Found in the product: Inflammatory Support
Sea vegetables are rich in complex carbohydrates, polysaccharides, and oligosaccharides that function as prebiotics, or nondigestible compounds that gut bacteria can ferment and from which they receive benefit. Seaweed prebiotics are resistant to digestive enzymes so they can reach the lower intestine where they undergo selective fermentation by intestinal microbiota. Prebiotics in sea vegetables have been studied in vitro, in farm animals, as an alternative to antibiotics, and in lab animals. They show that the nonmetabolized fiber inedible seaweed helps to reduce colonic transit times, supporting gut health and detoxification. Sea vegetables also can be used to increase the digestibility of legumes because they help break down the fibers in these foods.