Prebiotics – What are they? Why take them?

Prebiotics are non-digestible fibre that feed your microbiome.

Take them if you do not eat enough vegetables in your diet. Which is most of us!

I am using oligofructose-enriched inulin.

Preliminary research has demonstrated potential effects on calcium and other mineral absorption, immune system effectiveness, bowel acidity, reduction of colorectal cancer risk, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis) hypertension and defecation frequency. Prebiotics may be effective in decreasing the number of infectious episodes needing antibiotics and the total number of infections in children aged 0–24 months.  ref Wikipeadia It is also showing to help patients with multiple sclerosis.

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