Good health starting from a good gut
The gut has various functions including digestion, absorption, mediating the immune system and more. Deterioration of the intestinal environment caused by stress and unbalanced diet will cause weaker immunity, various health problems, skin disorders and more.The modern day diet filled with overly processed, high fat and low fiber food is the main culprit of the imbalanced gut microbiome. Absence of fiber and nutrients in these foods cause a lack in short chain fatty acids (SCFAs) production which is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties and ability to maintain the integrity of the intestine.
Leaky gut and its impact on eczema
A diet high in processed sugars and fat increases the intestinal permeability which increases the chances of harmful bacteria sneaking into our bloodstream. This phenomenon is also called leaky gut and may eventually disrupt our skin homeostasis. Leaky gut was suspected to be the underlying cause for several autoimmune disorders including eczema, which can be triggered when the immune system is low.
It was found that the rashes occurred in atopic dermatitis patient is often caused by the decrease in bacterial diversity due to the presence of harmful bacteria, a scenario often found in individual with leaky gut. Improving the gut bacterial diversity has since then concluded to be the standard treatment for atopic dermatitis.
Prebiotics, Probiotics and Postbiotics – are they the cure?
These terms may not be unfamiliar for all of us, having these “-biotics” supplement for health maintenance. But are they useful in preventing these autoimmune diseases from occurring? The answer is yes to a certain extent, but the effect varies.
Prebiotic are generally found in wholegrains, fruits and vegetable that are high in fibre which is why a well-balanced diet with all this elements are encouraged to support a healthy gut system. The Lactobacilli species found in probiotic is commonly recommended for maintaining a healthy gut and for some, treatment and prevention of eczema.
Recent studies also show promising effect after consumption of Postbiotics, where reoccurrence of eczema was found to be reduced after constant consumption of Postbiotics. While the conclusion is quite extensive and need more research for support, these -biotics does show positive effect in combating eczema.
Proven effects of Postbiotics on eczema
Short chain fatty acids, an active ingredient found in Postbiotics was found to be extremely useful in preventing autoimmune disorder, as they helps in maintaining the intestinal integrity. The Ig E values, which are the antibody that reacts to allergen, were shown to be lowered after the second month of intake of Biogreen SoyLab-16 LAB Fermented Extract which shows proven beneficial effect on children with eczema. It was shown that administration of Lactobacilli during pregnancy may even prevent occurrence of atopic dermatitis in children, with a 10.6% reduced risk in developing eczema.
Postbiotics shows very promising effect on human health as they not only bring beneficial effect to overall gut health, they are also safe to use for most populations which includes patient with severe intestine inflammation. Besides that, Postbiotics demonstrates immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effect.
Taking care of your gut starting now!
Maintaining a healthy gut is a lifelong commitment and aside from having good lifestyle habits and a well-balanced meal. Taking time and investing on your gut health is a wise plan when it comes to autoimmune disorders like eczema where it is way too complicated to identify the root causes and triggers. Start eating healthily and supplementing yourself with our SoyLab-16 for a better gut health. Your gut will thank you!
This article is written by Sylvia Ho (Nutritionist) for Green Image Organic Enterprise Sdn. Bhd
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