Probiotic intervention has strain-specific anti-inflammatory effects in healthy adults.

Antioxidants, sun exposure and macular degeneration.

A recent study found that older people with low levels of certain antioxidants present in many fruits and vegetables, and who are exposed to short-wavelength blue light from the sun, are more likely to develop certain types of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). But the damage can start decades before you turn 65.

While the authors of the new study found that the link between blue-light exposure and low antioxidant levels was stronger in middle age, compared to younger years, other experts said it’s unclear when the damage takes place. “We don’t really know how many years it takes” for AMD to develop. “For some people, it could be a few years in the sun is bad, and for others, a few decades is bad,” said Dr. Robert Cykiert, an associate professor of ophthalmology at New York University Langone Medical Center in New York City.

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Source: Sunlight exposure, antioxidants, and age-related macular degeneration.

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