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myota

Mental Wellness

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This fibre mix balances mood, and reduces the effects of stress and anxiety on the body. We’ve carefully selected fibres that promote anti-inflammatory effects in both the gut and the brain.

Each pouch of myota contains a month's worth of fibre, based on taking two scoops per day.

Your myota will arrive with a free guide containing information on how to get the most from your mix, some fibre-rich recipe ideas, and a timeline of the benefits you can expect once you start taking myota.

Shipping is free of charge, and we offer a full money-back guarantee if you aren't happy with your fibre mix.

Benefits

Promotes healthy digestive function

Supports healthy gut-brain axis functioning*

Improves mental wellbeing by producing anti-inflammatory SCFAs*

*1. Valles-Colomer, Mireia, et al. “The neuroactive potential of the human gut microbiota in quality of life and depression.” Nature microbiology 4.4 (2019): 623-632.

2. La Torre, Danique, Kristin Verbeke, and Boushra Dalile. “Dietary fibre and the gut–brain axis: microbiota-dependent and independent mechanisms of action.” Gut Microbiome 2 (2021).

What's the science?

We’ve selected fibres that are extensively studied for their ability to produce anti-inflammatory substances called Short-Chain Fatty Acids (or SCFAs, for short). Research shows that SCFAs communicate with the brain via the immune system, our hormones, and the nervous system. A greater production of SCFAs has been linked to reduced anxiety, stress, and improved mood.

Ingredients

PHGG

Partially hydrolysed guar gum (PHGG) is a prebiotic fibre derived from guar beans. PHGG promotes the growth of beneficial gut bacteria without inducing bloating or gas. It is best known for its role in relieving constipation, diarrhoea, and bloating for those with sensitive tummies. Through its role in relieving gut symptoms and promoting Short-Chain Fatty Acids, PHGG has been linked to increased quality of life7.

PHGG
FOS

Fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) is a soluble prebiotic fibre derived from chicory root. It is highly fermentable by gut microbiota, resulting in large increases in butyrate and propionate (anti-inflammatory Short-Chain Fatty Acids). Butyrate aims to reduce inflammation in the gut and the brain1,2.

FOS
Resistant maltodextrin

Resistant maltodextrin is a soluble, non-viscous fibre derived from grains, legumes, and starchy vegetables. Research demonstrates that resistant maltodextrin may help improve glucose and lipid (cholesterol) metabolism3,4,5. It is also well-fermented by the gut microbiota, resulting in the production of anti-inflammatory Short-Chain Fatty Acids.

Resistant maltodextrin
Resistant dextrin

Resistant dextrin is a prebiotic fibre derived from maize. It is well-fermented by gut microbiota, resulting in the production of anti-inflammatory Short-Chain Fatty Acids. Through its role in reducing inflammation in the gut, research using this resistant dextrin has shown beneficial effects on cortisol levels, and depression, anxiety, and stress scores6.

Resistant dextrin
Guar gum

Guar gum comes from the seed of the guar plant. It's a soluble and viscous (gel-forming) fibre that normalises the moisture content of stool, helping to absorb excess water in diarrhoea, and soften stools in constipation.

Guar gum
Inulin

Inulin is a soluble prebiotic fibre derived from chicory root. It is highly fermented by the gut microbiota, resulting in large increases in butyrate (an anti-inflammatory Short-Chain Fatty Acid). Butyrate aims to reduce inflammation in the gut and the brain1,2, and has been associated with positive mental wellbeing effects3.

Inulin
Wheat fibre

Wheat fibre comes from the cell walls of the wheat grain. It contains insoluble fibres (including arabinoxylans) that help create softer, bulkier stools to relieve constipation. The wheat fibre is suitable for those with coeliac disease (certified gluten-free).

Wheat fibre
Oat fibre

Oat fibre comes from the outer shell of the oat grain. Oat contains both soluble and insoluble fibres, helping to improve constipation, abdominal pain and bloating. Oats also contains beta-glucan, a powerhouse fibre with beneficial effects on blood cholesterol levels. Our oats are suitable for those with coeliac disease (certified gluten-free).

Oat fibre

References

1 Valles-Colomer, Mireia, et al. “The neuroactive potential of the human gut microbiota in quality of life and depression.” Nature microbiology 4.4 (2019): 623-632.

2 La Torre, Danique, Kristin Verbeke, and Boushra Dalile. “Dietary fibre and the gut–brain axis: microbiota-dependent and independent mechanisms of action.” Gut Microbiome 2 (2021).

3 Smith, A. P., Sutherland, D., & Hewlett, P. (2015). An investigation of the acute effects of oligofructose-enriched inulin on subjective wellbeing, mood and cognitive performance. Nutrients, 7(11), 8887-8896.

4 Astina, J., & Sapwarobol, S. (2019). Resistant maltodextrin and metabolic syndrome: a review. Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 38(4), 380-385.

5 Hashizume, C., Kishimoto, Y., Kanahori, S., Yamamoto, T., Okuma, K., & Yamamoto, K. (2012). Improvement effect of resistant maltodextrin in humans with metabolic syndrome by continuous administration. Journal of nutritional science and vitaminology, 58(6), 423-430.

6 Farhangi, M. A., Javid, A. Z., Sarmadi, B., Karimi, P., & Dehghan, P. (2018). A randomized controlled trial on the efficacy of resistant dextrin, as functional food, in women with type 2 diabetes: Targeting the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis and immune system. Clinical Nutrition, 37(4), 1216-1223.

7 Giannini, E. G., Mansi, C., Dulbecco, P., & Savarino, V. (2006). Role of partially hydrolyzed guar gum in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. Nutrition, 22(3), 334-342.

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