RESEARCH BEHIND YOUR GOOD HEALTH
At Essential Source, we have dedicated our research and development funds to the human microbiome for over a decade. In that time we’ve seen the increase in studies and product development across the industry follow that same path. This has allowed us to partner with the top experts in the world, that specialize in the production and research on prebiotics, probiotics, and the health of the human microbiome.
A RECENT STUDY PUBLISHED IN THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH BY GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY (A PEER REVIEW JOURNAL) STATED THE FOLLOWING:
Within the human gastrointestinal microbiota exists a complex ecosystem of approximately 300 to 500 bacterial species, comprising nearly 2 million genes (the microbiome).1 Indeed, the number of bacteria within the gut is approximately 10 times that of all of the cells in the human body, and the collective bacterial genomeis vastly greater than the human genome.
UNDERSTANDING PREBIOTICS, PROBIOTICS, POSTBIOTICS AND THE BENEFITS OF EACH:
Prebiotics are non-digestible fibers, available in specific vegetable sources, that feed probiotics in the intestine. But they have another function that we have always focused on at Essential Source. When prebiotics are delivered to the intestines they can create specific metabolites that can balance the pH in the gut, and ward off the growth of bad bacteria. This is a crucial step in shifting the balance of the microbiome, for those who have bad bacteria overgrowth.
Probiotics are the friendly bacteria, that have been linked to numerous health benefits, including but not limited to immune function, mental health, metabolism, digestive health, and production of essential vitamins in the intestines. The problem with these “good bacteria” is they aren’t the only ones populating our gut. We have trillions of bacteria living in our GI path, and unfortunately, many of these are bad bacteria. Our goal is to have more good bacteria than bad, but the processing of foods, monoculture crops, use of pesticides and herbicides, and the use of NSAIDand anti-biotics, have all contributed to bad bacteria overgrowth being more prevalent than ever before in human history. So for many people, step one is to heal the gut, which is where postbiotics come in.
Postbiotics are the remarkable result of a fascinating process happening right within your own body! These bioactive compounds emerge when our friendly gut bacteria indulge in prebiotics within our intestinal tract. These compounds help fortify the intestinal lining, regulating harmful bacteria overgrowth. While delving into postbiotics can be challenging due to limited studies and misinformation, we believe continued research and development could prove them the missing link to better health. The good news: Your body produces these postbiotics naturally when you have the right ingredients. That’s where we come in.