A massive study called the Human Microbiome Project has provided us more insight into the human microbiome in the last 3 years than the prior 50 years combined.
This revolutionary project aimed to map out just how big and complex the human microbiome is. Here’s a snapshot of what researchers have learned so far:
Here’s the biggest finding, that applies to your gut health: The HMP points to diversity of bacteria as the key to a healthy gut.
In other words, to improve your gut health, it is now recommended that you increase the number of distinct species of microbes in your gut.
Again, this is very different from what we understood even a few years ago.
Here are the important points when choosing your prebiotic and probiotic:
Perfect Pass Vitamins has applied the fundamental knowledge gleaned from the Human Microbiome Project.
We recommend that you take these two supplements to encourage optimal digestive function:
Data Analysis and Coordination Center (DACC) for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund supported Human Microbiome Project (HMP)
Science Daily: The Human Microbiome Project
Common Fund: Human Microbiome Project
NIH Human Microbiome Project defines normal bacterial makeup of the body
The Human Microbiome Project: A Community Resource for the Healthy Human Microbiome
Bacillus clausii probiotic strains: antimicrobial and immunomodulatory activities.
Partially hydrolyzed guar gum affects the expression of genes involved in host defense functions and cholesterol absorption in colonic mucosa of db/db male mice.