Get To Know Your Microbiome
There are many things that make you unique as a person…your personality, your upbringing and life experiences, your fingerprint. But there’s something else that’s unique to each and every one of us — and it’s been getting a lot of attention in the wellness community lately. It’s called your microbiome.
The human microbiome is a different makeup for each and every one of us, and it contains an estimated trillions of species of bacteria, microbes, and fungi that influence our metabolisms, bodily functions, and well-being. We tend to associate bacteria with germs and sickness, but the bacteria living within all of us are constantly working and essential to keeping our body’s machinery working.
The gut microbiome, specifically, is become more recognized now for its relationship to stable digestion and weight management. Studies are also showing some links between the gut microbiome and mental health.
Tending To Your Gut Microbiome
Probiotic formulas, as well as cultured foods like yogurt and fermented foods like kombucha, are ingested to influence the gut microbiome and encourage stable digestion and your metabolism’s function. Your microbiome is affected not only by what you eat, but also by changes in your diet, stress in your life, and taking antibiotics.
Think of probiotics as the good bacteria that help protect the body from other, more harmful bacteria that enter your system. These types of bacteria are helpful because they promote healthy digestion of food, support the cells that line your gut so that bad bacteria that enter your system don’t leak into your blood stream, and assist your body in absorbing medication.
High fat and high sugar diets can negatively influence the gut microbiome by contributing to the production of harmful bacteria — they are essentially feeding harmful bacteria and throw your microbiome off balance. Probiotic supplements encourage a resorted, more balanced gut. Of course, that doesn’t mean you should maintain an unhealthy diet and depend on your probiotic to keep the balance! When the balance of good bacteria and harmful bacteria is off, it can lead to discomfort like bloating, gas, or constipation.
Many probiotic formulas, including Anser’s, also include something called a prebiotic. Prebiotics are food for probiotics, meaning they allow the good bacteria to thrive. You don’t always need to take prebiotics with your probiotic, but they encourage and help to fuel the probiotic at work in your gut. Prebiotics aren’t actually bacteria — they’re types of fiber found in certain foods like asparagus, bananas, onions, chicory root, and garlic.
Get Started With Probiotics
You should always talk to your doctor or consult a healthcare professional when deciding to add a new supplement to your regimen. Probiotics affect everyone differently, and every single one is made differently with different strains and units of bacteria and prebiotics.
Our Anser probiotic formula includes a blend of probiotics to restore balance to your digestive system, prebiotics to feed the probiotics, as well as digestive enzymes to help break down hard to digest food and promote nutrient absorption. This three-in-one combo was designed specially to restore your balance, promote digestive comfort, and encourage all-around whole body health.