Our bodies are home to a vast quantity of bacteria, so much so that we actually have more bacterial DNA than we have human DNA. The functional medicine world has honed in on these microorganisms due to their increasing significance in overall health and well-being. Collectively, these microorganisms are known as our microbiome, and they play important roles throughout the body including our immune system function, skin health, digestive system, and even our mental health.
Signs of an unhealthy microbiome may include:
- Frequent gas and bloating
- Trouble sleeping
- Food cravings
- Weight fluctuations
- and skin irritation… just to name a few.
Despite having a healthy diet and getting lots of sleep, many people still find themselves having these symptoms with seemingly no detectable cause. If this is starting to sound like what you are going through, supporting your microscopic friends is a great place to start.
Taking care of trillions of microorganisms might sound complex and intimidating, but the truth is that the health of the many-body systems mentioned above starts in the gut. When the microorganisms in the gut are lacking the nutrients they need for healthy functioning, they begin to decrease in their diversity and function. Starting on a probiotic is likely the first thing that comes to mind when you hear ‘gut health’, but unfortunately, many probiotics lack the actual nutrients needed to support your microbiome.
That’s where spores come in.
Bacillus spores are a novel type of probiotic that remain dormant until they reach favorable environments in the gastrointestinal tract. Here, they perform quorum sensing, a biological mechanism that allows Bacillus species to sense their environment and reestablish microbial balance when unwanted species are present. Bacillus spores produce necessary nutrients like short-chain fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants, in addition to compounds necessary for regulating microbial balance in the gut. With these nutrients in place, your microbiome can increase diversity, increase mucosal immunity and rid the body of harmful toxins.
Spore Probiotic Gut Health Conclusion
Spore probiotic is a new novel way to get the correct micro-organisms into the correct location without them being compromised by inflammation. Here is a link to our spore probiotic! CLICK HERE.
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