Welcome to The Official Blog of Epic 4 Health

Does your Probiotic Need a Prebiotic?

Posted by James on 04/30/2017 | Comment

Does your Probiotic Supplement need a Pre Biotic?

We’re all aware of these tiny little bacteria that live in our gut and influence everything from digestion to serotonin production, right? Yes, of course we’re talking about those friendly Probiotics. You've probably heard a lot about probiotics lately, in the news, on commercials, in conversation. But why only recently have these bacteria become such a topic of conversation? For one, our ability to study micro-organisms in the human body has allowed us to see, for the first time, just how crucial a microbial balance really is. Ironically, we’re learning this at the time that our diets are doing more harm to these bacteria than perhaps ever before.

We've larned that Probiotics are crucial for:

Digestive Health

Urinary Health

Fighting Allergies through Immune Support

Women’s Health

Overall Immunity

Countering Obesity

Crowding out Bad Bacteria

Creating Enzymes that destroy Harmful Bacteria…

The list of benefits goes on and on.

So we all know how important probiotics are but what are pre-biotics?

Prebiotics have been described as the fertilizer where probiotics are the grass seed. Essentially prebiotics are food for the probiotic, allowing these healthy bacteria to thrive in the gastrointestinal tract. We are now learning that to truly unlock the potential of the healthy bacteria is to make sure they are provided the optimum environment to grow. Althouth this is intuitive, the actual ingredients necessary for the optimal enviroment have only recently come to light. You wouldn’t prevent sunlight and water and fertilizer from reaching a lawn where you hope to grow lustrous flowing green grass. Likewise, you want to give your little friends the best chance of re-establishing that healthy balance by providing them the necessary fertilizer in the form of a pre biotic.

We’ve included the prebiotic FOS or Fructo Oligo Saccharide in our Gut Buddies Formulation to ensure you’re getting the most advanced and viable probiotic supplement on the market!