Prebiotics versus Probiotics
Probiotics are good bacteria that fight off bad bacteria in the gut and help establish a healthy microbiome. Prebiotics are dietary fibers often found in grains, vegetables, and fruits. These are non-digestible carbohydrates that feed the probiotics already existing in the gut and optimize their growth and functions.
It's important to note there is an array of probiotic strains as well as many prebiotic dietary fibers, and when it comes to gut health, it is not a one size fits all formula. This means some probiotics work better with specific prebiotics and vice versa.
What are prebiotics?
Simply put, prebiotics are food for the good bacteria that live in your gut. More specifically, prebiotics are non-digestible food ingredients that beneficially affect the host by selectively stimulating the growth and/or activity of one or a limited number of bacteria in the colon.
How do Prebiotics work?
Prebiotics arrive in the colon mostly undigested, because our human digestive enzymes don’t break down these fibers. Next, the good bacteria in the colon ferment these prebiotic fibers and convert them into short-chain fatty acids. Short-chain fatty acids are associated with many health benefits and can help with immune system regulation, inflammation, and much more.
What are the health benefits of prebiotics?
Prebiotics are the fuel for the good bacteria found in your gut's microbiome. Consistently feeding these bacteria helps support a healthy and strong microbiome to maintain digestive health and support immunity. The Arabinoxylan found in Inner Life! is a prebiotic fiber that is clinically proven to promote the growth of beneficial bifidobacteria in your gut.
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