Camp Hill, PA (PRWEB) March 06, 2015
There is a growing body of scientific evidence showing the importance a healthy balance of gut bacteria plays in overall health. From physical to mental health, the bacteria living in the gut can have a direct effect on overall quality of life.
A key component to achieving the ideal amount of good bacteria in the gut is through ingesting prebiotics. Prebiotics are a special form of dietary fiber that acts as a fertilizer for the good bacteria already located in the gut.
Probiotics are widely recognized by the public for being good for the gut. They are live bacteria found in fermented foods such yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut and miso or as pills. However, the acid present in the stomach can kill these live bacteria. The bacteria not killed by stomach acid or heat then have to compete with the 1,000-plus bacteria species already present in the gut. It is still unknown which of the many strains of probiotics manufacturers make is best for the average healthy person.
Prebiotics, on the other hand, have a direct influence on good bacteria because they are not affected by heat, cold or acid. While probiotics may still offer some digestive health benefits, the body needs prebiotics to be ingested to maximize their effects. Prebiotics can be found in certain fruit and vegetables, such as onions, garlic, chicory root, bananas and apples. The average US citizen finds it difficult to improve the levels of good bacteria because of the limited amount of prebiotic-rich fruits and vegetables the average person eats.
The easiest and safest way to increase consumption of prebiotics is through all-natural, lactose-free, sugar-free and GMO-free prebiotics. Prebiotin is the most medically researched prebiotic supplement on the market. The health industry itself is recognizing Prebiotin’s importance in overall health. Taste for Life awarded Prebiotin’s prebiotic formula the best digestive health supplement available in the marketplace for 2015.
Prebiotics will maximize the benefits of probiotics, and they offer a range of additional benefits as well. Prebiotics can strengthen the immune system, improve calcium absorption, reduce overall caloric intake for better weight management, increase bone density, help to correct “leaky gut,” and help to control obesity and Type 2 diabetes. Prebiotics are one of the most natural ways to gain more benefit from probiotics and improve overall health in ways that are backed by science.
Evidence supporting the connection between the human microbiome and overall health is growing rapidly, as stated in a recent Mayo Clinic article, “New scientific literature regarding the human microbiome has recently increased, with more than 90% of the nearly 4000 articles indexed by PubMed on the topic being published within the past 5 years. Although the clinical relevance of this field may initially seem esoteric to the practicing clinician, there is growing realization of the role our commensal microbiota plays in human health and disease.” To find additional published research, educational videos, and other resources about prebiotics, visit http://www.Prebiotin.com.