XOS+GOS Prebiotics 90 chews - xylo- and galacto-oligosaccharide | Jarrow Formulas
Jarrow Formulas Prebiotics XOS+GOS contains prebiotic fimbers that promote the growth of beneficial bacteria (Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus) and supports intestinal and immune function.
Beneficial bacteria can be depleted by low-fiber diets, high meat diets, antibiotic use, travel and stress. Jarrow Formulas' Prebiotics XOS+GOS primarily supports the growth of Bifidobacteria but also Lactobacilli for intestinal and immune function.
PreticX™ (Xylooligosaccharides) has been shown in clinical studies to promote the growth of Bifidobacteria.
GOS (Galactooligosaccharides) are the principal type of prebiotics found in human milk.
PreticX™ is a trademark of AIDP, Inc.
Beneficial bacteria can be depleted by low-fiber diets, high meat diets, antibiotic use, travel and stress. One approach for mitigating this problem is supplementation with prebiotics. Most prebiotics are natural fibers (fiber-like polysaccharides) that enhance the growth of beneficial probiotic bacteria and occur in a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and cereals. These fibers promote the growth and activity of probiotic bacteria, such as Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria, that produce short-chain fatty acids, promote the absorption of nutrients, and play many other roles in the gut.
Jarrow Formulas’ Prebiotics XOS+GOS supports the growth of both Lactobacilli and Bifidobactera.
PreticX (≥70% xylooligosaccharide) has been shown in clinical studies to promote the growth of Bifidobacteria.
GOS (galactooligosaccharide) is the type of prebiotic found in human milk and some legumes that not only promotes Bifidobacteria, but also the absorption of some minerals.
Prebiotics XOS+GOS provides intestinal and immune health benefits by promoting the growth of beneficial bacteria.
What Are Prebiotics?
A prebiotic is generally defined as “a selectively fermented ingredient that allows specific changes both in the composition and/or activity in the gastrointestinal microflora that confer benefits on host well-being and health.”
In more colloquial terms, a prebiotic is commonly described as a substance that preferentially or selectively feeds friendly bacteria in the digestive tract. Any dietary component that reaches the colon mostly intact is a potential prebiotic. However, three criteria are required for a dietary component to have the characteristics stated in the prebiotic definition.
• Resists host digestion, absorption, and adsorption processes
• Is fermented by the microflora colonizing the gastrointestinal system
• Selectively stimulates the growth and/or activity of a limited number of bacteria within the gastrointestinal system, particularly those associated with health and well-being
Benefits of Galactooligosaccharides (GOS)
Various studies have shown that GOS selectively stimulate the growth of health-promoting probiotic organisms. With regard to early life, research has demonstrated that the intestinal flora of breast-fed infants differs from that of bottle-fed infants. Breast-fed infants have a higher number of Bifidobacteria, which has been attributed to bifidogenic factors such as GOS.
Bifidobacteria are particularly important for infants since they are the dominant probiotic bacteria in infants, are associated with gastrointestinal health and may be important primers for the immune system.
Later in life, GOS supports a variety of other benefits, some perhaps unexpected. For instance, the natural GOS extracted from peas has been clinically tested for its effect of promoting satiation.
Fermentation of GOS in the colon results in the production of short-chain fatty acids (SCFA), such as propionate, acetate, lactate and butyrate, which are considered to be beneficial to the health of the host. SCFA are a source of nutrients for the intestinal cells and other tissues. The SCFA have the effect of decreasing the pH of the colon; this is thought to microorganisms.
As humans age, the relative abundance of Bifidobacteria species decreases. Older consumers may benefit significantly in that as GOS supports the growth of Bifidobacteria, promotes regularity and may stimulate calcium absorption.
PreticX® (≥70% xylooligosaccharide) adds another level of prebiotic support for probiotic enhancement in the gut. PreticX® has been shown in clinical studies to significantly increase the proliferation of Bifidobacterium at both low and high levels of ingestion.
Xylooligosaccharides (XOS) comprise a group of polysaccharides called xylans. Xylans are common constituents of plant cell walls.
