So what exactly is the gut microbiome?
Your microbiome is a massive ecosystem made of up trillions of organisms such as bacteria, yeasts, fungi & viruses that live in your digestive tract. Collectively these weigh up to 2kg – that’s heavier than the average human brain!
The human gut microbiome and its role in health are the subject of extensive and ongoing clinical research. What we do know is that the microbiome is involved in fundamental metabolic, nutritional and immune system functions. That’s why it is so important to protect the microbiome and support its continued healthy balance.
Why should you care about your microbiome?
The human microbiota consists of the 10-100 trillion symbiotic microbial cells harboured by each person, primarily bacteria in the gut; the human microbiome consists of the genes these cells harbour. A typical digestive tract contains a vast collection of microbial communities, including:
• Bacteria • Yeasts • Viruses • Archea • Fungi
All these bacteria mean your gut is almost as diverse and dense as the Amazon rainforest. And that’s a good thing, because a diversity of bacteria in the gut is associated with stability and resilience, which is a reliable indicator of gut health. And, interestingly, research has shown that the composition of the gut microbiome can change with dietary intervention, stress levels and quality of sleep. Scientists are increasingly treating the gut as its own organ, recognising how vital these bacteria are as they break down food and toxins, make vitamins and interact with our immune system
What your microbiome does
Your microbiome lives in harmony with you. Take care of it, and it’ll take care of you.
Although scientists are only beginning to understand the role of the microbiome, it is believed to assist in:
✓ The breakdown of complex carbohydrates
✓ Producing vitamins and minerals
✓ Producing short-chain fatty acids
✓ Defending against pathogens
✓ Training our immune system
✓ Supporting detoxification
Symprove and the microbiome
If you couldn’t already tell, we think the microbiome is an incredible part of our body.
That’s why we’re dedicated to understanding more about it, participating in multiple studies testing the impact of Symprove on gut microbiomes.
Modern lifestyles and the importance of health and fitness
Good diet, sleep patterns and exercise are thought to have a positive effect on the microbiome and leave us feeling happier and healthier.
Other activities such as playing outside and exposure to animals and dirt help balance the good and bad bacteria within your microbiome. But, nobody’s perfect.
Modern lifestyles mean we can’t always do everything we’re supposed to. Live bacteria supplements can help support the gut microbiome in the context of a healthy diet & lifestyle.
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