Natural Immune System Health

Just as any gardener prepares the soil before they plant crops, someone seeking optimum intestinal flora should provide the most favorable medium or culture for a healthy, wholesome intestinal microbial environment. Pre-biotics are the nutrients in our gut ‘soil’ that grows the bountiful microbe colony of defenders for our immune systems.

The biological term for the purpose that pre-biotics serve is – substrate. This substrata takes the form of indigestible dietary fiber. This dietary fiber is optimal as a pre-biotic when it contains two compounds – the soluble fibers, trans-galactooligosaccharide, and inulin. These complex carbohydrates pass undigested through the small intestine into the colon where they go through a fermentation process which produces beneficial by-products for the intestinal flora of microbes.

via Natural Immune System Health.

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