What is Akkermansia?
In 2004 Akkermansia muciniphila was discovered. Today Akkermansia has changed how we approach gut health. Akkermansia is a unique and novel probiotic strain that is naturally found in your gastrointestinal tract. It helps support the mucus lining of the gut, which helps support your gut lining.
Akkermansia accounts for up to 4% of your intestinal bacteria. The most direct way to support Akkermansia levels in your gut is by taking Pendulum Akkermansia.
How does Akkermansia support your health?
Your gut microbiome is an ecosystem that is home to tens of trillions of bacteria—some good, some commensal and some bad.
Healthy adult gut microbiomes are both relatively stable and diverse. While a well-balanced gut microbiome supports a healthy body, the opposite is true for a poorly balanced gut microbiome. So what does any of this have to do with Akkermansia? The lining of your intestines is made up of epithelial cells (i.e. the cells that cover the surfaces of bodily organs). These epithelial cells are covered in a slimy mucus layer that is rich in a protein called “mucin.” Akkermansia…loves this mucin!
Akkermansia loves mucin so much, it uses it for energy. This additional “mucin making” is what supports a healthy intestinal wall, which is critical for your health. Benefits of Akkermansia include:
- Strengthens the gut lining
- Supports GLP-1 production, a hormone produced by the gut that helps support a healthy balance between insulin and glucose levels
- Supports a healthy weight
So why is Akkermansia so hard to find?
Akkermansia is hard to find because it is an anaerobic strain that needs to be grown in an oxygen-free environment (like your gut). This makes Akkermansia unique, as most probiotics on shelves can tolerate oxygen.
How do we keep our Akkermansia alive? Our enteric coated capsule is acid-resistant, meaning it is tough enough to get through the very acidic stomach, through the small intestines, and into the large intestines where it can do its job.
There weren’t any existing processes that could be used to grow Akkermansia at scale. So, Pendulum hired specialised microbiologists to create an oxygen-free manufacturing process from scratch that successfully grows large amounts of Akkermansia. It is because of Pendulum’s cutting-edge science that the next-generation beneficial bacteria known as Akkermansia muciniphila is now available to the public.
Adults take 1 capsule daily with food or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner.
Caution: If you are pregnant or nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product. Keep out of reach of children.
Tamper resistant: Do not use if seal under cap is broken or missing.
Store below 25°C in a cool dry place.
Each 1 capsule contains:
Akkermansia (Akkermansia muciniphila WB-STR-0001) 100 million AFU
Chicory Inulin 435 mg
Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (vegetarian capsule), Magnesium Stearate