Broad Spectrum Prebiotic
Nourish your healthy gut flora, nourish yourself
What is a Prebiotic?
PREbiotics are a type of healthy fiber that gut bacteria (PRObiotics) feed and thrive on. They’re found naturally in some vegetables, nuts, and legumes. Humans cannot digest prebiotic fiber, but gut bacteria feast on them. Healthy, well-fed gut bacteria do their job better.*
Why is Prebiotic Fiber Variety Important?
A healthy gut harbors hundreds of strains of bacteria, and different bacteria living in different sections of the intestine feed on different prebiotic fibers. That’s why a diverse colony of gut bacteria require a “broad spectrum” (i.e., wide variety) of fermentable fibers to thrive.*
Ancestrally, we consumed as much as 100 grams of fiber daily, from a wide variety of plant matter. Today, the USDA estimates that Americans consume just over 3 grams, when a healthy gut needs up to 20 grams of prebiotic fiber daily. A gut starved of prebiotic fibers (as in some low-carb or ketogenic diets) can result in dysfunctional and less diverse flora.*
Why Consider InnovixLabs?
Inulin and FOS, two commonly marketed prebiotic fibers, are important. But they’re not enough. InnovixLabs’ Broad Spectrum Prebiotic is the first prebiotic supplement to have over a dozen types of prebiotic fibers. It is also the first supplement to contain all three major classes of prebiotics: soluble fibers, non-starch polysaccharides, and resistant starches.*
DOES NOT CONTAIN: Dairy, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat/gluten, soy, sugar, GMO, artificial colors or flavors. Third-party tested and verified GLUTEN-FREE.
Mix 1 level scoop with any food or beverage (if in a beverage stir thoroughly and drink right away). Do not heat or cook. Begin with 1/2 scoop and increase gradually if tolerated to 1 or 2 scoops per day. Always drink with water. Talk to your doctor before use if you are on FODMAPs diet, have IBS, bowel disorders, infection, or gut dysbiosis, as you may need prior treatment before tolerating prebiotics. Bowel changes or bloating may occur initially.
Store in a cool, dry place with the lid tightly closed. Keep out of reach of children.
If you are pregnant, nursing or taking any medication, talk to your doctor before use. Individuals sensitive to any of the ingredients listed on the label should consult a physician prior to using this product
Guaranteed PURITY, POTENCY and FRESHNESS. InnovixLabs Broad Spectrum PREBIOTIC is made with premium ingredients, and produced to the highest standards of purity and quality in a cGMP approved facility. All batches are tested and verified by in-house and third party labs for your peace of mind. Blended, bottled, and in-house tested and third-party tested in USA for safety and reliability
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERSAsk a Question
Do you ship this product to Ireland? Margaret
Hi Margaret – yes, we can ship to Ireland. You can order directly from this website. - InnovixLabs Customer Service
Can your "Broad Spectrum Prebiotic" be added to a superfood green powder that is mixed with only "water"!I take a superfood green drink daily in the morning and I mix it with 8-10 ounces of water!
Hi Mac Baker - yes, the Prebiotic can be added to greens powders.
It is neutral to pleasant tasting, so it can be added to just about anything. If you cook it or heat it, the prebiotic fibers may become digestible by humans. As is, they are digestibel only by gut bacteria. - InnovixLabs Customer Service
Approximately how much of each type of fiber does this product contain?
Good question and bit of a lengthy answer, but we hope you find it useful.
The fiber formula is designed like a funnel, with three sub-groups of prebiotic fibers:
Top of the funnel: 3 or 4 fibers used by most gut bacteria is 40 to 50% of the formula. Inulin, Fructooligosaccharides, Isomaltooligosaccharides are used by the widest array of gut bacteria. Therefore, it makes sense to 'feed the masses' with these widely utilized fibers.
Middle of the funnel: 6 to 8 fibers used by some but not all gut bacteria. These fibers are not valuable to all bacteria, but to the ones that feed on these bacteria, it could be life or death. Examples of these fibers are Pectins, Arabinogalactans, Xylooligosaccharides etc. Together, they constitute another 40% or so of the formula.
Lower part of the funnel: 2 or 3 fibers like Glucomannan and Chitin-Glucan. We know these are prebiotics and we know a few gut bacteria value them, but we don't know enough about these bacteria or fibers. These are 5-10% of the formula.
