Postbiotics – reduce inflammation and symptoms
Our body surrounds an intestine and intestinal flora, which contains hundreds of thousands of billions of microorganisms with which we must live in symbiosis side by side.
Through our lifestyle and diet, we influence the microorganisms In the case of incorrect nutrition, both for the microorganisms and for ourselves, as well as a lack of dietary fibre, the intestinal flora can end up in an imbalance and thereby appear threatening, which our immune system must in turn react against by establishing an inflammation. In the last forty years, inflammatory conditions have increased dramatically in the population of the developed world, and scientific findings clearly indicate that this is the main cause of many of today’s public diseases. This explains why the state and behavior of the intestinal flora is a significant factor in human health.
The intestinal flora can be compared to a rainforest, where the environment is crucial for the functioning of the ecosystem. Through proper nutrition, the microorganisms that ferment the food and form postbiotic compounds, including short-chain fatty acids and other microbial substances, are promoted.
With the highly concentrated postbiotic product, ReFerm, we supply the right nutrition that promotes the existing intestinal flora to act harmlessly, thereby avoiding inflammation.
“Postbiotics are the next generation of probiotics.”
Hans Israelsen, PhD and founder of Nordic Rebalance
The difference between pro-, pre- and postbiotics
Probiotics are lactic acid bacteria or other microorganisms that can have a positive effect while passing through the gastrointestinal tract. Probiotic microorganisms must be consumed continuously, as it is difficult to get them to colonize the intestine permanently.
Prebiotics are dietary fibers or short polysaccharides that pass through the small intestine and reach the large intestine, where they are fermented by certain microorganisms into short-chain fatty acids and other molecules. The recommended daily intake of fiber is around 25 – 35 grams. 7 out of 10 consume too little diet fibers, which can lead to disturbances in the intestinal flora and again to inflammation as a result.
Postbiotics are, among other things, the metabolites that occur when certain bacteria ferment food The microbial fermentation substances in postbiotics help to change and restore the composition and metabolism of a dysbiotic intestinal flora. Subsequently, it leads to a reduction or elimination of inflammation.
Diseases and inflammations
Since the 1980s, inflammatory diseases that begin in the intestine have been the cause of the major public diseases. Our western and industrial lifestyle negatively affects our intestinal flora, something that activates the body’s immune system with varying degrees of inflammation and symptoms as a result. A healthy intestinal flora is thus the basis for our well-being and health.
Postbiotics strengthen the gut via the diet.
Postbiotics are, among other things, the metabolic products that can serve as nutrients and that are produced when bacteria ferment food. The range is large between different types of postbiotics, both in terms of nutritional content and effect, depending on which bacteria are fermenting and which foods are being fermented. Some postbiotics include both short-chain fatty acids but also other metabolites that arise during the microbial fermentation. These metabolites and nutrients are of great importance for our intestinal health.
Postbiotics contribute to a robust intestinal mucosa.
Short-chain fatty acids are the main nutrients for the human cells in the intestinal mucosa, which must build a robust barrier between the microorganisms and the body.
Postbiotics indirectly affect the body’s defense system in a natural way.
Short-chain fatty acids are relatively weak acids, which can penetrate threatening bacteria. The bacteria then begin to reallocate their resources in order to pump out the short-chain fatty acids, which causes the bacteria to change character to bacteria that the body perceives as harmless When the bacteria no longer pose a threat, the immune system stops its overreaction and thus the inflammation.
Postbiotics promote the diversity of the intestinal flora.
Postbiotics affect the intestinal environment in a positive way. With the right environment in the gut, the commensal microflora will be both diverse and harmless.