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Tablets are manufactured by compressing and compacting ingredients together. They are suited to supplements that require a large number or amount of ingredients, which often cannot be fitted into a capsule.
Transient refers to something that is temporary or remaining for a short period of time. Probiotics are considered to be transient as they are constantly excreted in faeces. Around 50% of our faecal mass is made up of bacteria, reflecting the dynamic nature of the microbiome and the potential that probiotics have to influence its composition.
Triglycerides are the main type of fat found in humans – they are the end-product of digesting and breaking down the fats in the food we eat. They are found in the blood and used by the body for energy. They are also used as a marker for heart disease – triglyceride levels above 200 are considered high. Factors affecting triglyceride levels include being overweight, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption and some genetic disorders.
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