To Sleep, Perchance to Dream, ay There’s the Bliss — BiomeBliss and Lucid Dreams

  • What do lucid dreams and good circadian rhythms have to do with each other?
  • How can you improve your sleep and dreams?
  • A chance to get a Free Case of BiomeBliss for submitting and being judged the best testimonial on BiomeBliss for improved sleep and dreams*†

Several recent studies have shown that your gut microbiome is a cornerstone of producing short chain fatty acids (SCFAs). These important molecules are used as a source of energy and molecular building-blocks by the cells lining your intestine to produce a variety of molecules that our bodies need—particularly signaling hormones.  These hormones help regulate your hunger, your digestion, your blood sugar levels, and interestingly the quality of your sleep and even your mood.   Your gut microbiome effects many aspects of your body’s physiology.

For example, serotonin is an important signaling hormone and neurotransmitter—it’s been called “the happy chemical”.  About 90% of the serotonin made by our bodies is found in the gut—primarily the large intestine. Gut microbes promote serotonin production through the effect of SCFAs on cells of the intestinal mucosa layer.

Serotonin is a key molecule for regulating appetite, mood, and relaxation. Serotonin regulates peristalsis, the squeezing that pushes food through the gastrointestinal tract—controlling the rate at which we digest our food. Altered levels of serotonin have been linked to diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome, cardiovascular disease, and osteoporosis.

Serotonin is perhaps most known for its influence on our sleep. Low levels of serotonin are frequently found in people reporting moodiness and poor sleep.

The great news is that your naturally occurring gut microbiome can help your sleep by producing the SCFAs that help produce this important gut hormone.  Many people’s diets do not include the nutrients your gut microbes need in order to produce SCFAs—those nutrients are the microbes’ “food”, called prebiotics.  Many people simply don’t eat the foods that have the right prebiotics in sufficient levels.  The microbes in your gut need the right building blocks. The chain of events is like this: production of serotonin is driven by SCFAs and SCFAs are produced by the bacteria in your gut when they are given sufficient nutrition—prebiotics.  You need the right prebiotics, in the right mix and in sufficient quantity—that’s where BiomeBliss comes in handy. BiomeBliss is an optimized next-generation prebiotics blend—it’s optimized to produce SCFA. †

If you get your prebiotics right, you may also get your gut hormones right, including Serotonin. Let the lucid dreams and better sleep begin, along with hunger control and digestive health. †

The Challenge: BiomeBliss users tell us of their benefits of taking BiomeBliss.  We have learned from users that they experience improved sleep and dreams.  We would love to hear from you.  Give it a try for two weeks—working your way up to two servings per day—and let us know if you experience better sleep and/or dreams.  Write us a note (about 100 words; leaving out personal health data please, for legal confidentiality reasons)—and we will reward the best testimonial a full case of BiomeBliss for free.  Get going—Your Bliss Awaits!

 

Additional Reading:

  1. Gut microbes promote colonic serotonin production through an effect of short-chain fatty acids on enterochromaffin cells FASEB J.2015 Apr;29(4):1395-403. doi: 10.1096/fj.14-259598. Epub 2014 Dec 30.
  2. Gut Microbiota: The Link to Your Second Brain Cell Journal: VOLUME 161, ISSUE 2, P193-194, APRIL 09, 2015 DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2015.03.033
  3. Gut Microbiota-Derived Short Chain Fatty Acids Induce Circadian Clock Entrainment in Mouse Peripheral Tissue Hamaguchi, Yutaro Scientific Reports volume8, Article number: 1395 (2018)
  4. Entrainment of mouse peripheral circadian clocks to 2 – 4-hour cycles under 24-hour light-dark conditions Hamaguchi, Yutaro, Shibata, Shigenobu Scientific Reports 2015
  5. Paulose JK, Wright JM, Patel AG, Cassone VM. Human Gut Bacteria Are Sensitive to Melatonin and Express Endogenous Circadian RhythmicityPLOS one. 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0146643
  6. What Your Dreams Can Tell You About Your Microbiome, DARWINIAN MEDICINE BLOG

http://darwinian-medicine.com/what-your-dreams-can-tell-you-about-your-microbiome/

 

* Void where prohibited by law. All submissions must not include personal health data of a confidential nature and all submissions and the copyrights thereto will be transferred to and be owned by MBT.  Names will be anonymized and entries may be published by MBT.

 

† The statements made regarding BiomeBliss have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. BiomeBliss is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from healthcare practitioners. Please consult your healthcare professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act requires this notice.

 

Published: January 10, 2019


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