Beneficial intestinal bacteria provide protection, proper permeability and balance to the intestinal mucosa. Pectin and inulin are the two most valuable dietary fibres. Pectin, as the best water-soluble fermentable fibre, and inulin, as a resistant carbohydrate, play an important role in balancing the immune status of the gut. Fibre contributes to the intestinal defence system, prevents the development of diseases and helps the immune system of the intestinal mucosa to function properly.
What is inulin and pectin?
In recent years, the term “functional food” has become widely used in nutritional science. Functional foods are foods that, once absorbed into the human body, have a positive effect on human health or reduce the risk of developing certain diseases.
With apple pectin and inulin – a functional food – we have combined two food ingredients. Both are important and essential for the health of the digestive system.
Intestinal health is determined by the condition of the intestinal mucosa and the composition of the bacteria living in the intestine. It creates homeostasis and harmony that affects the whole body, or it can cause disease by destroying this balance.
Apple pectin and inulin are also prebiotics. They are resistant to digestive enzymes, so they reach the colon unchanged. Once in the colon, they stimulate the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut flora, while inhibiting the growth of harmful bacteria.
How does pectin and inulin work?
Fibre plays an important role in maintaining good health. A reduced intake of dietary fibre is associated with a higher incidence of western diseases and disorders of the intestinal immune system.
The interaction and cooperation between the immune system and the gut flora ensures that our bodies are protected from harmful substances that enter the digestive tract.
It is very important that our microbiome gets the nutrients it needs on a daily basis. Two such nutrients are pectin and inulin. They help the healthy epithelial cells of the small intestine (enterocytes) and the epithelial cells of the large intestine (colonocytes) to function properly. They support the development of a well-functioning microbiome (gut flora). They promote the elimination of harmful, toxin-producing, so-called gram-negative (LPS) bacteria and fungi. Good (eubiotic) bacteria provide protection, proper permeability and balance of the intestinal mucosa.
In recent years we have learned more and more about the important role of a healthy microbiome for the functioning of the whole body.
The immune system of the digestive tract is often referred to as GALT (gut-associated lymphoid tissue).
About 70% of the immune system is located in the gastrointestinal tract. The GALT is made up of different types of lymphoid tissue that produce and store immune cells that attack pathogens.
Pectin and inulin are the two most valuable dietary fibres. Pectin, as the best water-soluble fermentable fibre, and inulin, as a resistant carbohydrate, play an important role in balancing the immune status of the gut. Fibre contributes to the intestinal defence system, prevents the development of diseases and helps the immune system of the intestinal mucosa to function properly.
The intestinal mucosa and epithelial cells prevent unwanted molecules and pathogens from entering the lymph and blood circulation.
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD) are chronic and relapsing inflammatory bowel diseases. Symptoms such as diarrhoea, abdominal cramps, weight loss, fatigue, anaemia and extra-intestinal symptoms (including various inflammatory skin conditions, arthritis) have a major impact on quality of life.
The incidence of UC and CD has increased worldwide over the last 50 years, particularly in developing and western countries. Chronic and recurrent inflammatory bowel diseases are the result of a complex interplay of immunological, microbial and environmental factors, making the development of specific treatments an important challenge.
An important part of therapy is the treatment of intestinal wall and immune system dysfunction (autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis).
Improving the function of the intestinal wall by increasing fibre intake can be an effective strategy for preventing diseases of the Western immune system.
Features - Apple pectin with inulin
The form of inulin used in our products does not contain potentially harmful sugars and sugar alcohols like conventional topinambur syrup. It does not affect blood sugar levels, even when consumed over a long period of time.
- Only pure, controlled ingredients
- Phytoestrogen free
- Preservatives: no
- Cross-reaction potential: no
- Allergens: no
- Packaging: glass/paper
- Format: Liquid
- Scent: without added artificial scents
- Taste: sourish taste
How to take - Apple pectin with inulin
Pectin has been shown to have health benefits when consumed as part of a meal at 10g per day. Pectin helps maintain normal blood cholesterol levels and has a positive effect on the microbiome.
Taking 12g of inulin per day contributes to normal bowel function by increasing the frequency of bowel movements.
The beneficial effect is achieved by consuming 100ml per day.
If your daily intake of water-soluble fermentable fibre is at least 40-50g, take 50ml of apple pectin with inulin per day.
Can be taken straight or mixed with liquids and ready meals.
Shake well before use!
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