August 2018 - Our Daily Green

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Why you need prebiotics with your probiotic

As the Daily Green family ages, we have begun to explore dietary supplements. While we are no scientists, we can offer anecdotal evidence of our experiments. And we are extremely pleased with the results.

At the beginning of the summer, Our Daily Green had the opportunity to partner with Vibranelle and Nutrivee to test the probiotic and prebiotic supplements.

While many folks have heard about the benefits of probiotics, many are not familiar with the way the benefits improve when taken with a prebiotic. We were among that group and wish to share all that we've learned.

Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that aid in digestion and help balance the good and bad bacteria that is naturally present in our digestive system. Prebiotics help as they serve as the food for the probiotics, helping them function more successfully.

According to the Mayo Clinic,  "Probiotics are foods or supplements that contain live microorganisms intended to maintain or improve the "good" bacteria (normal microflora) in the body. Prebiotics are foods (typically high-fiber foods) that act as food for human microflora. Prebiotics are used with the intention of improving the balance of these microorganisms."

For the past month, we have been using the pro and prebiotic supplements that Vibranelle and Nutrivee provided. Anecdotally, we absolutely noted a difference in our digestion issues on the days we took the supplements versus the days we did not. Based on our evidence, it is a good idea to take a pre and probiotic to aid your digestion.

Much of this may be considered too much information (TMI) but regularity matters and this seems to be a piece of the puzzle. To that measure, we toast the usage of pro and prebiotic supplements and thank the Vibranelle and Nutrivee companies for giving us the opportunity to test them out.