Scientific research of the last couple of years has discovered that the colons of people generally have a higher amount of bad bacteria than good bacteria (called probiotics) in their guts. Optimum colon health decrees we must have more of the good bacteria.
Taking probiotics is a step in the right direction to rectify this imbalance. But it is not enough. These probiotics need to be fed. Prebiotic soluble fibers, called fructans, are essential to keep the good bacteria growing and pushing out the bad bacteria at first, and killing them by the low pH in the gut after being well established.
Life Energy Food is a company dedicated to helping people attain good gut health. Its products, Vim® and Frē® contain prebiotic fructans, soluble fibers that are readily consumed in the colon and feed the probiotics in your gut. Feeding these good bacteria helps them to overpower the bad bacteria that cause health problems.
But our prebiotic fructans do more than just feed the probiotics. They help alleviate irritable bowel syndrome symptoms, such as diarrhea or constipation. They also relieve abdominal discomfort. Short chain fatty acids (SCFA) are produced when prebiotic fructans are consumed by probiotics in the large intestine. These SCFA acidify the luminal pH of the colon, thereby stopping the growth of pathogens and preventing certain types of cancer, including colon cancer. They also play a key role in the prevention and treatment of bowel disorders such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, due to their anti-inflammatory properties.
Diet is the most important factor in gut health. A diet heavy in dietary fiber in the form of fruits and vegetables and low in animal protein is crucial. Taking prebiotic fructans leads to the beneficial production of SCFA. However, the fermentation of animal proteins in the gut can result in the production of potentially toxic substances. So cut down on your meat intake and load up on your fruits and vegetables to keep your body healthy and strong.
Vim® and Frē® are great sources of the prebiotic fructans your body needs. They contain prebiotic fructans which other soluble fiber products such as Benefiber®, Citrucel®, and Metamucil® do not have.