What makes BIOHM different from other Probiotics?
Why do other probiotics only offer a partial solution to digestive balance?
Who should use BIOHM?
BIOHM is a probiotic for anyone who wants to support a healthy gut and promote digestive wellness, immunity and nutrient absorption.
For the more than 15% of Americans suffer from gastrointestinal related challenges. BIOHM provides the following benefits:
- Breaks down digestive plaque
- Maintains total intestinal flora
- Relieves occasional upset stomach
- Alleviates issues related to occasional gas, including:
- Relieves occasional diarrhea
- Relieves occasional bowel irritation
- Helps support immune health
- Helps breakdown lactose
- Helps support overall digestive health
What are the ingredients in BIOHM?
How/when do I take BIOHM?
Can I use HSA or FSA to pay for BIOHM Products and Tests?
Should I be taking the colon cleanser, prebiotic and probiotic together?
I’m having difficulty with the size of the BIOHM capsule. Can I open the capsule and take the formulation without the capsule?
How many live cultures are in BIOHM?
What sets BIOHM apart from other probiotics containing S. Boulardi?
What is in BIOHM's formulation?
Why only 30 billion cultures in BIOHM?
What is digestive plaque?
Does BIOHM survive into the digestive tract?
How do you make sure BIOHM’s cultures stay alive in the packaging?
How quickly will I feel BIOHM working?
Does BIOHM need to be refrigerated?
How do you ensure that BIOHM's probiotic strains are alive if the product does not require refrigeration?
Does BIOHM contain fillers, flow agents, artificial colors, GMO or non organic ingredients?
Where are BIOHM's probiotic strains sourced from?
What is included in the BIOHM Whole Probiotics Bi-Annual and Annual Subscriptions?
The BIOHM Bi-Annual Subscription is a 6 month supply of BIOHM Whole Probiotics (5 bottles; each bottle is a 6 week supply), and a free, one-time, BIOHM Gut Report Kit. The subscription will automatically renew 6 months after your initial subscription date.
The BIOHM Annual Subscription is a 12 month supply of BIOHM Whole Probiotics (9 bottles; each bottle is a 6 week supply), and a free, one-time, BIOHM Prebiotic, BIOHM Colon Cleanser and BIOHM Gut Report Kit. The annual subscription will automatically renew 12 months after your initial subscription date.
How often are the Bi-Annual and Annual BIOHM Whole Probiotic Subscriptions shipped?
I don't see the free Subscription bonuses added to my cart when I select the Bi-Annual or Annual BIOHM Whole Probiotics Subscription. Is this correct?
Who created BIOHM?
BIOHM was created by Dr. Ghannoum, the preeminent microbiome scientist in the United States and lectures at institutions, such as the NIH, on the microbiome and his probiotic breakthroughs.
After making the breakthrough discovery that bad bacteria and bad fungus work together to create digestive plaque (a discovery covered globally by outlets such as CBS News, Scientific American, Forbes and USA Today), Dr. Ghannoum realized that probiotics currently available neither addressed the role fungus plays in the gut, or digestive plaque. As a result, he created BIOHM to be the first complete probiotic that addresses the gut’s total microbiome.
As the acclaimed scientist who named the Mycobiome (the body’s fungal community), Dr. Ghannoum has spent his entire academic career studying medically important fungi and has received over $25 million in National Institutes of Health funding for his research. He has also raised over $20 million in venture capital for several successful biotechnology companies.
Dr. Ghannoum has published more than 400 peer-reviewed articles and has been cited 16,000 times by other scientists, with coverage in CBS News, Forbes, Scientific American, USA Today, ABC News. Dr. Ghannoum lectures to the National Institute of Health (NIH) and has been a NIH-funded researcher since 1993 with $25 million in funding to date.
Is BIOHM Made in the United States?
Are BIOHM’s capsules vegetarian?
How can I cancel my subscription?
Any other interesting facts we should know about BIOHM?
How do I interpret my BIOHM Gut Report & what do I do?
First, BIOHM does provide a handbook that gives you a glossary overview of each of the species that are found in your gut, to give you a starting point to understand the significance of any particular species (ie is it good, bad, something to keep an eye on, what it's often associated with, etc).
From there, it really is going to depend because each person's gut is different, and can be impacted by various factors, so the test will not tell you "you need to do x in order to adjust y species" because frankly, no test can tell you that, and any test that does, you should be concerned about trusting, because it's impossible to know without knowing your personal medical and nutritional history.
This isn't unique to the BIOHM Gut Report, in fact, it's the case with many tests. Take a cholesterol test. If we test you and you get a 200 back, and then you ask us "what now?" We would say, we have no idea. Do you eat pizza every night? Are you a vegan but have a history of high cholesterol? Obviously each of those would require very different approaches to lowering your cholesterol.
So the way to think of the BIOHM Gut Report is as a way to give you insights that you have never previously had access to, in order to make an informed decision about how best to optimize your gut balance. Also, just to clarify, while we have great products, we are totally agnostic as to whether you use BIOHM products after you take the test. We would much prefer it if all you had to do was adjust your diet somehow and avoid having to take a probiotic, or in some cases medication.
What sequencing technologies do other companies utilize and how does BIOHM compare?
As a company policy we do not comment on other companies. So a couple of things. First, for bacteria we use 16-S sequencing, which is the standard in bacteria.
For fungi, we use ITS sequencing, which is bleeding edge technology in the industry.
Now a few things to keep in mind. It's not as simple as plugging a sequencing machine in and sequencing the microbiome. These tests have to be optimized and standardized over years of sequencing. So while there are many companies out there that are popping up, our lab has been doing this for years for the NIH and global pharma companies.
Also, Dr. Ghannoum's lab has over 30,000 clinical species of fungi in its collection, one of the largest collections in the world, and we believe the largest in the US outside of the CDC. Having that collection allows us to optimize our sequencing unlike anyone else. In fact, CDC has reached out to Dr Ghannoum to borrow species they don't have in the past.
Through that, I feel comfortable saying our expertise is unparalleled.
Additionally, there is a difference between being able to reliably (key point) detect various things, and those things actually meaning anything.
For example, you'll hear the term metabolites being bandied around quite a bit.
The science is so incredibly early on what they actually do, or what impact they have, that it really is basically useless data, even if it's reliable. So while we could whip out tests to detect all sorts of stuff, our philosophy is that we would prefer to stick to a. what we know we can reliably detect, b. what is actually going to be useful to you. Hope that makes sense.