While we think this is a great formula, we acknowledge that this is STILL an incomplete prebiotic formula, even with 15 different fibers. Why? Because our ancestral human diet consisted of far more than 15 types of fibers. An ideal human diet probably contains hundreds of different types of prebiotics.
So what's missing? Polyphenols. There are hundreds of polyphenols in foods and virtually all of them are bitter. Perfect exampels are: coffee and green tea polyphenols. They are fantastic for gut health, especially strains like Akkermansia, but adding green tea polyphenols will make this product too bitter to consume. Other polyphenols come from turmeric (also bitter), pomegranate, blueberries, apple skin, grapeskin, and on and on. We may at some point introduce a 'too-bitter-to-eat prebiotic' in a capsule form. In the meantime, all the bitter polyphenols are available as supplements and foods.
Thanks for your interest in InnovixLabs Prebiotic.
Is Psyllium fiber considered a prebiotic fiber?
Yes, psyllium is considered a prebiotic fiber because it contains some SOLUBLE fiber.
It is a blend of soluble and insoluble fiber and it is the soluble part that is a prebiotic. If you are taking psyllium, certainly continue taking it. However, consider adding several prebiotic-rich foods to your diet because our gut probiotics require a wide variety of prebiotic to thrive.
A majority of the thousand or so strains of gut bacteria can consume Inulin or Fructooligosaccharides but a half or a third of the gut bacteria seem to need a variety of other prebiotics. So, if you're considering taking psyllium or already taking it, that's great. But just consider it a part of a variety of fibers needed for optimum gut health.
Thanks for asking a good question.
Hello, Im trying to heal my gut as I often suffer from serious gastric that sometimes felt as though is back ache or bloating. I understand Probiotic heals guts and prebiotic is the additional supplemet that feeds the bacteria. I read here you mention, Broad Spectrum Prebiotic may caused bowel movement and bloating. Im bit concern, should i be taking prebiotic at all? would it worsen my gastric problem?
If you have gut health issues, increasing your intake of vegetables with prebiotic fiber is critical. However, if you decide to use a prebiotic fiber supplement, you may need to start slowly and at very low doses. People with gut issues desperately need prebiotic fibers, but sadly they are the ones who have bloating issues.
If you have a healthy gut, you should easily be able to take a scoop or two of this product daily. But if you have gut issues, we recommend quarter or third of a scoop every other day to see how your body responds. If you do OK, then go up to half scoop daily for a week or two. It may take a month or so to get up to a full scoop. Just because your body responds negatively to prebiotic does not mean you do not need it. If you have gut health issues, you really, really need veggies with prebiotic fibers.
Another option is to add polyphenols (another great prebiotic) to your diet - turmeric, decaffeinated green tea extract, blueberries, coffee, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, cherries, apples, black beans are all good sources of polyphenols. Polyphenols are absent in this product because they are very bitter tasting. So, they are best consumed as foods or capsules. The good thing about polyphenols is that they are much less likely to cause bloating or digestive issues.
Ideally you want a mix of prebiotic fibers and polyphenols. Hope this helps.
InnovixLabs Customer Service
Is this product vegan?
Hi Rachel, yes, it is vegan.
Let us know if you have any other questions.
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My family and I have been buying this from Amazon for about two years, but now we've decided to forgo Amazon and buy directly from Innovix Labs.
I tried this prebiotic because of its variety of ingredients. After using it for a few months I stopped for a couple of months, and sure enough I began having more issues. Back on it now for several weeks it does really make a difference. Easy to add to cold or hot cereals or smoothies, yogurt, etc. Will keep using now.
A great product for regular gut moving. Can’t live without that! Thanks for Innovix labs !
This product has been life changing for me . I've suffered from constipation my entire life , until I discovered the benefits of
this broad - spectrum prebiotic. I was always told I just needed to take "more fiber " , but I wasn't willing to ingest the amount
of fiber necessary to have successfull results.
This small amt. of prebiotic fiber has been working for me for over a year now. The mixture of different types of prebiotic
fiber seems to work better for me than chicory by itself. I realize that different things work for different people , but if you suffer from constipation , this product is definitely worth a try.