WHAT IS A PREBIOTIC, A PROBIOTIC AND AN ENZYME?
You’ve probably heard of probiotics and probably know you should be taking it but do you really know what they are and what they do?
Well probiotics are living micro organisms that support a healthy digestive tract. Eating them, or having them inside your gut, can help your digestive system function more efficiently and may contribute to a healthier immune system, among other health benefits.
But have you heard of and do you know what prebiotics are?
A prebiotic is basically food for the good guys. It’s a type of dietary fibre which can’t be digested by human enzymes and therefore feeds the friendly bacteria in your gut.
Given there are two types of dietary fibres - soluble and insoluble, only certain types of fibres feed your gut bacteria but both are essential for good health. The soluble fibres that are metabolised by beneficial gut microbes are considered prebiotics and are most commonly present in fibre-rich foods such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Probiotics occur in many fermented foods like sauerkraut and tempeh.
Our Gut Health contains botanicals, probiotics and also the necessary prebiotics which are derived from chicory root to support a healthy gastrointestinal tract and help feed the probiotics in the gut, allowing the ingredients to function optimally and deliver maximum benefits. With 3 billion CFU of bacillus coagulants, probiotics help support the intestinal microflora in the GI tract to promote a healthy GI tract.