we get it, gut health is all the rage these days. you’ve probably heard about probiotics—those live beneficial bacteria that keep your digestive system happy - and prebiotics, the fiber-rich foods that feed the probiotics. but emerging research has shown a new category here: postbiotics!
today, we're diving deep into the world of postbiotics: the lesser-known, yet equally amazing cousin of probiotics and prebiotics. if you’re a wellness lover or someone just trying to improve their health, this is for you 🙂
what exactly are postbiotics?
postbiotics are essentially the byproducts or metabolites produced by probiotics. while probiotics are busy breaking down food and helping to balance your gut's ecosystem, they’re also creating beneficial compounds like organic acids, enzymes, and other bioactive metabolites.
to simplify, think of postbiotics as the “gifts” left behind by good bacteria that provide a host of health benefits like:
- anti-inflammatory effects
- enhanced gut barrier
- immune system support
- enhanced metabolism
- stress reduction
- improved skin health
- reduced cholesterol
- improved nutrient absorption
and of course, postbiotics amplify your gut health overall. this is important because the gut is often considered the "second brain" and plays a pivotal role in our overall well-being. postbiotics can help maintain a healthy gut flora, which improves every other aspect of your health.
how to incorporate postbiotics into your lifestyle
since postbiotics are the byproduct of probiotics, to increase your intake of these simply make sure you’re getting enough probiotics in your diet! examples of probiotic-rich foods include sauerkraut, kimchi, and greek yogurt, but you can also get them in supplement form like our gut health probiotic+.
not only does this probiotic give you 8 hand-picked strains of probiotics to help create those post-biotics, but it also has added ginger root, licorice root, and digestive enzymes to help keep your gut resilient. you’ll only need one pill per day!
it’s also super important here to make sure you’re getting enough prebiotics because these serve as the food for probiotics to survive and grow. prebiotics are essential to sustain probiotics, and probiotics create postbiotics!
for prebiotic support, beam’s super greens is an awesome option. it comes in the tastiest flavors like chocolate and pink lemonade, and it’s got 26 fruits and veggies per serving, antioxidants, and of course, prebiotic fiber. pair this with gut health probiotic+ and you are locked and loaded with the perfect digestion duo. you can even get them in a bundle here!
set your body up to produce postbiotics and you'll feel on top of the world