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All About KayaBiotics

Have you been wondering about KayaBiotics when you hear us mention this sponsor on the air? Listen to the CEO, Christian Ziegert, discuss the company.
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The People’s Pharmacy radio show and podcast are supported in part by sponsorship. One of our sponsors is KayaBiotics, a German company that makes high-quality probiotics from all-organic ingredients. Germany has rigorous oversight of supplement manufacturing, and we are pleased that such products are available to our listeners. 

The Benefits of Probiotics: 

Most people think of probiotics as having benefits for the digestive tract. Indeed, there are many studies indicating that people can use probiotics for relief from diarrhea and other gastrointestinal problems (Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica, Dec. 2015). Numerous studies indicate that probiotics, alone or in combination with prebiotics, can reduce the risk of postoperative infections after people undergo abdominal surgery (Annals of Surgery, online Aug. 28, 2019). 

The usefulness of probiotics is not limited to digestive difficulties, however. Research indicates that people taking probiotics lose less time to flu-like illnesses. Other studies suggest that probiotics may help people overcome metabolic syndrome (Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, online Oct. 30, 2019). Probiotic foods such as yogurt may even lower the risk of developing lung cancer

What About KayaBiotics?

With so much promise on probiotics, we thought you might want to learn more about KayaBiotics. We interviewed the founder and CEO, Christian Ziegert, to get his perspective on organic ingredients, German manufacturing and why probiotics are so exciting. We invite you to listen. 

If you decide you would like to try KayaBiotics, please visit the website KayaBiotics.com and use the discount code “PEOPLE” for $10 off your first purchase.

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    About the Author
    Terry Graedon, PhD, is a medical anthropologist and co-host of The People’s Pharmacy radio show, co-author of The People’s Pharmacy syndicated newspaper columns and numerous books, and co-founder of The People’s Pharmacy website. Terry taught in the Duke University School of Nursing and was an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology. She is a Fellow of the Society of Applied Anthropology. Terry is one of the country's leading authorities on the science behind folk remedies. .
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    • Chowdhury AH et al, "Perioperative probiotics or synbiotics in adults undergoing elective abdominal surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials." Annals of Surgery, online Aug. 28, 2019. DOI: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000003581
    • Louis-Jean S & Martirosyan D, "Nutritionally attenuating the human gut microbiome to prevent and manage metabolic syndrome." Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, online Oct. 30, 2019. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.9b04879
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