Tegricel™ Vs. Pro- and Pre-biotics
Tegricel™ is a natural bioactive that enhances gut health. Tegricel™ improves gut integrity and rejuvenates damaged epithelial cells and tissues in the intestinal lining. A healthy gastrointestinal (GI) tract is a key to digestive health and optimal nutrition. Due to a variety of factors such stress, microbial infections, over indulgence and the use of pain killers the GI tract may become breached or abraded. Studies have shown that a damaged GI tract could increase the risk for certain chronic illnesses.
The goal of probiotics and inclusion of prebiotics in the diet is to support digestive health by eliminating bad microflora and creating a healthy gut environment. Probiotics are live microorganisms claimed to be beneficial to health by restoring microbial balance in the intestine. Prebiotics, such as fiber, feed probiotics and trigger the favorable growth of bacterial in the intestines. Tegricel™ is neither a pro- or pre-biotic but is instead a bioactive that specifically works to stimulate the repair (restitution) and growth (proliferation) of intestinal cells.
Preliminary studies revealed that Tegricel™ is not inhibitory to probiotic bacteria. Tegricel™ has excellent synergy with probiotics as well as fiber for digestive health. Inclusion of Tegricel™ in a probiotic or fiber blend has no negative effect. Instead, the inclusion of Tegricel™ may provide a more comprehensive gut health solution wherein multiple bioactive factors are in play simultaneously.