Nakaya Shoten's Kestose is a popular prebiotic.
By eating it, you can increase the number of intestinal bacteria and keep your stomach in good condition.
Whether you are looking for a healthy lifestyle or are interested in beauty, [intestinal activity] is now common sense!
Kestose is attracting attention for its ability to selectively increase butyric acid bacteria, which has been attracting attention in intestinal activity and was featured on NHK's popular information program "Asaichi."
If you want to start your intestinal health, we recommend Nakaya Shoten's Kestose, which is a safe, easy and delicious way to start prebiotics.
The health of your intestines is the mainstay of your health! That's why intestinal health is important.
Intestinal activity is said to be useful for both health and beauty.
So why does the health of your intestines affect your whole body's health and beauty?
In fact, the secret is hidden in the human intestine and the intestinal bacteria that live within it.
We will explore the mysteries of intestinal bacteria, which have an impact not only on the health of the intestines, but also on our health and beauty.
Amazing creatures that support health [intestinal bacteria] are the key to intestinal activity
As you know, there are many bacteria living in your intestines.
However, many people may not be aware of its scale.
In fact, it has now been discovered that intestinal bacteria have such a scale and function that they are often referred to as ``an organ.''
Intestinal activity is to prepare the intestines. It's about adjusting the intestinal bacteria.
Intestinal bacteria are a surprising entity that functions like an organ.
Do you know how many intestinal bacteria live in one person's stomach?
Surprisingly little is known about the size of the human intestine, which is home to these intestinal bacteria.
Compared to the length of the intestine itself, the area of the intestine covered with irregularities such as soft protrusions is enormous.
It is said that if the inner wall of the human large intestine were expanded completely, it would be half the size of a tennis court.
The average person's large intestine is approximately 1.5 meters long, so you can see how complicated the inner wall is.
The small intestine is much larger, and if you expanded all the soft processes in the small intestine, it would be as wide as a tennis court.
Intestinal bacteria live in the tightly condensed and intricately uneven intestinal wall.
If you collect all the intestinal bacteria, it weighs a whopping 1 kilogram!
Unbeknownst to us, there are 100 trillion intestinal bacteria of 1,000 species living in our stomachs.
Intestinal bacteria include good, bad, and opportunistic bacteria.
Not all intestinal bacteria are useful for the human body.
There are also intestinal bacteria called bad bacteria that cause bad things.
Some of the bad bacteria range from those that make farts have a strong odor to those that produce harmful and carcinogenic substances.
In addition to good bacteria, the intestinal bacteria also contain bad bacteria and opportunistic bacteria.
Opportunistic bacteria are bacteria whose position is influenced by good bacteria and bad bacteria.
In the intestines, where beneficial bacteria predominate, opportunistic bacteria play a role in preventing infections and producing vitamins.
However, if the intestine becomes dominated by bad bacteria, opportunistic bacteria will also behave like bad bacteria, so it is necessary to keep the intestine dominated by good bacteria.
The ideal ratio of good bacteria: opportunistic bacteria: bad bacteria is 2:7:1.
Balance of intestinal bacteria is important!
It is important that the three types of intestinal bacteria are balanced: good bacteria, opportunistic bacteria, and bad bacteria.
However, the type and balance of intestinal bacteria differs from person to person.
Furthermore, even in the same person, the balance of intestinal bacteria varies depending on their physical condition and even from day to day.
If 80% of that many intestinal bacteria turned out to be bad bacteria... it's scary just thinking about it.
On the other hand, if you lean towards the good guys, you will receive various benefits.
Because there are so many different kinds of intestinal bacteria, balance is important.
Intestinal bacteria play many roles, such as regulating health and immune function, so much so that they are now considered to be one of the human organs.
The important role of intestinal bacteria, essential for intestinal activity
Intestinal health refers to incorporating prebiotics and probiotics into your diet and changing your lifestyle in order to keep your intestines in good condition.
In the previous section, we introduced how vast the intestine is and how the number of intestinal bacteria that live there is enormous.
We carry approximately 1 kg of bacteria in our stomachs.
We have mentioned that the balance of intestinal bacteria is important for intestinal health, but how are intestinal bacteria and the health of the intestines connected to our physical and mental health?
A flower garden in the intestines [intestinal flora]
https://hc.kowa.co.jp/the-guard-kowa/intestinal-flora/what/ (Image reference)
Approximately 100 trillion intestinal bacteria exist in the intestines, creating a flower garden called [intestinal flora].
