Prebiotics and Probiotics; Why both are Necessary
We all know now how important good bacteria in our gut is.
We need to grow them, nurture them and sometimes even have them measured to see whether we have enought, and if they are out of balance it, we may have an over abundance of bad bacteria.
One thing, for sure we know now, good bacteria that gets destroyed by antibiotics and bad diet.
There is something positive we can do now, and that is grow our Microbiome and nurture it.
How Can We Grow Our Microbiome?
We can grow our microbiome by taking human strain probiotics, i.e. adding new bacteria that survive the stomach acid..
We can nurture our bacteria by feeding it to increase the numbers. Yes, that’s right, we can feed our bacteria. This helps them grow strong and multiply.
Ond of the best ways to help our bacteria is by providing the medium that encourages them to grow – i.e. feeding them with prebiotics.
This combination, is known as synergy.
Synergy is created when these two supplements, prebiotics and probiotics, are taken together and this is one of the best ways to create strong, diverse bacteria strains in your gut.
Both can help us get rid of bad bacteria by overcrowding it with the good.
Dr Oz interviewed Dr. Axe who talked about incorporating these synergistic foods into our diet through fermented foods combined with fiber.
The fermented foods are the prebiotics, i.e. soluble fiber, that acts like a fertilizer which makes them stronger.
In a perfect world, we’d all have the time to create our own fermented foods and incorporate them naturally into our diet.
We all know that this is easier said then done. Sometimes we need to supplement our diet because of a lack of time and product availability. Thats where a probiotics supplement and prebiotic supplement come in.
What about ‘ready to buy’ products?
You may be noticing a wide variety of products on the market which contain both probiotics and fiber. Research shows that ‘ready to buy’ probiotics which are infused with prebiotics, such as drinks and dairy products contain sugar .
Microbiologist, Kiran Krishnan, Head of Scientific Affairs for Thrive Probiotic, Park Ridge, IL says that sugar is one of the biggest disruptors of gut ecology.
Alsom he says that many people suffering with imbalance may be sensitive to dairy products.
According to Krishna’s research, “many fermented beverages don’t necessarily contain clinically relevant dosages of probiotics, making them a more passive option for addressing bacterial imbalance.”
He talks about the importance of factors involved in maintaining the shelf stability of the probiotics as well as which strains are selected for use. These key factors determine just how viable these microbes are once they end up in your gut.
You can get the most out of your probiotics buy adding a prebiotic.
Right now when you purchase our Perfect Pass Prebiotic you will receive 10% off our probiotics by Dr. Ohhira, VSL, Visbiome or Primal Defense.
If you haven’t used Perfect Pass Probiotic yet, now is the time to try it.
We are offering 15 % off our Perfect Pass Probiotic when you purchase it along with Perfect Pass Prebiotic.