Prebiotic Bio

  • Promotes normal intestinal flora*
  • Increases production of SCFAs (propionate, acetate)*
  • Modulates the metabolome in the gastrointestinal tract and liver*
  • Supports the integrity of the gastrointestinal tract*
  • Improves intestinal barrier function*

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Description

Prebiotics are a very specific type of food. While many of the food ingredients we consume are digested immediately, prebiotics are a healthy non-digestible food ingredients. Consuming a non-digestible ingredient, it allows for the growth of bio-cultures by reaching the intestine unaffected by the digestion process. This can provide good digestive health. The positive effects prebiotics have by reaching the intestine in an unaltered form is known as the prebiotic effect.

A prebiotic effect occurs when there is an increase in the activity of healthy bacteria in the human intestine. The prebiotics stimulates the growth of healthy bacteria such as bifidobacteria and lactobacilli in the gut and increase resistance to invading pathogens. This effect is induced by prebiotics. These foods induce metabolic activity, leading to health improvements. Healthy bacteria in the intestine can combat unwanted bacteria, providing a number of health benefits.

Prebiotics are a dietary fiber that triggers the growth of bacteria having favorable effects on the intestinal flora. Probiotics, however, are live microorganisms contained in the food we eat. They remain intact throughout the digestive process, and deliver healthy bacteria directly to the large intestine. Since probiotics do not stimulate metabolic activity they provide a different set of benefits than prebiotics. Both sets of benefits are valuable for our health wellness, and can act symbiotically to provide numerous health benefits. Both prebiotics and probiotics can be prescribed together.*