Our new ZenBiome™ collection, powered by 1714™, has been specially developed to target the gut-brain axis and support clients with occasional stress, mild mood changes, low energy, feelings of occasional fatigue, and occasional sleeplessness.
Stress: The Modern Epidemic
According to a recent report from the American Institute of Stress, a large subset of the population is experiencing occasional stress that impacts their lifestyle. One in 10 Americans seek intervention to manage stress-related issues, including to support occasional mood changes, occasional sleeplessness, and lack of energy.
The Gut-Brain Axis and the Psychobiome
The gut-brain axis, a bidirectional communication between gut microbiota and the central nervous system (CNS), may play a role in cognitive function, digestion, and mood. Studies show that 80-90% of the fibers in the vagus nerve are linked to the gut, providing a physical link through which the gut microbiota communicate with the brain. Relatedly, the term psychobiome is used to describe the interaction between a person’s collective microbiome and his mental state. A diverse and balanced microbiome can help maintain the gut-brain axis. A psychobiotic is used to describe the commensal bacteria that play a role in the gut-brain axis and supporting brain health.
1714™: A Trail-blazing Psychobiotic
Our solution to supporting the psychobiome uses cutting-edge probiotic technology. 1714™, a unique strain of Bifidobacterium longum, is an up-and-coming psychobiotic that can help support the management of occasional stress and its biochemical expression within the human body. This psychobiotic exerts its effect by supporting NF-kB signaling and cytokine production, supporting IL-10 levels, and targeting the HPA axis to support healthy cortisol levels. 1714™ may support mental health, cognitive process, neurotransmitters, and overall feeling of well-being. In a 4-week human trial, 1714™ reduced perceived stress, improved memory performance, reduced mental fatigue, positively supported brainwave activity, and improved ability to handle occasional stress.
The 1714™ strain is the only exopolysaccharide rich B. longum strain in the world and the only one that’s commercial, clinically tested, and used extensively throughout the world. There isn’t any natural food sources of this unique strain, at least not in biologically meaningful amounts.
It was isolated from healthy human volunteers with remarkably good cognitive stress management profiles and now produced by fermentation. It’s this special exopolysaccharide coating that sets it apart completely from any regular bifidobacteria longum strains that simply do not imbue the same benefits and results, regardless of dose and delivery method. This exopolysaccharide also has a protective ability that helps it survive gastric acid and bile acids.
ZenBiome Cope™ is designed to help clients better handle life’s occasional stressors. ZenBiome Cope™ pairs the well-researched psychobiotic 1714™ with other vital nutrients like B vitamins and herbal extracts to provide targeted support for coping with day-to-day, periodic stressors and mood changes.
- Supports healthy mood
- Promotes better occasional stress coping
- Supports brain function