The microbiome

Why does your microbiome matter?

The gut microbiome is a vast ecosystem of organisms such as bacteria, yeasts, fungi, viruses and protozoans that live in our digestive tract and collectively weigh up to 2kg (heavier then the average human brain). It is increasingly treated by scientists as an organ in its own right. Each gut contains about 100 trillion bacteria, many of which are vital, breaking down food and toxins, making vitamins and also it is increasingly thought, interacting with our immune systems.

Our microbiome is influenced by factors from birth throughout our lives. There are various theories about what may lead to changes in our microbiome throughout life. Some suggest that modern lifestyles deplete, reduce diversity of, or unbalance the microbiome. For example, antibiotics that are designed to kill specific harmful bacteria may also kill some of the good ones.

The impact of our modern lifestyle on the microbiome

Modern lifestyles reduce our exposure to good and bad bacteria. Playing outside, exposure to animals and dirt, and natural childbirth are all thought to have formative and positive impact on the development of the microbiome. Good diet, sleep patterns and excercise are also thought to have a positive effect on the microbiome. It is because of these factors that the idea of moderating or balancing the microbiome with live bacteria supplements arose.

An independent study at UCL London showed Symprove delivers significant amounts of live bacteria to the gut and was shown to be able to survive, thrive and colonsise, outperforming 7 other similar products.

What exactly is Symprove?

Symprove is a unique, liquid formulation containing four strains of live and activated bacteria which are delivered to the gut to support the microbiome. The 4 strains of naturally occurring bacteria are grown on an extract of germinated barley. Watch the video to find out more. Or if you are a Healthcare Professional, you can have a more in-depth look on our other site.

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