Inside all of us, we have a ‘microbiome’, a small but incredibly complex ecosystem, which is made up of millions of good bacteria that calls our body home. Currently, there is a lot of ongoing research dedicated to the investigation of the microbiome and how it impacts our health and well-being. It has been suggested that the microbiome may influence our digestion, immunity, mood and behaviour, and that we cannot be healthy without our microbiomes. Explore our range of natural good bacteria supplements designed to support health using complementary nutrients. For more supplements to support your well-being, shop our vitamins and minerals ranges.
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5th January 2018
There are over 50 trillion bacteria living inside each of us, forming what is referred to as ‘The Microbiome.’ Ongoing research has shown us that, such as the importance of the Microbiome, it is not possible to be a healthy human without healthy gut-flora!
8th February 2018
There are over 1000 distinct species living with the Microbiome, and each can have an impact on our health. The balance of the bacteria within our Microbiome may not only affect digestion and elimination, it has also been suggested to impact brain health, mood and skin.
20th February 2018
The relationship between the gut and the brain is often described as the gut-brain axis. This idea is taken a step further with the concept of the gut-brain-skin axis.
25th January 2018
Continuing our series looking at natural ways to help support weight, in this post, I am going to delve into the secret world of our good bacteria – discussing the impact they may have on our eating habits and our ability to lose weight.
What is the Microbiome?
The term ‘Microbiome’ is used to describe the collective 100 trillion bacteria which make their home in our gut. There are over 1000 different species living within the Microbiome, and each may have an impact on our health. In fact, many scientists now believe it is not possible to be a healthy human without healthy gut flora.
I’ve heard that good bacteria always require refrigeration, is this true?
Not at all! Modern, sophisticated freeze-drying techniques help to ensure that good bacteria supplements can remain stable at room temperature. All the bacteria chosen for Natures Aid Microbiome range have proven stability at 27 degrees for at least 24 months.
Can good bacteria survive in the gut?
Good bacteria must be able to survive the rigours of the digestive tract if they are to be of benefit to the person who is taking them. They must also be able to effectively colonise the gut.
All the good bacteria chosen for the Natures Aid Microbiome range have been submitted to rigorous testing and have shown the ability to survive gastric acid and bile for over three hours. They have also been subject to human clinical trials and have proven colonisation of the Microbiome after oral supplementation.
Can good bacteria supplements be Vegan?
Yes! Whilst many probiotic products on the market may contain dairy or animal produce, it is now possible to purchase products which are manufactured using human or plant-sourced bacterial strains.
All products within the Natures Aid Microbiome range have achieved Vegan Society registration, for your complete peace of mind. This means we have proven that the strains chosen have not been sourced from, or cultured in, dairy or another animal-sourced medium. We have also demonstrated that the product has not been tested on animals.