For Better Health – Bio Hack Your Microbiome

Posted On: February 1, 2021


Intestinal microbiome, microflora of human small and large intestine, medical concept, 3D illustration

The word biohacking may sound like a scary word to most, especially given the events of 2020. However, it really refers to the use of cutting-edge science, technologies, and products to optimize an individual’s biology, including the important gut microbiome.

The gut microbiome is a critical regulator of human biology and health, according to an array of research conducted over the past 2 decades. A poor microbiome can lead to (and also be made worse by) a number of chronic health conditions, such as heart and circulatory concerns, high blood pressure, breathing difficulties, urinary troubles, chronic pain, neurologic disturbances, and gastrointestinal issues. But here’s some great news―you can bio hack your way to a healthier gut microbiome, which can ultimately lead to better overall health!

When scientists successfully unlocked the human genome in 2003, it was discovered that humans have approximately 23,000 genes―far less than something as simple as the rice plant, which has around 45,000. This contradiction (a more complex organism having less genes) became less confounding when scientists discovered that an individual’s gastrointestinal tract has an estimated 100 trillion bacteria, comprised of 500-1,000 different intestinal tract bacteria species. And these bacteria have an estimated 9 million non-repeating genes. So, if we’re keeping score, humans’ intestinal bacteria have about 400 times more genes than human DNA, which means over 99.9% of the DNA in the human body is the DNA in your bacteria.

It’s about the Postbiotic Metabolites

Your bacteria greatly control and regulate the majority of what happens in the human body. That’s exactly why it’s important to maintain a healthy microbiome. We are not just the product of our genes; we are bacteria-controlled superorganisms. That’s why it is important to understand how to bio hack your microbiome.

One “bio hack” used by more and more people is to take probiotics―or friendly bacteria―in the form of dietary supplements, yogurt, or even fermented foods. There may be a sound basis for adopting this bio hack. Even though we have known for years that probiotic bacteria play an essential role in the regulation of health, scientists are still earnestly researching the How and Why probiotic bacteria can regulate so many aspects of human health.

However, here’s what they have already learned―the job of probiotic bacteria is to ferment food sources, primarily dietary fiber, which results in the production of health-regulating compounds, referred to as postbiotic metabolites. There are various classes of postbiotic metabolites, which provide multiple health benefits, such as inflammation reduction, controlling pathogens (the “bad bacteria”, viruses, and fungi), the reestablishment of an optimal acid/base balance, digestion and absorption regulation, the improvement of gut-brain communication, vitamin and amino acid synthesis, and the enhancement of the immune system.

Here’s the issue: Multiple studies have shown that 90% of adults and children don’t consume the daily recommended amount of fiber (15 grams). As a result, millions of Americans who take probiotics don’t get the benefits they need from them. They simply don’t eat enough dietary fibers. If you don’t learn how to feed your probiotic bacteria, they will not thrive and survive.

Here’s a better bio hack to support your gut microbiome.

Directly ingesting postbiotic metabolites is a fast and effective way to bio hack your microbiome. You’ll enjoy an improved gastrointestinal ecosystem that extends beyond simply ingesting strains of probiotic bacteria. Sure, most commercial probiotics contain bacteria, but to be effective, these bacteria must survive as they navigate the stomach’s harsh, acidic environment. When they arrive in the small intestine, they must locate fiber-rich foods and begin the process of converting dietary fibers into postbiotic metabolites. However, this process takes time. And with most people not consuming a diverse, fiber-rich diet, it may not happen at all. Lack of fiber, lack of postbiotic metabolite production.

In order to successfully bio hack your microbiome, you need to select probiotics that supply an abundance of postbiotic metabolites. You need the leader in supplying postbiotic metabolites. You need Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics from Essential Formulas.

Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics are produced in a unique, 3-year fermentation production process. Here’s how it’s done―a wide range of fiber-rich whole foods and 12 starter strains of probiotic bacteria are added to large fermentation vats. During the fermentation process, the probiotic bacteria converts the food fibers into a wide range of postbiotic metabolites. After 3 years, Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics contain live probiotic bacteria, prebiotics, and over 500 bioactive, health-promoting postbiotic metabolites.

The award-winning Original Formula and Professional Formula are made from fresh fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, and seaweeds, all naturally fermented for three years, assuring superior digestive and immune support. They are expertly crafted in Japan with a true respect of nature and a meticulous reverence for science. 

Your body deserves the best. It deserves Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics from Essential Formulas.