Is getting your gut health in check at the top of your goals and resolutions list for 2024? Taking control of your gut health is a transformative journey, and understanding what to expect during the initial phases is crucial for a smooth and successful experience. Let’s dive into prebiotics, probiotics and postbiotics, and what you should expect for your journey ahead.
Understanding the connection between prebiotics, probiotics and postbiotics
The best way to explain the roles that prebiotics, probiotics and postbiotics play is to imagine your gut as a beautiful garden. The prebiotics are the nutrient-rich soil and the probiotics are the diverse seeds you plant to create a healthy garden. The soil (prebiotics) provides a healthy environment for the different seeds (probiotics) to grow. Then the postbiotics are the flourishing garden that results from the work put in by prebiotics and probiotics.
How quickly will I see the benefits of taking prebiotics, probiotics and postbiotics?
Most individuals start experiencing changes within one to two weeks, but for some, it may take many weeks or months of regular use before the effects become noticeable.
The key guideline to taking prebiotics, probiotics and postbiotics is consistency, as it takes time for good bacteria to grow, bad bacteria to decrease, and gut inflammation to subside. An easy way to get started is by adding a daily serving of our gut health drinks like P3 Gut Builder or our Gut Nutrition powders. With a month's supply, this will provide ample time for your gut to begin building the ‘good’ bacteria that will help to maintain a balanced and healthy gut microbiome.
Why should I take prebiotics, probiotics, and postbiotics and for how long should I continue to take them?
We recommend taking prebiotics, probiotics, and postbiotics continuously for at least a month to give your gut microbiome time to establish balance, improve function and help restore the microbiome to good health. Although, the duration of taking probiotics could depend on your health goals. For general gut health maintenance, incorporating probiotics into your daily routine will be beneficial since our lifestyle circumstances are often everchanging (diet, seasons, environment, lifestyle, stress, etc).
Your gut health can influence many different aspects of your overall health and wellness. Maintaining a healthy gut microbiome has been proven to help reduce the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other unfavourable gut health and mental health concerns such as anxiety, bloating and constipation. Research has also shown that gut health impacts other important areas of our lives such as stress levels, allergies, immunity and even our energy.
Why the initial discomfort?
The initial increase in gas and bloating is a common reaction as the gut microbiota adjusts to the new ‘good’ bacteria we receive from probiotics. This occurs because the new bacteria begins to ferment undigested carbohydrates, and then your gut adapts and causes these symptoms to gradually disappear.
Initially, probiotics can also influence bowel habits, leading to more frequent bowel movements or changes in stool consistency. This is a positive sign that your gut microbiota is adjusting to the introduction of new beneficial bacteria.
Which products are best for your gut health journey?
If you are beginning your health journey, it is important to start with a strong gut foundation which is why we recommend our three-step Gut Nutrition System to reset your microbiome. Once this is complete your gut is ready for our P3 Gut Builder - Triple Action Postbiotic Tonic which will provide daily maintenance and keep your gut happy and healthy.
Our Complete Gut Nutrition System provides the ultimate gut health reset to improve your metabolic health, digestive health and wellbeing support. With its specialised blend of prebiotics, probiotics and postbiotics strains, combined with natural superfood ingredients it perfectly targets your gut health needs. This trio package includes three powerful powders that provide a detox for your digestive system, reinforce your gut’s defence and nourish your body for optimal nutrient absorption. This trio will form the foundation for a strong and healthy gut, which can then be maintained through the use of P3 Gut Builder - Triple Action Postbiotic Tonic. This is the perfect partner that will provide ongoing support, and tackle IBS symptoms, mood balance, stress, and skin issues to maintain the delicate equilibrium your gut needs every day.