Layer 5

Guys and Gals we're serious about helping you be the best you can be.

Each month we'll be sharing articles from our health consultants to give you guidance & advice on health and wellbeing topics including healthy eating, exercise and being the best you can be!

 3 circles

How do probiotics maintain healthy immune function?


 

The normal colonisation of the lining of the digestive tract by good bacteria is critical to maintaining normal gut immune function. These good bacteria can also be maintained by taking probiotics in supplemental form. Probiotics and normal gut microorganisms maintain healthy immune function in the following ways:

•             Stopping the entry of foreign substances such as bad bacteria and viruses to gut-associated lymphatic tissue, which carries out immune response.

The entire gut lining is covered by mucus of which a protein called mucin forms a major part. Mucin acts to form a protective barrier over the gut lining and helps to stop foreign substances from adhering to the gut lining.

Probiotics have been found to regulate the production of mucin and therefore protects the lymphatic immune tissue of the gut.

Probiotics secrete chemicals that create an environment that bad bacteria is unable to survive in.

Probiotics displace bad bacteria by physically taking up positions within the gut lining and therefore completely displacing other bad bacteria, leaving no physical space on the gut lining for them to adhere to.

Good bacteria and probiotics consume nutrients leaving fewer nutrients for bad bacteria and viruses to be able to survive.

•             Stimulating the production of antigen presenting cells, which trigger an immune response and regulating T cell and B cell activity.  T cells help stimulate B ells which make antibodies.

•             Secreting metabolites known as short-chain fatty acids (SCFA) which contribute to normal immune response by recruiting and maturing immune cells.

•             Increasing the production of proteins, and therefore influence the gut lining, and subsequently the health and function of both the gastrointestinal tract and immune system.

 

Taking a probiotic daily helps maintain good bacteria in the gastrointestinal system and has direct benefits in maintaining the function of the body’s immune function. 

 Faulding have a range of probiotics to help support the immune system of your family from birth to adulthood.  All Faulding probiotics are fridge free and dairy free and are a great additional to your healthcare reign leading into this cold and flu season.

 

References:

La Fata, Giorgio et al. “Probiotics and the Gut Immune System: Indirect Regulation.” Probiotics and antimicrobial proteins vol. 10,1 (2018): 11-21. doi:10.1007/s12602-017-9322-6

Kau, Andrew L et al. “Human nutrition, the gut microbiome and the immune system.” Nature vol. 474,7351 327-36. 15 Jun. 2011, doi:10.1038/nature10213

Anand, Swadha, and Sharmila S Mande. “Diet, Microbiota and Gut-Lung Connection.” Frontiers in microbiology vol. 9 2147. 19 Sep. 2018, doi:10.3389/fmicb.2018.02147

 

Your winter checklist: 4 steps to a stronger immune system

Your winter checklist: 4 steps to a stronger immune system

Meet our contributors

Our contributors are experts and professionals in their fields who contribute to other sites, write their own blogs and submit articles to leading magzines and journals.

The Faulding team

Faulding has been synonymous with pharmacy since 1845. The trusted pharmacy only brand delivers quality driven products that can be incorporated into your everyday health management.

Recent Articles

  • Your winter checklist: 4 steps to a stronger immune system

  • How do probiotics maintain healthy immune function?

  • Getting day care ready

  • Eczema and your baby

  • How Can Faulding Probiotics be Fridge Free?

  • Think Before You Eat

  • Healthy Joints at Any Age

  • Demystifying the Probiotic

Read all articles ›
Meet our contributors ›

Meet our contributors

Our contributors are experts and professionals in their fields who contribute to other sites, write their own blogs and submit articles to leading magzines and journals.

The Faulding team

Faulding has been synonymous with pharmacy since 1845. The trusted pharmacy only brand delivers quality driven products that can be incorporated into your everyday health management.

Recent Articles

  • Your winter checklist: 4 steps to a stronger immune system

  • How do probiotics maintain healthy immune function?

  • Getting day care ready

  • Eczema and your baby

  • How Can Faulding Probiotics be Fridge Free?

  • Think Before You Eat

  • Healthy Joints at Any Age

  • Demystifying the Probiotic

Read all articles ›
Meet our contributors ›

Getting day care ready

Sending your baby to day care for the first time creates as many emotional waves for parents as it does kids. It’s exciting to see them venturing out into the world, but surely will be upset and pining for you all day?

Meet our contributors

Our contributors are experts and professionals in their fields who contribute to other sites, write their own blogs and submit articles to leading magzines and journals.

The Faulding team

Faulding has been synonymous with pharmacy since 1845. The trusted pharmacy only brand delivers quality driven products that can be incorporated into your everyday health management.

Recent Articles

  • Your winter checklist: 4 steps to a stronger immune system

  • How do probiotics maintain healthy immune function?

  • Getting day care ready

  • Eczema and your baby

  • How Can Faulding Probiotics be Fridge Free?

