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PreticX improves gut flora in healthy & overweight populations: prebiotic significantly modified gut microbiota and resulted in dramatic shifts in four bacterial taxa associated with abnormal glucose levels.

A daily dose as low as 1 gram of PreticX, an xylooligosaccharide (XOS), significantly modified gut microbiota--helping to grow more species of good gut bacteria and reduce bad bacteria--in both healthy people and those who are overweight with unhealthy blood glucose levels, according to a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study conducted by researchers at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and published in Frontiers of Physiology.

According to Jennifer Gu, PhD, AIDP's vice president of research and development, people who have abnormal glucose levels showed a different gut microbial population as compared to normal people. PreticX significantly modified gut microbiota in both healthy and overweight subjects, and resulted in dramatic shifts in four bacterial taxa (populations of organisms) associated with people who had abnormal glucose levels.

"Good gut flora is an important part of a healthy digestive ecosystem, but one must feed the good gut microbes with prebiotics such as PreticX in order to receive the maximum health benefit," Dr. Gu said. "Advancing scientific research continues to demonstrate that balanced gut microbiota is essential for digestive function, and that an unhealthy balance in the gut is a precursor to digestive issues and immune dysfunction."

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Title Annotation:Suppliers Corner
Publication:Nutraceuticals World
Article Type:Clinical report
Date:Mar 1, 2016
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