Seeking Health ProBiota Base
A prebiotic formula combined with beneficial dietary fiber componants to promote digestive health and improve immune function.
What is a prebiotic?
Prebiotics are food for probiotics- the beneficial bacteria that help with digestion and support your immune function. These living organisms, present in foods like yogurt and kefir - or available in supplement form, need fuel to thrive.
Prebiotics are naturally found in high-fiber foods such as artichokes, bananas, berries, garlic and greens, or grains such as oats, chicory, and flax. These foods all contain a form of fiber not normally digested by us. This fiber passes into our intestines, where the beneficial bacteria (probiotics) present in our system use them as a food/ fuel source to grow and thrive. The prebiotics feed the probiotics, and the probiotics go to work keeping your immune and digestive systems healthy and strong.
Prebiotics do even more than just feed probiotic bacteria; the natural fibers in ProBiota Base also support:
- • Optimal Immune Function
- • Regular bowel movements
- • Improved gut barrier
- • Increased mineral absorption
- • Defense against harmful disease-causing bacteria
ProBiota Base contains Inulin and Oligofructose; inulin-type fructan prebiotics commonly found in chicory, onions, asparagus, bananas, garlic, and leeks. Inulin and oligofructose are used as an energy source by healthful intestinal bacteria (especially bifidobacteria), which ferment them into short-chain fatty acids. These short-chain fatty acids beneficially increase the intestinal acidity (lower pH) and provide critical nourishment for the colon. They also enhance the absorption of essential minerals, such as calcium and magnesium, in the colon; assist intestinal reabsorption of water, and enhance intestinal barrier function. In addition, by promoting the proliferation of healthful bifidobacteria, inulin-type fructans help increase fecal bulk and optimize stool consistency.
ProBiota Base also contains the following dietary fibers:
Larch Arabinogalactan: Larch arabinogalactan (Larix occidentalis), commonly known as the larch tree, contains a unique type of soluble dietary fiber that enhances immune function. This fiber, arabinogalactan, can also be found in numerous plants, including carrots, radishes, and tomatoes, as well as many medicinal herbs. Arabinogalactan enhances the immune system by blocking viruses and bacteria from attaching to cell membranes, stimulating natural killer cell activity, and increasing the number of immune cells, particularly macrophages, present in the blood system. Research indicates arabinogalactan fiber may also have important benefits for the colon, support the growth of beneficial Lactobacillus bacteria, and increase short-chain fatty acid production.
Beta-Glucan: Beta-Glucan is a type of soluble dietary fiber that is found in baker’s yeast, oats and barley fiber, and mushrooms. Research suggests that beta-glucan has immune supportive properties. Beta-glucan may also modulate the immune response to a wide spectrum of pathogens, including fungal (Candida albicans), Staphylococcus aureus, and E. coli microorganisms. This product provides beta-glucan from purified baker's yeast.
Combine Seeking Health Probiota Base with your favorite probiotic for ultimate probiotic effectiveness, or on its own to promote digestive and immune health.
Gluten-free, soy and dairy-free.
5.3 oz/ 150g
About Seeking Health, the company
Dr. Ben Lynch, founder and Chief Medical Officer of Seeking Health, is a naturopathic physician. While majoring in Cell and Molecular biology at the University of Washington, Dr. Ben took a trip through the South Pacific and Southeast Asia that changed his outlook on traditional medicine, and his life.
During this trip, Dr. Ben hiked through the forests, mountains and coasts of Tasmania, worked a cattle ranch in the Outback of Australia, and volunteered with Mother Theresa in Calcutta. He lived in Fiji with a family having no electricity or plumbing, experienced the Himalayan Mountains of Northern India, worked a fruit orchard in New Zealand, and returned to America with an impression of a different form of medicine than he had ever experienced with his mainstream medical education.
This profound experience led Dr. Ben to Bastyr University, and he studied the Mind-Body Connection, Environmental Medicine, Functional Medicine, and Epigenetics.
Dr. Ben saw the huge need for people to obtain foundational nutrients, and Seeking Health was born. Without foundational nutrients, biochemical dysfunction occurs and causes symptoms. Doctor after doctor and person after person do not understand the absolute requirement for our bodies to have the tools to maintain function.
- • Without water, we die.
- • Without food, we die.
- • Without probiotics, we get digestive disorders.
- • Without multivitamins, we become depressed, fatigued and sick.
“If one supports their bodily systems, especially their digestion and mental health, with pure, highly absorbable, well-formulated nutrients, the ability to remain healthy and vital significantly increases. We want your foundation rock solid and we provide the tools to do so.”
-Dr. Ben Lynch, founder of Seeking Health
Seeking Health believes that the root cause for many health conditions and supplements stem from ineffective digestion, environmental exposures, poor diet, and lack of a healthy social outlet and inlet.
- • Once digestion is restored and optimized with the best probiotics, digestive enzymes, stomach acid and intestinal repair nutrients, one is able to absorb nutrients from foods and high quality multivitamins.
- • Once environmental exposures are reduced, one is able to reduce toxic burden which then frees up nutrients to work in promoting health and preventing disease.
- • Once diet is optimized, nutrients flood in, energy increases, blood sugar stabilizes and the immune system balances.
- • Creating a social outlet and inlet allows the parasympathetic nervous system to regain control over the reactive sympathetic nervous system, allowing countless nutrients to be used proactively and in a protective manner instead of being wasted on producing stress hormones.
Seeking Health is here to see you get better, and stay better. Their true passion is prevention.
Seeking Health is based in Bellingham, Washington and operated and managed by a team dedicated to bringing you better health through the best quality supplements, prebiotics, probiotics, and multivitamins.
Seeking Health brings you effective formulas produced without preservatives, colors, titanium dioxide, coloring, or gluten.