It is increasingly well-known that your body’s powerful gut microbiome not only aids in digestion, but supports other aspects of your health like the immune system, brain, and heart.
In fact, microbes are so powerful that scientists are learning how to “teach” them to target specific byproducts in the gut for even more effective digestion.
Genetic engineering, or the process of swapping out, adding, or modifying sections of an organism’s DNA code, is what allows scientists to “train” these gut microbes. DNA is the blueprint that dictates how all organisms function. Genetic engineering has been used for decades to improve the quality of the food we eat, develop cancer therapies, and even diversify brewing yeasts used for making beer!
These advances are opening new doors to understanding how we can improve our quality of life. For example, did you know dehydration is not the reason why you feel rough the morning after drinking alcohol? Your next-day misery is actually caused by acetaldehyde.
Acetaldehyde is a toxic byproduct of alcohol that builds up in your gut microbiome during and long after your consumption of alcohol. Unfortunately, your body isn’t naturally good at breaking down acetaldehyde in your gut. And hydration doesn’t help either.
Once scientists cracked the code on this, they were able to harness the power of genetically modified microbes to target acetaldehyde in the gut. The microbe is modified to produce exactly the enzymes necessary to break down acetaldehyde while you’re drinking, setting you up for a better tomorrow.
The company ZBiotics believes that genetic engineering—applied transparently and responsibly—has the capacity to directly improve people’s lives in ways previously unachievable. Co-founder Zack Abbott pursued his PhD in microbiology & immunology from the University of Michigan, where he decided it was time to change the stigma around GMO products. “In general, people never got a choice with GMOs. But with ZBiotics, it’s an option. We clearly label every box and every bottle: ‘This product is proudly GMO.’ And then we talk about what genetic engineering is and how it benefits the end user.”
Zack and the ZBiotics team see GMO technology as purpose-built, a way to harness basic biological functions to improve our everyday lives. Their probiotic beverage has masterfully employed this technology to ensure that you can wake up the next day after a night of drinking feeling refreshed.
All you have to do is drink a ZBiotics Pre-Alcohol Probiotic before your first drink of the night, drink responsibly, and get a good night's sleep.
In the future they plan to release a variety of products to help our bodies handle the diets and environments of modern life.
To try it for yourself and keep up-to-date with future products, visit zbiotics.com/sh15 and use code “SH15” for 15% off your first order.