BiomeBliss is a first-in-class, patented, prebiotic dietary supplement that expands, shifts and protects beneficial bacteria in the digestive system, known as the gastrointestinal microbiome.*
Two rigorous clinical studies show BiomeBliss helps control hunger, promotes regularity and supports overall health of the GI microbiome. Study results also show BiomeBliss helps maintain healthy mealtime blood sugar (when already in the normal range). *
BiomeBliss is a natural, berry-flavored powder that mixes easily with water for a delicious, convenient drink. It also mixes easily with yogurt, in a smoothie or with almond or soy milk. BiomeBliss is vegan, non-genetically modified, raw, low calorie, low in sodium and has no added sugar.
BiomeBliss is made with nutrients isolated from oats, agave and blueberries that provide key prebiotics to the GI microbiome that are often missing from modern diets.
Inulin from plants provides nutrients that promote expansion of microorganism populations. Polyphenol antioxidants from blueberries shift the growth and activity of certain bacteria associated with a healthy microbiome. Beta-glucan from oats protects the GI’s mucosal lining and supports the immune system. *
As a prebiotic blend, BiomeBliss is distinct from probiotics. Prebiotics serve as food for the healthy microorganisms in the large intestine. Probiotics are the bacteria supplied in fermented food products like yogurt. Probiotics deliver a limited number of bacteria in terms of both the types and the total number of microorganisms when compared with those that naturally exist in the GI microbiome.
Since prebiotics cannot be digested, they pass into the large intestine, where they are nutrients for the microorganisms. The microorganisms then produce molecules that initiate signals for other parts of the body. These signals, for example, can indicate to your brain when your gut is full, you are satisfied with a meal and that it’s time to stop eating. If there aren’t enough of the right kind of bacteria and the right kind and amount of prebiotics for those bacteria, these molecular signals are weaker. That makes it easier to ignore or even override the signal and continue eating even after you’ve eaten enough. *
A single 27-gram serving (2 scoops) of BiomeBliss contains no added sugar, 9 grams of a prebiotic fiber blend, an important amount of polyphenols, and only 60 calories. Getting the same prebiotic nutrients would require eating 4 cups of these foods, which would be about 384 calories and 33 grams of sugar.
The recommended use for BiomeBliss is one or two servings (2 to 4 scoops) per day added to a regular diet. The product helps users feel fuller and controls hunger, which encourages consumption of smaller-sized meal portions. *
Each package is best if used within 24 months.
When American health trends are graphed over the past 50 years, weight gain, occasional constipation and other concerns have grown exponentially. Dr. Mark Heiman believes the changes are tied to a lack of diversity in the modern diet ‒ especially the part of our diet that feeds the microbiome. Mass production and over-processing in the food industry has kept much of the world fed. But the food we’ve developed can be lacking in diversity and key micro-nutrients.
Heiman says mass production has led to other changes as well. Herbicides and pesticides affect the plants’ own microbiomes, which might result in the plants’ lack of key micro-nutrients for human diets.
The rise of processed and packaged foods with too few prebiotic nutrients, the exposure to different environments, the overuse of chemicals like disinfectants have all combined to disrupt the modern-day human microbiome.
Bacteria in the GI tract are key to controlling hunger, regulating blood sugar and maintaining the digestive system’s overall health.
Our diet dictates which kinds of digestive system bacteria thrive and which ones diminish. Many diets don’t necessarily provide the right nutrients that the GI bacteria need to signal satiety and support healthy glucose regulation.
The gastrointestinal tract accounts for 70 percent of the interaction of the body’s immune system with the outside world. BiomeBliss supports healthy bacteria in the large intestine and protects the mucosal layer. The immune system’s interaction with a healthy microbiome may be better able to respond to challenges.
In a 2013 study, test subjects were started on either a plant based or animal based diet then switched around. In as little as one day, researchers saw changes in the participants’ gut microbiomes. After three days, the behavior of the bacteria had changed, and different microbial genes were switched on across both diets.
Eating a variety of healthy foods, primarily fruits and vegetables, is the best way to maintain more regular bowel movements. Supplying the proper nutrients to your gut bacteria helps to regulate both the frequency and the consistency.
IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM MICROBIOME
Most of the microorganisms involved in digestion are found in the large intestine. Scientists estimate that up to 1,000 species of bacteria exist in the digestive system’s microbiome. Many of them are critical to the human body’s ability to function correctly, though others may cause disease.
Researchers have begun to understand a link between the prevalence of an imbalanced microbiome and fundamental changes in human diets and lifestyles over the past several decades. Scientists refer to this imbalance in the microbiome as dysbiosis. The scientific community has gained new insight into the composition of the gut microbiome and its role in metabolic health.
It is reported that a lower diversity of bacteria species in the microbiome is associated with higher body weight, reduced production of short chain fatty acids, gut permeability and increased production of methane and hydrogen sulfide, while people with a greater diversity of bacteria species generally have lower body weight, less inflammation and a healthier immune system. Studies also show people who eat more fruits, vegetables and whole grains have a greater number and diversity of microorganisms in their GI microbiome.
Contemporary diet choices contribute to GI dysbiosis, which is thought to be widespread. Our product is designed to counteract this imbalance by providing missing dietary nutrients for the GI microbiota community. The goal is to:
Research studies suggest that gut microbiota modulate the body’s systems that regulate the availability of nutrients, energy storage, fat accumulation and inflammation in the host. They can also affect glucose tolerance and the stimulation of immune-cell activity.
Most of the microorganisms in the gut microbiome are beneficial, meaning they are proven to promote health. Beneficial organisms aid digestion and absorption of nutrients, synthesize certain vitamins, improve immune function, and produce short chain fatty acids that are associated with healthy individuals. Some species also keep pathogens in check by competing for nutrients or secreting substances that reduce their numbers.
* Claims made regarding BiomeBliss have not been reviewed by the FDA. BiomeBliss is not intended to treat, prevent or cure disease.