Is it possible to lose weight by targeting the microbiome?

Is it possible to lose weight by targeting the microbiome?


Interestingly enough, the role of the microbiome in weight regulation is an area of active research, and there is mounting evidence to suggest that the composition of the gut microbiota may play a role in weight management. The microbiome is, of course, the community of microorganisms, including bacteria, in the digestive tract and evidence suggests that they have a role to play in one’s ability to regulate weight.

Research has shown that the composition of the gut microbiome can influence various aspects of metabolism, including how the body stores and uses energy from food. Some studies have found a significant difference between the gut microbiota of lean individuals compared to those who are overweight or obese.

Weight Balance

With this field emerging in the way that it is, we developed a probiotic which includes weight-focused ingredients, the most important being Konjac Glucomannan – This ingredients turns into a gel-like substance in the stomach, thus helping you feel fuller for longer. This means we’ve targeted the gut microbiome with 8 excellent strains of live bacteria to the CFU count of 30 billion, and we’ve included ingredients that assist the metabolism.

While the field is still evolving, here are some ways in which the microbiome may influence weight -

Energy harvesting

The microbiome is involved in extracting energy from food. Some bacteria are more efficient at extracting calories from food than others, and an overabundance of these bacteria may contribute to weight gain.

Inflammation and metabolism

The composition of the microbiome can influence inflammation and metabolism, both of which are linked to weight regulation.

Hormone regulation

The gut microbiota can influence the production of certain hormones, such as leptin and ghrelin, which are involved in appetite regulation.

Short-Chain Fatty Acids (SCFAs)

Bacteria in the gut produce Short Chain Fatty Acids (SCFAs) during the fermentation of dietary fibre. SCFAs may have effects on metabolism and appetite.

Insulin Sensitivity

Some studies suggest that the microbiome may influence insulin sensitivity, which is important for regulating blood sugar levels and preventing excessive fat storage.

While these findings are intriguing, it's important to note that the relationship between the microbiome and weight is complex and varies among individuals. Factors such as genetics, diet, lifestyle and overall health also play significant roles. If you are considering making changes to your microbiome for weight management, here are some general tips:

Dietary Fiber

Consuming a diet rich in fiber from fruits, vegetables, and whole grains can promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut.


Probiotics are live bacteria that can be beneficial for gut health. They are found in fermented foods like y, kefir, sauerkraut, and kimchi. Probiotic supplements are also available.


Prebiotics are substances that promote the growth of beneficial bacteria. They are found in foods like garlic, onions, bananas, and asparagus.

Diverse Diet

Eating a diverse range of foods can contribute to a more diverse and balanced microbiome.

Weight Balance

Our formulation includes 8 strains of live bacteria, prebiotic fiber and weight-regulating ingredients which support weight management.

Before making significant changes to your diet or considering supplements, it's advisable to consult with a healthcare professional or a registered dietitian. They can provide p advice based on your individual health status and goals. Keep in mind that while optimizing the microbiome may have potential benefits, it is just one aspect of a comprehensive approach to weight management, which should also include a balanced diet and regular physical activity.

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