Why Raw Probiotics Need Prebiotics To Benefit You

Raw probiotics have a reputation for being more effective than laboratory probiotics. However, without prebiotics their benefits are limited. Discover why.

Did you know you have more probiotics in your digestive tract than cells in your body?

If you took all your body’s bacteria and placed them on a measuring scale, it would weigh as much as 2 kilos.

There are over 300 strains of good bacteria - constantly multiplying – in your digestive tract. They play a vital role in the health and maintenance of your digestive and immune systems. They improve the function of digestion, absorption and elimination.For this reason, you need to make sure you have enough of them.

There is always a flip side, and unfortunately, this applies to your own bacteria. As well as the good guys you the have bad guys as well. The bad guys come in the form of anaerobic and pathogenic microbes and give them half a chance, they can wreck havoc in your gut. But, as long as you have plenty of good bacteria, these bad guys can be kept in check.

However, poor diet, antibiotics, antacids, stress, pain relief pills can compromise our immune system and create an a gut environment that is too acidic.This environment simply poisons our good bacteria to death. In contrast the disease promoting bad bacteria thrive in this environment.

If the bad bacteria take over they begin to ferment the bowel waste matter in your colon, turning it toxic and poisonous. This creates a highly acidic environment that encourages the growth of yeast infections such as a candida albacus. Unchecked, these bad guys will attack the intestinal walls and begin to attack your immune system. In this situation, replenishing the friendly bacteria is a priority.

Replenishing Probiotics

The increased awareness of digestive health issues has created a huge market  for probiotic supplements and food products such as dairy yoghurt. These probiotics are man made, meaning they do not exist in nature. They are created through a bacteria fermentation process, then added to foods and supplements.

Many of these products and supplements are marketed as effective ways of replenishing the lost good bacteria in your gut. It is important to point out that your body produces its own friendly microbial bacteria. So, these probiotics may help but they are not absolutely compulsory.

In recent times the health benefits claimed by the creators of probiotic products have been questioned. Many of the health the claims have been dismissed due to a lack of supportive evidence. Also, a lot of probiotic supplements  advertised as containing live probiotics, were actually found to have no or very few live probiotics in them.

For this reason, many health companies have focused their attention on raw probiotics. The difference with these supplements is the probiotics are predominantly derived from food sources in their raw state. What I mean by as raw, is the probiotics, nutrients and natural enzymes are extracted without being destroyed or tampered with.

This is achieved by using extraction processes that do not use heat treatment, additives, chemicals, binders, fillers or bulking agents. Raw means they are completely unadulterated.

Raw Probiotics Side Effects

The bad bacteria that have taken up residence in your intestinal tract are very comfortable there. Most of them are not going to be happy being evicted and for that  reason you may feel certain side effects from taking raw probiotics.

These side effects may include abdominal pains, diarrhea and excessive gas. This is normal when toxins are removed from your body.

How long these side effects last and their intensity are determined by the individual. For example, if you have eaten a poor diet for a long time, then reversing the effects of these bad habits is going to take longer.

Why You Need Prebiotics

For your friendly bacteria to survive they need the right environment. If there are too many bad bacteria your digestive system will be too acidic for the raw probiotics to survive. For that crucial reason you need to ensure you are getting enough prebiotics.

Prebiotics are insoluble fibers that are found naturally in certain foods. They help to rebalance your digestive system and make it more alkaline (less acidic) by cleansing your colon. Good bacteria thrive in an alkaline environment.

Prebiotics also partially digest in your colon and as they do they create a nutrient rich by product that your probiotics feed on.  In essence prebiotics feed your probiotics.

So, where do you get these prebiotics?

There are certain foods that have higher levels than others and the best sources are as follows:

  • Jerusalem Artichoke
  • asparagus
  • unrefined oats
  • raw onions
  • bananas
  • kiwifruit

Actually the kiwifruit is one of the best sources of prebiotics and it is also high in vitamins and minerals. If that was not enough it is also a rich source of dietary fibre and phenolic compounds. If you have not heard of phenolics, then I will explain.

Phenolic compounds are natural bioactive’s, and like prebiotics, most of them are contained within the skin of the kiwifruit. These phenolics also have other amazing digestive health and antioxidant qualities.

While the prebiotics are busy feeding and strengthening your probiotics, the phenolic compounds are waging war on your bad bacteria and inhibiting their growth.

In order to obtain enough prebiotics and phenolic compounds you would need to eat at least 4 to 6 a kiwifruit a day. That’s a lot of fruit of to eat.

But….There Is An Easier Way To Digestive Health

Fortunately, there is an easier way to acquire your daily dose of prebiotics, phenolics, dietary fibre and raw enzymes in one easy to swallow capsule.

MX Kiwi Biotic is a natural prebiotic dietary supplement made from 100% kiwifruit. Not only the fruit, but also the skin, seeds and pulp – nothing is wasted. You have all the fruits natural goodness contained in one small capsule.

Pop it in your mouth and your done. Sure beats buying and peeling 4 to 6 kiwifruit a day.

As MX Kiwi Biotic uses the whole fruit one capsule equals the nutritional value of 3 kiwifruit (including the skin). Taking one or two of these each day will begin to alkaline your digestion and enable your good bacteria to thrive.

It is important to remember your digestion is linked directly or indirectly to every cell of your body. This means if your digestive system is healthy, your whole body is healthy. Do yourself a favor by checking out MX Kiwi Biotic today

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