My Gutbiome

By definition we describe the ‘GutBiome’ as a diverse bioregion located in the human gut where the ecological community of commensal, symbiotic and pathogenic microorganisms coexist within a competing and dominant environment in the human gut. These microorganisms are described as bacteria, fungi, archaea and viruses.

The biodiversity of the GutBiome is strongly influenced by the dominant bacteria and viruses within it and their ability to proliferate and grow in abundance to shape the behavior, functions and interactions of other microorganisms within it that consequently impact on our overall human health.

Many of the microorganisms living in the GutBiome are beneficial to human health and exist alongside other types of bacteria (good and bad) in a symbiotic relationship. A healthy equilibrium of microorganisms in the GutBiome ensure appropriate production of different immune cells, immunoglobulins and other parts of immunity, but most importantly they maintain a balanced immune system. If this equilibrium is disrupted, different opportunistic and pathogenic bacteria, viruses and fungi have a good chance to occupy large territories in the digestive tract and grow large colonies with the potential to cause a parasitic state, sickness and disease.

The disruption in the GutBiome causing the decrease and/or death of beneficial microorganisms may be caused from a variety of means such as damage caused by illness, medications, toxic exposure, travel or stressful life events. Healthy bacterial colonies are affected and often die as a result allowing for the opportunistic and resilient forms of bad pathogenic microorganisms to dominate the GutBiome terrain.  

Two particular groups of opportunistic bacteria which are most commonly found on testing are yeasts (including Candida species) and the Clostridia family. These pathogenic microbes start digesting food in their own way producing large amounts of various toxic substances, which get absorbed into the blood stream, carried to the brain and cross the blood – brain barrier. The number and mixture of toxins can be very individual, causing different immune, neurological and psychiatric symptoms. Due to the absence or greatly reduced numbers of beneficial bacteria in the GutBiome, the person’s digestive system instead of being a source of nourishment becomes a major source of toxicity in the body.

Candida and Clostridia have been given a special opportunity by the era of antibiotics because broad-spectrum antibiotics do not have any impact on them, however they do have the ability to destroy beneficial microorganisms. People are subscribed broad-spectrum probiotics for a variety of reasons such as an infection or flu, however whilst the antibiotic is doing its job to address these issues, it is also disrupting the Gutbiome and destroying good microorganisms along with it and it is these microorganisms which normally function to control pathogenic yeasts such as Candida and Clostridia.  Without the existence of the beneficial microorganisms to keep these pathogenic groups from over functioning, they gradually overgrow and get out of control causing havoc in the Gutbiome. For this very reason it is important not only to propagate the gut with multiple strains of beneficial microorganisms to recolonize a healthy GutBiome but to add good yeasts like Saccharomyces Boulardii as well. 

‘GutBiome Synbiotic’ is an advanced probiotic and prebiotic formula that includes multiple strains of beneficial microorganisms as well as healthy yeasts to maintain gastrointestinal health and a healthy immune system. The synergistic nature of GutBiome provides the added benefits of both probiotics and prebiotics. 

A ‘synbiotic’ is identified as a combination of both probiotics and prebiotics. The probiotics are referred to as the beneficial strains of bacteria and prebiotics are identified as the added food source that is required to feed the beneficial microorganisms already existing in the gut as well as the probiotic strains contained within in the probiotic formula.  Probiotics without the correct amount of prebiotics (listed as an active ingredient) are considered to be less active when they reach the large intestine. This is because probiotic bacteria in supplements containing prebiotics have shown to be more active when they are provided with an immediate food source from added prebiotics.

Synbiotics help to overcome possible survival difficulties for probiotics by improving the survival of the probiotic microorganisms during the passage through the upper intestinal tract to efficiently implant the colon as well as the overall growth of probiotics and ubiquitous bacteria that are targeted to maintain intestinal health and wellbeing.

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