THE COMPLEX ECOSYSTEM INFLUENCING YOUR BODY & MIND
The gut microbiome refers to the community of microorganisms that live in the digestive tract. It includes bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other microorganisms that are essential for maintaining a healthy digestive system. These microorganisms help with the digestion of food, the absorption of nutrients, and the protection against harmful microorganisms.
Numerous studies show that probiotics can strengthen the intestinal function, the immune system and our overall health:
- Immune defense
- Sleep quality
- Skin appearance
- Aging process
The gut microbiome can be influenced by various factors, including diet, lifestyle, and the use of antibiotics.
Bacteria are the most abundant and diverse group of microorganisms in the gut microbiome. Here we differentiate between "good" and "bad" bacteria.
Good bacteria, also known as beneficial bacteria or probiotics, are a type of bacteria that are beneficial to the host. In the context of the gut microbiome, good bacteria refer to the bacteria that are essential for maintaining a healthy digestive system and supporting overall health and well-being. Good bacteria help with the digestion of food, the absorption of nutrients, and the protection against harmful microorganisms. They can be found in fermented foods and dietary supplements. Consuming a diverse range of good bacteria can help support a healthy and diverse gut microbiome.
Bad bacteria, also known as pathogenic bacteria, are a type of bacteria that can cause illness and disease. In the context of the gut microbiome, bad bacteria refer to the harmful bacteria that can disrupt the balance of the gut microbiome and lead to negative health effects. Bad bacteria can cause infections, inflammation, and other negative health effects. Consuming a healthy and diverse diet, avoiding the use of antibiotics, and maintaining good hygiene can help support a healthy gut microbiome and prevent the growth of bad bacteria.
How you can support your microbiome
There are several ways to support the growth of good bacteria in the gut microbiome, including:Consuming a healthy and diverse diet: Eating a diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fermented foods can support the growth of good bacteria in the gut microbiome.
- Consuming a healthy and diverse diet: Eating a diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fermented foods can support the growth of good bacteria in the gut microbiome.
- Avoiding the use of antibiotics: Antibiotics can kill both good and bad bacteria, disrupting the balance of the gut microbiome. It's important to use antibiotics only when they are necessary, and to follow the prescribed course of treatment.
- Maintaining good hygiene: Good hygiene practices, such as washing your hands regularly and avoiding contaminated food and water, can help prevent the growth of harmful bacteria in the gut microbiome.
- Taking probiotic supplements: Probiotics are live microorganisms that are similar to the beneficial bacteria found in the gut microbiome. Consuming probiotics can help support the growth of good bacteria in the gut microbiome.
- Reducing stress: Chronic stress can negatively impact the gut microbiome, so it's important to manage stress levels and practice relaxation techniques to support a healthy gut microbiome.
You should consider the following points when choosing the right probiotics:
- The type and number of bacteria: Different probiotic supplements contain different types and numbers of bacteria. Some probiotics contain a single strain of bacteria, while others contain multiple strains. It's important to choose a probiotic that contains the right type and number of bacteria for your specific needs. To cover all the benefits that a probiotic is said to bring, we have developed the DALUMA Biotic 20/5 Billion with a unique spectrum of 20 bacterial strains.
- The viability of the bacteria: The viability of the bacteria refers to the ability of the bacteria to survive and thrive in the gut. Probiotics that are not viable may not be effective in supporting the growth of good bacteria in the gut microbiome. The enteric-coated capsule in our Biotic 20/5 Billion guarantees that the bacterial strains can reach their place of action - the large intestine - alive and develop their maximum effect.
- The packaging and storage of the product: Probiotics are live microorganisms, so they need to be stored and handled properly to maintain their viability. Our special UV-impermeable packaging protects the living bacterial strains optimally from light and heat and can be safely stored at room temperature.
Pre- and Probiotics - Why Biotic 20/5 Billion as a Synbiotic?
A synbiotic is a combination of probiotics and prebiotics. Probiotics are live microorganisms that are similar to the beneficial bacteria found in the gut microbiome.
Prebiotics are non-digestible food ingredients that stimulate the growth and activity of beneficial bacteria in the gut microbiome. Prebiotics are found in a variety of foods, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes. Unlike probiotics, which are live microorganisms, prebiotics are not alive and do not directly introduce new bacteria to the gut microbiome. Instead, they serve as food for the existing beneficial bacteria, supporting their growth and activity. Consuming a diet that is rich in prebiotics can support a healthy and diverse gut microbiome.
Synbiotics are designed to support the growth of good bacteria in the gut microbiome, and may provide additional health benefits beyond those provided by probiotics or prebiotics alone.