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What are prebiotics?

Prebiotics vs probiotics​

We are inspired by the East for dietary health. The linkage between gut friendly bacteria and immunity health can be traced back to ancient foods such kimchi, kefir and kombucha. 

These fermented foods are rich source of good bacteria known as probiotics. Probiotics fight off bad bacteria in our gut and help our body absorb key nutrients.

Revealingly there has been a surge of studies stressing that probiotics need constant nourishment from prebiotics in order to survive and multiply. 

Chicory root. Inulin king​

Inulin is a type of prebiotic that helps the growth of probiotics in our gut. It occurs in around 36,000 plant species. Chicory roots are the single richest source. 

SHŌZU incorporates Orafti® chicory root inulin made in Belgium. Slightly sweet and nutty in taste, it is created through a proprietary extraction technology which maximises prebiotic efficacy. It is officially on the list of approved dietary fibres by the FDA.

Kombucha dead or alive? Long live kombucha

Probiotics in freshly brewed kombucha must be kept alive for our gut to reap their benefits. However, pasteurised kombucha in a can is void of live bacteria culture. 

Unlike probiotics, prebiotics don’t lose their potency under heat and pressure. They provide a powerful advantage in supporting our gut and immunity health.