The magic happens in the gut.
We all have little herds of bacteria growing inside us, both good and bad. The good bacteria, or PRObiotics, are essential for not only cultivating a healthy gut, but for fighting off all the bad stuff that threatens your body, too! PRObiotics promote vitamin C absorption, along with balancing your mood and supporting brain function, all the while supporting a healthy digestion and bolstering your immune system.
BUT before they can do all that, your PRObiotics need nourishment to grow strong and reproduce - so give them something to graze on! PRObiotics are awesome, but they can’t do it alone. They need the help of PREbiotics, which is what gives food and fuel to your PRObiotics to flourish creating more good bacteria. Lucky for you, Llama Mama’s formula is packed with PREbiotics and antioxidants to bolster your body’s natural immune force and gut power. Pretty cool, huh?
Camu camu is a vitamin C superstar—that’s right, move over oranges! Llama Mama harnesses Camu Camu’s tart and tangy extract in our soda, which is a sweet and simple way to get 200% of your daily recommended value of vitamin C. Yup, you read that right. This tiny, yet mighty fruit supplies an army of antioxidants to help fight free radicals. It’s also super hydrating, so drink up!
Yacón is the sweetheart of root vegetables! Native to South America, yacón has been adding sweetness to our diets for centuries. Since it’s naturally low-glycemic and high in fiber, we use yacón syrup to help you quit artificial flavors, feel fuller, and support healthy digestion (without any of the aftertaste or added sugar)!
Upgrade your internal armor.
To fight off free radicals.
Prebiotics for gut health.
Promotes weight management.
By now you may have heard about “the microbiome”, but what exactly is it? Well, it’s the accumulation of all the bacteria that live in your body. Sounds terrifying, but we promise, it’s not as scary as it sounds. Picture millions, no, trillions of bacteria that call your body home – yes, you heard that right! That’s ten bacteria per every human cell. Your body is a home to a ton of bacteria. And even though they’re tiny creatures, they play a big role in maintaining a natural balance in your body!
Wait, what?! Aren’t bacteria bad?
Since their discovery, bacteria have gotten a bad rap, but in truth, the vast majority of them are actually harmless and even beneficial! Very, very few are harmful and the ones that live in and on us, mostly in our guts, are absolutely essential. The list of things they affect and govern within our bodies is incredible.
"The gut is not Las Vegas. What happens in the gut, doesn’t stay in the gut!"
There are other human microbiome sites as well, including skin, oral, and vaginal, but the gut is the most popular and diverse neighborhood!
When all is good in the hood, your microbiome has your back: It protects you against disease, harvests energy and nutrients from food, balances the good versus bad bacteria, manufactures neurotransmitters such as serotonin, enzymes and vitamins, and it's also involved with your immune and metabolic functions.
It gets even more intriguing:
Just like your genome, your microbiome is unique to you and it's constantly changing. External factors like diet, exercise, stress, medicine, and even sleep can all impact and alter the composition of your microbiome on a daily basis.
When things are not so good in the hood... all sorts of health conditions can arise, from obesity and immune disorders to neurodegenerative diseases and hormonal imbalances; impacting our mood. appetite, behavior, and circadian rhythm-functions that we once thought were relegated just to the brain. It sounds intimidating, but don’t worry, take care of your gut and your gut will take care of you! ;)
Llama Mama is not only refreshing, healthy, and delicious, but also strengthens your gut microbiome! What more could you ask for?
Ever felt butterflies in your stomach? 🦋
Believe it or not, your brain and gut are connected. Even more so, recent studies indicate that your brain impacts your gut health, and your gut health impacts your brain. Basically, our emotional and cognitive centers of the brain are linked with our intestinal functions!In more sciency-terms, the Gut-Brain-Axis (GBA) is a term used to identify the physical and chemical bidirectional connection between your gut and brain. Your gut and brain work together to keep you healthy.
Millions of nerves and neurons run between your gut and brain. Neurotransmitters, the body’s messengers, and other chemicals produced in your gut also affect your brain and overall mental health. By altering the types of bacteria in your gut, it may be possible to improve your brain health….so try adding Llama Mama to your life, you know you want to! ;)