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?
What are prebiotics?
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.
How Prebiotics and Probiotics Work Together
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.
Potential Health Benefits of Prebiotics
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)
Better Cardiovascular Health
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)
It Keeps You Regular
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.
Prebiotics May Help with Appetite Control
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)
Better Immune Function
Some studies indicate that prebiotics, whether it’s directly or indirectly, are associated with stronger immune responses. (11)
Stimulates the Growth of Probiotics
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:
- Probiotics promote a healthy balance of the microbiome (the collection of organisms that live throughout the digestive system) (12)
- Probiotics can prevent and treat diarrhea (13)
- Probiotics are good for the immune system (14)
- Probiotics can provide relief from the symptoms of digestive disorders (15) (16) (17)
- Probiotics have a positive impact on mental health and may provide relief from conditions such as depression and anxiety (18) (19)
- Probiotics are good for heart health by lowering bad cholesterol and blood pressure (20) (21)
- Probiotics are beneficial for certain allergies (22) (23) (24)
What is BlueBiology Prebiotic?
BlueBiology Prebiotic is our prebiotic supplement scientifically-formulated to improve your digestion and synergize with probiotics.
BlueBiology Prebiotic Ingredients
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:
- 1,500mg of organic chicory root powder
- 1,500mg of lentil root powder
- 5,000mg of organic gum arabic flour
- Made in the USA
- Backed by our 90-day Money Back Guarantee
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: 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Where can I buy BlueBiology Prebiotic?