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Microbiome

Whilst the microbiota refers to all microorganisms living in a defined environment – such as the gut – the microbiome encompasses more than microorganisms alone1. It includes all their genetic material – from their internal molecules to the metabolites they produce, and even their host environment1.

Often referred to as the forgotten organ, the gut microbiome plays a key role in human health and disease, influencing immunity, metabolism, nutrition, gut health and function2, 3.

Dysbiosis of the gut microbiome has been associated with a number of clinical conditions, including gastrointestinal (e.g. irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer, coeliac disease), metabolic (e.g. obesity, type 2 diabetes), central nervous system disorders (e.g. Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases), autism and stress4.

Whilst it is very difficult to modify the composition of the gut microbiota after early childhood5, 6 supplementation with specific probiotics has been shown to have strain-specific clinical benefits7.

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Our Strains

Clinically shown to help manage IBS symptoms

Clinically shown to improve the ability to cope with stress and reduce anxiety

Clinically shown to help manage IBS symptoms, depression, anxiety and quality of life

Preclinical evidence in the management of viral respiratory infections

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