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The human microbiome is the collection of microorganisms living in us and on us
What are probiotics? Learn more about what probiotics are and how they work
Probiotic bacteria are part of the human microbiome They may be beneficial to our health

Your microbiome and your health are intimately connected
Our microbiome evolves over the course of our lifetime and affects our health

The microbiome is affected by our everyday world

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Life stages infants

Infants & Young children

The shaping of our microbiome starts at birth when the baby can be seeded with bacteria from the mother and the surrounding environment. During the first months of life, bifidobacteria tend to dominate the microbiota, but many fluctuations are seen. The microbiome has been shown in some studies to be closely linked to the infant’s immune, metabolic, and neurological programming, which may affect the health and well-being of the child, from birth to adulthood.

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Life stages adult

Adult

In adults, the microbiome is fully established and is usually characterized by a great richness and diversity of bacteria. Each individual has their own microbiota profile. The adult microbiome has been linked closely with many aspects of an individual’s health, including maintaining normal function of both the gastrointestinal and immune systems. The adult microbiome is relatively stable, but is sensitive to lifestyle factors such as diet, stress, or antibiotic use, to name just a few.

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Life stages pregnant

Pregnant

During pregnancy, progesterone levels increase dramatically and this hormone reduces gut bacterial diversity and actually stimulates bifidobacteria and other types of bacteria. Bacteria from the mother help seed the infant microbiome during vaginal birth and breastfeeding.

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Life stages elderly

Elderly

The gut microbiota of elderly subjects is characterized by a reduced bacterial diversity, shifts in the dominant species, and a decline in beneficial microorganisms such as lactobacilli and bifidobacteria. These changes are the result of a gradual process associated with changes in the gut, as well as dietary patterns.

Probiotics definition Myths Quality Immune support adults
Life stages

The shaping of our microbiome starts at birth when the baby can be seeded with bacteria from the mother and the surrounding environment. During the first months of life, bifidobacteria tend to dominate the microbiota, but many fluctuations are seen. The microbiome has been shown in some studies to be closely linked to the infant’s immune, metabolic, and neurological programming, which may affect the health and well-being of the child, from birth to adulthood.

Respiratory health infants Special needs Crying & fussing Diarrhea Probiotics definition

In adults, the microbiome is fully established and is usually characterized by a great richness and diversity of bacteria. Each individual has their own microbiota profile. The adult microbiome has been linked closely with many aspects of an individual’s health, including maintaining normal function of both the gastrointestinal and immune systems. The adult microbiome is relatively stable, but is sensitive to lifestyle factors such as diet, stress, or antibiotic use, to name just a few.

Immune support adults Probiotics definition Myths Quality

During pregnancy, progesterone levels increase dramatically and this hormone reduces gut bacterial diversity and actually stimulates bifidobacteria and other types of bacteria. Bacteria from the mother help seed the infant microbiome during vaginal birth and breastfeeding.

Probiotics definition Myths Quality Immune support adults

The gut microbiota of elderly subjects is characterized by a reduced bacterial diversity, shifts in the dominant species, and a decline in beneficial microorganisms such as lactobacilli and bifidobacteria. These changes are the result of a gradual process associated with changes in the gut, as well as dietary patterns.

Probiotics definition Myths Quality Immune support adults
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Chr. Hansen probiotic strains are some of the world’s most documented. The health benefits of our strains have been proven across all ages and in numerous health areas after rigorous investigation in clinical trials. They are safe to consume, are of high-quality and our gentle production methods lead to live, stable bacteria. 

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