Intestinal bacteria form colonies depending on the type and expand their energetic range by densely covering the intestinal wall.
When viewed under a microscope, the various types of intestinal bacterial colonies living there look like a flower garden.
Therefore, the colony group created by intestinal bacteria from the small intestine to the large intestine is called the intestinal flora.
When it comes to the balance of intestinal bacteria, the number does not change on a per-individual basis.
The state of the intestines changes depending on the balance of intestinal flora.
What does [the intestine is an immune factory] mean?
The intestine is also called the immune factory.
The reason for this is that approximately 70% of the body's immune cells are concentrated in the intestines.
Immune cells present in the intestines are called intestinal immunity.
Pathogens and viruses that enter the body through the mucous membranes of the nose, mouth, and eyes are attacked by the immune system in various places.
If it still reaches the stomach, the intestinal immune system becomes a big fortress.
Once a pathogen or virus is ingested, the information is analyzed and immune substances are released to protect the body.
The intestines and intestinal bacteria function like an immune factory with an immune research laboratory.
Intestinal flora that fights allergies
Immune cells are concentrated in the intestine because, although it is an organ that must be protected, it is a place that directly receives foreign substances from the outside world such as food.
The intestine is an important organ that absorbs nutrients and water from food, but it is also easily exposed to danger, so the intestinal immune system strictly protects it from foreign invaders.
The immune system is a system that protects the body from foreign invaders, but it can sometimes become overactive and end up attacking the body itself.
This condition is an allergy.
In particular, if there are a lot of bad bacteria in the intestinal flora and the entire intestine is biased toward bad bacteria, the immune system becomes more sensitive.
When the immune system becomes hypersensitive, allergic reactions are more likely to occur.
However, when the intestinal flora is more friendly, the immune system will also function normally.
It is thought that by preventing the immune system from becoming too sensitive, it can help alleviate allergic symptoms.
The human body produces vitamins and short-chain fatty acids from foods that cannot be broken down.
Intestinal bacteria also have the ability to produce vitamins and short-chain fatty acids by breaking down foods that cannot be broken down by human digestive juices using enzymes.
Short-chain fatty acids are substances that have positive effects on the body, and are also closely related to kestose.
A much-talked-about intestinal bacterium that feeds on kestose [butyric acid bacteria]
Kestose does not serve as food for bad bacteria, but only for bifidobacteria, lactic acid bacteria, and butyric acid bacteria.
Bifidobacteria, lactic acid bacteria, and butyric acid bacteria are representative of good bacteria and are essential for maintaining the intestinal environment.
Particularly in recent years, butyric acid bacteria, which were previously unknown to the general public, have been attracting attention.
Introducing butyric acid bacteria, which feed on kestose and multiply vigorously.
Butyric acid bacteria is a general term for intestinal bacteria that produce [butyric acid].
Butyric acid bacteria is one of the short chain fatty acids called [butyric acid].
Butyric acid bacteria ferment and break down dietary fiber that comes to the intestines, producing butyric acid.
Short-chain fatty acids, which also include butyric acid, also include acetic acid, which is an important acid for the human body.
Butyrate serves as an energy source for mucosal epithelial cells in the large intestine. In other words, butyric acid bacteria are important intestinal bacteria for the large intestine that produce energy for the large intestine.
The mucosal epithelial cells of the large intestine not only absorb water, but also act as a barrier to protect the large intestine from harmful bacteria, pathogenic bacteria, and viruses, and suppress excessive immune reactions.
Colon mucosal epithelial cells play an important role in supporting the functions of the colon. It is thought that 60-80% of this energy source is butyric acid produced by butyric acid bacteria.
Butyric acid bacteria are essential partners for the large intestine.
Kestose, a special oligosaccharide, serves as food for butyric acid bacteria that can produce butyric acid, and has the function of energizing and increasing the number of butyric acid bacteria.
Butyric acid produced by butyric acid bacteria also has other important roles!
Butyric acid produced by butyric acid bacteria also has other important roles.
A characteristic of intestinal bacteria is that good bacteria become dominant in an acidic environment, and bad bacteria thrive in an alkaline environment.
Butyric acid produced by butyric acid bacteria is a member of the acid family, so when butyric acid bacteria actively produce butyric acid, the intestines become acidic.
By doing so, the intestinal environment becomes a good environment for good bacteria.
