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While there is an acceleration of studies linking gut microbiomes with, well, nearly every aspect of our health, these clues can also take us down exciting ANTI-aging channels that lead to a better skin and not just a better feeling.
The most likely reason for this near miracle is hydration and there is evidence that the longer the probiotic strands are of the strain you introduce to your gut, the less water is let go and the more hydrated the body will be. According to the article cited below, the supplement changes the expression of the genes connected to hydration, inhibiting water loss at a cellular level, skin cells included.
Drinking enough water is advice as old as existence, but do we really drink enough? Personally I find that drinking more water seems to have no effect. If this sounds familiar to you, then like myself, you might benefit from introducing your body to Lactobacillus Plantarum, plus other cultured bacteria that live to make your gut-health better.
In the cited article (link here) , the study of a probiotic with Lactobacillus Plantarum HY7714 in an anti-aging oral supplement, found that of 110 women aged between 41 and 59, those who received the probiotic measured reduced wrinkles. I could not verify anything about it, however their theory on why their study could brag about the results of improved skin elasticity, reduced wrinkle depth and glossier textures, was interesting because of this beneficial retention of hydration. I find it interesting that the Probiotics worked on the skin, the outside, when it was taken orally and brought results from the inside. You can read the article yourself for the details and find a link to the study and author here. What was most valuable to my curiosity, is that this is worth learning more about and it is a great test you can do right at home. The results should be more than reduced wrinkles. If this study is accurate, you might get more than you bargained for in setting your microbiome right and getting energy and good health too.
Kefir is a fermented beverage, that is made from milk, water or nut milks. Milk kefir has a delicious slightly tart flavour that is known and loved throughout Europe. Water delivers a naturally sparkling low sugar slightly sweet drink. The sugar in both the milk and water kefirs are converted and eaten by the microbes.
According to the NCBI government website, kefir grains (SCOBY) cultures contain not only Lactobacillus Plantarum but many more*.
Drink as little as 40ml of kefir every day, or more if you find it too delicious to resist, and drink lots of water, and comment down below if you see a difference.
We at NUMESA believe that the route to a happy life is through a healthy tummy. Visit the NUMESA website for all your kefir needs and information.
* “… bulgaricus, Lactobacillus plantarum, and L. kefiranofaciens are predominant species. However, these species represent only 20% of the Lactobacillus in the final fermented beverage, with the remainder consisting of Lactobacillus kefiri.”