July 13, 2019
The human gut microbiome and its role in both health and disease has been the subject of extensive research, establishing its involvement in human metabolism, nutrition, physiology, and immune function. Imbalance of the normal gut microbiota have been linked with gastrointestinal conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and wider systemic manifestations of disease such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, and atopy.
For example, Fibromyalgia affects 2-4 percent of the population and has no known cure. Symptoms include fatigue, impaired sleep and cognitive difficulties, but the disease is most clearly characterized by widespread chronic pain. Because the disease involves a cluster of symptoms, and not simply pain, the next step in the research will be to investigate whether there are similar changes in the gut microbiome in other conditions involving chronic pain, such as lower back pain, headaches and neuropathic pains.
Some companies like Rebiotix Inc. are in a clinical stage trials to revolutionize the treatment of debilitating diseases by harnessing the power of the human microbiome (microbiota-based, specifically fecal-based drugs) and some like Breathable Foods suggested inhaled vitamins(“microbiota-based drugs)--unfortunately these products have not yet been proven to be safe and effective.
So how does one take vitamins if one either has swallowing difficulties, strong gag reflex, dieting, bariatric procedures, intestinal diseases causing major absorption problems, and/or a superimposed unhealthy gut biome?
It appears that the simplest, most effective, most economical, and the least intrusive way to deliver vitamins and other supplements, at least for now, is through the skin by using thetopical patches.
Health consumer is the first line of defense of it its gut biome, as an ounce of prevention is better that a pound of cure.
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