What Are The Uses Of Prebiotics?
Prebiotics, the special fibres, have selective fermenting ingredients necessarily needed by microbiota of human gut. Prebiotics are foods or supplements containing non-digestible food ingredients that stimulate the favourable growth and increase the activities of indigenous probiotic bacteria.
Prebiotics are useful in:
- Treating gut related diseases like suppression of diarrhoea, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome
- Reducing bad cholesterols in blood, promoting heart health
- Reducing the risks of osteoporosis, promoting bone health
- Fighting insulin resistance
- Reducing obesity
Prebiotics are often used infant formula products as well.
What Are The Side Effects Of Prebiotics?
Prebiotics are usually safe. An overdose can cause bloating and gas in some patients.
What Are The Contraindications Of Prebiotics?