How Polyphenols Increase Microbial Diversity

PolyphenolsWe talk about polyphenols a lot here because Atrantil is made from three ingredients that are extremely high in polyphenols. 

Polyphenols are a big part of the reason that getting enough fruits and vegetables is so important. Polyphenols produce your body with tons of health benefits ranging from anti-aging to cardioprotective to immune function. 

But what you may not have known — since we never really stated it flat out — is that polyphenols actually increase your microbial diversity

That’s a big deal for your overall health but especially for your gut health. If you suffer from IBS or other gastrointestinal disorders, you know this to be true. 

We as a society have been under the impression that the only way to increase microbial diversity is by adding more bacteria to our gut via probiotics. But actually, this isn’t functional for everyone, specifically those who are immunocompromised. 

There are other (safer and more efficient) ways to improve bacterial diversity, and one of those ways is by eating more polyphenols. 

Why Eating Polyphenols Matters

Polyphenols are plant-derived molecules. They’re broken down into many categories, each with their own unique benefit to your body. 

Polyphenols — as mentioned above — can help your body to fight aging and disease by boosting your immunity and body systems. How this happens though is just being clarified and is still a little bit of a mystery. 

One of the main ways they do this is by their antioxidant capabilities. Everyday life exposes us to a plethora of reactive oxygen species (ROS). 

These can be necessarily produced within our bodies a