Prebiotics are fiber compounds that stimulate the growth and activity of beneficial gut microorganisms. Serving as food for gut bacteria, prebiotics promote microbiota diversity and a healthy microbiome.
In this post, we discuss the general mechanism of action of prebiotics and explain how benefits from prebiotic supplementation (whether with diet or supplements) can extend far beyond the digestive system.
We also explain the difference between prebiotics, probiotics and postbiotics, and how each plays its own part in supporting the health of a gut microbiome,
Wade Lightheart, a co-founder of BiOptimizers, talks about how essential optimising the gut is to boosting cognitive performance. Learn which gut bacteria influence the production of neurotransmitters that improve brain performance and which probiotic strains help boost digestion.
Through my gut healing journey, I’ve learned that the food that I eat makes a huge difference to my health, brain function and energy levels. One of the life-changing pieces of information that came to hand as I began my research was discovering that we are more bacteria than we are human cells. Studies are indicating that using probiotics in a therapeutic manner may promote a gut defence barrier to help normalise intestinal absorbency and stabilise the gut by improving the barrier of the intestine.
So, how do we know which probiotics are right for us?
Dr. Denise K. Hee (Mb BCh BAO, MRCS, CHC) discusses the microbiome: How pre- and probiotics play a significant role in keeping our intestines working properly. The gateway to thriving health is through a properly functioning digestive tract.
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