A versatile prebiotic formula to optimize gut microbiota and support bowel and immune system function.
BiotaGen® is a distinctive formulation
of soluble dietary fiber with prebiotic
activities that stimulates growth of
colonic populations of beneficial bacteria
and enhances gastrointestinal and
systemic immune function. BiotaGen®
combines chicory inulin with the
immunomodulating actions of larch
arabinogalactan and purified yeast
Chicory-derived inulin is an inulin-type
fructan best known for its ability to
sustain increases in populations of Bifidobacterium, Lactobacillus,
and Eubacterium, an important butyrate-producing species
indigenous to the bowel. By escaping digestion and absorption
in the small intestine, inulin-type fructans arrive largely intact in
the colon where they selectively feed benefecial gut microbiota.
In addition, inulin-type fructans promote normal colon transit
times, enhance absorption of calcium and magnesium, favorably
modulate lipid levels, support gut mucosal barrier and immune
function, regulate intestinal epithelial cell growth, and reduce the
number of potentially undesirable bacterial species.
Arabinogalactan, a polysaccharide derived from the Western
Larch tree, is a highly soluble dietary fiber that enhances immune
function by promoting cytokine production and increasing the
number of natural killer cells. Indigestible by human enzymes,
arabinogalactan exerts prebiotic properties including the ability
to selectively stimulate Lactobacillus species. Arabinogalactan
is metabolized to short-chain fatty acids (acetate, butyrate, and
propionate) and reduces ammonia production.
Beta-glucan, a glucose polysaccharide prebiotic fiber, has broad,
beneficial effects on immune function through enhancement of
monocytes and macrophages. Beta-glucan stimulates immune
responses to a wide spectrum of fungal, and undesirable
microorganisms. BiotaGen® is recommended to nutritionally
support optimal gastrointestinal function, promote populations
of healthful colonic bacteria, and enhance gastrointestinal and
systemic immune function. BiotaGen® works synergistically with
probiotics to assure intestinal microbiota balance.
4 capsules once or twice daily or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.