The Gut-Immune Connection: The Role of the Gut Microbiome in Your Immunity
The gut and immune system are deeply connected, working together to carefully coordinate your body’s response to the world around and within you. But how do these seemingly separate systems influence one another? Microbes are an important part of the answer.
Why Are Coral Reefs Dying?
Corals are integral to the health of the entire ocean ecosystem and beyond. But a host of threats have put coral reefs at risk of worldwide collapse within the next decade. Coral probiotics are being explored to restore our planet’s reefs.
Prebiotics vs. Probiotics: What’s the Difference?
Confusing probiotics and prebiotics is a normal occurrence for many, especially amidst the growing gut health conversation. While a one-letter difference makes for an easy slip up, it is important to understand how they work differently to positively impact your overall health.
How Does The Infant Microbiome Develop?
You are much more than just you. As you made your way into the world, you began a lifelong relationship with microbes. Exactly where, when, and how this relationship began is a topic of ongoing research that sheds light on where we fit in a much larger picture.
Five Whole-Body Benefits of Probiotics
Did you know 61% of Americans suffer from digestive discomfort? For many, probiotics offer a potential solution to this chronic problem. Specific strains of probiotics have been shown to support ease of bloating and promote healthy regularity. But the benefits of probiotics go far beyond the gut.
What are probiotics? How do they work? How you can choose the right one? You’ve come to the right place.
You are home to a community of trillions of microorganisms, including 38,000,000,000,000 (that’s 38 trillion) bacteria, living in and on your body. The bacteria alone represent 50% of you by cell count.
Unlocking New Potential in the Gut-Brain Axis
Our Gut-Brain Development Program will translate breakthrough research for a new class of probiotics targeting the gut-brain pathway. Plus a Q&A with gut-brain pioneer Dr. Sarkis Mazmanian.
There’s a Scale for Your Poop. Here’s How to Read It.
Poop is one of the most important (and visible) biomarkers of your gut health. Here’s how to decode your stool.
Microbiomes Of The Body
Did you know there are at least a dozen unique microbial communities across your body? Let’s zoom in on a few of these—starting with the gut, skin, and oral microbiome.
Could Probiotics Help Honey Bees?
The honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) is one of our most vital insect pollinators, responsible for nearly a third of our global food crops—from avocados to coffee to blueberries, and even cotton. But widespread pesticide use—along with climate change, disease, and habitat loss—has contributed to a reduction of honey bee populations at an alarming rate.