Butyric acid bacteria are so strong that they are considered to be among the strongest living organisms, and by eating kestose, they become more vigorous and grow in abundance.
The large intestine, where butyric acid bacteria are essential, has 100 times more intestinal bacteria than the small intestine.
The length of the large intestine is approximately 1.5 m, and its surface area is said to be half a tennis court.
However, the small intestine is many times longer and has twice the surface area, and is home to about 100 times as many intestinal bacteria.
You can probably see how dense and voluminous the intestinal flora of the large intestine is.
Butyric acid bacteria, which produce nutrients for the mucosal epithelial cells of the large intestine, also play an important role in protecting the large intestine, which is exposed to many intestinal bacteria.
What happens when you adjust your intestinal function with prebiotic intestinal activity using Kestose?
If you adjust your intestinal function by eating prebiotics such as kestose, you may experience a variety of positive changes.
Let me show you what changes are possible.
The intestine is also called the second brain because it has many nerve cells and can perform various functions without receiving commands from the brain.
However, in recent years, society has become stressful. Additionally, due to changes in dietary habits, an increasing number of people are suffering from constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, and other conditions that make their stomachs unbalanced.
Due to the concentration of nerve cells in the stomach, the slightest stimulation can cause stomach pain immediately, which can be painful for people with stomach problems.
Kestose is not broken down in the small intestine and reaches the large intestine without being absorbed, where it becomes food for good bacteria.
Therefore, by eating it with probiotic foods such as yogurt, you can easily achieve the best intestinal activity [synbiotics] and activate the large intestine.
Synbiotics is a state-of-the-art intestinal activity that simultaneously consumes probiotics, which eat good bacteria as they are, and prebiotics, which serve as food for good bacteria.
As a result, it is known that your bowel movements improve.
The prebiotics and synbiotics produced by Kestose have the ability to revitalize the large intestine itself and make the intestinal flora more beneficial.
Therefore, it does not burden the intestines like drugs with strong effects.
It is a gentle and happy intestinal activity that leads to smooth bowel movements.
When the intestines are healthy and create a good environment, the immune function will also function normally.
Have you ever heard your grandmother's wisdom, ``If you have a weak stomach, you are more likely to catch a cold''?
In fact, it is not an urban legend or superstition, but there is a very strong connection between the stomach and immune function.
Therefore, by starting prebiotics with Kestose, the intestinal environment will be in order, and by revitalizing the intestines, you can expect to improve your immunity.
Kestose is an oligosaccharide that can be mass-produced using a special method as a raw material for sugar.
We do not use any of the 28 ingredients that cause allergies.
Therefore, it can be safely consumed by infants and young children, and there is no need to worry about allergies.
Furthermore, the beneficial bacteria that Kestose increases also has the ability to normalize immune function.
We have received many feedback that allergy symptoms such as hay fever, which occur when the immune system overreacts, have improved.
Atopic dermatitis and skin problems
There is also a report that the moisture content of the skin has increased by increasing bifidobacteria, lactic acid bacteria, and butyric acid bacteria by eating kestose.
The condition of your skin and the intestinal environment and health of your intestines are also closely related.
Many of you may have experienced that if you are constipated for a long time, you will get pimples on your skin, or if your stomach is not feeling well, your makeup will not adhere well.
By increasing the amount of moisture in the skin and improving the texture of the skin, the barrier function of the skin will work properly.
In addition, the immune function of the intestines will work normally, and the skin will be less susceptible to hypersensitivity to foreign invaders.
In addition to reports that the condition of bare skin has improved, there is also research showing that when infants with atopic dermatitis were fed Kestose, improvements were seen within 2 to 3 months.
We have received many reviews about improving atopic dermatitis from people who have actually started using bowel movements.
Intestinal flora changes with age! So from today, start your intestinal health with Kestos.
Human intestinal bacteria change with age. At the same time, the contents of the colonies blooming in the intestinal flora also change.
Unfortunately, the number of good bacteria often decreases and the bad bacteria become dominant.
Bowel activity can be started at any age.
With Kestose, you can easily start a modern synbiotic life just by eating it with yogurt.
From babies with atopic dermatitis to people who are concerned about their stomach and mental and physical health, no matter how old they are, they can start using Kestose for their bowel movements at any time.
Everyone, please try Nakaya Shoten's superior oligosaccharide, Kestose, which is safe and has a 100% Kestose content.
With a gentle sweetness similar to sugar, it is delicious and will keep your intestinal health going.