  • Think Before You Eat

  • Healthy Joints at Any Age

  • Demystifying the Probiotic

Read all articles ›
Meet our contributors ›

Eczema and your baby

Eczemas (atopic dermatitis) is a recurring, non-infectious, inflammatory skin condition affecting one in three Australasians at some stage throughout their lives. The condition is most common in people with family history if atopic disorder, including asthma or hay fever.

Meet our contributors

Our contributors are experts and professionals in their fields who contribute to other sites, write their own blogs and submit articles to leading magzines and journals.

The Faulding team

Faulding has been synonymous with pharmacy since 1845. The trusted pharmacy only brand delivers quality driven products that can be incorporated into your everyday health management.

Recent Articles

  • Your winter checklist: 4 steps to a stronger immune system

  • How do probiotics maintain healthy immune function?

  • Getting day care ready

  • Eczema and your baby

  • How Can Faulding Probiotics be Fridge Free?

  • Think Before You Eat

  • Healthy Joints at Any Age

  • Demystifying the Probiotic

Read all articles ›
Meet our contributors ›

How can Faulding Probiotics be Fridge Free?

Why do Faulding® Probiotics not need refrigeration?Faulding® Probiotics patented stabilisation technology keeps our probiotics in top condition without the need of refrigeration.

Meet our contributors

Our contributors are experts and professionals in their fields who contribute to other sites, write their own blogs and submit articles to leading magzines and journals.

The Faulding team

Faulding has been synonymous with pharmacy since 1845. The trusted pharmacy only brand delivers quality driven products that can be incorporated into your everyday health management.

Recent Articles

  • Your winter checklist: 4 steps to a stronger immune system

  • How do probiotics maintain healthy immune function?

  • Getting day care ready

  • Eczema and your baby

  • How Can Faulding Probiotics be Fridge Free?

  • Think Before You Eat

  • Healthy Joints at Any Age

  • Demystifying the Probiotic

Read all articles ›
Meet our contributors ›

Think Before You Eat

Australian dietitians believe the key to better eating habits is ‘mindful eating’, according to a new study. But what does that mean and why would we want to do it?

Meet our contributors

Our contributors are experts and professionals in their fields who contribute to other sites, write their own blogs and submit articles to leading magzines and journals.

The Faulding team

Faulding has been synonymous with pharmacy since 1845. The trusted pharmacy only brand delivers quality driven products that can be incorporated into your everyday health management.

Recent Articles

  • Your winter checklist: 4 steps to a stronger immune system

  • How do probiotics maintain healthy immune function?

  • Getting day care ready

  • Eczema and your baby

  • How Can Faulding Probiotics be Fridge Free?

  • Think Before You Eat

  • Healthy Joints at Any Age

  • Demystifying the Probiotic

Read all articles ›
Meet our contributors ›

Healthy Joints at Any Age

When was the last time you thought about the health of your joints? If you’re under the age of 50, chances are it is not a topic that has crossed your mind very often. The awful truth is though, most of the damage...

Meet our contributors

Our contributors are experts and professionals in their fields who contribute to other sites, write their own blogs and submit articles to leading magzines and journals.

The Faulding team

Faulding has been synonymous with pharmacy since 1845. The trusted pharmacy only brand delivers quality driven products that can be incorporated into your everyday health management.

Recent Articles

  • Your winter checklist: 4 steps to a stronger immune system

  • How do probiotics maintain healthy immune function?

  • Getting day care ready

  • Eczema and your baby

  • How Can Faulding Probiotics be Fridge Free?

  • Think Before You Eat

  • Healthy Joints at Any Age

  • Demystifying the Probiotic

Read all articles ›
Meet our contributors ›

How to workout SMART

Feel like you’re wasting your time at the gym? Working up a sweat, but not getting any closer to your goals? You’re not alone. Read on for the exercise expert’s top tips on how to stick to your workout, keep it effective...


Demystifying the Probiotic

If you have ever collected a prescription for antibiotics from the pharmacy, chances are you have been asked if you are taking a probiotic. But do you really know what it is you’re taking and why? 

Meet our contributors

Our contributors are experts and professionals in their fields who contribute to other sites, write their own blogs and submit articles to leading magzines and journals.

The Faulding team

Faulding has been synonymous with pharmacy since 1845. The trusted pharmacy only brand delivers quality driven products that can be incorporated into your everyday health management.

Recent Articles

  • Your winter checklist: 4 steps to a stronger immune system

  • How do probiotics maintain healthy immune function?

  • Getting day care ready

  • Eczema and your baby

  • How Can Faulding Probiotics be Fridge Free?

  • Think Before You Eat

  • Healthy Joints at Any Age

  • Demystifying the Probiotic

Read all articles ›
Meet our contributors ›

Expert Lunch Box Tips

Who feels the pressure of what to pack in your child’s lunchbox? As parents, we all want our kids to be happy and healthy, so we’ve asked for advice from some school lunch experts. 


Making a Resolution that Sticks

When it comes to New Years Resolutions, we’ve all had years when our best intentions have fallen flat before we’ve even seen out January. So what’s the secret to creating resolutions that stick around all year?


Get these articles and more straight to your inbox

Get the health articles, information about our new products and latest news about the company delivered to your inbox monthly.