With today's busy lives and irregular eating patterns, many of us find it difficult to keep our bowels healthy. Lepicol, with its three-in-one combination of gentle fibres, probiotic cultures and natural prebiotics, can make this task far easier.
The main fibre source within Lepicol products is Psyllium husks (Plantago ovata forsk). Psyllium is a great fibre as it is able to normalise stool size by being water retentive and, at the same time, forms a soft gel which eases the stool along the lower digestive tract ready for evacuation.
Lepicol contains five probiotic strains which provide the gastrointestinal tract with beneficial microorganisms to balance the gut microflora. Your digestive tract is home to trillions of gut bacteria that aid in digestion, help prevent a pathogenic bacteria over-growth as well as having an impact on your immune system.
Inulin is a prebiotic fibre that is sourced from chicory root. Inulin is not broken down by the body - it is fermented by the beneficial bacteria in the gut to help the growth of the beneficial microorganisms. This in turn, aids in a fruitful balance of the gut microflora.
Many factors can influence the breakdown of food in your body, including stress and ill health. Supplementing your diet with digestive enzymes can give your body that extra bit of help needed to digest your food more efficiently.