PreticX® XOS supplementation may:
• Promote regularity and colon health
• Increase the number of Bifidobacteria in the colon
• Support Bifidobacteria levels during advancing years
Some supplements are suitable for both men and women of all ages as well as children. But other supplements are specifically targeted to the aging woman or man. Another supplement is especially suitable for athletes, regardless of gender.
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Snacking late at night: a habit you should embrace rather than be embarrassed about!
What's the relation between histamine and gluten intolerance?A short while ago, I was alerted to research that is being conducted on histamine intolerance. The reason it piqued my interest was the remark on how perceived gluten intolerance may in reality be a case of histamine intolerance. The researchers that were interviewed spoke about probiotics being developed to 'cure' histamine intolerance.
Therefore, without further ado, an explanation on what histamine intolerance really is.
What is histamine?Histamine is an extremely important bioactive chemical that is indispensable in the efficient functioning of many body systems. It is a neurotransmitter and is involved in the regulation of stomach acid, the permeability of blood vessels, muscle contraction, and brain function.
In humans, the highest histamine concentrations are found in the skin, lung, and stomach, with smaller amounts in the brain and heart.
Histamine is also essential in defending the body against invasion by potentially disease-causing agents such as bacteria, viruses and other foreign bodies.
Histamine is made and stored within white blood cells such as mast cells.
When the immune system is activated in response to foreign material entering the body, histamine is the first "defense chemical", or more correctly, inflammatory mediator released in the process called inflammation. Inflammation is the clinical evidence that the immune system is responding to a potential threat to the body. Histamine is always present when inflammation occurs, and excess histamine will result in symptoms that resemble inflammation.
In addition to its role in controlling vital body processes and defending against foreign invaders, histamine is a key mediator in the symptoms of an allergic reaction. Since allergy is essentially an inflammatory reaction, histamine, together with other protective inflammatory mediators is released in response to the allergen.
Allergens are components of living cells that in themselves are harmless, such as plant pollens, animal dander, mould spores, dust particles, dust mites, and foods. An allergic reaction to these "foreign but harmless" substances occurs when the immune system mistakes these innocuous materials for a potential threat.
Why can resistant starch improve your blood sugar balance?
Among the most popular good intentions we have before the new year starts is to improve health and lose weight.
Sadly, for many of us, those good intentions fall by the wayside within as little as 1 or 2 weeks. The main reason for failing on any given diet is that it tends to be a too drastic change in how we tend to eat.
Which for most of us, tends to be a moderate to high-carb diet, which for most Dutch people tends to revolve around bread and potatoes. That will make it very hard if you want to make a switch to a low-carb diet as is the norm these days.
However, I've got good news for you! You may not need to give up on all of your carbs. Instead, you can try to switch from carbs that have a negative impact on your blood sugar balance, towards slow-acting carbs also known as ... resistant starch.
Even when you are quite happy about eating a (very) low-carb diet, there are still ways to increase the amount of resistant starch in your diet, without drastically increasing the amount of calories and 'net carbs'.
Therefore the article below will tell you everything about resistant starch you need to know.
Healthy bowel function: how does normal poop look like?
What are the different types of poop?
By this time of year, it has become warm enough to spend more time in our gardens. We don't just spend time gardening, but will want to dine here, too. And possibly prepare food on the BBQ or at least prepare a food buffet on holidays such as Kings Day. Unfortunately, a festive meal especially during warm weather is almost automatically associated with stomach bugs.
For elderly persons, the cause of food poisoning is mostly different. They have frequently been raised in a time of food scarcity and are less prone to discard food that is past its expiration date. Or as happening during the current lockdown, they will want to go grocery shopping as little as possible, so they may be eating food that would have been discarded otherwise. However, at their age, they will become sick more easily due to reduced immunity than a young person who has less qualms about throwing out spoiled food.
Foodborne illness, more commonly referred to as food poisoning, is the result of eating contaminated, spoiled, or toxic food. The most common symptoms of food poisoning include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Although it’s quite uncomfortable, food poisoning isn’t unusual. According to reliable data 1 in 6 persons will contract some form of food poisoning every year.
