For the Biome Gut-Lung Therapy
Scientists are still working on the details—and there are lots of them—but it’s clear that every system in the body is connected to what goes on in the gut. But while much has been said of the “brain-gut axis” and what the microbiome can do for immunity, very little is said about the lungs. That effectively grants For the Biome a market all to its own. What the brand has done with that opportunity is pair fermented botanicals to produce postbiotics that are then paired with a probiotic strain that evidence shows can improve respiratory health. Founded by Paul Schulick, who also launched New Chapter, the brand is charting a bold course. That this innovation comes from a brand with For the Biome’s history and integrity adds credibility to the claims.
Kaged Muscle Pro-Biotic Premium Performance Probiotic
The probiotics and sports nutrition markets don’t overlap as much as the science would seem to justify. What you eat is obviously important to the active lifestyle pursuits, but how your body digests that food is routinely ignored. Into that underpopulated overlap, Kaged Muscle comes talking about “the gut-muscle axis” and promises a product that builds endurance and reduces fatigue. We like that the TWK10 probiotic Kaged Muscle employs is sourced from Taiwanese kimchi and promoted as clean label, but we especially like that the ingredient provider is Lonza, a company known for strong science. Now we’re waiting to see what other brands do to bring gut health and active lifestyle health together.
Nutritional Roots Probiotics+
The gut-brain axis has been talked about for years and anybody who has had an upsetting moment that led to an upset stomach knows how strong that link is. Surprisingly, however, we have not seen a lot of formulations that attempt to compliment the probiotic components in their formula with ingredients from the herbs and botanicals toolbox to boost the efficacy. Nutritional Roots does just that with its Probiotics+, employing herbals that include ashwagandha and valerian root, as well as bringing in enzymes to fine-tune the formulation. The backstory of an “Appalachian root doctor” who graduated from medical school is also compelling, as is the use of recycled plastics in bottles that are engineered to be 60% lighter.