There is a constant battle taking place. The battlefield is your gut and the victor’s prize is your health. The combatants are the good healthy bacteria (probiotics) and the bad disease causing bacteria (pathogens). Your gut naturally contains both probiotics and pathogens, over 100 trillion. That’s 100,000,000,000,000; more cells than in your body! When the probiotics have the upper hand (more of them than pathogens) you are healthy. When the pathogens have the upper hand (more of them than probiotics) then you are unhealthy and prone to disease.
You have most likely heard about probiotics and their role in digestive and immune health. But what about prebiotics? Probiotics are healthy live bacteria often found in yogurt and fermented foods as well as supplements.Their primary function is to keep your digestive and immune systems healthy by keeping pathogenic bacteria in check. Doctors often prescribe probiotics to patients with digestive issues as well as those on antibiotics in an attempt to combat the unpleasant gastrointestinal side effects of the medication. Probiotics are a powerful tool in combating gastrointestinal issues, however they do not have the same power or effect as prebiotics do.
Probiotics are wonderful and provide us with numerous health benefits however, they’re very delicate. Heat, moisture and stomach acid can kill them, rendering them ineffective before they’ve even been digested. In fact, the simple act of shopping and bringing yogurt home can kill most of the probiotics in your yogurt. Also, those who don’t eat dairy foods for various reasons may find eating adequate amounts of probiotics difficult, if not impossible. Finally, we don’t know which “good” bacteria our unique bodies would benefit from. There are thousands of different species (called strains) in millions of products. Some strains have been scientifically tested, and proven effective, but many have not. For some people, a certain probiotic strain would be helpful while useless for others. When we consume probiotics, we’re taking a guess at which bacteria might be helpful and hoping for the best. We’re also hoping the ones that make it past the heat and acid of our stomach will actually go on to provide some health benefits to us.
Now that we are clear on probiotics, what are prebiotics? Simply put prebiotics are special plant fibers that cannot be digested by your body. They are the food for probiotics. They serve to nourish probiotics helping them to grow, multiply and flourish. While probiotics introduce good bacteria into the gut, prebiotics act as a fertilizer for the probiotics that are already in your gut as well as those being actively added (consumed). They help your good bacteria grow, improving the good-to-bad bacteria ratio. This ratio has been shown to have a direct correlation to your health and overall well-being, throughout your system, from your stomach to your brain. Studies show that as probiotics proliferate in the gut, the numbers of potentially harmful bacteria such as E. Coli, Staphylococcus, Candida, Salmonella, Listeria and Clostridium decline. These harmful bacteria produce toxic substances such as ammonia, which can burden the body’s immune system, causing overwork for organs, such as the liver and kidneys. Keeping pathogenic bacteria in check eases the burden on your on your immune system, liver and kidneys.
Your body does not digest these plant fibers. Instead, it uses these fibers to promote the growth of many probiotic strains. Studies have also shown prebiotics and good bacterial gut balance play a direct role in mental health. Individuals who consume prebiotics on a daily basis have fewer issues with anxiety, depression and stress. In fact, when their saliva was tested, it contained lower levels of cortisol. High levels of this hormone have been linked directly to mental health disorders.
Prebiotics, unlike probiotics, are not destroyed in the body. They are not affected by heat or bacteria. Getting the full benefits of prebiotics is easy, especially when consumed regularly. Prebiotics are fermented in the gut and broken down into short chain fatty acids (SCFA). It is these SCFA that are consumed by the probiotics as food. Prebiotics are needed to help probiotics grow and remain in your digestive system. Not all fibers are prebiotics. Without adequate prebiotics to feed them, taking probiotics may just be a waste of your time and money.
Pure-lē Organic Prebiotic + Probiotic is the only certified organic, full-spectrum prebiotic + probiotic on the market. This means the Pure-lē Organic Prebiotic + Probiotic formula contains both probiotics and a potent prebiotic to feed them. When you take Pure-lē Organic Prebiotic + Probiotic your gut is getting one of the most researched and hearty probiotic strains (Bacillus Coagulans) along with the soothing prebiotic, guar gum. This full spectrum formula treats the gut for maximum effectiveness. These probiotics and prebiotic have been proven through hundreds of clinical studies to be both safe and effective. Additionally, Pure-lē Organic Prebiotic + Probiotic will not irritate individuals with sensitive stomach or gut as the prebiotic fiber, certified organic guar gum is soothing and non-irritating.
Pure-lē Organic Prebiotic + Probiotic provides you with the optimal combination of clean, certified organic prebiotics with clinically proven probiotics. Pure-lē Organic Prebiotic + Probiotic is the ideal digestive protector and reliever for all ages (infants, children, teens, adults and seniors). For children under 12, pets and those who prefer not to use capsules we recommend using the powder. For all others we recommend using the capsules.
Pure-lē Organic Prebiotic + Probiotic is very simple to take. As a daily digestive health aid, we recommend 1 serving daily. If you are experiencing digestive upset (mild pain, gas, constipation, bloating, diarrhea, etc.) we recommend 1 serving in the morning and 1 serving in the afternoon daily. If you have a chronic digestive condition (IBS, Chron’s, Illiutus, Celiac, etc.) we recommend 1 serving in the morning and 1 serving in the afternoon daily.
Size: 30 Organicaps (30 servings), 60 Organicaps (60 servings), 120g powder (60 servings)
Suggested Organicaps Usage: For digestive system support or prevention of digestive issues take 1 Organicap daily. To soothe or resolve digestive system complaints take 2 Organicaps. If you are on antibiotics, take at least 2-3 hours before or after.
Suggested Powder Usage: For digestive system support or prevention of digestive issues take 1-2 teaspoons daily. To soothe or resolve digestive system complaints take 2 teaspoons. If you are on antibiotics, take at least 2-3 hours before or after.
Health Canada License (NPN) Organicaps: 80062076
Medicinal Ingredients Organicaps:
- 100% Natural prebiotic fiber from plants (certified organic guar gum)
- Vegan probiotics (Bacillus Coagulans 5 Billion CFU) /Organicap
Other Ingredients Organicaps:
- Certified Organic Empty Vegan Capsule made from Pullulan
Health Canada License (NPN) Powder: 80062072
Medicinal Ingredients Powder:
- 100% Natural prebiotic fiber from plants (certified organic guar gum)
- Vegan probiotics (lactobacillus acidophilus 5 Billion CFU and bifidobacterium bifidum 1 Billion CFU) /teaspoon
Other Ingredients Powder: None
Contains No yeast, wheat, gluten, sweeteners, milk, egg, fish, shellfish or tree nut ingredients. Produced in our Canadian GMP facility.