BlueBiology’s BlueBiotics Ultimate Care probiotic supplement has been our preferred probiotic supplement for some time now and it’s what we recommend the most when people ask us about probiotics.
So when BlueBiology came out with their prebiotic supplement, we were pleased to get our hands on it for review.
In this article, we report our findings.
What does BlueBiology’s Prebiotic Contain?
This prebiotic supplement consists of four ingredients:
- Organic chicory root powder – 1500mg
- Lentil root powder – 1500mg
- Organic gum arabic flour – 5000mg
Alpha galactosidase– 23mg
Potential Health Benefits
These prebiotics each have a unique role they play in digestion and general health.
Chicory Root Powder
Chicory root powder is high in inulin content, which the authors of this study say “enhances the absorption of minerals and stimulates immune system”. They also noted inulin’s preventative role “against gastrointestinal complications like constipation”.
In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study done on the effects of roasted chicory root extract, study authors concluded that chicory root improved bowel movement among 47 healthy adult participants. They also stated that their test results suggest that chicory root “could delay or prevent the early onset of diabetes”.
Lentil Root Powder
In addition to lentils being a prebiotic and promoting/maintaining a healthy microbiota (the microorganisms that live in our digestive tracts), lentils have a number of other health benefits.
Other health benefits of lentils may include:
Lentils are rich in phenolic compounds, which act as natural antioxidants. (1)
Antioxidants are essential for the life of not just human beings, but all living organisms.
Antioxidants promote health by protecting your body’s cells from free radical damage.
There have been a number of in vitro and in vivo studies (you can learn about the difference between these types of studies here) that have “demonstrated that lentils in the diet regulate starch digestibility, glycemic load and the glycemic index, which diminish diabetes complications”. (1) (4) (5)
However, additional evidence is needed on this subject.
Some studies suggest that lentils could protect the heart and that they have the “potential to decrease the risk of cardiovascular and coronary artery diseases”. These are promising findings but more study is still needed. (1)
Lentils are Galacto-Oligosaccharides
Galacto-oligosaccharides are prebiotics that
Another study concluded that atopic eczema could potentially be prevented in high-risk infants “by modulating the infant’s gut microbiota with probiotics and prebiotics.” (9)
It’s important to note, however, that both of these studies called for more investigation into these topics, so more study is needed.
Organic Gum Arabic Flour
Gum arabic, also known as acacia, is a dietary fiber that comes from the acacia tree.
Gum arabic makes you feel full, so in addition to it being prebiotic, it can also potentially help you lose weight.
Gum arabic is over 85% prebiotic fiber content by weight, making it the most potent prebiotic plant known.
It’s also known to be bifidogenic, meaning researchers have established that it enhances the growth of the good probiotic bacteria
Alpha-galactosidase is actually not a prebiotic, but there’s
What that means in a practical sense is that it will help in reducing the gas that you would likely otherwise have due to the fiber and carbohydrates. Not only that but it can also aid in digestion.
Here are some additional features of BlueBiology’s 100% Plant Based Prebiotic:
- This product is vegetarian/vegan-friendly
- It’s made in an FDA-approved GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) facility
- It’s organic
- Free of dairy, soy, and wheat
- Has a 90-day money back guarantee if you’re not satisfied with it
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is BlueBiology Prebiotics for?
BlueBiology’s prebiotic is for men and women who want to improve their regularity and increase the amount of good bacteria (probiotics) in their digestive system.
How much should I take?
The recommended dose for this prebiotic is 1 scoop, which is 11 grams. The powder can be mixed with a drink of your choice.
Should I take this with a probiotic?
Absolutely! To get the most out of this prebiotic, it’s best taken with probiotics. This combination is referred to as synbiotics, as the two work together to improve the composition of the microbiota (the collection of microorganisms that inhabit the gut). (12) We recommend BlueBiology’s BlueBiotics Ultimate Care.
Is it safe?
Each of the ingredients in this supplement is known to be safe. Additionally, in our testing, we found that what was listed on the label was accurately reflected as ingredients in the bottle.
Can I take BlueBiology’s prebiotic if I’m pregnant or nursing?
We recommend asking your doctor about taking any supplement or medication if you’re pregnant or nursing.
Does this supplement contain any allergens?
This supplement is free of dairy, soy, and wheat.
How should BlueBiology prebiotics be stored?
This product can be stored anywhere that is room temperature or lower. They should be out of direct sunlight.
BlueBiology’s Prebiotic is an excellently formulated prebiotic that compliments their probiotic product very nicely.
The prebiotic ingredients are high-quality and provide a food source for all types of probiotics.
If you’re looking to improve your digestion, become more regular, and improve the health of your microbiome, this is the prebiotic supplement for you.Sources