People are understanding the increasing role that the gut microbiome plays in our health.
Everyone lives with their own personal microbiome, a highly diverse ecosystem we co-exist in and on our bodies. Best known is our intestinal flora, an inner garden of thousands of species of microorganisms that are so important to our health, many scientists regard it as an organ unto itself!
These microbes help to digest and assimilate nutrients from the food that we eat, support digestive processes, keep our skin clear and bright, contribute to a healthy immune system, shape our mood and cognitive function, and can even influence our body composition.
Probiotics are necessary to seed our gut with healthy microbes that support these body processes. But how do we take care of these microbes once we’ve popped our probiotic?
As we learn more about gut ecology, we increase our understanding of dietary links of certain foods towards cultivating healthy bacterial colonies. One finding is that phytonutrients – the naturally occurring chemicals that give healthy fruits, vegetables and herbs their colours, tastes and textures – are contributing to a healthy gut ecosystem with diverse groups of microbes!
How does this work? Phytonutrients can help promote the growth of beneficial microbial species such as Bifidobacteria and Lactobacilli. In turn, the diversity of microbes, and especially the presence of beneficial microbes such as Bifidobacteria and Lactobacilli, can help us get the most out of our dietary phytonutrients. Beneficial microbes help us transform our dietary phytonutrients so that they are better absorbed and transferred throughout the body.
The bioavailability of phytonutrients can be increased by over 100% when diverse microbes are present. Put simply, phytonutrients promote the growth of friendly bacteria and friendly bacteria help us better use our phytonutrients!
NEW advanced gut health probiotic seeds your gut with more beneficial strains of bacteria – 15 strains of Bifido and Lacto bacteria that mimic healthy human gut flora, to be exact! Rather than just adding 15 bacterium to the digestive tract for a short period, advanced gut health probiotic allows other bacteria who are dependent on them to grown and flourish, for a difference that you can feel.
greens+ provides not only a healthy dose of phytonutrients, but a wide spectrum that that can nourish the gut bacteria. IN fact, gram for gram, greens+ offers a greater quantity and richer variety than everyday, healthy foods and up to 350% MORE concentrated phytonutrient content vs. competing green superfoods! Providing a convenient way to concentrated nutrition every day – for a healthy body – and a healthy microbiome!
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