Your microbiome is the microbial population of your digestive system, and it plays an important part in keeping you healthy and vibrant. That is why, in recent years, probiotics have gotten so much attention. These supplements superpower your microbiome by introducing new, helpful microbes and keeping your system balanced.
With all of the focus on probiotics, it is not unusual that prebiotics is often ignored. Herbalife Nutrition’s Simply Probiotic, however, includes inulin — one of the most vital and necessary prebiotics you can add to your diet. It helps to keep your body nourished by feeding your microbiome with long chains of fructose molecules. The fructose provides the sugars needed by your microbiome, but the long chain form means that it moves through your stomach like a fiber instead of breaking down like sugar. This allows it to enter your intestine intact where it can be broken down and consumed by your intestinal flora.
Inulin can be found naturally in some raw vegetables and in bitter herbs. However, it can be difficult to eat enough of these in a day to provide the inulin you need. Dietary supplements like Herbalife Nutrition’s Simply Probiotic are the easiest way to increase your inulin intake and make sure you’re getting enough of this important prebiotic.
But not only does Herbalife Nutrition’s Simply Probiotic provide the inulin to keep your microbiome nourished, but it also fortifies your intestinal flora with Bacillus coagulans GBI-30. This particular probiotic strain is especially effective because it produces spores, allowing it to better survive the trip through stomach acid. And Herbalife Nutrition uses a particularly hardy strain of Bacillus coagulans GBI-30 called GanedenBC30
And the research on this new strain of probiotic is promising. Dr. Troy Smillie, an Herbalife Nutrition senior scientist, recently presented results of a study into GanedenBC30’s ability to survive stomach acid at the annual meeting of the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) in Boston, Massachusetts. Using an artificial stomach, Smillie compared GanedenBC30’s survival rate to the survival rate of twenty-five of the most popular probiotics used in yogurt. GanedenBC30 outperformed twenty-four of the strains easily, meaning that it is better at making it into your intestine and flourishing as part of your microbiome. And by combining GanedenBC30 with a healthy dose of Inulin, Herbalife Nutrition’s Simply Probiotic provides both the reinforcements and the nutrients your microbiome needs to keep you healthy.