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Say Hello to my Little Friends

Pretty much everybody has heard of probiotics, right? Probiotics are bacteria that colonize human (and other mammals) gastro-intestinal tracts.  They can aid in digestion and intestinal health. “Good” bacteria can also prevent more harmful bacteria such as Clostridium difficile (the much maligned “C diff”) from ruling the roost in the gut and really making you sick.

But can gut bacteria have more far-reaching effects? It is very likely.

A promising candidate is called Akkermansia muciniphilia. Studies in mice suggested that this bacterium may delay progression of diabetes and obesity, possibly by increasing GLP-1 levels (think Ozempic or Mounjaro). There is also evidence that A. muciniphilia has immunomodulatory effects, reducing inflammation and development of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).  So far, evidence suggests similar potential benefits in humans.

Clinical studies are ongoing and of course more robust, longer-term studies are necessary to support existing evidence and further evaluate for any potential risks.

We are going to offer a product from Pendulum called GLP-1 Probiotic in our supplement section at The Men’s Center. This is also available on our Fullscript page under our Gut Health favorites. You can easily access The Men’s Center Fullscript account here to view all of our favorites as well as their entire supplement formulary.

Setting up a Fullscript account via this link takes 10 seconds, is free, and gives you 10% off all supplements with free shipping.


*These products have not been evaluated by the FDA and in this regard are not meant to prevent, diagnose, cure, or treat any disease. The above statements are not meant to replace the opinion of your personal medical doctor and do not constitute medical advice.