Remember learning about ecosystems in elementary school, maybe even building one? Well, as it turns out, you have an ecosystem living in your body. Yup, your body, your dad’s dad bod, everyone.
The microbiome is an internal complex ecosystem of bacteria that helps to digest food, produce certain vitamins, regulate our immune system, and keep us healthy by protecting us against disease-causing bacteria. Different than other organisms, the microbiome is not located in just one area, and, as you just read, has ties to several bodily functions. It has been said by some researchers that up to 90% of all diseases can be traced back to this ecosystem, and 80% of your immune system is located here!
How do we support and strengthen our microbiome? You guessed it- SuperFoods! Foods included in our formulas such as spinach, broccoli, beets, carrots, and more help to relieve inflammation and are loaded with phytonutrients! Antioxidants found in fruits such as blueberries, cranberries, and apples help to rid toxins (Pro Tip- they also support brain health!). And, of course, probiotics! Probiotics (included in all of our dry cat and dog foods!) support gut health AND the immune system! Should you make changes to your fur baby’s diet and think they still need a helping hand in the microbiome realm of things, our D-Zyme supplement is here to help you. Digestive enzymes help to digest food and relieve symptoms of digestive upset.
Friends don’t let friends skip leg day, and they definitely don’t let friends skip microbiome day—which is every day.