Maintaining good gut health is crucial for our overall health and well-being, as the gut plays a key role in many bodily functions. The gut is home to trillions of microorganisms, known as the gut microbiome. This microbiome is involved in many processes including digestion, nutrient absorption, and immune system function and plays a major role in good health. Many people know about probiotics when it comes to maintaining a healthy digestive system, but not many people understand the role that prebiotics play. So at Elyxa we have decided to share the difference between prebiotics and probiotics, and why prebiotics are so important in maintaining a healthy digestive system.
To break it down simply, prebiotics are essential for nourishing the small intestine to help the body function properly. Prebiotics are needed to sustain health by feeding the small intestine; those beneficial bacteria that naturally reside in our gut.
When we consume prebiotics, they travel through our digestive system until they reach the stomach, where they are fermented. This fermentation process leaves the small intestine to extract the more subtle trace elements that helps the body's functions.
Probiotics on the other hand help replace the bacteria destroyed when we have antibiotics. Probiotics are live microorganisms, such as bacteria or yeasts, that are beneficial to our health when consumed in adequate amounts. These microorganisms naturally reside in our gut and play an important role in maintaining a healthy digestive system and supporting overall health.
However, for the bulk of the time, it is the prebiotics that are needed to sustain good health.
At Elyxa, we understand that taking care of your digestive system is important for your overall health and well-being. That's why we developed Elyxa Gut, a product that contains 26 prebiotics made from a blend of wild fruits and other natural wholefoods, to help support your gut health.