And who says we don’t need our probiotics?  Microbiomes are bacterias that we have in our gut … or intestines.  These bacterias have recently gained tremendous interest in the scientific community due to their effect on our overall health.

A recent study published in the “Journal of Gut BMJ” identified the gut microbiome Akkermansia Muciniphila to provide better metabolic status.  This study looked at 49 obese or overweight patients (41 were women) who underwent a six-week, low-calroie diet with extra protein and fiber.

At the start of the diet, people with a lot of Akkermansia Muciniphila in their gut had lower blood sugar levels, waist-to-hip measurements, and skin fat diameter.  After six weeks of calorie restriction, those who started with the most Akkermansia Muciniphila had the greatest improvement in their blood sugar levels, insulin sensitivity markers, and body fat distribution – compared with those with the lower levels of the gut bacteria.

Although these were very interesting results, there are still some unanswered questions.  For example, are the measured bacteria levels in the stools the same as those levels in the gut?  Nonetheless, there is significant documented scientific evidence showing the benefits of this particular microbiome.