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Your Probiotic Is Missing A Key Ingredient | Oral Probiotics

Your Probiotic Is Missing A Key Ingredient  | Oral Probiotics
Are oral probiotics the missing ingredient in your gut health?

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Beneficial Bacteria and Fungi in Gut Health

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If​ ​you’re​ ​eating​ ​probiotic-boosted​ ​yogurt​ ​or​ ​taking​ ​a​ ​daily​ ​probiotic,​ ​but​ ​you’re​ ​still​ ​tired,​ ​bloated, and​ ​experiencing​ ​the​ ​spectrum​ ​of​ ​digestive​ ​issues,​ ​don’t​ ​be​ ​disheartened.​ ​It’s​ ​not​ ​you,​ ​it’s​ ​that your​ ​probiotic​ ​is​ ​missing​ ​a​ ​key​ ​ingredient:​ ​good​ ​fungi.​ ​

Good​ ​bacteria​ ​—​ ​what​ ​a​ ​traditional probiotic​ ​contains​ ​—​ ​is​ ​essential,​ ​but​ ​it​ ​can’t​ ​right​ ​your​ ​digestive​ ​health​ ​on​ ​its​ ​own;​ ​it’s​ ​only​ ​half of​ ​the​ ​equation.

Most oral probiotics only focus on this half of the issue, but Dr. Ghannoum addresses the other side of the issue with his research.

Mahmoud​ ​Ghannoum,​ ​Ph.D.,​ ​the​ ​scientist​ ​who​ ​coined​ ​the​ ​term​ ​mycobiome,​ ​has​ ​spent​ ​his​ ​40-year​ ​career​ ​researching​ ​how​ ​fungi​ ​affect​ ​the​ ​body​ ​—​ ​​including​ ​the​ ​digestive​ ​system.​ ​

“Up​ ​until now,​ ​good​ ​bacteria​ ​has​ ​been​ ​the​ ​focus,”​ ​he​ ​says.​ ​“The​ ​critical​ ​role​ ​fungi​ ​play​ ​in​ ​our​ ​health​ ​and wellness​ ​has​ ​largely​ ​been​ ​ignored.”​ ​

Due​ ​to​ ​his​ ​research,​ ​that’s​ ​starting​ ​to​ ​change.​ ​

“We have​ ​to​ ​study​ ​fungi ​because​ ​when​ ​you​ ​disrupt​ ​this​ ​balance​ ​you​ ​are​ ​causing​ ​other​ ​problems,”​ ​he says.

He coined the term "mycobiome" to identify the environment of fungi species inside the body. He further insists that an overgrowth of bad fungi strains and bad bacteria will endanger the digestive tract. 

This overgrowth of bad bacteria and fungi strains in the gut creates a digestive plaque which directly weakens the immune response. In turn, this leads to gut health imbalance and more complex digestive conditions. 


Good Fungi vs Pathogens

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Dr. Ghannoum, The Scientist Who Named The Mycobiome

In​ ​terms​ ​of​ ​digestive​ ​health,​ ​a​ ​deficit​ ​of​ ​good​ ​fungi​ ​can​ ​cause​ ​issues​ ​like​ ​bloating,​ ​cramping, gas,​ ​and​ ​other​ ​gastrointestinal​ ​issues.​ ​You become a host to an overgrowth of Candida albicans or yeast infections and gut inflammation.

What are Candida albicans? This is a pathogenic strain of fungus naturally living in the human gut flora that causes infections with uncontrolled growth.

When​ ​fungi​ ​in​ ​the​ ​gut​ ​are​ ​off​ ​balance,​ ​says​ ​Dr. Ghannoum,​ ​“It​ ​can​ ​actually​ ​slow​ ​down​ ​the​ ​time​ ​it​ ​takes​ ​for​ ​food​ ​to​ ​move​ ​through​ ​your​ ​system, which​ ​disturbs​ ​your​ ​gut’s​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​absorb​ ​and​ ​process​ ​nutrients.”​ ​

Meanwhile,​ ​the​ ​presence​ ​of good​ ​fungi​ ​improves​ ​nutrient​ ​absorption​ ​—​ ​which​ ​allows​ ​you​ ​to​ ​actually​ ​derive​ ​the​ ​full​ ​benefit you​ ​assume​ ​you’re​ ​getting​ ​from​ ​the​ ​foods​ ​you​ ​eat.

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Fungi's Role in Eliminating Digestive Plaque

In​ ​the​ ​case​ ​of​ ​good​ ​fungi,​ ​it’s​ ​not​ ​possible​ ​to​ ​have​ ​too​ ​much​ ​of​ ​a​ ​good​ ​thing.​

​Your​ ​body​ ​is constantly,​ ​naturally​ ​recalibrating​ ​—​ ​and​ ​more​ ​good​ ​fungi​ ​can​ ​only​ ​help​ ​improve​ ​system function.​ ​In​ ​part,​ ​because​ ​there’s​ ​another​ ​factor​ ​here:​ ​digestive​ ​plaque.

