What is the gut microbiome?
Your gut microbiome is all the microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi, and viruses, which live in our digestive tracts. They help you break down food, turning it into nutrients your body can use. In recent years there are exploding amount of evidence indicating the benefits of the gut microbiome. Your gut microbiome is the foundation of your health. Good gut health occurs when you have a balance between the good (helpful) and bad (potentially harmful) bacteria and yeast in your digestive system.
Gut microbiome and appetite regulation
Scientific studies have revealed that certain gut bacteria can influence the production of hormones involved in appetite control, such as ghrelin and leptin. The hypothalamus plays a key role in integrating & interpreting humoral and neural inputs to provide feeding and energy expenditure responses. Evidence-based suggest gut hormones such as oxyntomodulin, glucagon-like-peptide 1 ghrelin, polypeptide YY, and pancreatic polypeptide play a key role in governing the feeling of satiety via the hypothalamus in your body.
There is now growing evidence showing that gut microbiome impacts cholinergic signaling through its metabolites, at the level of the ghrelin receptor and concomitant changes in circulating ghrelin levels with specific gut microbiota changes. Ghrelin is a hormone produced by your stomach, it is often known as the “hunger hormone”, it serves the function to let your brain know you are hungry.
Gut microbiome and probiotics
Numerous studies have demonstrated that diet has a direct impact on the intestinal microbiome in humans and health status. Probiotics have been suggested as therapeutic and preventative measures to restore healthy function and balance of the gut microbiome.
Based on a systematic review, of the 185 articles found, the intake of probiotics could lead to significant weight reductions by maintaining habitual lifestyle habits or in combination with energy restriction or an increase in physical activity for 12 weeks. Probiotics have the potential to aid in weight loss in overweight and obese populations.
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