Spore Based Probiotics - Why is it superior to probiotics?


Show summary:"If your microbiome is decimated, your immune system is blind, and that is how your immune system would attack everything."


Today's episode unpack frequently asked questions and correct the numerous misinformation about probiotics, gut health, and gut flora with our special guest Kiran Krishnan. Kiran is the co-founder and chief scientific officer of Microbiome Labs, and he is a frequent lecturer on the human microbiome at health and nutrition conferences. Kiran is a brilliant person who's like a walking dictionary. That's why we've been wanting him to be on the podcast.


Kiran shares more understanding about symbiogenesis - the forced relationship between different species because of the proximity in a given area. He explains further how microbes reside in every part of our body, especially in our gut, providing an array of benefits so we can live harmoniously.


However, the misinformation about the symbiotic relationship of these probiotics in our body brings us to something scary. As we lose microorganisms from our microbiome, we lose functionality, capability, and resilience. As a species, we are passing these down to our kids in depleted ecosystems, losing body functionality, making them sicker every generation. 


Listen closely to this episode as we deep dive into the benefits of spore-based prebiotics and share this with your loved ones to help break the misinformation.




Exceptional highlights:


  • It's really about understanding how nature functions and being smart enough to utilize it. 
  • The immune system is the only system in your body that is continuously adapting to the environment that you're in.  
  • Today, nine out of ten people have digestive issues, and more and more are seen in children. 


Show highlights:


How did we come to know about the microbiome?


6:48 Kiran


  • We didn't know anything about the microbiome until only 7 or 8 years ago. Years ago, we thought we might have something like 8 or 10 species of microbes that live in our gut. Now, we know that there are 24,000 possible species that could live in our gut. 


What is the link between pregnancy and probiotics and gut health?


Kiran 1:03:17


  • The baby's brain in utero also contains receptors and transporters for bacterial peptidoglycan. So the mom's gut bacterial byproducts are such important stimuli for the baby, the placenta. The baby's brain has receptors to find and receive these compounds. So the development of the human brain and central nervous system is dependent on bacteria. 




Important Links:


Microbiome Labs


Microbiome Labs YouTube


Kiran Krishnan IG


Kiran Krishnan FB


Gutsy Health Website