The​ ​product​ ​of​ ​bad​ ​bacteria​ ​and​ ​bad​ ​fungi,​ ​digestive​ ​plaque​ ​lines​ ​your​ ​gut​ ​and​ ​functions​ ​as​ ​a protective​ ​barrier​ ​for​ ​those​ ​bad​ ​microbes.​ ​These microbes then develop into potentially life-threatening diseases.

And​ ​it’s​ ​something​ ​that​ ​no​ ​amount​ ​of​ ​good​ ​bacteria can​ ​eliminate​ ​on​ ​its​ ​own,​ ​but​ ​rather​ ​it requires​ ​good​ ​fungi​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​good​ ​bacteria,​ ​plus​ ​an enzyme​ ​capable​ ​of​ ​breaking​ ​down​ ​plaque.​ ​

The right probiotics work to eliminate these digestive plaques. Unfortunately, finding the best probiotics containing both good bacteria and fungi can be quite hard. 

RELATED: Ever Heard Of Digestive Plaque? It Could Be Impacting Your Gut Health


BIOHM Probiotics for a Healthy Gut

Finding​ ​no​ ​probiotics​ ​on​ ​the​ ​market​ ​that​ address​​ed those​​ issues,​​ Dr.​​Ghannoum​​ created B​​IOHM​,​​ a ​​suite​​ of​​ probiotics​​ specifically engineered​ ​to​ ​address​ ​the​ ​gut’s​ ​total​ ​microbiome​ ​of​ ​bacteria​ ​and​ ​fungi.​ ​

Based​ ​on​ ​a​ ​decade​ ​of his​​ research ​​studying​​ the​​ DNA ​​of ​​the ​​microbiome, ​​he ​​also​​ created​​ a suite of microbiome tests, including the​ B​​IOHM​​ Gut​​ Test​​ Kit​  — the​ ​most​ ​comprehensive​ ​gut​ ​analysis​ ​that’s​ ​ever​ ​been​ ​available​ ​to​ ​consumers. 

The kit results come with proper nutritional advice from certified professionals to address the possible gut imbalance.

Meanwhile, the results of this report offer data from real people to the continued research into the mycobiome and microbiome. The more diverse the data are, the more information can be processed for the study.

Aside from the report, BIOHM also carries prebiotic and probiotic supplements to address the body's need for both beneficial bacteria and good fungi strains. BIOHM Super Greens, meanwhile, can be added to recipes or smoothies for added prebiotics and probiotics with your meals.


Optimize Your Microbiome with Oral Probiotics and More

So what can you do to optimize your total microbiome?

Oral probiotics that also focus on the gut's mycobiome like BIOHM Probiotics can do just that. Then again, don't stop there. 

In addition to supplements like BIOHM, it's critical to eat​ ​prebiotic​ ​and​ ​probiotic​ ​foods​ ​that​ ​facilitate​ ​the​ ​growth​ ​of​ ​good​ ​microbes​ ​(e.g.​ ​fermented foods,​ ​garlic,​ ​avocados,​ ​peas,​ ​whole​ ​grain​ ​bread​, ​and​ ​unpasteurized​ ​soft​ ​cheeses)​ ​and​ ​finding ways​ ​to​ ​manage​ ​stress​ ​can​ ​help​ ​balance​ ​the​ ​fungi​ ​in​ ​your​ ​gut,​ ​says​ ​Dr.​ ​Ghannoum.​ ​

With the nervous system's intricate connection, stress can affect your gut health. Practice meditation, breathing techniques, and relaxation methods to manage stress.

Exercise also stimulates your gut, improving digestion and producing hormones to improve your body's functions. The endorphins produced when you exercise also boosts your food. 


Learn more about Dr. Ghannoum's recent discovery in this video from BIOHM Health:

So​ ​grab that​ ​green​ ​smoothie,​ ​opt​ ​for​ ​the​ ​grilled​ ​salmon,​ ​and​ ​feel​ ​even​ ​better​ ​about​ ​that​ ​avocado​ ​toast. But​ ​if​ ​you​ ​want​ ​to​ ​make​ ​sure​ ​you’re​ ​actually​ ​absorbing​ ​the​ ​nutrients​ ​from​ ​healthy​ ​food​ ​choices, don’t​ ​forget​ ​about​ ​the​ ​fungi​ ​in​ ​your​ ​gut.

Take oral probiotics that work with the natural probiotics in your diet to optimize both your microbiome and mycobiome. With a healthy gut, you can lead a healthier life.

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    Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum 

Dr. Ghannoum is widely considered the leading microbiome researcher in the world. He is also the scientist who named the mycobiome. He is the founder of BIOHM, the first company to engineer elegant products and tests that address the total microbiome of both bacteria and fungi, allowing consumers to maintain total digestive health.

During his career, he has published several books on fungus and over 400 peer-reviewed scientific papers. His work has been cited almost 18,000 times by other scientists. He has received over $25 million in funding for his research from the National Institutes of Health. To learn more about Dr. Ghannoum and BIOHM, click HERE. 

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Editor's Note: This post was originally published on August 31, 2017, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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