Maxines Better Biome Nutrition Information
Each serve of Maxine’s Better Biome contains an effective dose of the following health-promoting nutrients:
Prebiotic Digestive Health Blend to support a healthy gut: Prebiotic Chicory Root Fibre (Inulin) is a natural plant fibre that provides many benefits to nourish a healthy gut. It cannot be digested by your body but does provide a fermentable source of carbohydrate to ‘good’ gut bacteria (including Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria), increasing their numbers and promoting good colon health. Other benefits of this prebiotic include: improved calcium absorption; production of beneficial short chain fatty acids and amino acids; reduction in gut permeability (known as leaky gut); reduced allergy risk; and the increase in immune signalling cells known as T cells and B cells.
Elderberry Extract is a rich source of plant compounds known as high antioxidant flavonoids. Small amounts are absorbed directly from the small intestine, while the remainder is converted into beneficial bioactive compounds by your gut bacteria that can be absorbed by your body to boost overall health and immunity. These compounds also promote the growth of even more beneficial bacteria and inhibit the growth of ‘bad’ gut bacteria, keeping your microbiome happy and healthy!.
L-Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the human body and a key nutrient for intestinal cell health. Glutamine helps maintain the integrity of the layer of cells lining your gut (epithelial cells) to ensure they provide an effective barrier to potentially toxic and inflammatory compounds from the food you eat.
Turmeric has been used to treat digestive conditions for centuries. It is a rich source of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds including the highly active ingredient curcumin. Like Elderberry, curcumin can inhibit the proliferation of ‘bad’ gut bacteria, while promoting the growth of more good bacteria. It’s anti-inflammatory properties can help heal damaged gut lining, and Turmeric compounds can also be metabolised by gut bacteria to produce a range of beneficial compounds your body uses to help reduce inflammation and maintain good health.
Immune Support Blend helps your body’s natural defences
Colostrum from cow’s milk is a rich source of Immunoglobulins and antimicrobial proteins that can provide significant immune benefits to humans. These benefits include reduced risk of developing allergies, decreased risk of upper respiratory infections, reduced risk of intestinal tract infection and inflammation due to ingestion of pathogens and allergens, and improved intestinal barrier function to help prevent ‘leaky gut’.
Organic Maca Root Powder is derived from the Peruvian plant, Lepidium Meyenii, and has been a traditional medicine for over 2000 years. Maca is classified as an adaptogen and shows great promise in treating a number of medical conditions. Maca consumption has demonstrated improved sexual function and hormone balance in both males and females leading to improved health outcomes. It has also been linked to increased energy metabolism and improved joint mobility.
Echinacea has long been recognised as an effective preventative and treatment for respiratory infections like the common cold. Researchers have classified Echinacea as an Immunomodulator - which is a compound or nutrient that positively enhances your body’s immune response.
Green Tea Extract is a highly researched nutrient and demonstrates many beneficial effects due to it’s polyphenol content, the most abundant of which is Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG). Among green tea’s many benefits, it is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, and is a strong ant-oxidant.
Vitamin C is a potent anti-oxidant and contributes to your body’s immune defense by supporting many cellular functions of your immune system. It has an antimicrobial action in the gut and also helps support a healthy gut lining. It has also been shown to enhance the production of immune B and T cells which help fight infections.
Lactoferrin is an active iron binding protein that occurs naturally in high levels in colostrum, and in lesser quantities in normal milk. When taken orally, lactoferrin displays strong antimicrobial action against many ‘bad’ gut bacteria, while it promotes the growth of healthy ‘good’ bacteria. It also displays potent antiviral activity against a range of common viruses. Lactoferrin has also been shown to support overall immune function and help regulate inflammatory responses to ensure your immune system reacts to threats with the appropriate action.
Zinc is an essential mineral for proper immune function. Nutritional deficiency of zinc results in mild to severe immune dysfunction. And zinc deficiencies are quite common, even in wealthier western populations due to a diet rich in highly processed foods grown in soils with depleted mineral levels. Optimizing your zinc levels is one more piece of the immune puzzle that will help ensure you can maintain active good health.