You’ve probably heard of probiotics and prebiotics (and maybe even postbiotics?) – but do you know the difference? Let’s explore –
What are prebiotics?
Prebiotics are non-living, non-digestible plant fibres that feed the good probiotic bacteria that live in your gut.1https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6463098/ So, they’re pretty important! Read more about the difference between the two here.
You will find prebiotics in foods such as garlic, onions, leeks, asparagus, bananas and oats – but we have taken it a step further here at Chuckling Goat and created our own diverse prebiotic matrix: the Complete Prebiotic.
Designed in collaboration with the microbiome scientists at Atlas Biomed, our Complete Prebiotic contains more different requisite strains of gut-friendly fibre than any other prebiotic on the market today. There are 14 ingredients in total, which includes a combination of 18 naturally occurring prebiotic fibres designed to nourish your gut bacteria. Find the full ingredient list here.
Our Complete Prebiotic survives the digestive process and stomach acid, making it to the end where the prebiotic fibres are fermented by your gut bacteria to produce short-chain fatty acids, like butyric acid, which reduces inflammation in the body.2https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6463098/#:~:text=Fructo%2Doligosaccharides%20(FOS)%2C,butyric%20acid%2C%20and%20propionic%20acid Sounds good, right? Read more about inflammation, including tips for managing it, here.
How do I take Chuckling Goat Complete Prebiotic?
There are several ways to take your Complete Prebiotic –
- Mix into water or your morning glass of Kefir – stir thoroughly to dissolve.
- Gut-brain health smoothie – this is how we take our Complete Prebiotic on the farm. Here is some recipe inspiration.
- Add to yoghurt, top with berries, nuts and seeds.
- Add to hot chocolate (give it a good stir – heat does not negatively affect the benefits).
- Add to soups/casseroles.
- Give your home-made bread a boost of fibre. Check out this fibre-rich bread recipe here.
- Bake with it! Try out Saskia’s gut-healthy chocolate brownies.
- Add to porridge, muesli or granola.
- Prebiotic energy balls –
Who can take the Chuckling Goat Complete Prebiotic?
Our Complete Prebiotic is suitable for those aged 4 years+. We recommend 10g per day, which is equivalent to 1 tablespoon. For children and those with a sensitive system, start with a smaller daily dose (1 teaspoon) and increase gradually.
Our Complete Prebiotic contains liquorice root, so if you are taking blood pressure medication or blood thinners, we would recommend that you consult with your GP before taking it. We do not advise taking our Complete Prebiotic if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
It is always best to check with your GP for interactions with medications/health conditions before starting any new supplements.
Check out more about the benefits of prebiotics here.
How do you take your Complete Prebiotic? Let us know on live chat! We’re available on weekdays from 8am to 8pm.