Daily Microbiome Nutrition - Frequently Asked Questions

Daily Microbiome Nutrition - Frequently Asked Questions

Below you’ll find a sample of some common questions we receive about DMN and their answers. You’ll find even more information available on our website in the FAQ section.

Is DMN safe for breastfeeding/ during pregnancy?
DMN has not been tested during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. It is best to consult with your obstetrician or healthcare provider regarding the use of DMN in this setting and given your specific health history.

Is DMN safe for children?
DMN was formulated with adults in mind. As every child’s health needs are unique, we recommend discussing this with your pediatrician. We do not recommend DMN for children under 2 years of age. If DMN is used in children between ages 2 and 12, the dose should be reduced based upon the age and size of the child, as directed by your pediatrician.

Would you classify this as an ultra-processed food?
DMN is not food and should not be mistaken for food. It is a supplement intended to complement and enhance the benefits that we get from a healthful diet. On a quest for better gut health, we should opt for a healthful diet, lifestyle and add a daily dose of DMN for added gut health support.

Does DMN break a fast?
DMN has no added sugar, less than 1 gram of natural sugar, and is keto-friendly. Thus, your body will remain in a metabolically fasted state. That said, DMN is designed to alter the microbiome, and our gut microbes love a chance to rest themselves, so it is preferred to wait at least 12 hours after your last meal before using DMN to allow our gut bugs that rest time. One last thing — DMN can potentially be used to extend a fast, in the sense that it is keto-friendly but also rather satiating. So that is something that can be considered as well.

How many calories are in DMN?
Each serving of DMN contains 18 calories.

Do I need to drink a lot of water with DMN?
You are not required to consume a large volume of water, but of course we love hydration to help float the fiber down the river.

Does it need to fully dissolve?
DMN is not meant to be fully dissolved. Nearly all of the ingredients dissolve quickly (even without stirring), but the resistant starch is a fine powder that you’ll see at the bottom of your glass. A quick swish and sip is the way to mix it all up and enjoy. No heavy stirring required! Just swish and sip.

Does the whole dose (2tsp) need to be taken at once?
It’s not a problem to split the dose. In fact, this can be a strategy in the beginning for those who are sensitive to DMN.

How long does it take to notice a difference?
DMN is designed to get better and make your gut stronger with regular, consistent use. The ingredients tested in clinical trials showed benefits after 4 weeks of regular use. That means that the full benefits are not necessarily felt immediately. That said, it is common for a sense of fullness (satiety), increased energy, or changes in bowel movements to occur within a few days. Therefore, it is recommended to consistently use for four weeks to assess the response. In some cases, benefits will be experienced beyond four weeks, but four weeks is the minimum period to assess response.

Can I increase to 4 teaspoons per day?
DMN was formulated to have benefits with a single dose. If you are to increase to a second dose, you should make sure that this is providing you with additional benefits beyond what you experience with a single daily dose. You can play with the timing of that second dose to see what works best for you.

Will I need to take forever or will my gut adapt along with fiber-rich foods?
Your gut is constantly being conditioned by your diet. A single dose of DMN will feed particular microbes in your gut. As you continue to use DMN, those microbes will be fed daily and will progressively be more powerfully represented in your gut microbiome. DMN contains ingredients shown to significantly increase Akkermansia, Bifidobacteria, and Faecalibacterium levels at 4 weeks. In the same regard, if you stop using DMN you should expect your microbiome to be conditioned by the other aspects of your diet, and therefore the changes that you got from DMN would fade over time.

Does DMN expire?
Yes, like other similar products, DMN has an expiration date to ensure you’re experiencing it at its best quality. You’ll find this date clearly printed on the bottom of the can.

Does DMN need to be refrigerated?
No, room temperature storage will do just fine!

I had a bad reaction to DMN, what should I do?
We are sorry to hear this. Unfortunately, an allergic or adverse reaction is possible with anything we ingest, including food, supplements and medicine. Your safety and the safety of 38TERA products are our highest priority. Please reach out to us by emailing support@38tera.com or call 1.877.769.9965 so that we can understand more about what you experienced. Additionally, consistent with our refund policy we will arrange a refund for the cost of the product (minus the cost of shipping.)

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