The product was found to increase the composition of short chain fatty acids in a gut microbiome culture.
A recent in vitro study,1 published in the Journal of Food Science and Nutrition Research, found that a patented antioxidant fruit blend increased the amount of short chain fatty acids (SCFAs) in the colon. According to the researchers, SCFAs such as acetate, propionate, and butyrate are important for maintaining colonic lining integrity and ideal colonic activity, while butyrate is known to be an energy source and support anti-inflammatory response. Therefore, maintaining an optimal ratio of SCFAs may reduce the risk of inflammation and promote a healthy colon.
In the study, researchers compared the effects of different prebiotic agents on gut microbiome cultures. Specifically, researchers investigated superoxide dismutase, prefibrotic fiber, fruit juice, and the patented product, Revivify Pro-Vitality Antioxidant Fruit Blend with Superoxide Dismutase in the form of an oral liquid gel. The other treatments are the individual components of the patented product. Results showed that the microbiome cultures treated with the patented product saw a 2.5-fold increase in SCFAs. The researchers noted that despite the increase in SCFAs, the ratio between them remained relatively the same when compared to control. Additionally, the patented product was associated with probiotic bacteria, specifically Firmicutes spp., and Lactobacillus.
The researchers used a metaproteomics approach to characterize the changes in micobiome population. This means that they examined the proteins produced by bacteria to draw insights into the treatments’ effects on gut bacteria at both compositional and functional levels, explained the company in a press release. According to the company, the research is a significant stride toward understanding the interplay between gut bacteria and health.