Prebiotic FAQ | All Your Prebiotic Questions Answered
For daily users, keep your probiotics refrigerated to guarantee potency through expiration, . For infrequent users, keep probiotics frozen for long-term storage.All of our probiotic supplements are kept in freezers at our Minnesota warehouse to optimize freshness and maximize shelf life. We manufacture our supplements with overages to account for decreases in potency over time and we post third party lab tests that guarantee the potency, activity. and purity of our probiotic supplements... Read more
Probiotics are living microorganisms, typically bacteria native to the human digestive tract, which aid the body in a plethora of digestive processes and support the healthy structure and function of your gut. Commonly found probiotic bacteria include, but are not limited to species from the Lactobacilli, Bifidobacterium, and Bacillus genera. Prebiotics, on the other hand, consist of anything that stimulates the growth of probiotic bacteria. Vegetables are our primary source of... Read more
Yes. Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) are prebiotic carbohydrates that stimulate probiotic growth. Some foods rich in FOS are artichokes, garlic, chicory, onions, and bananas. As a soluble fiber, FOS absorbs water to help your body maintain regularity. Additionally, some fructooligosaccharides are low-calorie sweeteners that can be used as a sugar alternative; however, they can cause gas in some individuals when taken as a supplement.
Prebiotics are foods or supplements that stimulate the growth of probiotic bacteria. Foods high in prebiotic nutrients include: garlic, jerusalem artichokes, leeks, asparagus, onions, oats, cocoa, and chicory. Our probiotics contain two prebiotics: Lactostim, a prebiotic comprised of lecithin and oleic acid that works by emulsifying fats and rehydrating the bacteria so they can start propagating faster in your digestive tract and sodium alginate which works double duty as both a protector and... Read more