Prebiotics are a group of soluble fibres and other phytonutrients that provide fuel and food for probiotics, the flora that make up a large part of our microbiome and support digestive health, immune function, and play a role in many other systems throughout our body. Prebiotics provide a healthy substrate for probiotics to thrive on, supporting a healthy microbiome naturally.
While many of us are aware of the support of probiotics may offer, few consider the importance of prebiotics, generally made up of dietary fibres that provide the necessary ‘food’ to feed our good bugs and provide a substrate for these wonderful helpers to colonise our bodies and establish colonies of sufficient sizes. Probiotics can often pass through our gut without easily establishing themselves, effectively helping with digestive and immune health as they move through but not always lingering long enough to maintain long-term results.
Prebiotics provide the perfect natural food for these crucial bacteria to eat and survive on, allowing them to flourish in our bodies and support our long-term health.
We carry a variety of prebiotic supplements, some with probiotics and some without. Capsules are available for easy on-the-run prebiotic support, or try mixing powders such as Amazonia Pre-Probiotics into your morning smoothie to support your friendly bacteria and help them thrive.