The main omega 3 fatty acids in fish oil are called eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)

Hooked on Omega-3 fish oil

Fish oil is sourced from the tissues of oily cold-water fish and it contains important omega-3 fatty acids that are vital for our health. The main omega 3 fatty acids in fish oil are called eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).


2021-09-01

Effects of Vitamin D on Gut Microbiota Composition

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin and is expressed in the gastrointestinal tract, where it carries out gene expression. Recent evidence has demonstrated that vitamin D can modify the composition of the gut microbiota by down regulating inflammation, up-regulating innate immunity and improving intestinal barrier function


2021-04-16

What factors determine a vaccine’s efficacy for an individual?

A growing body of evidence suggests the composition of the gut microbiota and its influence on the development and function of the immune system may play an important role in determining vaccine efficacy. A variety of environmental and dietary factors can affect intestinal microbial imbalance, which has a close affiliation with human health and disease.


2021-03-23

Protecting Gut Bacteria from Antibiotics

The human body encompasses an abundance of commensal bacteria and a microbiome that can progress beneficial effects for the host, contributing to the body’s natural processes. Alternatively, a disruption to the intestinal microbiome can alter this homeostatic process and inflict progress adverse effects against the host.


2021-03-16

Medlab Research Update: Probiotic and Magnesium Orotate as Adjunctive to SSRIs

Medlab’s Phase II clinical study continues to explore adjunctive administration of pharmaceuticals such as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) for treatment resistant depression. Medlab’s pilot study investigating SAMe and Magnesium Orotate suggested that intestinal dysbiosis was implicated in depression with systemic inflammation and possible impairment of vagal nerve signaling. Therefore, further investigations should include a diagnostic examination for gastrointestinal tract dysfunction followed by intervention with specific probiotic strains to improve a dysbiotic gastrointestinal tract that could enhance a patient's response to treatments taken orally for depression.  


2021-02-24

Medlab Research Update: SAMe and Magnesium Orotate as Adjunctive to SSRIs

Anti-depressants are first line treatment for moderate to severe depression and offer benefits both short and long term. Important problems persist such as intolerability, delayed therapeutic onset, limited efficacy in milder depression and the existence of treatment-resistant depression.


2021-02-24

Medlab Research Update: NanoCelle

NanoCelle® Technology - is a unique delivery platform that has demonstrated effective and convenient delivery of an active ingredient administered as a spray onto the oro-buccal membrane (inside of the cheek). The aim of Medlab’s clinical study with healthy participants was to compare the absorption profiles over a 6-hour period of five different vitamin B12 formulations, administered via the oral-intestinal tract, oral mucosa and oro-buccal sites.


2021-02-08

Keep yourself Digitally safe

Keep yourself Digitally safe

We all need to vigilant when working on Digital devices and accessing Digital websites and applications. Medlab is proud to provide Two Factor Authentication to our customers across our Website portals


2021-01-29

Impact of Gut Bacteria on Health

Impact of Gut Bacteria on Health

Endotoxins (Lipopolysaccharides, LPS), a major component of the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria, are well known as contributors to the inflammation.


2021-01-21

Anti-inflammatory Effects of Sulforaphane

Anti-inflammatory Effects of Sulforaphane

Sulforaphane (SF) is an isothiocyanate compound found in cruciferous vegetables such as brussels sprouts, kale, cabbage and broccoli and has received a lot of attention regarding preventative health all due to SFs anti-inflammatory properties. Strong evidence supports SFs role in inflammation and action as an immunomodulator by interfering with Nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-kB) and modifying the inflammatory process by inhibiting the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines.


2021-01-19

Importance of Vitamin C in Metabolic Syndrome

Importance of Vitamin C in Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a term used for traits and conditions that increase the risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. Metabolic risk factors include abdominal obesity, high HDL cholesterol and triglycerides, high blood pressure and fasting blood glucose.


2021-01-14

The link between Metformin and Probiotics

The link between Metformin and Probiotics

Investigating the safety, tolerability and preliminary efficacy of a probiotic formulation on metabolic and inflammatory markers ...


2020-12-15

The link between coronavirus, nutrients and their role in immunity

There are many nutrients that are involved with the normal functioning of the immune system, Vitamin C, Zinc and Lactoferrin are only a few important nutrients for effective immune function.


2020-12-09

Medlab New packaging announcement

New packaging announcement

We are changing our label design and we think it rocks...


2020-04-16

Role of B12

Role of B12

Oral cyanocobalamin supplementation exists in the free unbound state and is absorbed across the gastrointestinal mucosa by passive diffusion, but only to the extent of approximately 1% over a dosage range of 100 μg to 5 mg


2020-01-01

Why an activated form of B12?

What is the difference between an Activated B12 and normal B12. And what exactly is "Activated"


2020-01-01

Ascorbic Acid & Glutathione

Ascorbic Acid & Glutathione

How can Ascorbic Acid and Glutathione assist?


2020-01-01

Development of the human Mammary Micobiota

Development of the human Mammary Micobiota

It is only within the last decade that a complex microbiome was discovered in the placenta, amniotic fluid and breast milk, which were once believed to be sterile.


2020-01-01

Immune modulating properties

Immune modulating properties

Lactoferrin, Colostrum, Arabinogalactan, Lactobacillus paracasei and Bifidobacterium lactis Do these ingredients have immune-modulating properties


2020-01-01

HICA use & understanding

HICA use & understanding

A significant body of research has been conducted demonstrating digestive and colonic health benefits of High Amylose Maize Starch (HAMS) with research also showing metabolic advantages


2020-01-01

Importance of Uridine

Importance of Uridine

All tissues have a requisite for uridine. Uridine is an important nucleoside precursor in the pyrimidine salvage pathway. Except for erythrocytes and the liver and kidney, which maintain de novo pyrimidine biosynthesis and supply other tissues with uridine for salvage, most normal tissues in adults rely on the salvage of uridine from plasma.


2020-01-01

The human microbial gastrointestinal interface is an ecosystem

The human microbial gastrointestinal interface is an ecosystem

Probiotics are living organisms found in food and dietary supplements, which upon ingestion can improve the health of the host beyond their inherent basic nutritional content


2020-01-01

Support healthy gastrointestinal function

Support healthy gastrointestinal function

A French microbiologist, Henri Boulard discovered the beneficial yeast Saccharomyces boulardii in 1920. When he was visiting IndoChina he noticed that certain people who drank a special tea did not develop cholera during an outbreak


2020-01-01

Poor digestive function

Poor digestive function

Several factors are known to contribute to the development of poor digestive function including stress, medications, poor eating habits and dietary choices, dysbiosis, ageing, illness, injury/trauma and toxic exposure


2020-01-01