What is the Microbiome?
The gut and skin are colonized by approximately a trillion microbes, including bacteria— the microbiome. When there is an imbalance of these bacteria, the microbiome can significantly affect how you look and feel.
Why is the Microbiome so important?
The microorganisms in our gut extract nutrients from our food, make vitamins, and support immune function. The skin microbiome helps the skin barrier retain moisture and protect it from pollution and UV radiation.
When the Microbiome is out of balance
A loss of microbiome diversity is at the root of chronic inflammation, digestive problems, and skin aging. Living in an urban environment does not replenish the microbiome. Therefore, we must consciously take care of this ourselves and fill our microbiomes for optimal wellness.
Solution: Rewild your Microbiome
Bring nature's benefits back into your life. Wild plants, pure and potent, revitalize microbiome diversity inside and out. Their benefits are far-reaching. Wild plants are essential for the biodiversity of the planet and your microbiome from gut to skin. Communities closer to nature show more excellent gut and skin microbiome diversity. The Hadza, a hunter-gatherer tribe in Tanzania, relies on a diet rich in Baobab and wild berries and has the most diverse gut microbiome in the world. Heart disease and cancer are virtually nonexistent. The Yanomami hunter-gatherers living in a remote region of the Amazon in Venezuela exhibit unprecedented skin microbiome diversity.
When it comes to improving our resilience, we can learn a lot from the wild, where plants faced with the enormous challenges of harsh environments concentrate powerful nutrients to preserve their health and beauty.
Recent research on Baobab and the gut microbiome
The Gut Study
Research on the effects of Baobab Fruit Powder on the gut was performed in Belgium by leading experts using an in vitro simulation of the gastrointestinal tract.
About the SHIME Model
The Simulator of the Human Intestinal Microbial Ecosystem (SHIME®) model is scientifically advanced in vitro model representing the physiological gastrointestinal tract.
Why it Matters
Baobab’s benefits for gut health have been known throughout Africa for centuries. Verifying these benefits with a gut microbiome study allows us to provide you with evidence-based products powered by Baobab.
"When you take care of your microbiome, it will take care of you—from smoother skin to better digestion, a stronger immune system, and overall well-being."
—Dr. Luc Maes, founder KAIBAE