Both prebiotics and probiotics are widely discussed these days – including their importance on your overall wellbeing and gut health – but postbiotics also play a vital role in keeping your gut balanced. You can get all the health benefits of postbiotics with our new P3 Gut Builder, so lets explore the value of postbiotics and the integral role they play in our health.
What are postbiotics?
Postbiotics are naturally occurring bioactive compounds that appear after probiotic bacteria – aka, your gut’s friendly bacteria – digests and breaks down prebiotic food in your colon. For example, fibre is one of the most common prebiotic food types.
Here is a natural progression of ‘-biotics’ to help you visualise how they all work: prebiotics are the ‘food’, probiotics are the actual micro-organisms, and postbiotics are the resulting components of the ‘food’ being consumed, such as fermentation.
Postbiotics are considered to be probiotic ‘waste’ or dead material, however, they play an active role in our overall gut health. Many of the positive effects that probiotics deliver can be linked to postbiotics, with there being a strong symbiotic relationship between postbiotics and maintaining our gut health.
Gut microbiome: Finding the right balance
There are literally trillions of microorganisms that live in your body’s intestinal tract, and this is what’s referred to as your gut microbiome. In order to stay happy and healthy, that microbiome needs to be well balanced with both good and bad bacteria.
Just because some bacteria is termed as ‘bad’, that doesn’t mean it should be eliminated from your body. In fact, a well-balanced gut microbiome needs a balanced mix of both good and bad microorganisms. This way, they can work in tandem to keep you in good health.
From bacteria to fungi, protozoa and viruses, all these things play a role in your gut microbiome – an environment teeming with good and bad bacteria. And when things like poor diet and other health issues cause your bacteria levels to be out of balance, it can have a negative impact. So how do we fix it? By supplementing your diet with postbiotics.
The overall goal when it comes to taking probiotics, prebiotics and postbiotics isn’t to overload your body with one or the other. Rather, it’s to ensure there is good balance in your gut microbiome. Through the right balance of good and bad bacteria, they'll work in harmony to keep you healthy and feeling your best.
Why postbiotics are just as – if not more – important than probiotics
Postbiotics are an incredible new finding in gut health research. In terms of your overall digestive health, postbiotics help to reduce intestinal inflammation. This is vital because probiotics can’t do what they are supposed to do when there is inflamed tissue. Bad bacteria ends up destroying those probiotics before they can even start their good work.
By consuming postbiotics, it allows for the immediate delivery of these beneficial metabolites into your body. This reduces the reliance on prebiotics and probiotics to release postbiotics, and allows for probiotics to work better.
Supplementing your probiotics with postbiotics ensures the healthy bacteria is better absorbed and delivered to where it’s supposed to go. Even better, if you get your pre- pro- and postbiotics in one product, such as Meluka’s new P3 Gut Builder, then you can be assured that your gut is getting exactly what it needs.
Introducing the P3 Gut Builder
Prebiotics and probiotics play a powerful role in our health and wellbeing, and with the support of postbiotics, it’s easier to balance and look after your gut health. That’s why we are so excited to introduce our new and revolutionary P3 Gut Builder, a postbiotic tonic that is the first of its kind in the Australian market.
The P3 Gut Builder is a triple-action postbiotic tonic made from prebiotics, probiotics and postbiotics using a unique slow fermentation process to produce beneficial bioactive compounds that are ready for direct delivery to your gut.
The P3 Gut Builder contains our Lactobacillus rhamnosus Beebiotic MAP01™ probiotic, which has been derived from beehives on our organic farm in the pristine Bungawalbin Valley in Northern NSW. This strain was studied by our scientists for years and has been linked with well-known studies to increase gut microbial diversity. Combined with our nutritious raw honey, inulin (which are natural prebiotics), seven strains of probiotics and two postbiotics, you have a powerful triple-action postbiotic gut-building tonic.
If you’re looking for a revolutionary way to help rapidly build gut health and boost your wellbeing, try our new P3 Gut Builder today!
There is an inextricable link between having a balanced gut microbiome and continued health. So ensuring you get the right amount of pre-, pro- and postbiotics into your diet will help you live a more enjoyable life with less chance for an unbalanced gut to disrupt your health.