Hippocrates was not totally accurate when he stated that “all disease begins in the gut”, but he was certainly on the right track. The importance of supporting the structure and functioning of the entire GI tract cannot be overstated; and one of the best ways to support healthy digestion and GI functioning is to take measures to support the gut microbiome. Prebiotic and probiotic food sources and supplementation have been the mainstay, but there may be even better options available now with postbiotics.
A postbiotic has been defined by the ISAPP as “a preparation of inanimate microorganisms and/or their components that confers a health benefit on the host”. These non-living cells and cell fragments with or without the metabolites produced during fermentation of the source microorganism can produce equal or better benefits than their living source without gastric survivability or shelf stability obstacles.
Possibly the first true postbiotic and the one supported by the broadest portfolio of published digestive health research in both children and adults is Lactobacillus LB (LBiome™), from Stratum Nutrition. An infant’s gut microbiome is not fully established and stable for almost four years, and during this time digestive challenges, especially diarrhea, are common. The research backing LBiome includes studies focused on its benefits related to pediatric digestion. Research in adults confirms LBiome’s benefits in multiple areas of digestive health. In addition, published in vitro research has revealed that LBiome can help strengthen the intestinal brush border and tight junctions that are vital for the functioning of the body’s natural protective barrier that controls access to the rest of the body, and it can enhance the proliferation of beneficial intestinal bacteria, such as Bifidobacteria.*
The daily dose for LBiome is 340 mg. This small dose can easily be combined with other ingredients for a custom formulation.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.