Do you feel like your digestive health could be better? It could be because you're not getting enough prebiotic fiber in your diet.
Prebiotics are essential not only for digestion and regularity but also for creating a healthy microbiome where probiotics can flourish. But what exactly are prebiotics and how do they work?
Prebiotics are food sources for beneficial microorganisms in the digestive system, also known as probiotics. More specifically, they're non-digestible fibers and complex carbohydrates.
Prebiotics help to stimulate the growth of probiotics and promote a healthy balance of the microbiome.
As you probably know, probiotics are beneficial bacteria and yeast that live throughout the digestive system. Prebiotics are non-digestible by us, but they do help form healthy stools and are a food source for probiotics.
Prebiotics feed and promote the growth of probiotics. They also inhibit the growth of bad microorganisms that can harm us.
There are a plethora of benefits associated with prebiotics. If you're not getting enough prebiotics in your diet, your health could be suffering.
Prebiotics are fiber and higher intakes of fiber are correlated with lower body weight. (1) (2) One way that fiber does this is by reducing your appetite. (3) (4)
Higher fiber intake is associated with less cardiovascular disease. (1) It's thought to do this by lowering bad cholesterol levels and improving insulin resistance. (5)
Fiber itself helps keep you regular by forming larger, softer stools. Fiber works in a couple of different ways.
Insoluble fiber helps add bulk to the stool and makes food pass faster through the stomach and intestines. Soluble fiber absorbs water and turns into a gel-like substance, which softens the stool, letting it move through the digestive tract more easily.
BlueBiology Prebiotic contains both of these types of fiber.
Fiber can help control your appetite by increasing satiety (the feeling of fullness after eating). Studies have shown that this can be achieved through fiber supplementation. (6) Fiber likely does this by increasing the production of the hormones that make you feel full after eating. (7) (8)
Higher fiber intake is linked with lower rates of mortality from inflammation-based diseases 'particularly from circulatory, digestive, and non-CVD noncancer inflammatory diseases'. (9) Soluble fiber may also help improve symptoms in people with inflammatory conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome. (10)
Some studies indicate that prebiotics, whether it's directly or indirectly, are associated with stronger immune responses. (11)
This is what prebiotics are really known for: boosting the growth of probiotic bacteria and yeast. As you may know, probiotics have wide-ranging health benefits, so by combining a prebiotic supplement with a probiotic like BlueBiotics Ultimate Care, it encourages the probiotics to flourish, which improves your overall health.
There are many health benefits associated with probiotics. Some of the more significant health benefits include:
BlueBiology Prebiotic is our prebiotic supplement scientifically-formulated to improve your digestion and synergize with probiotics.
BlueBiology Prebiotic contains both soluble and insoluble fiber so that you get the digestive benefits of both types plus enough variety to satisfy any type of probiotic strain as a food source.
More specifically, BlueBiology Prebiotic contains these three prebiotic ingredients:
These ingredients can do wonders for your digestion and help to promote the health of probiotics and the microbiome. However, there can be a drawback for some people with gas.
This is totally normal with prebiotic and fiber supplements, and sometimes the feeling goes away after the body adjusts. But we wanted to avoid our supplement causing gas altogether, which is why we included 23mg of the last ingredient, alpha-galactosidase.
Alpha-galactosidase is an enzyme that helps reduce gas, the feeling of bloating, and flatulence.
Features of BlueBiology Prebiotic Include:
What's the dose size for BlueBiology Prebiotics?
A dose of our prebiotic supplement is one small scoop (a scooper is included), which contains 11 grams. You can mix it with any drink of your preference. We recommend mixing it with a healthy smoothie.
Does BlueBiology Prebiotic contain any dairy, wheat, or soy?
BlueBiology Prebiotic is free of dairy, wheat, and soy. It is manufactured in a facility that may process these ingredients.
Are prebiotics safe?
Prebiotics are not only safe but an important part of any healthy diet. Taking BlueBiology Prebiotic is a great way to supplement if you’re not getting enough prebiotic fiber in your regular diet.
Does BlueBiology Prebiotic require refrigeration?
This product does not need to be refrigerated but it should be kept out of direct sunlight.