What do bacteria do in a healthy gut microbiome?
The human gut is home to some 400 species of bacteria in the gut including Bacteroides, Lactobacillus, Clostridium, Fusobacterium, Bifidobacterium, Eubacterium, and Peptostreptococcus. Some 100 trillion bacteria populate the human gut, a number that is 10 times greater than the number of cells in the human Body.
The aforementioned 'good' bacteria in the microbiome protects against other (bad) bacteria that cause disease. They also help to regulate the immune system, help digest Food, and produce vital B Vitamins that are required for blood coagulation. Because of the sheer size and importance of the gut bacteria, this microbial population can be viewed as a bacterial organ, about the size of your liver and just as important.
How do oligosaccharides benefit gut health?
Oligosaccharides encourage the growth of beneficial bacteria in the colon and are also thought to help the improve the overall functions of the immune system, insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism. Other studies suggest that oligosaccharides may lower triglycerides and Cholesterol too!
Does inulin support digestive health?
Yes, inulin does have some digestive benefits and this is why it is included in Viridian Synerbio Daily Plus. Inulin is a type of dietary fibre that increases the amounts of beneficial Lactobacilli & Bifidobacteria bacteria in the gut, which should therefore improve digestive health. Inulin is also thought to significantly reduce the discomfort experienced during a spell of Constipation.