Health Benefits of Prebiotics

Unfortunately, most people have an unbalanced digestive system.

Stress, a poor diet, certain medical conditions, some medications and other factors can decrease the number of healthy bacteria in their intestines. This allows the unhealthy bacteria to cause problems.

Prebiotics are part of the solution to this problem.

Essentially, prebiotics promote the growth of “good bacteria” (depicted in the upper left) so that they can combat the “bad bacteria” (upper right) in your digestive tract.

Here’s what prebiotics can do for you . . .

Proven Health Benefits of Prebiotics

The latest and most authoritative statement of the health benefits of prebiotics comes from a report published in the August, 2010, edition of the British Journal of Nutrition.

The report was done by more than 20 international experts including Professor Marcel Roberfroid, a Belgian chemist and one of the two scientists who coined the term “prebiotics” in 1995.

According to Roberfroid and the other experts, these positive health benefits of prebiotics have been established in both animal and human studies:

  • Increased calcium absorption. This, in turn, leads to enhanced bone density and increased bone strength.
  • Enhanced immune function. This benefit of prebiotics invludes both the gut and rest of the body.
  • Stronger and healthier bacterial balance in the gut. A balance between the “good bacteria” (remember, upper left) and the “bad bacteria” (upper right) in the gut is essential for optimal digestive health.
  • Normalized bowel function. Prebiotics improve bowel regularity, bulking and softness.
  • Reduction of leaky gut and toxins. Prebiotics strengthen the bowel wall and reduce permeability (leaky gut) with reduced toxin absorption.
  • Appetite suppressant. Prebiotics increase blood hormones that reduce the sense of hunger.
  • Reduced risk of intestinal infection.

In addition to these 7 health benefits which have been established, there are at least 3 additional health benefits of prebiotics that are suggested by the evidence but require further proof:

  • Reduced risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes.
  • Reduced risk of incurring, or improvement of, digestive inflammation. This means that prebiotics are affective in combating Crohns disease, ulcerative colitis and irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Reduced risk of colon cancer.

Supplements Are The Best Way To Achieve These Health Benefits of Prebiotics

There are no definitive studies showing the amount of prebiotics that you should consume per day. However, it is believed to be between 3 and 8 grams a day, probably around 5 grams per day.

You can get the necessary prebiotics through your diet by eating fruits and vegetables (such as bananas, berries, asparagus, garlic, wheat, oatmeal, barley, flaxseed, tomatoes, Jerusalem artichoke, onions and chicory, greens) and legumes (such as lentils, kidney beans, chickpeas, navy beans, white beans and black beans).

There are also a growing number of commercial products that have had prebiotics added to them.

However the best way to get the health benefits of prebiotics is to take a supplement. Usually, as little as 1 tablet a day does the trick.

The Supplement That Gives The Most Health Benefits Of Prebiotics

We have found one supplement that we think is by far the best. It’s called Kiwi-Klenz and it is produced by Xtend-life Natural Products of New Zealand.

Kiwi-Klenz is an extract from kiwi fruit. But, it’s not like most kiwi fruit extracts which are made from freeze-dried pulp made from kiwi that has had its skin removed.

What Xtend-life has discovered, and what makes Kiwi-Klenz so revolutionary, is that the part of the kiwi fruit that has the most prebiotic impact is the skin.

Xtend-life extracts all of the benefits from the kiwi fruit, including its healthy skin, by using their patented water-based AquaPure System.

The result is that Kiwi-Klenz has a powerful prebiotic effect, AND is also gives you these benefits:

    Soluble fiber. Kiwi-Klenz is a concentrated source of soluble fiber.

    Enzymes. Kiwi-Klenz has significant enzymic activity which makes it extra effective dealing with hard-to-digest animal protein and milk protein.

    Phenolic compounds. Studies have shown that the type of phenolic compounds present in Digesten-K both inhibit the growth of bad bacteria and promote the growth of good bacteria.

Working together, these ingredients balance your digestive system and give you the best digestive health you have ever had!

That’s why we recommend – and take ourselves – Kiwi-Klenz.

Kiwi-Klenz

Kiwi-Klenz Prebiotic Supplement

**NOTICE: Kiwi-Klenz is a new name for Digesten-K. Nothing has changed but the name.**