What is in our Daily Microbiome Booster?
by Nathan Gray
Our founders Nathan and Berend spent years sourcing the perfect combination of ingredients which are backed by mutltiple studies for their effectiveness in boosting microbiome health. The result is our Daily Microbiome Booster, which contains clinically effective doses of science-backed prebiotics, postbiotics and collagen peptides.
Prebiotics are ingredients that are used in the microbiome to produce a health or performance benefit. They are often said to ‘feed’ the good bacteria that already exist in our own microbiome.
We use two different clinically proven prebiotics:
- Bimuno® is a unique digestive supplement that contains a special form of galactooligosaccharides (GOS) which stimulates the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut. Clinical research has shown that it reduces flatulence, bloating and abdominal pain, as well as improving immune resilience and low-grade chronic inflammation.
- Sunfiber, a partially hydrolyzed guar gum (PHGG) which has been shown to increase Bifidobacteria and Lactobacillus levels, improve bowel movements, decrease the glycemic index of foods, and promote a healthy gut microbiome.
What are postbiotics?
Postbiotics are non-living microorganisms that provide health benefits when consumed.
We use a unique heat-inactivated strain of Lactobacillus Plantarum from Japan known as L-137 (or Immuno-LP20). This special immunobiotic ingredient differs from common probiotic strains because it is not affected by stomach acids or the digestive process. It has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects, to support immunity, and accelerate the production of hyaluronic acid.
Collagen for gut health?
Collagen really is the ultimate multi-functional ingredient; while it is perhaps most famous for its beauty benefits, it is also important for our insides too. Poor functioning of our intestinal barriers can result in leaky gut syndrome which in turn can lead to inflammatory conditions. This is where collagen comes in.
Research has shown it can help to maintain intestinal barrier integrity, prevent leaky gut, and improve the function of tight junctions in the gut lining. We use collagen peptides which are smaller units of collagen protein that are more easily digested and absorbed.
What, no probiotics?
Using live strains of probiotic bacteria in foods and drinks is challenging as they must be kept alive throughout processing and manufacturing, distribution, and retail - making it very expensive! And it is quite common for brands to claim they contain probiotics, when in fact the low dose is often ineffective.
We believe good health shouldn't be complicated or expensive. So, by combining clinically-validated prebiotics and postbiotics, we have essentially rigged the system to not need probiotics, meaning our Daily Microbiome Booster has a long shelf life, is easily stored and can be added to both hot and cold drink and food. Making it super easy for you to look after your gut health!
DISCLAIMER: Please note the information provided in this article is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.