What Are Microbiome Diet Supplements?

Microbiome prebiotics are high-fiber foods that feed human microflora. They help improve the balance of "good" and "bad" bacteria in the gut.

The human microbiome represents a delicate balance of good and bad bacteria. In some instances, this balance is interrupted by stress, antibiotics, environmental factors, an unhealthy diet, or health disorders. And in these instances, an individual may experience an imbalance of good and bad bacteria (dysbiosis), i.e., significantly more bad bacteria than good bacteria. This may lead to digestive issues, as well as to negatively impact a person's general well-being.

Plant-based prebiotics quickly reach the gut and provide the gut bacteria with fiber. This results in the release of short chain fatty acids that support a healthy microbiome.

Prebiotic Foods

Common prebiotic foods include:

  • Asparagus
  • Bananas
  • Chicory root
  • Leeks
  • Onions
  • Jerusalem artichokes
  • Wheat bran

Additionally, fermented dairy products like yogurt, kefir, and sour cream contain prebiotics and probiotics, both of which help keep the gut healthy.

Microbiome Diet Supplements

A gut microbiome supplement may be incorporated into a microbiome diet. This supplement is designed to help an individual maintain a healthy balance of good and bad gut bacteria.

Microbiome diet supplements help support a healthy gut microbiome, which is typically considered a key factor in maintaining optimal health and body function. They may even help a person stabilize his or her mood, promote effective digestion, and maintain a healthy weight.

Bovine Colostrum and the Microbiome Diet

Bovine colostrum is also considered a prebiotic which helps maintain the integrity of the gut lining. It contains powerful components that have been shown to support gut health, and these components include:

  • Growth Factors: Repair damage to the G.I. lining caused by antibiotics, analgesics, and other gut-irritating medications. 
  • Immunoglobulins: Neutralize and destroy bacteria that may cause diarrhea or intestinal bleeding.
  • Specific Antibodies: Neutralize pathogens that otherwise cause gut-based infections.

Also, bovine colostrum helps remediate leaky gut syndrome (LGS), a condition that results from an excessively permeable G.I. lining.

LGS occurs when abnormally large spaces develop between the cells of the gut wall. These spaces allow undigested food particles, bacteria, fungi, and other toxic materials to seep into the bloodstream, resulting in infection and inflammation within the body. Bovine colostrum helps reduce gut permeability, and as a result, protects against toxins, pathogens, and/or food allergens that could trigger an immune system response.

Colostrum-LD®: A Gut Microbiome Supplement Unlike Any Other

Prebiotics, both in foods and supplements, are crucial to microbiome-friendly diet. Colostrum-LD from Sovereign Laboratories can be used in conjunction with food-sourced prebiotics to help achieve optimal gut health.

Colostrum-LD® is the only bovine colostrum product that is clinically proven to heal and prevent LGS. It contains a rich combination of growth factors, immunoglobulins, and other bioactive components that help the body fight off harmful pathogens and infection as well as decreasing systemic inflammation. Powdered Colostrum-LD makes it simple to incorporate bovine colostrum into a microbiome-friendly diet. To find out more about Colostrum-LD and bovine colostrum supplementation, please check out our website.