Synbiotic is a mixture of lactic acid bacteria (probiotics) and dietary fibre (prebiotics). The fibre functions as a food supply for the bacteria on their way down to the intestine. Once in place, they feed the bacteria so that they can multiply.
In your gut, there are around 100,000 billion bacteria from more than 1000 different strains. That is more than ten times the number of cells in your body, which means that in a sense you are actually more bacteria than human! Together, these microorganisms make up our microbiota – otherwise known as our intestinal flora or gut flora. The intestinal flora starts forming already during the first years of our life. In healthy adults, the intestinal flora is relatively stable, but it can be affected by factors such as lifestyle, diet and illnesses.
There are both good and bad bacteria in the intestinal flora. There are also neutral bacteria which are neither good nor bad but are important for digestion. Having an imbalanced intestinal flora means that the number of good bacteria in the gut has decreased, which has given the bad bacteria an opportunity to multiply and take over. After some time this can lead to chronic inflammation, which has been linked to a number of health concerns and illnesses. A balanced bacterial flora is important for many bodily functions, for example approximately 70 per cent of our immune system is located in the stomach.
A healthy intestinal flora, and good health in general, relies on three fundamentals: diet, exercise and stress control. These three components also influence each other. Regular exercise, for example, can help lower stress, and controlling stress makes it even easier to maintain healthy routines. A varied diet with lots of fruit and vegetables is an important basis for good health. For people who want a little extra boost, a supplement of dietary fibre and lactic acid bacteria may be an excellent alternative.
In order for our good gut bacteria to flourish we need to provide them with the right food. A diet consisting of generous amounts of raw vegetables and fruits, nuts, seeds, legumes, as well as reducing the amount of meat in the diet, provides a healthy foundation for your gut flora.
Daily movement can help us lower stress levels and improve our general health. 30 minutes of physical activity 5 days a week where the heart rate is raised and we feel warm is the minimum recommendation for general health.
It is no news that our mental state can affect our physical health – especially when it comes to stress. To manage stressful periods in life, we can apply methods such as mindfulness, relaxation exercises, and walks in nature.
In order to strengthen the gut flora it can be a good alternative to complement the diet with supplements. However, a healthy diet is usually sufficient and should be prioritized.
Synbiotic is a food supplement based on over 20 years of clinical studies. After isolating and screening about 500 types of lactic acid bacteria, four bacterial strains were selected and patented – Lactobacillus paracasei, Pediococcus pentosaceus, Lactobacillus plantarum and Leuconostoc mesenteroides. The four strains belong to species of bacteria which are a natural part of the intestinal flora. These bacteria can also be naturally found in food.
The supplement combines the four bacteria with four types of plant fibre: pectin from citrus fruits, inulin from chicory root, resistant starch from corn, and beta-glucan from oats. These four fibres work as fuel for the bacteria which allows them to thrive. Synbiotic is produced in Sweden.
Synbiotic is available in three versions – Synbiotic15 Daily, Synbiotic40 Enhanced and Synbiotic Gut-Brain. Synbiotic15 Daily contains 15 billion lactic acid bacteria and 4 grams of fiber per dose and is suitable for strengthening and maintaining a good gut flora. Synbiotic40 Enhanced is a stronger version containing 40 billion lactic acid bacteria and 8 grams of fiber per dose. Synbiotic40 Enhanced is therefore suitable for those who have a severe imbalance in the intestinal flora or in cases where the body is stressed and needs an extra boost. Synbiotic Gut-Brain contains 40 billion lactic acid bacteria and 4 grams of fiber per dose and also contains vitamins B6, B9 and B12 that contribute to normal psychological function.
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