The Phyto-V blend
This is a unique blend of plants and herbs are rich in phytochemicals, especially the polyphenol groups, which are responsible for the colour, taste and aroma of foods. Regular daily intake of phytochemical rich foods such as certain high grade teas, fruits and herbs have been linked with multiple health benefits particularly reducing chronic degenerative disease, enhancing oxidative defences and reducing excess chronic inflammation. These foods enhance bacterial gut health, especially if combined with other lifestyle strategies and regular intake of probiotic bacteria – important for an efficient immunity and other biological functions in the body.
The Phyto-V study
This study evaluated whether improving gut health with the probiotic / prebiotic blend called Yourgut+ could shorten the severity of a covid-19 infection. It also tested whether an additional natural phytochemical rich food supplement, (now referred to as Phyto-v, named after the trial) could further enhance recovery and prevention of chronic symptoms. In this scientific trial, which completed in June 2021, participants did not know if they received a placebo or the real supplement. Likewise the doctors and research staff and statisticians did not know which arm participant was randomised – this ensured the trial was unbiased and scientifically robust.
The data is still being analysed by the statisticians – but you can listen to an early update on the Table Talk (Food Matters live) Podcast recored on July 2021