August 10, 2022 5 min read
Three of the most studied HMOs are 2’FL, 3’SL, and 6’SL — let’s take a closer look at how these molecules impact our brain and what the research is telling us about HMOs and cognition.
2’-FL is the most abundant HMO found in human milk and was the first HMO to be added to infant formula. The 2’FL is most strongly linked to immune health, brain development, and fighting inflammation. The sialylated HMOs—3’SL and 6’SL—also are known to benefit brain health, as sialic acid is an essential nutrient to form compounds critical to cognitive function.
August 10, 2022 13 min read
This article answers the following questions about SIBO:
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August 07, 2022 8 min read
Within the more than 40 observational studies conducted in humans to assess the relationship between type 2 diabetes and the microbiome, a few genera popped out as being the most significantly altered in patients with type 2 diabetes relative to healthy controls. Specifically, the following bacteria showed a negative association with type 2 diabetes, meaning that populations of these bacteria were diminished in the diabetic patients: Bifidobacterium, Bacteroides, Faecalibacterium, Akkermansia, Rosburia. Read the article and find out what you can do to reduce the risk of getting diabetes.
August 07, 2022 6 min read
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July 10, 2022 13 min read
Leaky gut is a state of increased intestinal permeability, which occurs when the layer of epithelial cells that line the intestine becomes “leaky” and has growing gaps between the cells.
When the intestinal lining becomes impaired and leaky, toxins, pathogens, and too-big proteins can travel out of the gut into the bloodstream, purportedly causing health issues ranging from acne to arthritis to autoimmune diseases.
July 09, 2022 8 min read
Roseburiais a bacterial genus belonging to theFirmicutesphylum, which is known for its prolific butyrate-producing capabilities.
In the recent PREDICT program, researchers identified a particular strain,Roseburia sp. CAG: 182, to be one of the 15 ‘good’ gut microbes that are associated with good health outcomes.
July 05, 2022 7 min read
The Veillonella genus is an interesting one, and many of its members have only recently been discovered. However, three strains have caught our eye because of their inclusion in the PREDICT 1 list of ‘good’ gut microbes. Each of them has interesting, potential health benefits, linked to insulin sensitivity and polyunsaturated fat levels.
But could it also be considered a performance-enhancing microbe, beneficial for athletes?
July 04, 2022 8 min read
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Haemophilus parainfluenzaeis an excellent example of how research constantly evolves and expands. Previous research has found that although this microbe is a common inhabitant of the mouth and throat, it has also been implicated in the development of bone and joint infections, and potentially promotes gut inflammation. Thus, classifying it as a pathogen.However, more recent research from the PREDICT studies has found that H parainfluenzaemay have some health-promoting benefits.
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We know for a fact that the gut microbiome contributes directly to human development and health. We are also certain that the microbiome can influence intellectual development. We aren’t completely sure how, though. We know certain bacteria produce certain chemicals that act as neurotransmitters and hormones that directly control brain signaling.
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June 01, 2022 7 min read
New scientific research is revealing that the gut microbiome may actually determine whether you even have a chance to lose weight.
In this article we’ll explore how the microbiota influences weight loss, particularly in the context of diet and exercise. We’ll look at how the microbiota differs between healthy and obese individuals and discuss ways to shape the gut microbiota that can actually help with weight loss.
May 25, 2022 7 min read
Faecalibacterium prausnitzii is part of a group of bacteria called Firmicutes and is a common inhabitant of the human gut. Researchers from ZOE have identified F prausnitzii as one of the 15 good gut microbes outlined in their study.
Because Faecalibacterium prausnitzii is so important for supporting your gut and general health, it is important to eat a healthy and diverse diet as well as make healthy lifestyle choices.
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May 04, 2022 8 min read
Short-chain fatty acids are made in the gut by the friendly bacteria that reside there. Your body isn’t equipped with the enzymes needed to digest dietary fibre, so your gut bacteria do it for you.
In this article, we explore the SCFAS and their benefits.
April 30, 2022 6 min read
Given the impact travel can have on the gut microbiome, focusing on practices to support gut health when traveling is important.
Consuming foods that can have a beneficial impact on gut health, being mindful of staying hydrated, and remaining cautious of food safety risks are all key steps you can take to care for your gut during travel.
April 30, 2022 2 min read
A shortcut for figuring out which Layer Origin Nutrition product is best for your gut health goals.
PureHMO® Super Prebiotic Powder? PureHMO® capsules? Organic Apple Peel Powder?
Every product and the benefits are explained here.
April 24, 2022 7 min read
April is irritable bowel syndrome awareness month and has been since 1997 when the International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders declared it so.
But what exactly does it mean?
Well, during the month of April more attention is given to the condition that affects approximately 11% of the world’s population[i]. In this article, we explore what IBS is, what causes it, how it can be treated, and of course, the link between IBS and the gut microbiome.