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Why We Love Bifidobacterium


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Could Bifidobacterium Be the Secret to A Healthy Life?

You’d have to be living under a rock if you haven’t heard about probiotics…These allegedly ‘gut-healthy’ little critters are popping up everywhere – in supplement form, added to foods, fancy kombuchas and kefirs… It’s great! 


Although research is in its early days, it’s likely that probiotics will benefit your health…But let’s dive just that little bit deeper into the nitty gritty…


When you buy a broad spectrum probiotic you may or may not be benefiting your health…It’s generally a fairly random bunch of strains of probiotics which may or may not still be alive, depending on their storage and shelf life… The thing is, there are over 50 probiotic strains in the gut microbiome, and each of these offers different health benefits…The problem is, many of the strains are not well-researched, so benefits aren’t always as certain as the Pharma industry might have you believe! 


One particular strain has been lucky to experience more time in the research spotlight than others…Bifidobacterium. Turns out that Bifidobacterium is one of the most abundant strains of bacteria in a healthy breastfed baby’s gut, and its presence plays a big role in the development of your baby’s immune system (and therefore, your bub’s risk of allergic disease like asthma, allergy and eczema, plus their future disease and illness outcomes!)


Discover How to Increase Your Bub’s Bifidobacterium

In Module 7 ‘Breastfeeding and Baby Immunity’ of our online course ‘Healthy Gut, Healthier Baby’ we outline some proven ways to naturally increase your baby’s abundance of Bifidobacterium, as well as diving into existing evidence for whether supplementing with Bifidobacterium is recommended.


The information in this newsletter is provided for general educational purposes only.

Statements or opinions expressed in the newsletter should not be taken as fact, but as opinion on the current state of evidence based science. The content is not (and should not be taken to be) medical advice or an endorsement or recommendation of any specific product or treatment. 

If you require medical attention please seek professional advice from an appropriately experienced health practitioner.


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