7 Gut Flora That Melt Your Belly Fat Fast

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by Lisa Wisener

In 2016, a group of obesity researchers discovered something astonishing.

Researcher Michelle Beaumont of King’s College London had just seen a 2008 study that linked gut bacteria with obesity.

She was intrigued.

The question: Is gut flora truly a significant factor in obesity and visceral (belly) fat in particular?

So Michelle got to work on a larger study, pulling in colleagues from other leading universities like Cornell University, University of Leuven, and University of Colorado.

To rule out genetic factors, they did something clever: they studied data from twins, 3660 twins to be exact.

To examine what type of bacteria lived in their guts, they took stool samples from 1,300 twins.

Eye-Opening Results

The result of their analysis was fascinating and clear: People with less bacterial diversity in their gut had a higher proportion of visceral fat.

In other words, having excess belly fat and being overweight had less to do with how much the subjects ate, what they ate, or even how much they exercise. The difference was the composition of their gut flora, the bacteria in their gut.

Those who had specific strains of good microbes were leaner. Those with bad microbes had gained weight, regardless of diet.

As remarkable as that study is, it's just one of the thousands showing the importance of gut flora when it comes to belly fat and obesity.

So if eating less and exercising more hasn't worked well for you, the bacteria in your gut may be to blame.

Rebalancing your gut to include the "missing" bacteria could be the answer.

The 7 Best Microbes For Fat Burning

So what exactly are these helpful microbes missing from your gut?

Research has uncovered 7 that can really make a difference, sometimes within weeks.

#1 Bacillus Subtilis

There's a problem with probiotics. To be effective they have to be alive and active. After ingestion, stomach acid destroys most of them so typically only 5% of a probiotic makes through to your gut.

Bacillus Subtilis, however, is spore based, protected by a natural shell that keeps it safe until reaching the right place in your gut where it goes to work.

Over 250 scientific studies (and growing) have shown the ability of Bacillus Subtilis to improve digestion and burn belly fat without changing a person's diet.

In a 2017 study, subjects given Bacillus Subtilis saw significant drops in body fat percentage within just days of taking it.

Even better, in 2019, researchers found that Bacillus Subtilis produced an important short-chain fatty acid called butyrate, which activates a special fat burning getn called AMPK... while at the same time switching off fat storing genes and drastically lowering hunger hormones such as ghrelin.

In addition, Bacillus Subtilis has been proven to significantly improve digestion by inhibiting bad bacteria while restoring normal gut flora in humans, which means no longer getting bloated or tired after meals. Bacillus Subtilis even supports healthy blood sugar levels.

We often hear how "this" or "that" ingredient is good for weight loss, but it's rare for science to actually prove it in so many studies. Bacillus Subtilis is one of those rare exceptions.

#2: Lactobacillus Rhamnosus

In 2014, a group of scientists conducted an experiment on overweight and obese individuals. The doctors conducted a randomized double blind study, the gold standard in medical testing. Each day after dinner these people were given Lactobacillus Rhamnosus for period of 24 weeks.

The results astounded the medical community because on average, patients taking this supplement lost 51% more fat than those taking a placebo, all without changing their diets.

Why is Lactobacillus Rhamnosus so effective? Scientists believe it's because it produces special nutrients that improve insulin resistance, which means turning more of the calories we eat into energy that powers our body and helps us move around, instead of storing it as fat.

#3: Bifidobacterium Longum

This is another bacteria that has been shown in a number of studies to burn fat without changing diet. Research also found it significantly improves digestion, reduces bloating, and abdominal pain. It allows all the food you eat to turn into energy instead of being stored as fat.

#4: Bifidobacterium Breve

In 2013, researchers discovered Bifidobacterium Breve caused significant reduction of body fat and modified metabolic functions in adults with obese tendencies in a randomized double blind trial.

#5: Lactobacillus Casei

In a study featured in the journal Beneficial Microbes, scientists found Lactobacillus Casei contributed to significant decrease in bodyweight and that when combined with other microbes, it amplified their results.

#6: Lactobacillus Plantarium

Researchers have found that Lactobacillus Plantarium reduces bodyweight and fat tissue, again, without reducing caloric intake.

#7: Lactobacillus Acidophilus

Lactobacillus Acidophilus was found in 2014 to reduce body fat and lower leptin levels in overweight and obese individuals. Leptin is a signaling hormone that has been shown to cause your body to store fat, so the lower it is, the easier it is to lose weight, especially in problem areas.

So there you have it. The 7 most beneficial microbes you want in your gut for burning visceral (belly) fat and losing weight.

All proven by double-blind studies and conducted by some of best scientists in the world.

Balancing Gut Flora: Challenges

Unfortunately balancing the gut isn't easy (at least, until recently; more below).

First, your gut bacteria is partially genetic (inherited from parents) so it can't be fixed instantly. Second, some treatments can be rather unpleasant, such as fecal transplants (yeah).

Dietary supplementation is an effective option. However, it's difficult to take 7 different supplements each day. Depending on dosage, that's up to 28 capsules every day which is not realistic. Plus, buying 7 different supplements can get expensive (up to $230 every month; not affordable for most). Quality and purity is also a problem in the supplement industry with some shady companies that don't include the ingredients they're supposed to.

Now here's the good news: A natural blend of these exact 7 microbes has recently been developed so you don't have to face unpleasant treatments, take a lot of pills or spend a fortune each month. To check into the availability of this product, please click here. On that page there's a fascinating video called "Stuff Your Face, Lose Weight" that explains the science behind the discovery, how it was created, and how it burns belly fat.

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2 Can't lose weight? You might be able to blame it on your parents—and their gut bacteria. https://qz.com/791056/twins-study-links-gut-bacteria-to-body-fat/
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