• Harpagophytum cultivation
    Harpagophytum cultivation

    Harpagophytum procumbens cultivation in Namibia

  • Hoodia gordonii
    Hoodia gordonii

    Hoodia cultivation in Africa

  • Saffron

    Crocus sativus - saffron - the golden spice

  • Glechoma hederacea
    Glechoma hederacea

    In the early part of the 16th century, ground ivy was used to clarify and flavour beer before the introduction of hops.

  • Mt .Chester
    Mt .Chester

    The Rockies, Canada

  • Echinacea purpurea
    Echinacea purpurea
  • Calendula officinalis
    Calendula officinalis
  • Stachys betonica
    Stachys betonica

    A Tasmanian bumblebee visiting a wood betony flower

  • Arnica cordifolia
    Arnica cordifolia

    Found growing in profusion on the slopes of Mt Chester, Canada

  • Echinacea tennesseensis
    Echinacea tennesseensis

    Endangered in its native Tennessee, this species is thriving in Tasmania

  • Crocus sativus
    Crocus sativus

    Saffron field in Iran - the world's largest producer of saffron (90% of total production)

  • Saffron stigmas
    Saffron stigmas

    Each crocus only produces three stigmas - all handpicked

  • Thymus vulgaris
    Thymus vulgaris

    Thyme field in Europe

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Probiotic Resources

by on27 May 2013

The below probiotic resources are a bit out of date - but they will remain available for the time being. Our updated probiotic resources are now available on our new probiotic-specific website - www.probioticadvisor.com . The information available in the pdf documents below has been throroughly updated and converted into an easy-to-use searchable database called the Probiotic Advisor.

The Probiotic Advisor is searchable by health condition, probiotic strain, and product (brand). The Probiotic Advisor will tell you the strains contained in a given supplement, the research that has been conducted on these strains (if any), and the CFUs of each strain in a single dose, as well as information on potentially-allergic excipients in the product.

The database format allows me to add in new evidence as it gets published and new supplements when they get released. Plus it is far easier for you to use than the paper documents!

I think you’ll find it an invaluable clinic resource!

Visit www.probioticadvisor.com to give the database a free 24-hour test drive.

Probiotic Strains in Australian Probiotic Products - Free

A table detailing the better characterised and researched probiotic strains and the probiotic products (foods and supplements) in which they can be found, with a focus on the Australian market


Probiotic Strains in American Probiotic Products - Free

A table detailing the better characterised and researched probiotic strains and the American probiotic products (foods and supplements) in which they can be found.


Worldwide probiotic culture suppliers - Free

This document highlights some the larger probiotic culture suppliers and the probiotic strains they provide to industry. They typically have dossiers available on each of their strains and are often more than happy to provide you with a list of clinical trials that have been conducted on their strains.


Probiotic supplement assessor - Free

This instrument has been designed to help clinicians differentiate probiotic strains (and thereby probiotic supplements) worth using in practice from those that are not. This is the first iteration, so feel free to provide me with feedback so I can improve upon it.


Choosing the Right Strain for Specific Therapeutic Applications

The Probiotic Advisor database (available at www.probioticadvisor.com) supercedes this pdf document. This pdf document is no longer being updated; whereas the Probiotic Advisor is updated regularly.

The ultimate guide for the selection of the right, and therefore clinically effective, probiotic strain for the particular disorder you are treating. This document makes prescribing probiotics in an evidence-based manner simple and will become an invaluable clinic resource. Probiotic research on nearly 50 health conditions is highlighted – from abdominal pain to viral gastroenteritis – with information gleaned from 138 clinical trials.

This resource is updated regularly. If you would like to be notified when the next iteration is available, please subscribe to our newsletter



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Jason Hawrelak

Jason is a naturopath, Western herbalist, researcher and educator with more than 14 years’ clinical experience working in busy natural medicine dispensaries and clinics on the North Coast of NSW and in Hobart, Tasmania.  He is currently the Senior Lecturer in Complementary and Alternative Medicines at the University of Tasmania’s School of Medicine (Hobart, Tasmania), where he is the Course Coordinator for the Graduate Certificate in Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicines. He is also the Gastrointestinal Imbalances lecturer in the Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine program at the University of Western States (Portland, Oregon).


1 comment

  • Comment Link Super User Monday, 27 May 2013 08:11 posted by Super User

    This is a fantastic resource. Without it, you will just be guessing which probiotic product to use for a particular disorder. Well worth every cent.

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