Proprietary 8-Strain Probiotic Blend [24.7 Billion CFU/g], Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei, Bifidobacterium lactis/animals, Lactobacillus plantarum, Bifidobacterium longum, Lactobacillus paracasei, Lactobacillus rhamnous, Bifidobacterium bifidum.
Probiotics are defined as ingestible cultured microorganisms known to be beneficial to their host by maintaining their epithelial gut barrier, modulating their health and immunity, preventing pathogenic microbes from proliferating, aiding digestion, as well as supplying beneficial nutrients and proteins to your body. Probiotics are often supplemented along with prebiotics – together known as synbiotics – which are non-digestible food supplements that are taken specifically for feeding your gut microbiome.
To prove the importance of maintaining a healthy gut microbiome, there are high quantities of over 150 different complex HMO’s (human milk oligosaccharides) found in human breast milk, which are indigestible by babies, but rather serve the sole purpose of feeding Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria, which are known to play a role in training infants’ immune systems.
The GIT (gastrointestinal tract) of an organism is known to house a dense, continuously developing community of symbiotic microbial, referred to as the gut microbiome, which is first established at birth and evolves throughout your lifetime. The gut microbiome consists of bacteria, archaea, fungi, protozoa and viruses, all of which are affected by your diet, lifestyle, stress, medication and genetics. A complete circuitry of neurotransmitters, neurons and hormones allows for direct interactions/communications to occur between your brain and gut, whereby the microbes living in your gut have the power alter your metabolism (nutrient absorption and carbohydrate digestion), gut morphology, immune system, bone health (Calcium uptake and bone density) and is even referred to as “the second brain” due to its powerful effects on your nervous system through the brain-gut axis.
The gut microbiome is always changing and when it is put under stress it can easily become over-colonised by enteric pathogens such as Salmonella, Helicobacter pylori, Vibrio cholerae, Escherichia coli, Yersinia pestis, Clostridium difficile, Klebsiella, and Shigella), which can result in a broad range of illnesses such as: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammation, constipation, allergies, cardiovascular disease, cancers, chronic diarrhoea, as well as result in host mortality. Not only does an unhealthy gut result in physical discomforts/pain and even death, it can also impair your cognitive function and mood, and stunt the growth of young children. Since consumers are becoming more aware of the roles that diet, stress, medicine and physical activity may play in influencing changes to their gut microbiome, as well as the importance of having a healthy microbiome; there is an increased movement towards promoting or maintaining a healthy gut through ingestion of functional foods, probiotics and/or prebiotics.
Lactic acid bacteria are the dominant types of bacteria found in a healthy gut microbiome. They have the ability to produce strong antioxidants and antibiotics including organic acids, diacetyl, hydrogen peroxide and bacteriocins, as well as perform lactic acid fermentation, but they also play a part in different roles for enhancing gut health.
- Our powerful blend of beneficial probiotic strains has been carefully crafted in specific ratios and concentrations to maximise synergy and overall health benefits. This blend contains a mutualistic combination of complementary bacterial strains under the Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium genuses. These types of beneficial bacteria are the most prominent types of probiotics present in human digestive tracts as well as adult female vaginal canals. These bacteria not only promote a healthy environment in the vaginal canal, but their presence in there is an evolutionary guarantee that the first microbial exposure to newborns (naturally birthed) are these specific bacterial species, whereby they play essential roles in a developing humans overall health, immunity, brain development and disease resistance. Additionally these species are present in healthy soil eco-systems and are responsible microbes in fermented foods (kefir, yogurt, kombucha, cheese, etc…): - Lactobacillus Species are classified as facultatively anaerobic, catalase-negative, gram-positive, non-spore-forming, rod-shaped bacteria that grow under microaerophilic conditions. - Bifidobacterium species are saccharoclastic, catalase-negative, non-motile, gram-positive, rod-shaped bacteria that grow in anaerobic environments.