Trillions of bacteria and microorganisms live on your skin and in your body. In fact, there are likely more bacterial cells in your body than human cells.
It is estimated that in a 154-pound (70-kg) man, there are around 40 trillion bacterial cells and only 30 trillion human cells. Most of these bacteria live in a part of your large intestine called the cecum.
There are hundreds of different types of bacteria in your intestines. While some may cause disease, most of them carry out essential tasks to keep you healthy
For example, your gut bacteria produce certain vitamins, including vitamin K, and communicate with your immune system to help your body fight off infection.
They also influence how you digest certain foods and produce chemicals that help make you feel full. Therefore, your gut bacteria may influence your weight.
Since your gut bacteria line your intestines, they come into contact with the food you eat. This may affect what nutrients you absorb and how energy is stored in your body.
One study examined the gut bacteria in 77 pairs of twins, one of whom was obese and one of whom was not.
The study found that those who were obese had different gut bacteria than their non-obese twins. In particular, obesity was associated with lower gut bacteria diversity, meaning there were fewer types of bacteria in the gut .
Other studies have shown that if the gut bacteria from obese people are put into mice, the mice gain weight. This suggests that gut bacteria could affect weight . This may be due to the effect of bacteria on the digestion of different foods. For example, humans can’t digest fiber but certain gut bacteria can. By digesting fiber, these gut bacteria produce a number of chemicals that benefit gut health and possibly promote weight loss.
Also your body produces a number of different hormones that affect your appetite, including leptin, ghrelin, peptide YY (PYY). Some studies have shown that different bacteria in the gut can affect how much of these hormones are produced and whether you feel hungry or full.
Short-chain fatty acids are chemicals that are produced when certain species of gut bacteria break down fiber. One of these is known as propionate.
One study in 60 overweight adults found that taking propionate for 24 weeks significantly increased levels of the hormones PYY and GLP-1, both of which influence hunger.
People who took propionate also had reduced food intake and reduced weight gain.
Other studies have shown that prebiotics supplements, which contain compounds that are fermented by gut bacteria, can have a similar effect on appetite .
People who ate 16 grams of prebiotics per day for two weeks had higher levels of hydrogen in their breath. This indicates gut bacterial fermentation, less hunger and higher levels of the hormones GLP-1 and PYY, which make you feel full.
We have two weight specific probiotic products in store, the first is Life Stream Advanced Metabolise.
Lifestream Metabolise is a clinically researched formula containing a team of 7 powerful strains of beneficial bacteria and the prebiotic FOS. The research has concluded that these specific strains together support healthy weight management by supporting balanced blood sugar levels, especially for those struggling with naturally balancing their metabolism. The knock-on effect of balanced blood sugar levels is support for healthy cholesterol levels as sugars in our system not turned into energy get converted by the liver into fat which is stored in the body. Lifestream Metabolise probiotic blend also supports liver enzymes so that fat is metabolised in the liver and used as energy. Lifestream Metabolise is 7 powerful strains of beneficial bacteria, plus FOS prebiotic.
Lifestream Metabolise supports:
Healthy weight management
The metabolic system for balanced blood sugar levels
Healthy cholesterol levels
Healthy BMI measurement
Supports liver enzymes for metabolism of fat in the liver
Healthy bowel motions
The growth of beneficial bacteria.
The second product we have is BioVea Weight Managment.
Complete Weight Management Support + Breakthrough Spore-Forming Probiotic
• Probiotic + natural weight management nutrients
• Supports a healthy metabolism
• Supports the body’s natural ability to burn fat
• Digestive & immune health + nutrient absorption
• Probiotic survives 100x better than leading brands & yogurt*
• Smart Spore Technology™ + DNA Verified Strains
• No gluten, soy, dairy or GMOs
• No refrigeration needed
*Don't be fooled by other probiotics’ CFU count, more is not always better. Probiogen's Weight Management with 1 Billion Thriving Spore CFUs is equivalent to 100+ Billion CFUS in Today's Leading Probiotics, and the difference is Probiogen's Probiotics arrive alive.
The WEIGHT MANAGEMENT PROBIOTIC by Probiogen™ with Smart Spore Technology™ is a revolutionary formula combining a proprietary blend of key weight management nutrients to support a healthy metabolism and control appetite.
Probiotics provide the “friendly” bacteria that regulate your inner ecosystem to promote health from the inside out, with the added benefit of improved digestive balance and nutrient absorption of these important weight management nutrients.
Key Nutrients in our WEIGHT MANAGEMENT PROBIOTIC:
• Bitter Orange Extract is derived from all-natural orange trees and has been used for hundreds of years as a natural remedy for indigestion and healthy weight management. Bitter Orange Extract speeds up metabolism and promotes feelings of fullness without the use of harsh stimulants.
• Acetyl-L-Carnitine is naturally produced in the body and plays a critical role in natural energy production. Supplemental Acetlyl-L-Carnitine works to support a healthy weight by providing additional energy and fuel.