Minceur et microbiote : rétablir sa flore intestinale pour perdre du poids

Slimming and microbiota: restoring your intestinal flora to lose weight

When it comes to weight loss, we are not all equal. Whose fault is it ? To our microbiota. What role does the intestinal flora play?
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Microbiota: what is its role?

Just like fingerprints and like the human genome, each person has their own microbiota. The microbiota, or intestinal flora, includes approximately 100,000 billion microorganisms. This collection of non-pathogenic bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi constitutes our intestinal microbiota. This microbiota is the most important in the body in terms of number of microorganisms.

The intestinal microbiota is involved in:

- immunity : the bacteria of the microbiota participate in the barrier function of the intestine and prevent the colonization of other pathogenic species. It also helps in the maturation of the immune system.

- there digestion : the micro-organisms of the microbiota ensure the fermentation of substrates and indigestible food residues. They break down complex sugars such as fiber, which gives rise to the production of small molecules (metabolites) which will then act at different levels and stimulate, for example, immunity, fat metabolism, etc.

An imbalance of intestinal microbiota may be associated with pathologies such as inflammatory bowel diseases , such as Crohn's disease, but also be involved in diabetes .

THE microbiota can become unbalanced for various reasons :

- antibiotic or psychotropic treatments;

- excessive hygiene;

- a diet rich in industrial foods containing preservatives and sweeteners and low in fruits, vegetables and fiber.

Sport, diet, deprivation… have you tried everything but nothing works? Can't lose your extra pounds? What if the problem was deeper? Your microbiota takes its share of responsibility in your ability to lose your excess pounds. A dysbiosis , that is to say a microbiota dysfunction can correlate with your extra pounds.

The role of Akkermansia muciniphila

Akkermansia muciniphila has a key role in the carbohydrate and lipid metabolism , since a low level of Akkermansia muciniphila is more frequently found in people suffering from obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, or inflammatory intestinal or hepatic pathologies.

In your quest for slimness, Akkermansia muciniphila plays an essential role. The latest scientific discoveries have highlighted 3 key points:

- There is a correlation between a microbiota rich in Akkermansia muciniphila and one better metabolic state.

- Smaller fat reserves (adipocytes) are observed in people with a high quantity of Akkermansia muciniphila.

- We note an inverse correlation between the abundance of Akkermansia muciniphila , and body weight (BMI). The more obese the subject is (the higher their BMI), the poorer their microbiota is in Akkermansia muciniphila.

Lose weight thanks to your microbiota

The composition of your microbiota interferes with your ability to lose weight.

The presence of “bad” bacteria and the absence – or weak presence – of Akkermansia muciniphila in your microbiota has the following consequences:

- feeling of satiety difficult to achieve

- storage of food in the form of fat;

- more or less significant weight gain.

For To combat weight gain linked to a deficiency in the microbiota, it is essential to control your diet. Avoid refined sugars and limit starchy foods. Favor proteins and fibers.

To modify the composition of your microbiota, you can therefore rely on prebiotics (fibers) which will act as a plant fertilizer for bacteria and therefore make the soil favorable and improve its natural functions.

Strengthen your microbiota with prebiotics


Prebiotics are non-digestible compounds which, through their selective fermentation by a limited number of bacteria, modulate the composition and activity of the intestinal microbiota.

Prebiotics offer overweight people and diet resistant a new alternative. Rebalance your intestinal flora for the benefit of beneficial bacteria through prebiotics can help the weightloss . For this, it is necessary to rely on the right ingredients.

The bacterial composition of apples is a significant source for your microbiota. The apple has more than 100 million bacteria on its peel, in its flesh, but also in its seeds and stem, which help maintain our intestinal microbiota.

Acti Ball Pro Akkermansia is a medical device containing a complex of 100% plant fibers. It notably includes apple fibers, from Pomotherapy, which participate within the complex in the capture of sugars and fats (1,2) and reinforce the prebiotic effect (3).

This medical device is the first sensor-regenerator of slimming flora. Acti Ball Pro Akkermansia diffuses in the stomach to form a mesh, capturing part of the sugars and fats from food. It thus reduces the quantity of calories ingested, while generating a feeling of satiety (1,2,4). Once in the colon, the Acti Ball complex will allow good bacteria to develop by helping to create conditions conducive to the regeneration of your microbiota and your good intestinal flora: Lactobacilli, Bacteroidetes, Bifidobacteria and Akkermansia muciniphila (3.5).

This medical device should be used as part of a healthy lifestyle and not be consumed as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet. To optimize your weight loss, it is strongly recommended to practice regular physical activity and consume fats and sugars in moderation.

Restoring your intestinal flora to lose weight is one of the essential conditions for achieving your slimming goals. Taking care of your microbiota also means protecting yourself from inflammation and maintaining good health. Pay attention to the composition of your plate and continue to stimulate your body!

This oral medical device is indicated for weight loss and the prevention of obesity, for people with a BMI between 25 and 30.

Updated date 11/19/2019

1 - In vitro evaluation of the effectiveness of the patented complex on 4 fatty foods. Study n°F02843/01LA, 02/2011. /2 - In vitro evaluation of the action of the patented complex on a complete meal. Study n°E85068-03/06CL, 03/2015 /3 - Short-term in vitro evaluation of the prebiotic effect of the patented fiber complex. Study n°2015190/D252/5, 01/2017. /4 - Clinical evaluation conducted over 30 consecutive days on 25 people, protocol No. 010816, 06/2012 /5 - In vitro evaluation over 15 days of the effect of the patented fiber complex on Akkermansia muciniphila . Study n°2015193/D317, 09/2017.

For more information and references to scientific studies, read the instructions carefully. Ask your pharmacist or doctor for advice.

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