Want to be a wellness promoting powerhouse? Your gut should be the first place you start. The gut wall is home to 70% of the cells that make up the immune system, which makes it your single most powerful ally against disease and illness. Keeping that wall and microbiome strong and protective is all about feeding the good bacteria and keeping the bad ones in check.
Continued research into the human microbiome (gut flora) has recently discovered the health benefits of human milk oligosaccharides(HMOs).
HMOs are complex sugars that are available in human milk and are siblings to probiotics and prebiotics. Research now indicates that naturally sourced and produced plant-based HMOs through fermentation can mimic many of the health-promoting effects of the HMOs present in human milk.This plant-based“X-Factor” from mother-nature boosts good gut bacteria and promotes intestinal function. HMOs act as prebiotics and help in maintaining good gut health as they only feed the good bacteria in your gut, reducing the colonization of pathogenic bacteria. As a result, you’ll increase your healthy intestinal flora and significantly lower the risk of becoming victim to harmful intruders.
HMOs are best described as complex carbohydrates that have been shaped over millions of years of human evolution to:
- Shape a healthy gut microbiome by nourishing the growth of desired bacteria
- Strengthen the gut barrier by promoting intestinal function
- Improve immune function and reduce the risk of infections
- Support brain and cognitive development
In a nutshell, plant-based human milk oligosaccharides support the lining of the gastrointestinal system, increase beneficial gastrointestinal bacteria and decrease the adherence of pathogens to the inside of the lining of the gastrointestinal system. Here’s the key: You’ve got to feed the “good” bacteria and keep the “bad” bacteria from taking over. A good place to start is controlling stress, getting plenty of sleep, eating nutritious foods and taking quality high-performance dietary supplements like the 3-In-30 System that flood your gut with pre- and probiotics.