It’s the new buzz word in health and nutrition but how many of us actually know what it is, what it does, and why it matters?
The human microbiome is virtually an organ itself. It is the word we use to describe the vast array of bacteria, viruses and fungi found in the human body and as a population, it’s HUGE and it’s COMPLEX, made up of roughly 100 Trillion microbes(1).
Most of our body’s microbes live in our gut. What is really interesting and important about the human microbiome is what it does!
You might be surprised to know that the microbiome may play a role in a healthy immune system, healthy digestive system and absorption of certain nutrients.
Scientists and health practitioners are getting really excited about our microbiomes because unlike our genomes, our microbiome is dynamic and changes with growth and outside factors.
Babies & Microbiomes
We know microbiomes are important and dynamic but we have also discovered that the biggest changes to our microbiome occur when we are infants and in early childhood(1).
For parents particularly of young children this may be important!
Baby's microbiomes may be affected by all sorts of factors. The great news is that the use of probiotics and prebiotics may help support ‘good bacteria’ in our microbiome.
Would you like to learn more about how probiotics may help your family? If so, you can find more information here.
Or, learn more about the Brauer Probiotic Powder range:
Brauer Infant Probiotic Powder
Brauer Baby & Toddler Probiotic Powder
Brauer Kids Probiotic Powder
Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional. Vitamins can only be of assistance if dietary vitamin intake is inadequate.
Amon P, Sanderson I, What is the microbiome?, Archives of Disease in Childhood - Education and Practice, Published Online First:28 February 2017. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2016-311643