Episode 106 Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMO) Are a MUST TAKE Supplement For Gut Health. A Conversation With Beau Berman, Co-Founder of Layer Origin Nutrition

Beau Berman, Layer Origin Nutrition

Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) are present in great quantities in human breast milk: the 3rd largest element after lipids and lactose. While numerous studies have determined that breast milk is a great benefit to babies, just what these HMOs—a group of carbohydrates or complex sugars—accomplish remained a mystery for quite a while.


But numerous studies over the past several decades determined that while they do nothing for a baby’s nutrition, they do play an incredibly important and irreplaceable role in infant health.


As non-digestible carbohydrates, HMOs make their way to the colon and act as a sort of dual prebiotic, where they feed the good bacteria, such as bifidobacteria, and help the body to ward off a variety of infections and inflammations. And as it turns out, what is good for babies, is also good for adults.

Layer Origin Nutrition was founded by scientists and is owned by scientists. We believe there are many layers to our health (physical, mental, external, internal) and that it all originates at the layer of the gut microbiome. Our origin story is simple: circa 2017 we observed the power of Human Milk Oligosaccharides as a prebiotic for the infant gut and realized there was a great need for safe, reliable, and pure HMO supplements. We spent the next three years researching and formulating our HMO prebiotic products, before launching LayerOrigin.com in early 2020.

Today we’re proud to offer the world’s largest line of HMO prebiotic supplements designed to target various layers of health from the origin point: the gut. We know that 70% of the immune system is housed in the gut so it’s incredibly powerful. By modulating our gut bacteria via HMO prebiotics, we can better our digestion, immune health, cognitive function, and lose weight. It’s a life-changing proposition.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jason Zhang and Beau Berman

Co-Founders, Layer Origin Nutrition

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