Prebiotics and Probiotics
Do you know the difference between prebiotics and probiotics? If not, I’m here to explain it, plus I’ll let you know which ones are in Shakeology.
What’s the Difference Between Prebiotics and Probiotics?
I used to wonder what the difference between prebiotics and probiotics was myself. This is a really simple explanation that will clear up any confusion you have.
Prebiotics occur naturally in fruits, whole grains, legumes, and certain plants and stimulate the good bacteria (probiotics) in our digestive tracts so they grow or get more active and improve digestive health. Basically, prebiotics are food for the good bacteria.
As mentioned, probiotics are the good bacteria strains that live in our intestines and help us properly digest our food and may also help maintain a strong immune system. Without them, we may suffer diarrhea and our immune system will suffer.
Are There Prebiotics and Probiotics in Shakeology?
Yes, there are. Both are present and working as they should in Shakeology.
The primary prebiotic in Shakeology is the yacon root (AKA the Peruvian Ground Apple). Similar to a sweet potato, the yacon root has been found to contain more natural “FOS” (fructooligosaccharides) than anything else. FOS is a powerful prebiotic that supports healthy intestinal bacteria, regularity, and immunity. An additional prebiotic is chicory root, which is considered one of the best prebiotic food sources.
The primary probiotic in Shakeology is lactobacillus sporogenes (AKA bacillus coagulans), which is the probiotic of choice of most naturopathic doctors because it’s naturally encapsulated in order to survive the heat and acids found in the stomach. It’s not found in many foods or supplements because it costs more. Another example of “You get what you pay for.”
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Get a Sample of Shakeology
The prebiotics and probiotics in Shakeology are just one of many reasons we drink it every day. They are also one of the many reasons it’s our healthiest meal of the day. Drinking is believing!
The Shakeology Sampler Pack is the best way to give it a try without buying a whole bag. Each sampler contains an assortment of Shakeology and a Welcome Guide. Here are the two different options:
- Whey Sampler Pack—Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry, Café Latté
- Vegan Sampler Pack—Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry, Café Latté
NOTE: The Sampler Pack is only for first-time Shakeology users, so there is a limit of one per person.
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