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Balancing Immunity Through Prebiotics

Our immune system is what keeps us safe in the fight against unwanted bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens. One way to balance this essential system is through a healthy gut microbiome.

The Gut Microbiome and the Immune System

Your gut microbiome houses trillions of bacteria, also known as gut flora. Within the gut microbiome, there are both “good” and “bad” bacteria. It’s also home to about 70% of the immune system. (1) When the gut has an abundance of “good” bacteria, it helps determine when the immune system is activated. On the other hand, when “bad” bacteria are abundant, it can lead to inflammation or sometimes disease. (2)

Inflammation and the Immune System

Inflammation (or swelling) occurs when the body tries to protect itself against injury, infection, and harm. Inflammation is the result of unwanted toxins, like cigarette smoke or when there is an excess of fat cells. (3) Furthermore, chronic inflammation may be contributed to a lack of exercise, a poor diet, and a surplus of stress. When too much sugar is present in one’s diet, it may contribute to chronic, low-grade inflammation. (4) An inflammatory response may occur even when the immune system goes into action. If there’s nothing to heal, the immune system cells may begin to attack healthy organs, joints, or arteries. (5) In turn, chronic inflammation sometimes leads to other health complications. Taking certain dietary supplements daily, like prebiotics and probiotics, may help reduce the risk of inflammation.

Kibow Fortis®: Balancing Immunity One Tablet At A Time

Kibow Fortis® is an all-natural prebiotic dietary supplement made with 7-Functional Fibers. Unlike other prebiotic fiber products, Kibow Fortis® is made with both soluble and insoluble fiber. Both types of dietary fiber have their own unique wellness properties, making Kibow Fortis® the ultimate fiber supplement.

The soluble fibers in Kibow Fortis® are broken down into Short Chain Fatty Acids (SCFAs). These SCFAs help decrease inflammation, decrease the “bad” bacteria in the gut, and help maintain appetite control.* (6) The soluble fibers in Kibow Fortis® act as a gel-like solution after they are ingested, which slows down digestion. When digestion is slowed, it helps regulate blood sugar levels.* (7) All in all, when there is less “bad” and more “good” bacteria in the gut, it leads to a decrease in inflammation and a balanced immune system response. 

Taking Kibow Fortis® daily may help the “good” bacteria in the gut, as it helps with intestinal flora maintenance.  It provides a food source for the “good bacteria,” allowing them to expand and effectively taking away space from the “bad bacteria.” (8) This action may even help stimulate the immune system and kick it into action. (2) It’s important to remember that a balanced diet and daily exercise will also contribute to a healthy gut microbiome and balanced immunity.

Another way to help balance immunity is to add probiotic to the prebiotic. They work together to help replenish the “good” bacteria in the gut: Prebiotics work as the energy source for probiotics. So, taking Kibow Fortis® alongside Kibow Flora™ makes for an ultimate immunity combination.

Remember to always consult with your healthcare practitioner to see if Kibow Fortis® is right for you.

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6: Dietary Fiber. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://kibowFortis.com/dietary-fiber/
7: Goldman, R. (2016, July 28). Beta Glucan: The Heart-Healthy Fiber. Retrieved from https://www.healthline.com/health/beta-glucan-heart-healthy
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