Food poisoning symptoms
If you have food poisoning, chances are it won’t go undetected. Symptoms can vary depending on the source of the infection. The length of time it takes for symptoms to appear also depends on the source of the infection, but it can range from as little as 1 hour to as long as 28 days. Common cases of food poisoning will typically include at least three of the following symptoms:
How to prepare for a quarantine such as COVID-19
Like most of you, we have been following the news on the COVID-19 virus pandemic closely since early January.
With a rapid increase of both infections and people who have been in contact with infected persons, the amount of people who need to go into quarantine, rapidly increases too. Never mind how the entire population in Italy is forced to stay inside with more countries to follow soon.
With ever stricter rules in place, people suddenly realized they are not prepared for events like this, and started buying goods left and right without much of a plan.
Like most of you, I have also not given this much thought, so it stands to reason to go take a look in the USA where 'prepping' for disasters is popular, and rightly so because of the more dramatic weather conditions. Because people in North America generally live much further away from supermarkets and do not always have access to good tap water and electricity power may go off for longer periods of time,most advice given is superfluous for our society where power outages are rare and tap water reliable.
Hence that part of the advice was omitted in the article below.
What is quarantine?
The main rule of quarantine is: "nobody comes in and nobody goes out". If you are in quarantine, you are distancing yourself from people aside from the ones in quarantine with you, like your family or roommates. The reason for this is to stop the spread of an illness or possible illness.
How to love your body?
With all these standards for beauty, it’s easy to plummet into a spiral of body-hating. Don’t succumb to the pressure! Love your body, no matter what!
Body shaming is, sadly, a trend these days. You have songs that hate on the skinny girls because “real women have curves.” Then you have songs about shaming people who don’t happen to have the body type of a Victoria’s Secret model. We all know that no one is perfect, but there are still some people who insist on telling people how they should look, how they should act, what size they should be, what their hair color should look like.
Everyone has the right to love their own body. Whether you’re skinny, fat, tall, short, missing a limb, dark-skinned, pale-skinned, what have you, every single body in the world deserves to be loved. It’s just a shame that so many people insist on hating on their bodies, simply because they don’t conform to the unrealistic standards set by society.
Why celebrating life with food is important for our health
Especially in the darkest months of the year, there seems to be an endless amount of celebrations.
No matter what is always a common theme: food is the main attraction! In fact, the focus society currently places on food has caused us to associate certain foods with holidays, past events and special times. When we sink our teeth into such foods, it can bring back memories we hold close and take us back to a time we enjoyed. Food is much more powerful than we think!
From catching up for coffee, relaxing over brunch, indulging in a long lunch or bonding at a BBQ, it’s hard to imagine getting together without the company of food. Food is something we all have in common, we all must eat, most of us find food pleasurable and trying new foods or cafes is a new experience we can share with others.
What causes gall stones and how to get rid of them?Many people suffer from gallstones. While it's possible to have gallstones and not know it, severe cases can lead to rupturing of the gallbladder and even death. Understanding your gallbladder and naturally supporting it with the right nutrition is imperative for good health.
How to get in enough fluids and not feel embarassedWhomever is interested in health and fitness will have been told countless times to drink enough fluids to stay healthy!
What they never tell you, is how to combine drinking plenty fluids with being out and about on the road or stuck in a place where you aren't allowed to take potty breaks! Yikes!
I can't even begin to tell you the amount of times when I was cycling some event and needing to pee so badly, but not find a bush to hide behind. Or, when I did see one, already have gone past it, and of course you never ever turn around, but pedal onwards.
Oh, how I envied my shameless male companions, who simply could get off at a tree and empty their bladder.
But even men encounter a problem when it comes to what is called, doing a 'number 2'.
Can artificial sweeteners harm gut health and make you gain weight?Early September we published an overview of various natural and artificial sweeteners that are currently available and possible avantages or disadvantages associated to them.
