It is estimated that poor digestion and elimination is to blame for a host of modern discomforts yet most of these can be avoided.
Lifestream BowelBiotics is 100% natural, containing only fibre, prebiotics and probiotics. As part of a healthy balanced diet, Lifestream BowelBiotics helps to ensure regular bowel movements and maintains bowel health – essential for overall health and well-being. Lifestream BowelBiotics not only provides a good source of fibre, but also contains prebiotics and probiotics for maintaining healthy intestinal bacteria. Prebiotics and probiotics are relatively new concepts in nutrition and many studies show that the combination of a prebiotic and a probiotic is more potent than their prebiotic or probiotic components alone.
The bowel is the common name for the large intestine and comprises the colon, rectum and anus. The colon is a muscular tube, which together with the small intestine forms the major part of the digestive system. The digestive process is completed in the colon, where water is soluble nutrients are absorbed & certain vitamins are synthesised. The colon is also responsible for the elimination of body wastes including those from food. In a healthy colon, all this is achieved with the help of billions of friendly resident bacteria. Many practitioners now believe that keeping the colon healthy is crucial to our overall health & vitality.
Lifestream BowelBiotics has been developed to help with a healthy balanced diet to keep the bowels healthy in a totally natural way. In order to achieve this, Lifestream BowelBiotics has three specific natural ingredients. These are:
- Fibre (Psyllium husks)
- Prebiotics (Inulin)
- Probiotics (Lactobacilli & Bifidobacteria)
Fibre is important in the diet to ensure that waste material is moved efficiently and regularly through the colon so that undigested matter is not left for long periods in the bowel. Typically most fibre in our diet comes from wheat bran (present in most breads and cereals) but this is unsuitable for those who are allergic or intolerant to wheat products. The fibre in Lifestream BowelBiotics is therefore sourced from non-wheat sources which include psyllium husks and inulin. Psyllium husks are a water retentive non-wheat fibre source. When water is added to psyllium husks, a soft gel forms, helping matter to move through the colon smoothly. Water retentive fibre also encourages the presence of natural bacteria in the bowel.
Different types of high fibre foods in the diet can have a synergistic effect and can complement the effects of the psyllium husks in Lifestream BowelBiotics.Most vegetables, lentils and fruits (dried apricots for example) are good sources of fibre. It is important to get into the habit of varying your fibre intake from different sources.
Prebiotics (Inulin) are naturally occurring oligosaccharides (several simple sugars linked together) that are resistant to digestion in the stomach and intestines but are metabolized in the colon by bifidobacteria and lactobacilli. Inulins are found in vegetables such as asparagus, leeks, onions, chicory roots and garlic. Inulins help to promote the growth and activity of beneficial bacteria while simultaneously helping to reduce the population of unfriendly bacteria in the colon. Substances such as inulin that promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in the colon are called prebiotics.
The ability to digest inulin varies among the different types of microflora which may commonly inhabit the intestine. Several studies 1, 2, 3 have shown how inulin added to a healthy balanced diet improves intestinal flora and enhances the Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria population. Other unfriendly species of bacteria including E. coli, Clostridia and Salmonella cannot utilize inulin.
An abundance of beneficial bacteria helps your intestinal tract to remain healthy by creating conditions that are unfavourable to unfriendly bacteria. Lifestream BowelBioticscan help to ensure that sufficient levels of inulin are provided in the diet.
Probiotics (Lactobacilli & Bifidobacteria) are live microbial organisms that populate the gut (such as Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria) and are beneficial to health.
'Good' and 'Bad' bacteria are continually competing with each other in the gut and it is now clearly recognised that long term bowel health and overall well-being can be supported by maintaining a favourable balance of friendly bacteria in the colon.
Adult Serving Suggestions: Healthy Bowel Maintenance: Mix 2 rounded teaspoons (5g) 1-2 times daily, with a glass of water or fruit juice, stir well and consume immediately.
Encourage Proper Bowel Function: Mix 4 rounded teaspoons (10g) 1-2 times daily, with a glass of water or fruit juice, stir well and consume immediately. After 1-2 weeks it should be possible to reduce the amount to 2 rounded teaspoons (5g) 2 times daily, with a glass of water or fruit juice.
General Guidelines: Always follow the above serving suggestions with a further glass of water or juice. It is recommended that Lifestream BowelBiotics is taken not less than 25 minutes before or after food. It is suitable for everyday use and serving size can be adjusted as required.
Ingredients: Psyllium Husks (69%), Inulin Prebiotics (30%), Probiotic Cultures (1%) (Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium bifidum).
Warnings: Taking Lifestream BowelBiotics without plenty of water could cause choking. Keep out of reach of children. If at any time you experience discomfort after taking Lifestream BowelBiotics, reduce your serving size. If you are being treated for a medical condition, consult your doctor before taking Lifestream BowelBiotics.
Always read the label and use only as directed. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
All of these ingredients are from natural sources only. All are gentle in action and are not absorbed by the body, making Lifestream BowelBiotics suitable for regular, everyday use.
Lifestream BowelBiotics is suitable for vegetarians and contains no polydextrose, maltodextrin, sorbitol, sugar, preservatives, artificial flavours or colours, gluten, wheat, phytate, GM ingredients