What is a Microbiome and how does it affect me?

The gut microbiome is a community of bacteria living in your colon. It plays an important role in the body, supporting proper digestion, protecting you against pathogenic bacteria and strengthening your immune system.

Do I have a risk of vitamin deficiencies?

The bacteria in your gut produce vitamins and vital short-chain fatty acid that supports intestinal health.

Our test will show you which ratio of bacteria in your microbiome is able to synthesise vitamins from the B and K groups.

Both your body and your bacteria need these nutrients. If your microbiome does not have enough of the right bacteria, you might not be getting enough vitamins.

Do I have a balanced diet?

Your microbiome can help you determine if you have a balanced diet. Atlas Microbiome Test will show you whether your microbiome is receiving enough nutrients from your diet to work effectively.

Do I consume enough fibre?

Dietary fibre is an important part of a balanced diet.

Your gut bacteria break down these substances into a short-chain fatty acid that helps protect the gut lining and prevent inflammation.

Our test will show you if your microbiome is receiving enough dietary fibre to perform this task.

From which diseases can my microbiome protect me?

The gut bacteria of sick people tend to have specific ratios and types of bacteria.

Our test will determine the composition of your microbiome and compare it to those of patients with obesity, type II diabetes, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and coronary heart disease. Based on these results, we can determine the level of disease protection offered by your current microbiome.

You will also learn which foods you can add to your diet in order to enhance the growth of healthy bacteria, which help protect against disease.

Which food can help me enhance a healthy microbiome?

Microbiome diversity ensures the stability of your gut’s bacterial community.

Health factors (like poor diet or antibiotics) can reduce the levels of normal bacteria in your gut. When you have a diverse range of microbes, others can take over the functions that were performed by them.

Our test will analyse the diversity of your microbiome and provide food recommendations to help you enhance its richness.

Discover the world of microbes

There are trillions of bacteria living on and inside our bodies. In fact, the volume of DNA contained in your microbiome far exceeds the human DNA of your body. Scientists even consider the gut microbiome to be a separate organ.

Still not sure what is microbiome and how it works? Check out this video.


There are many products that claim to have billions of live bacteria in their drinks but how do we know if those billions are getting to the right place and having any effect?

Here at Rhythm Health we don’t just want to test our products to say we have billions of truly live bacteria in our drinks, we want to go much further by measuring the incredible impact they have on your own personal bacteria that live inside of you from birth (also known as commensal bacteria). The unique live bacteria in our drinks comes from Rhythm cultures which are created through small batch fermentation before being tested through high pressure processing (HPP). This process applies huge pressures on these microbes ensuring only the strongest or fittest survive ready for your gut.

To do this we have teamed up with Atlas Biomed to offer affordable microbiome testing, to measure the microbes that reside in your gut. As science develops in this exciting field we are committed to bringing our customers the latest insights and techniques to aid in measuring their personal gut health, so watch this space as this sector develops as this is only the beginning!

Current scientific research shows that by building up and changing your gut landscape and increasing your diversity or gut army (as we like to think of them) will in turn help your gut fight disease, obesity, mental health issues and much more. As Hippocrates said “All Disease Begins in The Gut.”

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