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What are Prebiotics?

Prebiotics are the preferred food for the good bacteria in your digestive system, stimulating activation and growth. Prebiotics are selectively fermented in the gut to increase healthy bacteria. They aid digestion and enhance the absorption of valuable vitamins.

Selective fermentation means that prebiotics promote growth of beneficial bacteria, such as lactobacilli and bifidobacteria, without feeding the ‘bad’ types. The 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. They belong to a group of particular nutrient fibres that feed and encourage the growth of good bacteria in the gut.

Prebiotics alter the colonic microbiota in favour of a healthier composition

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