Baobab Promotes Prebiotic Health

What Are Prebiotics?


Prebiotics are specialised plant fibres that beneficially nourish the probiotic “good” bacteria already in the large intestine or colon, such as Bifidobacteri, Lattobacilli and Clostridi. While probiotics introduce good bacteria into the gut, prebiotics act as a fertiliser for the good bacteria that’s already there. They help your good bacteria grow, improving the good-to-bad bacteria ratio.

This ratio has been shown to have a direct correlation to your health and overall wellbeing, from your stomach to your brain. Prebiotic fibre is found in many fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately the minute amounts of soluble fibre in most of these foods make ingesting enough fibre for good prebiotic gut health extremely difficult. Ingesting enough fibre in sufficient quantities is often difficult, however a daily additive of Baobab allows you to achieve optimum results.

Italian researchers have discovered that Baobab Fruit Powder has a positive prebiotic gut health effect on key groups of probiotic gut health flora. Compared to controls, they found Baobab Fruit Powder promoted significant increases in the production of two of the three key bacterial groups; Bifidobacteri and Lattobacilli. Just as important was the finding that it only took small amounts (an aqueous solution of just 2%) of Baobab Fruit Powder to affect the good bacteria. (S. Manfredini. “The Health Properties of Baobab (Adansonia Digitata)”, University of Ferrara. September, 2002)

The Hunter-Gatherer Diet 

The Hadza tribe of Tanzania, often referred to as the “last true hunter gatherers in the world,” eat Baobab Fruit Powder daily. Recent studies have shown that the Hadza have an exceptionally healthy and diverse gut microbiome – far superior, in fact, to the US and European populations studied. (S. Schnorr, et al. “Gut microbiome of the Hadza hunter-gatherers,” Nature Communications, 2014, Volume 5, Number 3654, 1-20).