The gut harbours many different micro-organisms including billions of bacteria needed for digestion, immune defence and nutrient utilisation. A healthy intestinal flora is a prerequisite for effective functioning of the bowel: Lactic acid producing bacteria in the gut prevent bad bacteria from spreading and causing symptoms and disease.
Stress, an unvaried diet high in protein, alcohol use or medicines may cause a shift in the bacterial balance in the bowel. Maintaining a natural intestinal flora is essential for healthy digestion and has a central role in maintaining our health and well-being.
Fructooligosaccharides (FOX) help you feel fuller, improve parameters of cardiovascular disease risk, and help various intestinal disorders. A product like MARKOFRUCT which contains FOS can support bifidobacteria. These bacteria have been shown to improve the immune system and inhibit bad bacteria.