Prebiotics

Can Ingesting Collagen Improve Your Digestive Health?

Can Ingesting Collagen Improve Your Digestive Health?

Most people take collagen supplements to improve the health of their joints and skin. A lot of athletes use collagen as a source of protein and to improve the recovery and health of their overused joints. Collagen peptides are utilized in the cosmetic industry to reduce wrinkles,

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Arabinogalactan Prebiotic Fiber: I’m Cautiously Optimistic

Arabinogalactan Prebiotic Fiber: I’m Cautiously Optimistic

Here at Fix Your Gut we have written a lot about different prebiotics and how their use may or may not help improve your digestive health. There are few prebiotics that I recommend; there are some that I am more reserved to recommend, and one that I

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GOS: A Prebiotic That Reduces Bacterial Herx Reactions?

GOS: A Prebiotic That Reduces Bacterial Herx Reactions?

GOS’s are a form of prebiotics that have great benefit to people with digestive issues. What Are GOS’s? Galacto-oligosaccharides are a chain of galactose (monosaccharide sugar) units that are produced by the enzymatic hydrolysis of lactose. Like other prebiotics, GOS’s are unabsorbed by the intestines and are

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How do You Know If You Have Great Gut Health?

How do You Know If You Have Great Gut Health?

How do you know if you have a perfect gut? I get asked this question a lot. On forums, by coaching clients, and on podcasts. Do you want the honest answer? No one knows. We know so little about the gut flora and gut bacteria we honestly

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Prebiotics That Deserve an Honorable Mention

Prebiotics That Deserve an Honorable Mention

I recommend the use of GOS as a prebiotic if you so choose to use one. The science behind GOS’s seems to recommend that it is the safest prebiotic supplement and has the least chance of causing SIBO or SIYO. I have written a blog post in

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Why I Don’t Recommend the Use of FOS’s for Improving Gut Health

Why I Don't Recommend the Use of FOS's for Improving Gut Health

Prebiotics are nondigestible food ingredients or supplements that stimulate the growth of probiotic bacteria and may also help improve your immune system. 1 Feeding probiotics in the hope that they naturally populate your large intestine should be done with the upmost caution. You do not want their numbers

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