The benefits of high microbial biodiversity

We all know modern living can make it hard to get close to nature. But the fact is, without exposure to microbial diversity, the immune system can begin to malfunction, leaving us prone to the immune-mediated diseases that are common in urban societies.

Our pioneering ingredient, developed at the Universities of Tampere and Helsinki aims to redress this balance, replicating the microbial diversity of Finnish nature so that its scientifically proven benefits can be shared.

Driven by science

Our lead scientists are also our co-founders
A total of over 30 years of experience in microbiome science
Developed from research at leading Finnish universities


Re-Connecting Nature® supports the immune system by providing high biodiversity microbial exposure

Re-Connecting Nature® is a microbial extract from Finnish nature and is designed as an ingredient for consumer products to give rich microbial exposure, especially for those people who are not in contact with nature on a daily basis. Our in-vitro studies show that Re-Connecting Nature® extract reduces the amount of pro-inflammatory cytokines released in an epidermis skin model. These results are supported by previous university studies in which re-introducing natural microbial diversity to the skin of daycare children improved their blood cytokine ratio for attenuated inflammatory signalling.

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Urbanisation has a negative impact on our immune system

For the immune system to develop correctly as a child, it needs sufficient stimulation from both harmful and harmless microbes. Our move to more urban environments has decreased repeated contact with forests and agricultural environments. This means children are getting less training for their immune system through the microbial diversity of those natural environments.

The importance of skin as part of our immune system

Skin acts as a defensive barrier between our body and the environment. It also has a vital role as an immunological organ​. Microbes stimulate our immune response via receptors (called pattern recognition receptors or PRR’s). These are found inside our hair follicles and sebaceous glands​.

These PRR’s influence the levels of important immunological proteins called cytokines. Cytokines affect the growth of cells that help the body’s immune and inflammation responses. An incorrect balance of these will cause malfunctioning of the immune system.

Re–Connecting Nature® helps restore this balance.


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