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Fat Containing Soil-Bacteria Found to Reduce Stress


A great article on the ‘hygiene hypothesis’ and why bacteria are so important for our health and well being.


Certain soil organisms such as Mycobacterium vaccae contain a lipid called 10(Z)-hexadecenoic acid that has the potential to activate the PPAR (Peroxisome Proliferator Activated Receptor) system and upregulate it. This system is involved in reducing inflammation and also making the cells more resilient to inflammation once stimulated.  PPAR can also stimulate weight loss by triggering fatty acid or lipid break down in the liver.

We can see that there are a lot of beneficial results that can be obtained from ingesting soil based organisms.

I’ve written an article for ATP Science on this topic if you wanted to get more in depth information.

ATP Science