“For several decades, the primary focus of microbiome science has been identifying and naming of specific species and/or strains of bacteria,” said Dr. Pelton. The “New Frontier” in microbiome science places a greater emphasis on identifying these postbiotic metabolites, which are the various compounds that bacteria produce, and learning the health-regulating effects of those metabolites.”
Postbiotics is a term that refers to the vast array of compounds that are produced by the metabolic activity of the probiotic bacteria in the digestive tract. These probiotic-produced postbiotics are now recognized to be the master health-regulating compounds in the body. In addition to regulating and maintaining a healthy microbiome, postbiotic metabolites also influence every organ system in the body, including the brain and immune system.
“When postbiotic metabolites are ingested, they immediately improve the health of the GI tract by adjusting the acid level towards an optimum, slightly acidic pH thus reducing inflammation, accelerating the growth of healthy new cells in the intestinal lining, and eliminating pathological bacteria,” said Dr. Pelton.
Dr. Ohhira’s exclusive multi-year fermentation process enables the probiotic bacteria to digest the prebiotic foods they are supplied with, which results in the production of a wide range of postbiotic metabolites. Recent research conducted in Japan reported that Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics contains over 525 different health-promoting postbiotic metabolites.
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