Found In: Xylooligosaccharides

Source: PreticX (Patented Formulation)

Supplier / Farming Location: USA

Final Location of Manufacturing: Sydney, Australia

Function: Dietary Ingredient

Why We Love It: Tonik No.5 is packed full of a very impressive hero ingredient: PreticX® (which contains Xylooligosaccharides; aka XOS) – a mouthful your body will love. This clinically proven, selective prebiotic complex helps stimulate (and can even increase) the heathy bacteria in your gut – yes, please! Once our effective sup’ is metabolised by your body’s microflora it can get started on delivering a range of health effects: we’re talkin’ colon cell protection, bowel function (+ comfort), a boost to your energy, improved digestion (sans bloating), anti-aging support, and overall immunity and wellness. The prevailing benefit of PreticX is that, contrary to probiotics, it is highly stable (does not require refrigeration), and can be used in food and beverage. Compared to other prebiotics, it can be used in small doses and thus reduces the chance of bloating.

a breakdown:

The Background 

The prebiotics concept was introduced for the first time in 1995 by Glenn Gibson and Marcel Roberfroid. Prebiotic was described as “a non-digestible food ingredient that beneficially affects the host by selectively stimulating the growth and/or activity of one or a limited number of bacteria in the colon, and thus improves host health”.Prebiotics are a group of nutrients that are degraded by gut microbiota. Their relationship with human overall health has been an area of increasing interest in recent years. They can feed the intestinal microbiota, and their degradation products are short-chain fatty acids that are released into blood circulation, consequently, affecting not only the gastrointestinal tracts but also other distant organs. Fructo-oligosaccharides and galacto-oligosaccharides are the two important groups of prebiotics with beneficial effects on human health. Since low quantities of fructo-oligosaccharides and galacto-oligosaccharides naturally exist in foods, supplementing with prebiotics has considerable health benefits. 

The Active Ingredients 

PreticX® is a new prebiotic XOS (xylooligosaccharide). It has been shown in clinical studies to significantly increase the proliferation of bifidobacterium in both low and high doses. PreticX is classified as a prebiotic, and is a non-GMO corn-derived form of oligosaccharides called xylooligosaccharides or XOS, comprising a group of polysaccharides called xylans. Xylans are common constituents of plant cell walls based on xylose, a pentose sugar.

The Process  

A prebiotic is not a living organism; it is a nondigestible food ingredient that promotes the growth of "good bacteria" already present in the gut. Prebiotics, such as those found in complex carbohydrates, feed probiotic bacteria, while others provide support in different ways (such as clearing out bad bacteria to make room for good ones). 

The Benefits*

An insiders perspective

Maintain & improve gutfunction

by increasing the amount of healthy and helpful Bifidobacteria in the GI tract.

Aid digestive function

by fermenting foods faster so you won’t feel as bloated & uncomfortable.

Improve bowel function

via nourishing the intestinal lining to keep you regular(without any additional flatulence).

Support your immune function& reduce inflammation

by strengthening the gut barrier & keeping out harmful substances, viruses and bad bacteria.

Aid calcium absorption, lipid metabolism & epithelial colon cell protection

via the creation of short-chain fatty acids(SCFA).

Promote & improve metabolic health

by adjusting how quickly the body can process carbohydrates & sugar.