What are Synbiotics?
Synbiotics = Probiotic + Prebiotic
Synbiotics are defined as “products in which both a probiotic & a prebiotic are combined to have an additive or synergistic beneficial effect on the host by improving the survival and/or implantation of the probiotic in the intestinal tract ” - National Dairy Council.
Inulin prebiotic enables probiotic bacteria to grow quicker, more plentiful and stronger.
The number of bacteria in a probiotic product is less important than the bacteria’s ability to
survive and reproduce in the human Gastro-intestinal system. By mixing unique probiotic
bacteria strains that have excellent survival/reproductive capabilities with inulin prebiotic
Kendy has created Plantbiotic, a range of synbiotic products that give that noticeably better
and quicker health benefit to the host than standard probiotic products.
What are Prebiotics?
Prebiotics are “food ingredients which stimulate the growth of good bacteria in the gastro-intestinal (GI) system”. Kendy uses inulin as a prebiotic which increases the volume of good bacteria by up to 10 times.
Inulin is a non-digestible fiber found in root herbs such as burdock, dandelion, chicory and over 35,000 plants & vegetables around the world.
Studies show that inulin can increase the absorption of calcium (an important nutrient especially for women and children) by 18%. Modern diets mean that most people fall well short of the recommended digested calcium intake of 1000mg per day.