Understanding the Gut
A Healthy Microbiome is Vital to Your Body
The large intestine is an amazing organ. The lower gut, as it’s also known, plays an important role in digestion, but it does much more. It’s a huge part of the body’s immune system.
The lower gut contains an entire world inside your body. It’s inhabited by tens of trillions of bacteria and other microscopic organisms ‒ about 2 to 4 pounds’ worth. The microbiota, as these microorganisms are known, digest food that doesn’t get processed higher up in the small intestine.
The microbiota also produce molecules that serve as signals for other parts of the body. These molecules let your brain know, for example, when your gut is full and that it’s time to stop eating. So if there aren’t enough of the right kind of bacteria and the right kind of food for those bacteria, the molecular signal is weaker. That makes it easier to ignore or even override the signal and continue eating even after you’ve eaten enough.
The lower gut is crucial for another reason ‒ it accounts for about 70 percent of the immune system’s interaction with the outside world. The inner lining of the large intestine is coated with a thick layer of mucus. The mucosal barrier, as it’s known, is a first line of defense that prevents potentially harmful bacteria or other material from reaching the bloodstream. Some of the healthy bacteria in the lower gut live in the mucus layer, keeping it thick and intact for its role when a threat is detected.
All of these things are part of what makes your diet so important. Food preferences determine the kind and amount of nutrients that feed the microbiota. If one kind of bacteria doesn’t have the right nutrients, the environment of the lower gut ‒ the microbiome ‒ can change as well.
Researchers also know that it’s not necessarily the bad things we eat that lead to an unhealthy microbiome. Rather, it’s often that we don’t eat enough of the good things. BiomeBliss is engineered to supply your body with good things that help your microbiome stay healthy.
As a plant-based, prebiotic dietary supplement, BiomeBliss nourishes, shifts and protects the gut microbiome by providing three key nutrients:
> 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 lining and supports the immune system
In two, separate four-week clinical studies, BiomeBliss helped manage mealtime blood-sugar levels already in the normal range, helped test subjects feel more satisfied hours after their meal and improved regularity.
BiomeBliss is a powder that mixes easily with water for a delicious, convenient drink. A single 27-gram serving contains no added sugar, nearly 9 grams of fiber, a generous portion of polyphenols, and only 60 calories. Getting the same benefit would require eating 4 cups of these foods, which amounts to 384 calories and 33 grams of sugar.
Claims made by BiomeBliss have not been reviewed by the FDA. BiomeBliss is not intended to treat, prevent or cure disease.