Prebiotic for a health gut! Markofruct

Markofruct from Pascoe is a prebiotic product, which supports the healthy balance of the gut flora, has a positive effect on metabolism and enhances the body’s natural immune defense. It improves the microbial ecology of the gut and protects against some bacterial pathogens, particularly in the large intestine.

 

Using The Power of Nature To Feed Your Gut

  • Markofruct contains 2.8g of oligofructose and 0.04g of chamomile dry extract per tablespoon
  • Markofruct comes in 200g powder, allowing adjustable dosing and easy administration
  • Suggestive dosing is 3 tablespoons, twice a day taken dissolved in 200mL of hot water before breakfast and in the evening before bed.
  • Chamomile flavoured powder to drink like tea & Made without lactose 

 

What is a Prebiotic?

Prebiotics are a non-digestible plant-based fibre compound. They act like fertilizers and work to stimulate the growth of healthy bacteria in the gut. Prebiotics are essential to healthy gut flora and the growth of intestinal bifidobacteria.

 

Prebiotic Rich Foods:

  • Chicory Root
  • Jerusalem artichoke
  • Dandelion greens
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Leeks
  • Asparagus
  • Wheat flour
  • Wheat Bran
  • Banana
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Prebiotic & Probiotic: The Connection

Prebiotics and probiotics play an important synergistic role that lead to many health benefits. Probiotics, which are live microorganisms that live inside your gastrointestinal (GI) tract, are fed by prebiotics. Therefore, the more prebiotics that the probiotics have to eat, the healthier your gut will be, as the live bacteria will work more efficiently.

 

7 Benefits of Prebiotics

  • Better gut health and improved digestion
  • Enhanced immune function
  • Reduced risk for heart disease
  • Help with weight loss/weight maintenance
  • Lower inflammation
  • Hormone regulation and improved moods
  • Protection of bone health
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The Gut: Your Second Brain

GI health is more than just linked to digestive issues; it can be linked to, or the root cause of, other health issues. The human body has about 100 million nerve cells called Enteric Nervous System (ENS), which line the GI tract and control digestion. Therefore, the ENS is in constant communication with the brain.

A healthy GI system (i.e. a system with high levels of prebiotics to feed the live probiotics) communicates effortlessly with the brain. But a less healthy GI system has a harder time communicating with the brain, resulting in health issues.

 

Medicinal Ingredients:

1 teaspoon (= 3 g) contains:
Oligofructose (inulin) 2.80 g 
Dry extract (6.1-7.2:1) Chamomile- 0.04 g (Matricaria recutita (L.)) flower

 

Dosage: 

Adults: 3 teaspoons, twice a day. Dissolve Markofruct® in 200 ml of hot water and drink slowly while still warm before breakfast and in the evening before going to bed.

 

Contraindications/Cautions:

Contraindicated in those who are hypersensitive to chamomile or plants of the daisy family. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose. This product should not be used as a substitute for a balanced and varied diet. Pregnancy and breastfeeding: No risks have emerged so far within the recommended dose. Hypersensitivity (e.g. allergy) has been known to occur, in which case, discontinue use.

 

Side effects:

No side effects within the recommended dose. Higher doses may cause gastrointestinal symptoms: flatus, borborygmi, bloating, cramps
and diarrhea.

 

Note for diabetics:

1 teaspoonful of powder (= 3g) contains 0.025 bread units.

 

 

Markofruct - Prebiotic - Pascoe

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