The ‘intestinal’ or ‘gut’ microbiota refers to the wide range of micro-organisms that live in our intestines and play an essential role to support the smooth functioning of our digestion and to protect us from disease. If the delicate balance of the microbiota is disrupted, this can lead to tummy upsets, various digestive disorders, and even general health problems.
Postbiotics belong to the biotic family of natural compounds. Postbiotics are derived from ‘friendly’ inanimated micro-organisms that work with the native micro-organisms of our digestive tract (the gut microbiota). Postbiotics help to re-establish microbiota balance, relieve digestive symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating and diarrhea and promote natural immunity and good health.
Your digestive health describes how well your digestive system is working. Factors like an unbalanced diet, lack of exercise, stress, travelling or other changes in routine, or taking certain medications can lead to uncomfortable digestive symptoms which include indigestion, constipation, bloating, gas, abdominal pain, diarrhea or common digestive disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Our immune system protects us from attack by microbes and harmful substances that could make us ill. Much of our natural immunity is provided by the populations of micro-organisms that colonise our intestines and are referred to as the intestinal microbiota.