Do you really know your gut?

The intestine is known for its digestive and absorption functions of the main constituents of food , but few know that it has an important immune , defense and protection function against the outside world.

This is because the immune mechanisms that regulate the response to microorganisms and foods are located inside the intestine.


Numerous studies have demonstrated how the intestinal microbiota can have an effect on the nervous system and hence the study of the gut-brain axis was born.

The interaction between the intestine and the brain is bidirectional, this means that the microbiota (the set of microorganisms, bacteria, viruses and fungi) present in the intestine produces metabolites (the products of metabolism) which cross the nervous barrier and reach the neurons.

What is the role of the microbiota?

The intestinal microbiota plays an important physiological role , contributing to the digestion and correct absorption of the nutrients introduced through nutrition.

Furthermore, the microbiota , together with the layer of mucus that lines the intestinal surface, is a barrier that protects the organism from aggression by harmful bacteria and stimulates the immune system through the production of substances (e.g. short-chain fatty acids)

If the intestinal barrier is damaged or altered, the lack of protective action of the microbiota may be lost, facilitating the entry of bacteria from the intestinal lumen towards the mucosa, and from the latter through the venous circulation leading to the liver.

Dysbiosis: what is it and what are the symptoms ?

Dysbiosis indicates an alteration of the intestinal microbiota caused by an incorrect lifestyle which produces an excessive proliferation of harmful bacteria to the detriment of beneficial ones.

This imbalance can activate inflammatory mechanisms resulting in abdominal pain, bloating, meteorism, flatulence, diarrhea and constipation .

Did you know that many artificial sweeteners, emulsifiers and food colors can be a potential cause of irritable bowel syndrome.

Protect your intestinal barrier with FloraVitaPlus !

FloravitaPlus is a supplement based on live lactic ferments, with pre- and probiotic action, enriched with B group vitamins (B1, B2, B6). We recommend it in case of intestinal dysbiosis and also in cases of taking antibiotics.

Why use it in summer?

The change in lifestyle and the different eating habits that arise when you are on holiday can put a strain on your intestinal barriers.

Continue enjoying your holidays with Floravita Plus, your intestines will smile at you :)