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Gut Health

The Human Microbiome Project


Beneficial bacteria play an essential role in our health and well-being. Thanks to the Human Microbiome Project (HMP), whose initial results were released at the end of 2012, we’re learning the true nature of that relationship. First and foremost, we’re more bacteria than human – 100 trillion bacteria cells vs. 10 trillion human cells!

In addition, the initial phase of the HMP reported:

  • There are more than 1,000 different species of organisms working together in the gastrointestinal tract out of 35,000 possible species
  • No two individuals have the exact same composition, not even twins.
  • Disease is associated with the disruption in the gastrointestinal ecology.
  • Scientists were able to confirm that alterations in the microbiome are associated with chronic disease states, helping us to understand that our overall health and well-being is closely tied to the health and well-being of our digestive tracts.
  • To understand the true significance of what these critical passengers do for us and where they came from, we have to take a quick look back at our history with probiotic bacteria.

That’s why Just Thrive is so critical to your overall health…it’s a true probiotic that can truly change your life!


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