You probably know about probiotics already. They're the "good" bacteria that can improve your gut health. And if you don't know already, the health of your gut can affect pretty much your whole body, from your digestion to your skin, cardiovascular system, and immune system.
You can find probiotics in fermented foods, but you can also get them in supplemental form. Many of these supplements have different bacteria strains, which have various benefits, like some promote women's health, while others promote digestive health. When looking for a supplement, read the labels carefully to choose which ones are the best for your needs. It's also always helpful and recommended to talk to your doctor before taking anything new and they can help give you some suggestions on the brands and formulas to take.
So anyways, you know about probiotics, but did you know that they're pretty much useless if you're not getting prebiotics? Yes, that's right, you need prebiotics, too. They're non-digestible carbohydrates (or fibers) that serve as "food" for the healthy gut bacteria (probiotics), so they can help them grow and thrive.
You can get prebiotics through your diet, but you can also find them in supplement form, too. In fact, many probiotic formulas also contain prebiotics, so they're like a two-in-one. You can take a look at some prebiotic supplements below.
This prebiotic formula contains PreforPro and PreticX prebiotic fibers to improve the microbiome and allow for better absorption of nutrients. The supplement also inhibits the growth of "bad" bacteria.
Hum Nutrition's supplement is one of the two-in-one formulas mentioned earlier. In addition to the prebiotic konjac root, it also contains nine strains of probiotics. It's designed to promote a clear complexion and support a healthy digestion.
If you have a sensitive stomach, this prebiotic product might be the one you should consider since it's specially formulated with that in mind. It contains a mix of acacia fiber, inulin, resistant starch, and soluble dietary fiber to support the gut.
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