• Is Colostrum the same as HMOs (human milk oligosaccharides)???

    Is Colostrum the same as HMOs (human milk oligosaccharides)???

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    It's a question we hear quite often at Layer Origin Nutrition.  People have either heard of Colostrum or currently take it and say something to the effect of: "What's the difference? Sounds like the same thing."  The reality is that while there are some similarities between Colostrum and Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMOs), they are not the same thing and there is a huge difference...
  • Best Human Milk Oligosaccharide Supplements for Adults (HMOs)

    Best Human Milk Oligosaccharide Supplements for Adults (HMOs)

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    Human Milk Oligosaccharide (HMO) occurs naturally in human breast milk. Specifically, Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMOs) are the third most abundant component in breast milk (excluding water), after fat and carbohydrates. In fact, scientists have identified more than 200 different types of HMOs in human milk.  HMOs are vitally important! They are immune-nourishing agents that give babies passive immunity from their mothers.  Previously, only babies who...
  • How a component of breast milk can help adults with gut health issues

    How a component of breast milk can help adults with gut health issues

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    The first time people hear the acronym HMO they might think of the health insurance plans that were popularized in the 90s.  HMO vs PPO ring a bell? But the three letters HMO also stand for something else. Something much more exciting, in fact.  Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) are complex indigestible sugars naturally present in breast milk. In fact, HMO is the third most common...
  • Are you wasting money on your probiotic?

    Are you wasting money on your probiotic?

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    How does the gut microbiome affect your overall health? Did you know that your body is full of trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungi? They are known as the microbiome. Without the gut microbiome, it would be very difficult for us to survive. The microbiome has been identified as an important modulator of human health, to the extent that it has been classified as...
  • Is "Hard Kombucha" ... healthy?

    Is "Hard Kombucha" ... healthy?

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    What is Kombucha? Kombucha is a fermented tea beverage with a sour taste, light carbonation and high levels of probiotic bacteria.   Completing another round or two of fermentation will substantially boost the alcohol level ... creating "hard kombucha." Regular kombucha of course, does have trace alcohol produced during the fermentation process. In fact, the alcohol content in most kombucha drinks is less than 0.5 percent and...
  • What you need know about Human Milk Oligosaccharide (HMO)

    What you need know about Human Milk Oligosaccharide (HMO)

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    Human milk oligosaccharide. It’s quite a mouthful. I know. But it's worth the trouble of trying to pronounce it. Trust me.  Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) are present in great quantities in human breast milk; the third largest element after lipids and lactose. While numerous studies have determined that breast milk is a great benefit to babies, just what these HMOs—a group of carbohydrates or...
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