Your microbiome

Meaning ‘for life,’ probiotics are natural and friendly bacteria which may provide a variety of health benefits. Probiotics are live microbes that can confer a health benefit to the host. These living micro-organisms can help to maintain healthy levels of intestinal microflora. Life-Space probiotics are formulated to help support bacterial diversity throughout all stages of life.

The human microbiome

Life-Space Probiotics For Health & Wellbeing

Many people would have a negative association with the term ‘bacteria’. The human body contains just as many bacterial cells as human cells and this extraordinary interconnected ecosystem, containing trillions of bacteria and their genes, is called the ‘microbiome.’

The human gut acts as a frontline for the immune system and provides an interface between the immune system and the external environment. So what does the microbiome have to do with the gut?

Each person’s microbial makeup is different and is largely dependent on what the individual is exposed to throughout their life. Factors that can influence a person’s microbiome include: the way they were born, illness, stress, lifestyle and diet choices or demographic factors such as age and gender.

The gut contains the most microbes in comparison to anywhere else in or on the body. The highest concentration of the human gut bacteria lies within the large intestine. The presence (or lack of presence) of these bacteria can influence the nutritional breakdown of food, the health of the digestive system as well as general health. Two of the genera that occupy this niche include Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium.

Until recently, scientists focused almost solely on how pathogenic microbes negatively affect humans. More attention is now given to the microbiome and its role in general health and immune system function.

Everyone’s individual microbiome is constantly changing. A balanced diet, rich in prebiotic foods can have a positive impact on the health of the microbiome.

Prebiotics ‘feed’ the endogenous bacteria of the microbiome. Probiotic supplements that contain an assortment of beneficial bacterial strains can also support a healthy microbiome.

Life-Space probiotics help support a healthy microbiome through all stages of life.

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