About Us :
PROBE Biome is an on-line digital educational support service.
It provides a forum for people to take charge of their personal health, prevent disease risks, especially those suffering from digestive, immune and other health challenges, and improve wellness by monitoring and nurturing their gut ecology of friendly bacteria (microbiome).
In the current climate of rapidly rising healthcare costs that focus on symptoms and sickness, preventative healthcare solutions will help improve the quality of life for all of us to enjoy long lives.
Over the past decade, public awareness on probiotics has increased dramatically, and a growing burden of healthcare costs and insurance premiums is likely to drive the need for personal health and wellness management.
Better understanding of gut microbes and their role in health is leading to more science-driven knowledge and product development. Research over the past decade has demonstrated that gut health is critical to overall wellness and immunity, and that an unhealthy gut contributes to a wide range of health challenges. Substantial evidence has confirmed probiotic bacteria help support gut health.
Currently, the preventative health care market is fragmented, with microbiome testing and data collection labs, probiotic and prebiotic marketers.
PROBEBiome aims to provide personalized preventative healthcare service employing integrated solutions of diet, exercise and targeted probiotics and prebiotics.
Diet alone, exercise alone, and probiotics alone are less likely to work than an integrated and comprehensive effort to support the total health. A healthy diet and seeding the microbes that would thrive on that healthy diet is a better strategy.
The Baby Boomer generation is defying aging by adopting active lifestyles and consuming healthy foods and dietary supplements.
Millennials are skeptical of health insurance firms and healthcare institutions and are likely to become active participants to take charge of their health and adopt healthy behaviors, including consumption of functional foods, probiotics and exercise.
Probiotics are useful for treating and preventing gastro-intestinal (GI) diseases. The gut contains 70% of our immune system and is critical for health. Probiotics are live microorganisms that can promote health, when given at appropriate amounts. Prebiotics are dietary fibers that promote the growth and revival of probiotics.
Public awareness of probiotics has been growing over the past few years fueled by genomic sequencing of gut microbial mix (the human microbiome). Traditionally fermented foods and yogurts have been consumed for health benefits. Ongoing research is shedding light on the symbiotic relationship between human and microbial cells and their impact on digestive, immune and brain health. For example, latest research on germ-free mice demonstrates that a single strain of gut bacterium, Lactobacillus Reuteri, can modulate the level of oxytocin, a brain hormone, and its impact on normal social behavior with strong implications of a similar mechanism in autistic human behaviors.
Various forms of functional foods and beverages, from cold-brew coffee, kale chips, nut butters, frozen berries, chocolate bars, ice creams, crackers, frozen foods and bottled water as well as pills now incorporate probiotics and prebiotics to lure health-conscious customers. In 2015, probiotic supplement sales hit $1.7 billion mark and are projected to grow to $2.3 billion by 2018.
Disclaimer: This site is for educational exploration and empowerment. It is not intended to diagnose, cure or treat diseases. You should consult and discuss with your physician for your educated health questions and treatments.