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Build up the intestine: strengthen the intestinal mucosa

A healthy and balanced intestinal flora is important for health and mental well-being. The intestinal flora is the totality of all intestinal bacteria in the human intestine. Most of the bacteria there extract nutrients from the food we eat and break down indigestible substances. However, if the intestinal flora becomes unbalanced due to illness or antibiotics, you need to specifically strengthen the intestinal bacteria and rebuild your intestine.

What are the functions of intestinal bacteria?

The intestinal mucosa is home to trillions of industrious bacteria. They act as useful digestive helpers that utilise vital food components and break down and eliminate indigestible components. The bacterial strains that colonise the intestinal flora, especially in the large intestine, include:

  • Bacteroides
  • Firmicutes
  • Proteobacteria
  • Actinobacteria

Depending on predisposition and lifestyle, different strains of bacteria dominate in humans and influence the immune system and digestion. The main tasks of the intestinal bacteria are to produce enzymes that break down indigestible food, to utilise valuable nutrients for the body and to strengthen the immune system.

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What weakens the gut?

The intestinal bacteria in the intestinal flora are normally a well-coordinated team. They keep harmful intestinal bacteria, germs and pathogens in check and exist in relative balance. However, factors such as diseases, food intolerances, medicationsor an unhealthy lifestyle cause the good intestinal bacteria to decline and can no longer work effectively. Food components are then digested more slowly and remain in the intestine for too long, which promotes the proliferation of bad intestinal bacteria that ferment food particles to form gas. Abdominal pain, flatulence and bloating can then be the consequences. If you have a weakened intestinal flora, you should know how to specifically build up the intestinal mucosa and intestinal bacteria. With a tailored diet, regular exercise and an awareness of food intolerances, the right ratio of intestinal bacteria can usually be easily restored.

A disturbed intestinal flora can have many different causes. Here you will find articles on how you can approach the rebuilding of the intestinal flora, depending on your current life situation or past history.

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What does intestinal rehabilitation mean?

The process of targeted intestinal detoxification is called intestinal cleansing. During intestinal cleansing, your large intestine is first detoxified by reducing intolerable foods and changing your diet, so that more good bacteria then settle again. Colloquially, this is also referred to as restoring the bowel. At the end of a successful intestinal rehabilitation, you ideally benefit from a strengthened intestinal flora and a higher quality of life. BIOMES helps you to learn more about the composition of your intestinal flora so that you quickly know whether you have deficiency symptoms and whether you should specifically strengthen your intestinal bacteria. For this purpose, we offer INTEST.pro an intestinal analysis using the latest biotechnological methods and personalised nutritional recommendations, which were compiled by BIOMES scientists.

Build up the intestinal mucosa: Which foods help?

If you have a damaged intestinal mucosa, you need to adjust your diet. This way you can not only cleanse your intestinal flora, but also build up useful intestinal bacteria with the right foods. Especially the so-called probiotics, i.e. useful and health-promoting bacteria such as bifido and lactic acid bacteria, can reduce pathogens and harmful intestinal bacteria and thus promote your health. So-called prebiotics, better known as dietary fibres, also have a healthy effect on the intestines and aid digestion. They stimulate digestive processes in the intestine.

A balanced intestinal flora alleviates intestinal complaints

To restore the intestinal flora, a precise analysis of the causes of the imbalance is necessary. With INTEST.pro, BIOMES brings the first complete intestinal flora analysis to the market, which contains individual recommendations for increasing health, well-being and quality of life.

INTEST.pro is a self-test used to collect a stool sample in a familiar environment, which determines the microbial composition, i.e. the number and distribution of the intestinal bacteria.

The balance of the intestinal flora can be supported by taking probiotics or probiotic foods. You can find more information about this on our info page on probiotics.


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