Until very recently the clear-cut explanation of all official governmental dietary agencies as well as most mainstream dieticians was that artificial sweeteners are harmless and not a single iota of proof was available to the contrary.
Even your humble writer still believed sweeteners are relatively harmless as by definition, rats and mice aren't human so evidence about harmfulness for those laboratory animals doesn't prove too much.
However, over time more and more evidence has come up that artificial sweeteners are truly not as good for your waistline as you think they are, in ways that wasn't looked at before. Our gut microbes, which have a bigger influence on your weight and insulin sensitivity than we realize, are negatively inflenced by the artificial sweeteners we ingest.
A healthy gut, a healthy brain
Few people realize how the amount of microbes residing in our gut between the mouth and the end of the large intestine outnumber the amount of human eukaryotic cells by ten to one. This complex ecosystem is formed mainly by bacteria, but also viruses, archae, protozoa and fungi.
Even less known is how gut microbes lays a major role in host health by shaping the development of the immune system, metabolizing dietary nutrients (such as fatty acids, glucose and bile acids) and drugs, digesting complex indigestible polysaccharides and synthesizing vitamins and bioactive molecules.
Throughout different life stages, various changes occur in the microbial diversity of humans.
While babies are massively 'inoculated' with microbes from their mother during birth, smaller amounts enter the baby's gut via the bloodstream and placenta.
After birth, the composition of the gut microbes in the infant changes slowly with age, and stays mostly the same until old age.
While the composition of the gut microbes don't change much in a healthy adult, that is not to say that they aren't vulnerable to outside factors, such as lifestyle, use of antibiotics or even vaccinations, and overall health.
However, outside those factors, diet is one of the most important factors for gut health.
A change in a diet, especially by eating more or less fiber can change the composition of the gut microbitics within a few days. When this change is negative, a dysbiosis can result, characterized by an overgrowth of potentially pathogenic organisms.
This change in the delicate balance between 'good' and 'bad' organisms will result in a 'leaky' gut because of a more porous gut lining and cause chronic inflammation, which can even influence our brain because it also affects our central nervous system. So, as incredible as it sounds, an unhealthy diet can cause you to have an unhealthy brain as well.
This makes it easier to understand why an increasing amount of people try to improve gut health.
Fears about contamination of eggs or supplements
In the past week of early June, a lot of fear was placed in the heart of the public of both Dutch, German and French customers, when officials from the National Food Safety Board announced eggs had to be destroyed due to contamination with a banned substance, called fipronyl.
The reason this happened, is that fipronyl is an amazingly effective insecticide that was perfectly legal for use in stables where egg laying poultry live. This insecticide was however banned from January 1 onwards for use on animals in the food chain, with the main reason behind the ban being its toxicity to bees.
Separating chaff from the wheat or the importance of indigestible fiberSandwiched in between sugar and the starches are a group of carbohydrates called oligosaccharides, that we never heard much about until recently, and most people probably still have no idea what they are.
Be kind to your bowels!Probiotics or beneficial bacteria are important for good digestive health. In order to keep these same bacteria happy and thriving, they need to be fed PRE-biotics, in other words, fiber!
Fiber is the undigestable part of vegetable foods. The most common source of fiber are beans and legumes, onions and garlic, cabbage, unpeeled potatoes as well as fruits such as raisins, figs, prunes, berries and (unripe) bananas.
Chew 3 tablets per day or as directed by your qualified healthcare professional.
For use by anyone from age 5 and on.
For best results, use with a Jarrow Formulas Probiotic product.
contains per daily serving (3 chews)
PreticX™ prebiotic fiber complex 1400mg
- xylo-oligosaccharides 980mg
- galacto-oligosaccharides 1000mg
active ingredients (xylo-oligosaccharides, galacto-oligosaccharides), filler (mannitol, tapioca starch, maltodextrin, calcium phosphate), sweetener (xylitol), filler (glyceryl behenate) and natural vanilla flavor
store in a cool, dry place
keep out of reach of young children
contains no familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, soy, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish or mollusks)
suitable for vegetarians and vegans