L. rhamnosus HA-114 is an innovative patent-pending probiotic strain able to improve eating and mood-related behaviors in overweight adults undergoing a diet-induced weight loss. It could favor wellness and facilitate adherence during a diet-based weight reduction program, through its action on the brain-gut axis.
L. rhamnosus HA-114 supports weight management efforts during a diet (eating and stress-related behaviors, metabolic health).
The results of a recent randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial highlight the beneficial effects of this probiotic intervention for behavioral and psychological traits when engaging in a calorie reduced diet:
- Eating behaviors: self-control/hunger, binge eating and food cravings, etc.
- Mood behaviors: perceived stress and other mood-related behaviors
A healthier metabolic phenotype was also associated with probiotic supplementation.
The strain L. rhamnosus HA-114 supports weight management efforts by restoring the balance of eating behaviors through the brain-gut axis. The supplementation with L. rhamnosus HA-114 could favor wellness and facilitate adherence during a diet-based weight reduction program. The probiotic improved self-control behaviors which could lead to a better long-term adherence to dietary recommendations.
Approved health claims in Canada
L. rhamnosus HA-114 was granted the following health claims, which are the first indications of their kind in the very competitive weight management category:
- Helps support restraint to eat in individuals involved in a weight management program.
- Could be a complement to a healthy lifestyle that incorporates a calorie-reduced diet and regular physical activity for individuals involved in a weight management program.