Probiotics in Space

Space station orbiting over earth

Soviet Cosmonaut Gherman Titov was the first human to experience space sickness on Vostok II. On August 1961, he was the first person to vomit in space.

—Guinness Book of World Records

As mankind ventures out into the stars, it quickly becomes apparent how ill-suited our bodies are to such extreme environments.

Prolonged stays in zero gravity cause astronauts' muscles to atrophy and their bones to deteriorate.

The "moon-face" appearance typical in pictures of astronauts experiencing weightlessness is a reflection of unhealthy weight loss, weakened immune systems, and excess gas.

Overcoming these obstacles will be the work of ours and future generations, but even now great strides are being made.

Preliminary studies have shown that probiotics may help to offset unhealthy weight loss, gas, and stomach issues that happen when you travel far from the earth.

To that end, BlueBiotics Ultimate Care will be onboard the SSEP Mission 13 expedition to the International Space Station, where it will be evaluated for its effectiveness in space.

It all started when future scientists from Birchwood Intermediate School in Huntington Station, New York discovered that astronauts have these digestive issues in outer space. They then set about to do a project on probiotics and how they work in outer space.

If probiotics have the same effects in people as they do on Earth, then they could be a novel approach to improving astronauts’ digestive health while they’re in space. As humans look to travel throughout the universe, research like this gives us insights into how we can keep people healthy on these journeys outside the earth’s atmosphere. As you may know, having good digestive health is important to your overall health.

Probiotics are living microorganisms that confer health benefits and each probiotic strain has its own unique set of health benefits. BlueBiotics Ultimate Care is formulated with 11 probiotic strains to maximize the number of health benefits it confers. Each strain has been carefully selected for its health benefits and effectiveness based on scientific research.

Prebiotics, on the other hand, are non-digestible fibers that are a food source for probiotics. When you take probiotics and prebiotics together, they work together synergistically to benefit your health.

Probiotic strains each have their own prebiotics that they prefer to feed on. Our prebiotic supplement has a broad spectrum of prebiotic fiber, meaning that each probiotic has a prebiotic food source so that they can flourish throughout the digestive system.

BlueBiology Prebiotic isn’t going up to space with BlueBiotics Ultimate Care, but it’s a good idea to take them together for best results. You can also work on incorporating more foods high in prebiotics into your diet.

Learn more about BlueBiotics Ultimate Care here 

Probiotics and Prebiotics by Bluebiology


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