What’s with Prebiotics & Probiotics? 

Our digestive tract is home to a very complex system of good and bad bacteria (microorganisms).  These microorganisms, also referred to as ‘gut flora’ or ‘gut microbiota’, serve as a defence mechanism by preventing infections, they produce various nutrients for our bodies to utilise, and they help to keep our immune system in check. Prebiotics and probiotics help with balancing the gut microbiota and can assist in the management of functional digestive issues, including IBS. 

 

Whilst holistic health practitioners have always believed that many chronic diseases begin in the gut, the science to confirm this has only been revealed in the last decade or so.  Now, our microbiome where these microorganisms live, is actually considered to be a supportive organ of the body! 

 

When prebiotics and probiotics are added to our diets, our microbiome can operate better and create a more favourable gut environment.   This can provide us with feelings of overall good health. Prebiotics are special fibres that help healthy bacteria grow in our gut.  Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for our digestive system. 

 

Prebiotics and Probiotics can be consumed in the form of raw vegetables, fruit, fermented and pickled vegetables, and cultured dairy products. They can also be taken in the form of a supplement.  Taken together, Pre and Pro-biotics have been shown to have a synergistic effect, providing our bodies with a superior outcome compared to taking them separately. 

 

Partially Hydrolysed Guar Gum (PHGG) (Sunfiber®) is a soluble, non-viscous dietary fibre derived from the endosperm of Cyamopsis tetragonolobus L. seeds.  It is tasteless, odourless, and mixes into a clear solution in beverages. Sunfiber® PHGG has been available in the market as a dietary fibre for decades, but it has only been in recent years that its multiple benefits have become recognised. 

 

Through the ingestion of PHGG, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) sufferers have experienced an improvement in quality of life, increased stool frequency, experienced softer stools, reduced flatulence, cramping and abdominal bloating, and normalised bowel motions (ideal for both constipation and diarrhoea). This can be good news for those of us who suffer from bad gut health as all these observations suggest that PHGG is a very useful dietary fibre for a number of digestive symptoms and can assist in improving our digestive health.  

 

A beneficial Probiotic is LactoSpore® – a probiotic preparation containing L(+) lactic acid.  Lactic acid-producing bacteria are the largest inhabitant group in our gut. LactoSpore®  has been shown to significantly improve IBS-related symptoms like bloating, vomiting, constipation, diarrhoea and stool frequency.  Benefits of LactoSpore®  have also been studied in infants.   Clinical efficacy of LactoSpore®  has also been demonstrated in the management of gastrointestinal problems associated with infections and managing antibiotic-associated diarrhoea, and it is extremely promising in demonstrating improvement in IBS symptoms that coexist with depressive disorders. 

 

PHGG PLUS provides a compatible environment and synergistic delivery system of both Pre and Pro-biotics to assist in the management of functional digestive issues, including IBS.  

 

Product Highlights: 

  • Shelf stable – no refrigeration required. 
  • FODMAP Friendly certified 
  • No excipients 
  • Suitable for children and adults 
  • Contains clinically studied ingredients 

Product Indications: 

  • Promotes digestive health and improves bowel function and regularity 
  • Contains live beneficial bacteria that improves the health and diversity of the gastrointestinal flora. 
  • Reduces functional bowel symptoms and digestive discomfort including constipation, diarrhoea and gas 
  • Reduces irritable bowel symptoms 

  

Visit our website to view our wonderful range or add PHGG Plus to your next order. 

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