What are prebiotics and probiotics you ask?
Probiotics are known as the “good” type of bacteria, keeping the body’s digestive system healthy by controlling the growth of harmful bacteria. For good bacteria to survive in the body’s bowel, prebiotic foods act almost like a fertilizer for the good bacteria. Prebiotic foods, such as guar gum, are non-digestible food fibres which when consumed, ferment and produce acids in the lower gut, promoting the growth of beneficial bacteria in the large intestine.
Good bacteria in the gut is important, as 70% of the body’s serotonin actually resides in the gut, and not the brain as previously thought. Serotonin, also known as the happiness molecule, has a strong influence on the body’s mood, with extremely low serotonin levels resulting in starch cravings, low self-esteem, aggressive behavior and depression.
Good bacteria in the gut is important, as 70% of the body’s serotonin actually resides in the gut, and not the brain as previously thought.
Our NOURISHING PROTEIN contains both probiotics and prebiotics to support the entire digestive system from top to bottom. Probiotics are proven to treat, prevent or even cure anything from depression to irritable bowel syndrome and colic. Good health starts with a healthy digestive tract, a large part of the immune system is located around the bowel and probiotics are important for the regulation of immunity, helping to prevent coughs, colds and infections.