How resistant starch can be extremely beneficial for ongoing gut health and those that are healing gut related illnesses
Are you looking for a natural digestive health supplement that is a convenient, flavorless source of prebiotic fiber? MSPrebiotic is a digestion resistant starch that is carefully extracted from potatoes delivering several prebiotic benefits: the growth of healthy bacteria in the gut microbiome, improved digestion, supports regularity and a untapped energy boost. A single prebiotic fiber from a familiar source delivering benefits you didn’t expect.
What is Resistant Starch?
Metabolism of starch into sugar requires that our body’s enzymes be able to access and cut the starch molecules. The starch molecules are readily available in most of the foods we eat, with digestion of the starch starting in the mouth and finishing in the small intestine. Many of our cooking methods break up granules of starch, helping our digestive enzymes get better access to the starch. Ripening of fruits like bananas can also make the energy in starch more accessible. But a small amount of starch in our diet remains inaccessible to the body’s enzymes and is never digested – this is known as Resistant Starch.
Resistant Starch, prebiotics, and the gut microbiome
The Gut Microbiome is a complex ecosystem of bacteria and other microbes that normally inhabits the large intestine. Emerging scientific research is demonstrating that the gut microbiome plays an important role in many aspects of our health, in everything from the immune system, metabolism, and even mental health.
Many people are familiar with healthy gut microbes by another name: Probiotics. Often found in unpasteurized yogurt and other fermented foods, these healthy microbes pass through our digestive system and colonize the large intestine. But because these bacteria are living things, they need food called Prebiotics.
Prebiotics include certain dietary fibers not digested by the body that make it to the large intestine where they are fermented and used as energy by the healthy microbes there. Resistant Starch is a preferred energy source for healthy bacteria in the Gut Microbiome, including healthy Bifidobacteria. Insoluble Resistant Starches are not FODMAPs, unlike more common prebiotics, and are fermented slowing in the large intestine due to their large molecular size. The large size is related to the fact that there are thousands of glucose sugar molecules in each starch molecule, representing an energy dense prebiotic food source for the healthy bacteria in your gut.
The starch that you should be eating
Too much fat, too much salt, and too much sugar: These usual suspects often come up when talking about how to improve your diet. The sugar conversation also typically involves starch, which is a long chain made up of many, many links of sugar molecules. But starch molecules are too big to be absorbed by our body, so starch itself isn’t a problem. In order to use starch as a source of energy, enzymes in our digestive tract must first cut the chain down into individual sugars, acting like molecular scissors. Once these sugars have been cut from the starch molecule, they can be absorbed by the body and enter our circulatory system.
Our gut bacteria need to eat, and resistant starch may be the best way to feed them
MSPrebiotic is an innovative new prebiotic supplement, in the fast-growing ‘gut health’ category of dietary supplements. Unlike some of the other products out in the marketplace, MSPrebiotic has undergone rigorous clinical and laboratory testing to ensure the product provides real tangible health benefits and results. Furthermore, this flavorless powder is 100% certified FODMAP Friendly, vegan, gluten-free, caffeine-free, and contains no GMOs.
“I had never thought to use a product like this before and I could not be happier with the results. I constantly struggle with a variety of different foods and digesting them properly but this has helped out substantially! Tasteless but so effective I have now been able to improve my digestion and gut health all in one.”
– Paige P.
What people are saying about us
“I tried this product, and let me first say whenever I need a quick bite to eat and I eat fast food my stomach feels terrible for days everything I’ve tried often still makes me feel that fast food feeling. I have tried many other products but this one is quite good. I would recommend it among its peers a top 5 brand. anyway with sometimes you can just use two scoops but most of the time a scoop or two a day and you’re good. overall I’d recommend this product good value but thank you.”
– Kimberley C.
I already take Probiotics and recently learned that the combination of these with Prebiotics are actually quite good for your health! The fact that MSPrebiotic is tasteless makes it easy to be incorporated in my smoothies and morning protein shakes. I had some minimal bloating and discomfort the first days but I feel much better now..”
– Nadiatou F.
“I noticed a difference in just a few days. As I got into my 30s, I was becoming more sensitive to dairy. It was getting to the point where I can’t even have real cream icecream without cramps and trips to the washroom. After trying this I’ve been able to start having cream in my coffees again. I think after awhile I can even try the good ice-cream again. I would definitely recommend this. It gave me hope that one day I can enjoy my favourite foods again..”
– Angel D.
This starch provides insane health benefits
Each molecule of starch contains thousands of sugar units, which sounds scary given all we hear about the evils of sugar, but this is actually the reason why we have adopted starch-heavy diets. The truth is that our bodies run on sugar. All of the energy-providing foods we eat are digested, absorbed, and ultimately converted to sugar because our bodies have evolved to use sugar as the ‘currency’ for energy. Organs like our brain rely almost exclusively on sugar for energy, which explains why confusion is often a side effect to low blood sugar levels.