Pre + Pro-biotics & Associated Diseases with Gut Health

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Pre + Pro-biotics & Some Diseases Associated with Gut Health


When it comes to diseases, many of them start in the gut. The gut is the processing plant of the body. Our gastrointestinal tract takes fuel, otherwise known as food, breaks it down and makes it usable. Unfortunately for humanity, some of our food is tainted. Bad bacteria, especially when an immune system is already compromised or fighting an infection, can wreak havoc. This is where the consumption of pre- and pro-biotics comes in handy. Their uses and ingredients follow below after a list of common bowel-related sicknesses.

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) – includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Celiac disease
  • Peptic ulcers
  • Diverticulitis
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gallstones
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
  • Leaky gut syndrome
  • Dysbiosis
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Gastroparesis
  • Colon polyps
  • Coeliac disease
  • Food allergies and intolerances
  • Helicobacter pylori infection



Prebiotics are non-digestible fibers, often carbohydrates, found in certain foods (like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains) that serve as a food source for the beneficial bacteria in the gut. Common types of prebiotics include:


Found in foods like chicory root, garlic, onions, leeks, and bananas.

Fructooligosaccharides (FOS):

Present in fruits and vegetables such as asparagus, garlic, and onions.

Galactooligosaccharides (GOS):

Found in legumes, lentils, and certain vegetables.

Resistant starch:

Found in foods like green bananas, raw potatoes, and some legumes.

Dietary fiber:

Present in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes.


Probiotics are live beneficial bacteria that, when consumed, provide health benefits by maintaining or improving the balance of the gut microbiota. Probiotics can be found in fermented foods (like yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut) or as supplements.


Found in yogurt and other fermented foods. Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei, and Lactobacillus rhamnosus are examples.


Found in dairy products and some probiotic supplements. Bifidobacterium bifidum and Bifidobacterium longum are examples.

Saccharomyces boulardii:

A type of yeast found in probiotics that can be beneficial for digestive health.

Streptococcus thermophilus:

Often found in yogurt and other fermented dairy products.


How they help:

Prebiotics promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut. By nourishing these bacteria, prebiotics contribute to a healthier balance in the gut microbiota. This balance is crucial for proper digestion, nutrient absorption, and immune function.

Probiotics introduce beneficial bacteria into the gut, helping maintain a balanced microbiota. They may also have anti-inflammatory effects, improve digestion, and enhance the overall health of the gastrointestinal system. Probiotics are often recommended after taking antibiotics to replenish the beneficial bacteria that may have been affected.

It’s important to note that the effectiveness of probiotics can vary based on the specific strains used, and not all probiotics are equally effective for all conditions. When choosing a probiotic supplement, it’s advisable to select one that contains strains known for their intended benefits and has been studied in relevant clinical trials. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any supplementation, especially if you have underlying health conditions.

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