Prebiotic supplements can be regularly taken to help increase and drive the growth of good bacteria deep inside your gut.
The special, soluble fibres that comprise prebiotic supplements provide the ideal food for beneficial bacteria, such as lactobacilli and bifidobacteria.
Prebiotic supplements are completely different to the probiotic yoghurts, drinks and supplements on the market. Probiotic formulations sound good because they contain the living bacteria that we know are so important to the overall health of our bodies—from digestion and infant development to immune system regulation, joint protection and mental stability.
But many of the good bacteria in probiotic supplements die before they even reach your gut. Bacterial colonies are happy in a fridge but will rapidly die at higher temperatures. And once you swallow them, they’re open to attack from enzymes, stomach acid and the other bacteria living in your body.
In contrast, prebiotic supplements are highly stable and reach your gut intact [link to study], where they naturally feed and stimulate the growth of good bacteria.
Prebiotic supplements in everyday life
Prebiotics have lots of benefits that make it easy for you to incorporate them into your daily life. Prebiotics are heat resistant making them versatile for use in a range of applications, including cooking. Freeze them, cook them, blend them and they remain 100% effective.