The Gut-Immune Connection - Probiotics & Immune System

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The Gut-Immune Connection

The health of our immune system is closely linked to the health of our gut microbiome, and specific probiotic strains are proving a useful tool to help enhance our immune system function and promote better wellbeing during the winter season.

The microbiome meets our immune system in the gut

The gut is an ecosystem teeming with microscopic life

We call this ecosystem the gut microbiome, and it is made up of a dense and diverse community of microorganisms living on the external surface of our intestinal cells.

When kept in balance, the microorganisms in our gut assist us with the digestion of our food and contribute to many aspects of our health - including our immunity

The largest number of immune cells are found in the intestinal walls

Just underneath the cells of our intestinal wall lies the largest number of immune cells in the human body.

These immune cells are stationed there to protect the body against the entry of harmful microorganisms with the potential to cause infection.

The microbiome meets our immune system in the gut

It is here, on either side of our intestinal cells, that our gut microbiome meets our immune system.

The microorganisms living in our gut interact with immune cells through a network of different signals that pass through the intestinal wall, including specific substances they excrete.

The gut microbiome educates our immune system

Through this communication, the gut microbiome teaches our immune system how to create effective immune responses and protect against infection.

This process begins at birth and continues to play an important role throughout the rest of our lives.

Specific probiotics can enhance immune system function

Therefore, when the health of our gut microbiome is compromised, the effectiveness of our immune system can suffer as a result.

When faced with prolonged and frequent immune challenges, specific probiotic strains can support this function of the gut microbiome and help to enhance immune system function.

The findings of many clinical trials have demonstrated that specific probiotic strains can help to reduce the duration and frequency of common colds.

Probiotic strains to assist immunity

Children have been found to benefit from
Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG
supplementation

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Probiotic strains to assist immunity

Adults have been found to benefit from
Lactobacillus plantarum HEAL9
Lactobacillus paracasei 8700:2
supplementation in combination

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Biome Daily Probiotic

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