How Probiotics Shape Your Microbiome and Health

How Probiotics Shape Your Microbiome and Health
Blog Summary
- What is the gut microbiome?
- What are pre- and probiotics and where can I find them?
- How can Calocurb supplement a healthy gut?


Those pesky extra pounds we are trying to get rid of might be because of an unhealthy gut microbiome. In this blog, we explore what pre- and probiotics are. How can they optimise our gut health in combination with Calocurb to assist a healthy gut microbiome? 

The gut, referred to as the ‘second brain’, is composed of trillions of microorganisms (called the gut microbiome) that directly affect the brain and brain signals, influencing hunger and appetite control and many other things. Research shows that the gut microbiota influences eating behaviours and appetite via modulating the appetite-related hormones, i.e., ghrelin (the hunger hormone), and glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) (the satiety hormone). 

The presence of healthy bacteria already exists on our gut lining, however, we can supplement and maintain a healthy environment with probiotics. Probiotics consist of live bacteria, typically Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria, and can be easily gained through;

  • Probiotic supplements or drinks or

 naturally in a range of fermented foods and pickles, including:

  • Natural yoghurt and some cottage cheese
  • Kefir
  • Kimchi
  • Sauerkraut
  • Fermented soybean products such as tempeh, miso and natto. 

It is advised to limit refined sugars in your diet, since sugar actually helps feed the “bad” strains of gut bacteria, causing it to thrive and outnumber the healthy and helpful gut bacteria we do need.

Prebiotics are plant fibres that feed the probiotics and promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut. High fibre diets have a higher diversity of intestinal microbes and fewer pathogenic bacteria. Opting for whole grain wheat when baking, adding more leafy greens to your lunch or having a banana for a snack are an easy way to supplement your prebiotics. 

How can Calocurb benefit your diet and promote a healthy gut?

  • Calocurb naturally stimulates the release of GLP-1 and other satiety hormones (CCK and PYY) to suppress the feelings of hunger and cravings and reduce caloric intake at mealtimes with an average of 18%.
  • Calocurb can be taken to help during a fast, before meals or to reduce those pesky cravings for a snack in between meals
  • A reduction in cravings can reduce the intake of highly processed, high-sugar, and greasy/fried foods. 

Help your gut on your weight-loss journey and try Calocurb today!


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