What’s the Role Probiotics Play in Producing Antioxidants?
We asked our friend, Kiran Krishnan, microbiologist and gut health expert, if probiotics produce antioxidants in the gut. We were curious about how probiotics can produce antioxidants, which ones are produced and how you can benefit from these amazing nutrients. Scroll to the bottom of this post to see our interview with Kiran on this fascinating topic.
Kiran has specialized in gut health for the past 17 years. He has gathered a wealth of knowledge on probiotics and how they affect our microbiome from his research and the latest clinical trials.
Here’s what Kiran had to say, “There’s only one type of probiotic strain that can produce antioxidants and that’s the strains of the Bacillus family.
It’s true the Bacillus endospore strains produce antioxidants in the gut.”
Here’s how they work; they take incoming food and convert them into antioxidants and other useful nutrients such as Methylated B Vitamins.
Lets take a look at the antioxidants produced in our gut with Bacillus Spores.
- Supports optimal cardiovascular function
- Boosts your energy and stamina levels over the long term
- Supports optimal energy production in the mitochondria in all cells
- Reduces the normal signs of aging by preventing damage caused by oxidative stress and free radicals
- Enhances the support of your immune and nervous systems
- Helps tissue cells generate energy and protect against damage from free radicals and oxidative stress
- Decreases inflammation and free radicals
- Creates new mitochondria
- Improves memory and reasoning
- Neuroprotective against Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Cognitive Injuries
- Improves sleep, mood, and fatigue
- Improves immune health
- Protects your body from toxic pesticides found in foods and chemicals such as MSG
- Slows down several types of cancer
- Protects your eyes from oxidative stress and cataract development
- Boosts heart health
- Relieves oxidative stress in the bones
- Counteracts cell damage to the brain caused by aging
- Reduces osteoporosis and deteriorating bones
- Slows artery hardening
- Inhibits growth of cancer
- Boost your immune system protect your skin and eyes
- Lowers chances of developing heart disease
- Protects against cancer
Watch Kiran Krishnan’s video about antioxidants here.
Stay tuned for Part 4 of our Microbiome series with Kiran Krishnan. We will be asking Kiran about the role of probiotics for those with Autism.