Why are prebiotics important?
Whereas probiotics are live, active bacteria such as bifidobacteria and lactobacilli that enter the gut by ingesting foods and supplements, prebiotics are non-living, non-digestible fibres that work in your gut, feeding the good gut bacteria such as bifidobacteria and lactobacilli and encourage them to grow.
To put in simply, there is no point trying to populate your guy with probiotics that can't thrive. They need an active food source. By taking a prebiotic supplement, you will increase populations of healthy bacteria, aid digestion and enhance the production of valuable vitamins.
Good bacteria play a significant role in regulating your immune system, inhibiting the growth of pathogens (disease causing bacteria) and digesting food. Galactooligosaccharides (GOS) are the most advanced form of prebiotics which belong to a group of particular nutrient fibres that feed and encourage the growth of good bacteria in the gut.
Prebiotics are also resistant to the body’s enzymes and gastric acids, which means that they are not destroyed, digested, or absorbed as they travel through your digestive system unlike many probiotics. Prebiotics reach the colon intact and unaltered.
What is a good source of prebiotics?
The major source of prebiotics is dietary fibre. Although a good amount of dietary fibre is found in raw onions, raw asparagus and raw leeks to name a few, a much more available and sustainable source is Inulin which is found in Chicory Root. In fact, 36-48g per 100g of Chicory Root is comprised of Inulin. The highest count available.
If you are trying to maintain a healthy gut microbiome, one cannot ignore a daily prebiotic.
You can find Inulin in our Woman formula.