Prebiotic is a nondigestible food ingredient that promotes the growth of beneficial microorganisms in the intestines.
The best way for me to look at this is; the Prebiotic feeds the Probiotic, which is the live bacteria that is essential for the digestive system to work correctly.
Some describe it as a fertilizer for the Probiotic; which, to me means the same thing… there may be some scientist who may want to argue the point, but let’s keep it simple
It was a little confusing,the first time hearing this information; before learning about the Prebiotic function, the only thing that I ever heard about was getting the Probiotics.
Advertisement for Yogurt and other products was the primary source of information. And, due to being busy or not paying too much attention, it has been a neglected subject until lately.
To get the nutrients from our diets the digestive system must be working, or the vitamins and minerals will not make it to parts of the body that need it.
So, let’s look at the best natural sources are for both the pre and probiotics.
Best Natural Sources of Pro and Prebiotics
The foods that are good for probiotics are Yogurt, Sauerkraut, Soft cheeses, Kefir, Sourdough Bread, Sour Pickles, Tempeh and Acidophilus Milk (fermented milk).
Prebiotics are found in artichokes, bananas, oatmeal, red wine, honey, maple syrup, and legumes.
Looking at this list of items; how many do you have in your diet? Many of the things listed here are not suitable for a person with diabetes to eat.
Many are not allowed in the low carb diets and for sure not in the Ketogenic diet.
So, the people who are on these types of diets can get themselves into trouble if they do not pay attention to what their digestive system is doing.
For the people who choose to follow these types of diets, it becomes more critical to maintain the right amount of pre and probiotics in their diets.
Why Buy Prebiotics
For the health-conscious people out there; we know that not all supplements are the same in quality.
They may carry the same ingredients, but one will be much more effective, and it usually is the one with the better-quality ingredients and practices.
In researching this article, there is some compelling information that is using a lot of scientific words that is beyond my level of expertise.
But what they are saying, in a nutshell, is that we need to make sure we are buying the right stuff.
Some companies are selling cheaper ingredients, (that are not technically prebiotics at all) as prebiotics and that makes them look much less expensive than a quality driven company.
Check the company out to make sure they are legit and following the established Good Manufacturing Practice (GPM) standards.
The company should guarantee the prebiotic to be live and have measures in place to keep it that way while staying on the self for its recommended amount of time.
Please share your thoughts on this in the comment section at the bottom of the post.
Prebiotics Supplements Reviews
There are tons of reviews on the Prebiotics and Probiotics alike. How do you sift through all the data…?
Well, stick with what you are comfortable with it what seems to work best for me.
Amazon is my favorite place to order stuff online; which makes it an excellent source to compare the prices of the products you’re interested in and see what people’s comments a say.
There are many probiotic products available in this with over 1000 results; blew me away, was not expecting this. It is much more popular than I gave it credit.
At first glance, we see that most of the products on the first couple of pages rated at 4.5 stars; which, indicates that people are happy with the results they are getting from the products.
Where Buy Prebiotics Supplements
Once you are satisfied with the company that you select; shopping around for the best price is in order.
Amazon usually will have the best price; sometimes you can catch things on sale, and beat the price at a local store, but that is not worth the hassle to me.
The important thing here is that you are getting a good quality product that is going to deliver the result you need.
I have been using a product that has been very helpful for both myself and my family members for several years now.
It is in the form of a pixie stick that is easy to take, and the taste is good enough that my kids will eat it without any hassle.
Most of the products from Avisae are like that; they make them all taste good, that is something that has been refreshing from other supplement companies that I have tried over the years.
The name of this product is pre+probiotics pixie, and each pixie contains 2 grams of the product which includes 20 billion active cultures.
It is guaranteed to arrive live and has a list of other attributes as well, including being 15X more effective than standard capsules, it is Sugar and Allergan free, and enhances mental clarity.
Avisae products are made right here in the USA and follow the FDA and the GMP standards.
Ingredients are free from preservatives, toxins, pesticides and heavy metals.
For more information check the White Paper.
Probiotics is a subject that before doing this article was really on the back burner of my brain. Ran across an interesting short video on the topic of Probiotics it is only a few minutes long: Probiotic Educational Video
It just popped up today because of my kids needing to take some of the pre+probiotics pixie’s. Glad to realize that the product we have been using is better than expected! That is always a good feeling.
Sometimes we just go through life not realizing how big something is until we look a little harder.
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Thanks for taking the time to read this post and hope you have a great day!