Who Are We?

Meet Kim de Souza, Biomed Founder

Thank you for taking the time to read more about Biomed. My name is Kim de Souza and I’m a Human Geneticist with a first class degree from UCL (Bsc Hons). I started Biomed back in 2017 and I would love to share my story with you.

Back when I was studying my Human Genetics degree in 2008-2011, we were taught that your genes were set in stone, you got what you were given and that was it, that would be the blueprint for the rest of your life. Fast forward to the present day and we now know that we can alter the expression of many of our genes through diet and lifestyle changes, we can actually switch genes on and off like a light switch.

In my opinion, the area of gut health is going through the same thing; it really wasn’t even that long ago that it was believed our gut bacteria were simply parasites that had no impact on our overall wellbeing. Science is yet again realising that diet and lifestyle changes are impacting our gut microbes and this in turn is having a massive impact on our overall wellbeing.

When I started to witness these patterns in research papers and clinical trials I realised we aren’t just dealing with healing ourselves, we’re dealing with healing a whole entire ecosystem within us. Look at it this way, we know our genes have an impact on our health right? Now think about how many genes are involved in the 40 trillion bacteria that are on and in us. We simply cannot continue to act like we aren’t connected to every single thing inside and on us. We need to work with our microbes because we are them and they are us.

You Are What You Absorb

When I started Biomed in 2017 we were a generic vitamin company, we had everything from Biotin, B Complex, Ashwagandha and multivitamins. They were great products, high strength, absorbable; however, as I started to learn more about the gut microbiome I realised that no matter what supplements or dietary advice I offered our customers, they would only work if our customer’s digestive system was in top notch condition.

If your digestive system isn’t up to scratch, then chances are your ability to absorb all the goodness from your nutritional sources (whether that be from food or supplementation) isn’t either.

Biomed Live Cultures: The Birth

That’s exactly why Biomed Live Cultures was born. Our Daily Digestive Support supplement is a synergistic blend of friendly bacteria and digestive nutrients, containing 2 Billion Colony Forming units (CFU) of the spore forming bacteria Bacillus coagulans MTCC 5856 (LactoSpore®). Being a spore forming bacteria, LactoSpore® is able to reach the gut alive and repopulate the gut microbiota. You can learn more about the science behind our supplement here.

My goal is to tackle the cracks in the foundation (your gut) before you start to build that beautiful healthy lifestyle on top of it. I want you to get the most out of your healthy choices, and I want you to soak up every single drop of it.

And we don’t just stop at tackling the cracks, we want to help you figure out how to build that beautiful heathy lifestyle on top of your foundation too. If we’re going to send lots of lovely bacteria to your gut, you need to give them a reason to stay. I mean would you rather stay at the Four Seasons or a roach motel? I think the Four Seasons right? Well guess what, your microbes like the Four Seasons too, and they even like 24-hour room service of their favourite prebiotic fibres.

So we’re going to help turn your gut into the Four Seasons, through our community, through knowledge, through the qualified experts who will help you sift through all the hype and fad information out there. Together we’re going to navigate our way to a healthier you and a healthier us. I can promise you that.

There are a number of ways to join our community, we have a thriving Instagram page, a community on Facebook and a mailing list which you can sign up to here. I recommend joining our mailing list to receive tailored information to assist your gut health goals. We also have a wonderful team of digestive and gut health experts who are happy to help if you’d prefer to get in touch directly. Please feel free to get in-touch about anything, even if it’s just to give us an update about how you’ve been getting on with your gut health journey, we’re real people, we’ve seen it all before, and we’re nuts about guts so we can’t wait to hear from you!

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