In today’s fast-paced and stressful society, millions of consumers face a variety of digestive health disorders. These disorders include acute or chronic illnesses, intolerances and allergies. Manufacturers have a wide variety of beneficial ingredients at their disposal to address these issues—specifically, these include prebiotics, probiotics, dietary fibers, botanicals/herbals and enzymes. These ingredients can be added directly into foods or marketed as dietary supplements.
The digestive system is colonized by trillions—that’s “trillions” with a “t”—of bacteria that aid in maintaining a healthy existence through their mutually beneficial relationship with the host body. In fact, each person’s g.i. tract microbiome is as unique as their fingerprint. Without these passengers, human bodies would cease to function.