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.

Microbiome Testing and Life Shot Course Results

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.”


To find this we decided to strip everything back and looked to our ancestors and mother nature for the answer and in doing so created a first of its kind, 100% natural raw pressed high potency coconut kefir cultures. You see our life shots have a wider selection of bacteria and potency than our everyday kefirs as they are produced very differently and contain much more of that complex diversity. When you put trillions of really live fresh probiotic cultures into the gut with their own prebiotic soluble fibre its a winning combination as the gut recognises this as being part of the natural order or diet through its own evolutionary memory. In an ancient non polluted world our natural daily diet would have included these diverse microorganisms alongside fibre as they would have been inescapable in the environment but sadly that is no longer the case. As foragers our gut microbiome was designed to be diverse for a practical reason. Assimilating the microbes from our immediate location thus giving us a healthy gut community to cope with the the things that could attack us from the outside.


By taking our life shots you are invigorating the whole gut community just like a breath of fresh air, energizing as they colonize together to form your own special gut guardians. Living inside of your gut are 300 to 500 different kinds of bacteria containing nearly 2 million genes. Paired with other tiny organisms like viruses and fungi, they make what’s known as the microbiota, or the microbiome.


Like a fingerprint, each person’s microbiota is unique: The mix of bacteria in your body is different from everyone else’s mix. It’s determined partly by your mother’s microbiota, the environment that you’re exposed to at birth and partly from your diet and lifestyle.


Therefore we decided to take a volunteer who was born by c section and has been suffering for years with bloating and stomach issues. We tested her microbiome before and after taking a 100 ml of our Life shot 200 billion everyday for 2 months and the results were outstanding.


Ms Seel who did the test went from a diversity of 1.7/10 to 5.7/10 on one test and on a slightly more in depth one up to a diversity of 8/10. This is demonstrated on the below graph.

Microbiome diversity Index  between tests

Ms Seel not only had an increased diversity which in turn boosted her disease protection but freed her from the terrible bloating and inflammation she was having before. Before Ms Seel took the test she was very susceptible to Crohns disease which was minimised after increasing her diversity.


This is the tip of the iceberg and we are doing more tests to show how effective our product is. For more information or queries on this please email us at sales@rhythmhealth.co.uk.