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The science behind AMILI Bio+Me

A person’s microbiome is the entire collection of microbes – bacteria, viruses, protozoa and fungi – living in and on the body. The gut microbiome refers to large diversity of microbes that line our intestines. It is often referred to as the ‘forgotton organ’ and can weigh up to 2kg (even heavier than your brain!). The gut microbiome plays a vital role in digestion and overall health and wellness.

Importance of the Gut Microbiome

The gut microbiome and our bodies share a symbiotic and mutualistic relationship with one another. We are reliant on each other and we mutually benefit each other.

The gut microbiome helps to digest starches that are indigestible by our gut, and in doing so, produces short-chain fatty acids that are crucial for strengthening the intestinal lining. The gut microbiome also communicates with the brain via the 'brain-gut axis' and produces neurotransmitters that affect our moods, feelings and brain function.
An imbalance in our gut microbiome (or the proportions of bacterial levels) can lead to the increased absorption of amino acids, fatty acids or even toxins that trigger inflammations in the gut, and may even lead to chronic conditions if left untreated.

Your gut microbiome is dynamic

Changes in the microbiome can be tracked as early as 30 days after a sustained change in lifestyle and diet. Your gut microbiome responds to the food you eat because just as much as your food fuels you, your food fuels your gut microbes.

Backed by Science

AMILI (Asian Microbiome Library) is the first microbiome company to use a unique Southeast Asian microbiome database and combines the knowledge of dieticians, scientists and doctors to create a distinctly Asian gut health program.

Backed by Science

AMILI (Asian Microbiome Library) is the first microbiome company to use a unique Southeast Asian microbiome database and combines the knowledge of dieticians, scientists and doctors to create a distinctly Asian gut health program.

16s rRNA sequencing

In 16s rRNA sequencing, a targeted region (V3-V4) of the RNA in the small subunit of the bacterial ribosome is being sequenced. We also do our own in-house whole genome shotgun sequencing, which is the sequencing of microbe DNA – apart from bacteria, this includes viruses, fungi and other microbes.

Bioinformatics for
gut microbiome profiling​

This involves the comparison of sequences with existing libraries of known sequences to identify known species of microbes. The pathways that bacteria take to produce certain chemicals and metabolites that interact with our body to affect our health are also identified through our bioinformatics pipelines.

Bioinformatics for
gut microbiome profiling​

This involves the comparison of sequences with existing libraries of known sequences to identify known species of microbes. The pathways that bacteria take to produce certain chemicals and metabolites that interact with our body to affect our health are also identified through our bioinformatics pipelines.

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