Why Richard Lin Built The Answer To All Your Gut Health Questions Thryve - 20 Minute Fitness Episode #088
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Today on the 20 Minute Fitness we dig deep into a topic that has not entered the mainstream markets yet but is extremely important: gut health. And to get real professional insight on the topic, we talk to Richard Lin, the founder of Thryve, a personalized probiotics company targeted for your gut health.
Listen to learn more about gut health, why it's important and how Thryve will get you the personalized probiotics your gut calls for to live a happy & healthy life!
Three Things You Will Learn
1) Why Thryve Is Better Than Your Average Probiotics
You can easily walk in any major supermarket and get a bottle of basic probiotics. But to be fair, you might not be doing any good to your health & body with that. As 1) you don't actually know what you're getting & 2) it might have completely different strains than what your body needs.
In contrast to this, Thryve works at a completely personalized basis. The first step with Thryve is to do an at-home microbiome test, which is then sent to a lab for analysis. Once you receive your lab test results, you'll know all the ins and outs of your gut and what bacteria live in your body.
Based on these, Thryve will give you an overview of the various symptoms that you’re likely to have. Additionally, they'll also provide you with food recommendations and truly personalized probiotics. Tune in to hear more about how Thryve's gut health testing works and the benefits your body will gain from personalized probiotics!
2) Microbiome A-Z
Microbiome testing is unfortunately not that common yet, but it can really go a long way. There are a lot of chronic diseases as well as digestive issues that you can get to the bottom of with a simple microbiome test. While you might think, "I know how to eat healthily, I just have to avoid processed foods & eat more veggies", which is indeed a great generic advice, one size doesn't fit all. Meaning that your microbiome might call for completely different veggies than your best friends'.
Personalizing your diet and complementing it with the right probiotics can have tremendous benefits for your gut health & overall wellbeing. The variety of bacterial species found in your gut will increase, just like the good bacteria. While the unpleasant bacteria that live in your body will decrease. This will ultimately result in improvements in digestive & metabolic issues.
Press play to learn more about the microbiome and why microbiome testing can be beneficial for you!
3) How Thryve Was Born
You might think that Richard has some sort of medical background, which is why he founded a gut health & personalized probiotics company. But this is not the case. In reality, Richard has a completely different background, however, he went through a very serious disease, which made him realize how important his gut health was.A couple of years back, Richard was misdiagnosed, put on some antibiotics and got a superbug in his stomach. Even though he could feel that something was wrong, all the doctors that he saw told him that he was perfectly healthy.
So he went on to the road of self-diagnosis and looked for answers at online forums. Finally, he found out that he has a very serious chronic illness which kills about half a million citizens a year in the US alone. After being successfully treated and getting better, Richard came to the conclusion that consumers don’t have a good tool to understand what’s happening in their microbiome. Which he wanted to change.
Listen on to hear all about Richard's dramatic journey and how he used one of his competitors to gain inspiration for Thryve!