Dietary supplementation with a magnesium-rich marine mineral blend enhances the diversity of gastrointestinal microbiota

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dc.contributor.author Crowley, Erin K.
dc.contributor.author Long-Smith, Caitriona M.
dc.contributor.author Murphy, Amy
dc.contributor.author Patterson, Elaine
dc.contributor.author Murphy, Kiera
dc.contributor.author O'Gorman, Denise M.
dc.contributor.author Stanton, Catherine
dc.contributor.author Nolan, Yvonne M.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-20T15:53:44Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-20T15:53:44Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Crowley, E., Long-Smith, C., Murphy, A., Patterson, E., Murphy, K., O’Gorman, D., Stanton, C. and Nolan, Y. (2018) 'Dietary supplementation with a magnesium-rich marine mineral blend enhances the diversity of gastrointestinal microbiota', Marine Drugs, 16(6), 216 (13pp). doi: 10.3390/md16060216 en
dc.identifier.volume 16
dc.identifier.issued 6
dc.identifier.startpage 1
dc.identifier.endpage 13
dc.identifier.issn 1660-3397
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/6839
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/md16060216
dc.description.abstract Accumulating evidence demonstrates that dietary supplementation with functional food ingredients play a role in systemic and brain health as well as in healthy ageing. Conversely, deficiencies in calcium and magnesium as a result of the increasing prevalence of a high fat/high sugar Western diet have been associated with health problems such as obesity, inflammatory bowel diseases, and cardiovascular diseases, as well as metabolic, immune, and psychiatric disorders. It is now recognized that modulating the diversity of gut microbiota, the population of intestinal bacteria, through dietary intervention can significantly impact upon gut health as well as systemic and brain health. In the current study, we show that supplementation with a seaweed and seawater-derived functional food ingredient rich in bioactive calcium and magnesium (0.1% supplementation) as well as 70 other trace elements, significantly enhanced the gut microbial diversity in adult male rats. Given the significant impact of gut microbiota on health, these results position this marine multi-mineral blend (MMB) as a promising digestive-health promoting functional food ingredient. en
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dc.publisher MDPI en
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dc.rights © 2018, the Authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subject Marine extract en
dc.subject Calcium en
dc.subject Magnesium en
dc.subject Gut microbial diversity en
dc.subject Rat en
dc.title Dietary supplementation with a magnesium-rich marine mineral blend enhances the diversity of gastrointestinal microbiota en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Yvonne Nolan, Anatomy & Neuroscience, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: y.nolan@ucc.ie en
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dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland
dc.contributor.funder Seventh Framework Programme
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Marine Drugs en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress y.nolan@ucc.ie en
dc.identifier.articleid 216
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/SFI/SFI Research Centres/12/RC/2273/IE/Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre (APC) - Interfacing Food & Medicine/
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7::SP1::KBBE/613979/EU/Microbiome Influence on Energy balance and Brain Development-Function Put into Action to Tackle Diet-related Diseases and Behavior./MYNEWGUT
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/SFI/SFI Advance Award Programme/14/ADV/IA5371/IE/Examination of the cognitive enhancing potential of seaweed-derived mineral-rich nutraceuticals/


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