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What is Bimuno?
Bimuno is a prebiotic supplement containing galactooligosaccharides (GOS). GOS is derived from lactose, a natural component of cow's milk. The GOS in Bimuno is enzymatically derived from lactose.
Bimuno is selectively fermented by bifidobacteria in the colon, growing beneficial bacteria naturally found in the gut. It is scientifically proven to increase levels of bifidobacteria in just 7 days*.
The efficacy and safety of Bimuno is supported by over 110 scientific publications, including over 20 clinical trials.
Good gut bacteria
* Bifidobacteria, as a genus, has demonstrated its capacity to positively impact health through various mechanisms, such as:
• Supplying essential nutrients and metabolites, including vitamins and short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) derived from the breakdown of non-digestible dietary carbohydrates.
• Cross-feeding with other health-promoting bacteria and protecting against pathogens by competitive exclusion.
• Decreasing gut pH, creating a less favourable environment for pathogenic bacteria to grow in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
• Playing a role in the synthesis of neurotransmitters vital for brain function.
• Maintaining the integrity of the gut barrier and supporting gut barrier function
In addition, in infants, specific species of bifidobacteria are important for metabolising human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) in breast milk, which have a role in promoting their health and protecting against pathogenic bacteria.Learn More
The importance of the gut microbiome
The gut microbiome is associated with many aspects of health including digestion, immunity and brain function. Whilst there is no blueprint for an ideal gut microbiome, it’s accepted that diversity between bacterial species is the goal.
Generally, we do not know the composition of our gut
microbiome, so a dietary based approach is recommended to maintain diversity.
As good and potentially bad bacteria compete for space in the gut microbiome,
encouraging the growth of good bacteria will preferentially change the ratio
The role of prebiotics in the fibre gap
According to a study conducted on behalf of Public Health England, less than 10% of adults achieve their daily fibre target intake (which includes 5g of prebiotic fibre). In the UK, the average fibre consumption of adults is 18-20g per day which is considerably short of the recommended intake of 30g per day.
Some prebiotics, which can be found both naturally in fruit and vegetables and in supplement form, contain fibre which can contribute to the recommended daily intake. An intake of Bimuno Original Prebiotic for example, contains 2g of prebiotic fibre, which helps to achieve the target 5g per day.
Although a food-first approach is recommended, support through a supplement such as Bimuno®, can offer an easy way to bridge the fibre gap for those who struggle to achieve the recommended amount through diet alone.
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