• 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...
  • The surprising amount of bacteria in the human body and what you need to know about it

    The surprising amount of bacteria in the human body and what you need to know about it

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    What is the “gut microbiome”? OK, here’s something that sounds kind of gross but is true: our bodies are FULL of trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungi. Yikes!  In fact, there are more bacterial cells in our bodies than human cells. There are roughly 40 trillion bacterial cells in your body and only 30 trillion human cells.1  But even though some bacteria are associated with...
  • 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...
  • Why the 19th century infant mortality rate was sky-high and how breast milk helped lower it

    Why the 19th century infant mortality rate was sky-high and how breast milk helped lower it

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    Most people probably have no idea how incredible breast milk truly is - that it can adapt to the baby's needs, that it virtually creates the baby's immune system from scratch.  This is not widely known.  Neither is the existence of HMOs.  Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMOs) are the third largest solid component in breast milk. They are a special group of milk sugars that have...
  • Human milk: nutrient and beyond

    Human milk: nutrient and beyond

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    Mother's milk.  Babies will cry for it when they want it and want it fast.  But it's not just a matter of pure hunger or an egocentric desire. There's a big biological reason behind the baby's need for breast milk.  Human breast milk is recognized as the nutritional ‘gold standard’ for infants. It contains all the essential nutrients they need for healthy growth and...
  • BREAKING: Targeted Immune serine protease inhibitor featured on WICZ-TV

    BREAKING: Targeted Immune serine protease inhibitor featured on WICZ-TV

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    It's not every day that your product ends up on the news.  But that's exactly what happened earlier this month, when FOX 40 News (WICZ-TV) in New York decided to feature Layer Origin Natural Supplements and Targeted Immune in a report during their 6pm and 10pm newscasts.  FOX 40 reporter Jessica Kisluk interviewed Layer Origin co-founder Beau Berman about the development of the company...
  • 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...
  • Are You Getting the Right Kind of Fiber?

    Are You Getting the Right Kind of Fiber?

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    What is dietary fiber? Dietary fiber consists of the edible parts of plants that are resistant to digestion and absorption in the body. It can be found in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, and nuts. Depending on its solubility in water, dietary fiber is commonly classified as either insoluble or soluble. Insoluble fiber: Insoluble fiber does not dissolve in water. It is the bulky fiber...
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