Explaining Postbiotic Metabolites:
The Unsung Heroes of Our Health
Postbiotic Metabolites are the biochemical compounds created by beneficial bacteria to protect and restore our bodies. Remarkably our native, natural intestinal bacteria are crucial in producing thousands of these compounds that then control many of our body’s vital functions.
Diversity & Postbiotics: Different bacteria produce different kinds of metabolites. This is why diversity, meaning many different kinds of probiotic bacteria equates to a healthier microbiome, and better health for the individual. Dr. Ohhira’s is a multi-strain probiotic, utilizing twelve strains of probiotic bacteria to support production of a broad range of postbiotics.
- These substances are collectively called Postbiotic metabolites™.
They fall into many broad categories including these examples:
- Bacteriocins (protective compounds that make life hard for the bad guys)*
- Enzymes (help to digest food, get rid of toxins and assist other metabolic processes)*
- Vitamins (like the B’s and vitamin K)*
- Amino acids (building blocks of protein)*
- Neurotransmitters (carry messages between the nerves and brain and can even affect appetite)*
- Immune-signaling compounds (they support the body’s immune cells)*
- Short-chain fatty acids (created from fiber, they keep the intestinal lining strong and healthy)*
- Nitric oxide (crucial for cardiovascular health)*
- Organic acids (such as Fulvic and Humic acid. They combine with minerals, making them easier to absorb and help maintain the correct pH in the GI tract)*
Our health suffers from lack of Postbiotics: A robust, naturally diverse community of intestinal bacteria (i.e., a healthy microbiome) will make all the Postbiotics a body needs. However, when fewer families of bacteria are on board, the variety of Postbiotics is also reduced—and our vitality suffers. Sadly, many factors like smoking, most medications, chlorine in drinking water, junk food, pesticides and chemicals around the home have reduced the diversity of intestinal bacteria.
Building Postbiotics: Eating fermented natural foods supports our intestinal bacteria and delivers Postbiotics that they have made during fermentation. The wider the variety of fermented foods, the more abundant the variety of Postbiotics. Dr. Ohhira had that in mind when he created the only supplement that contains Postbiotics. He fed dozens of wholesome foods (e.g., fruits, vegetables, seaweeds, mushrooms, and herbs) to 12 proven beneficial strains of Probiotics (friendly bacteria) and allowed them 3 years to ferment and create their wonders that in turn keep our entire body healthy.
A pioneer in probiotic health and research, Dr. Iichiroh Ohhira proved what science now confirms, that the most vital and health-promoting aspect of probiotic supplementation is the restorative Postbiotic metabolites produced in his exclusive natural 3-year fermentation process.