The human body is made of a plethora of specialized cell types.
Neurons that control your central and peripheral nervous systems, epithelial cell of the skin and digestive tract, myocytes that make up muscles, and many others. In addition to these highly specialized cells, the human body is composed of tens of billions of native bacterial species.
Altogether, these bacterial cells compose what is called the human microbiome and have been shown to affect almost every aspect of human health from immunity, to digestion, and even brain activity. In this article we will discuss the effects and benefits of cordyceps, digestive enzymes, and probiotics on the human microbiome.
Cordyceps are a mushroom species from China that have been known to regulate the species of bacteria found within mammalian species.
Since the dawn of the “fast food” age, it has been shown that the human gut microbiome has taken a turn for the worse. Beneficial bacteria that aid in digestion and immune function are starting to be replaced by harmful bacteria that can lead to indigestion, Chron’s disease, and contribute to weight gain. While we deal with the pressures of our daily lives, it may be hard for us to find time for a quality meal.
Cordyceps supplements, like ELXRco Immortality, have been shown to reverse the effects of these changes by increasing the abundance of Gammaproteobacteria and other beneficial species, and drastically reducing the number of harmful Clostridia and Bacilli species found within the gut. These changes ultimately led to increased weight loss and regulation, especially in obese subjects. Furthermore, cordyceps have been shown to decrease the effects of obesity on liver and kidney toxicity by altering signaling pathways that contribute to beneficial alteration of gut microbiota and reducing inflammation.
Probiotics are non-digestible ingredients found in fibrous foods and supplements that further contribute to the reorganization of the gut microbiota.
Their action depends on digestion by the microbiota found within the gut. When these bacteria digest the probiotic they release specific compounds that alter the composition or activity of the gut microbiome. Specifically, Faecalibacterium prausnitzii, and Akkermansia muciniphila, a mucin degrading bacterium, have both been associated with beneficial health effects, including reduced inflammation and improved gut barrier function, respectively, and have shown to increase in number by supplementing with probiotics and probiotics.
Together, cordyceps and probiotics can aid the naturally occurring digestive enzymes found within our bodies.
Certain foods, such as those high in fat-content, are especially hard for our bodies to digest. This causes our liver and other organs to up the production of specific digestive enzymes. This jump into overdrive can eventually take a toll on these organs and can contribute to the onset of obesity, digestive diseases, and the harmful alteration of the gut microbiome which further perpetuates these ailments.
Cordyceps and probiotics can lessen the stress on these organs by reorganizing the gut microbiome with beneficial bacteria that aid the digestive process, as well as modulate the activity of the microbiome to release molecules that make the digestive process more functional as well as protect the stomach and intestinal environment from inflammation.
Lastly, supplementing with digestive enzymes will further decrease the pressure placed on the liver and other organs that naturally produce these enzymes. If you are getting them from the outside, there is no need to make more from the inside.
Overall, cordyceps, probiotics, and digestive enzymes will contribute to the beneficial reorganization of the gut microbiome, modulate its activity, and aid in the body's natural digestion process. These benefits can lead to decreased incidence of obesity and the diseases it may cause including, fatty-liver disease, Chron’s disease, indigestion, diabetes, and even cancer.
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