Prebiotics vs. Probiotics
Why does our Safe + Fair protein contain prebiotics and probiotics? They both are essential for a healthy gut, but they function in different ways.
But the best part for you is that we made is easy to include prebiotics and probiotics in your child's diet! No more pills, no guess work, no worries, just a scoop of our Kids Protein!
What Are Prebiotics?
Prebiotics are a special type of plant fiber that helps healthy bacteria thrive which keeps your digestion working smoothly.
Your body can't actually digest this special plant fiber, instead this source of carbohydrate travels down to you lower digestive tract and "acts" like food for the healthy bacteria living down there. It feeds your healthy microbiome!
Examples Of Prebiotics:
You can find prebiotics in certain fruits, veggies, and whole grains!
• Dandelion greens
• Green Vegetables
• Konjac root
• Legumes (peas and beans)
• Yacon Root
We use allergen-friendly apple and cassava fiber as our main source of prebiotics in our protein, but additional prebiotics can be found in the other sources of fruits and vegetables we include!
What are Probiotics?
Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for you and help keep your gut and digestive track working correctly. While there are both good and bad bacteria, probiotics are the good and helpful kind. They help keep your microbiome in balance!
Maybe you've had a doctor recommend you take a probiotic during a course of antibiotics. This was to help replenish the good bacteria that was killed off during the course of your medication.
Examples of Probiotics:
There are many strains of probiotics and you'll typically find them in fermented foods.
- Certain Cheeses
We use a special strain that has been researched and found to be missing in children with food allergies. Our VP of Innovation, Jessica Grelle, spoke with Dr. Jack Gilbert on this research and learned that including it improves a child's gut health and Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG-supplemented formula expands butyrate-producing bacterial strains in food allergic infants.
We also include strains of Bifidobacteria that live in your intestines and can help with conditions such as IBS, diarrhea, constipation, and can help prevent the common cold and flu.