Synbiotics are so-called because of their “synergistic” effects: the scientific probiotic and prebiotic components work together to efficiently implant the gutbiome surface area with stronger colonies of new beneficial bacteria as well as increasing the growth and diversity of our own healthy resident bacteria existing within our gutbiome.
What are synbiotics
The synergistic nature of GutBiome Synbiotic formulas provide the added benefits of both probiotics and prebiotics working in harmony to optimise the growth of healthy microorganisms required to colonise larger areas of our Gutbiome. The probiotics are referred to as the friendly bacteria that offer benefits for various aspects of health including digestion, energy and immunity to name a few and prebiotics are identified as the added food source that is required to feed the friendly bacteria
SYNBIOTICS “A mixture, comprising of live microorganisms and substrate(s) selectively utilised by host microorganisms, that confers a health benefit on the host”.
What do synbiotics do?
Synbiotics provide a unique way to promote the health of the gutbiome and increase microbiome diversity. Not only do the prebiotics they contain feed the friendly bacteria in the formula, they also feed the populations of indigenous natural friendly bacteria that inhabit our gutbiome. There are vast differences in the bacterial composition of the gut microbiome between individuals, with each person having their own unique gut microbiome pattern constantly fluctuating over a lifetime. Encouraging the growth of our own unique resident friendly bacteria populations will increased the diversity of friendly bacteria in our gutbiome that probiotic supplements can not achieve on their own.
How can Gutbiome Synbiotics help?
Signs and symptoms indicating an imbalance of gut bacteria (gut dysbiosis) in the Gutbiome may include bloating, flatulence, abdominal pain, diarrhea or constipation and yeast overgrowth such as Candida. This imbalance is commonly caused by antibiotics, the contraceptive pill and other medications, GIT infections, stress and a diet high in processed carbohydrates and sugar.
When pathogenic microorganisms, antibiotics, chemicals, medication, radiation therapy and diet perturb either the intestinal epithelium or the host’s regular microbiota residents in the Gutbiome, the gut defense can become vulnerable and the immune system compromised, predisposing the host to disease.
Supplementing a multi strain synbiotic with specific probiotic strains and beneficial yeast has been found to significantly increase the gastrointestinal populations of beneficial bacteria while simultaneously decreasing populations of less health promoting bacteria and yeast.