Symbio Intest® – the nutritional supplement with fibre

Nutritional supplement with fibre

We eat too little fibre. On average, Germans eat just over 20 g of fibre a day, although the recommended amount is at least 30 g. Fibre is most commonly found in fruit, vegetables and wholemeal products.

SymbioIntest® – the new nutritional supplement with fibre

  • Contains resistant starch type 3
  • Boosts butryic acid-producing bacteria in the intestine
  • Feeds the intestinal mucosa via the bacterial butyric acid
  • Does not cause bloating like other fibres

The term "fibre" originally indicated the capacity to enlarge the intestinal contents and thereby encourage intestinal movements and the transport of intestinal contents. A high intestinal content and rapid transport reduces the absorption of nutrients and harmful substances. For this reason, fibres can also have an impact on weight and "detoxify". In addition, many fibres are nutrients for the natural bacteria in the intestine. Where fibres are particularly effective in promoting the growth of useful bacteria in the intestinal flora, specialists refer to them as "prebiotics".

Butyric acid for a healthy intestinal mucosa

Since our digestive enzymes cannot break down resistant starch, it enters the large intestine unchanged. Some bacteria there then break it down into smaller components, which are crucial for a healthy intestinal mucosa. Short-chain fatty acids – especially butyric acid – are particularly important. The metabolism of the intestinal mucosa and the growth of blood vessels in the intestinal wall rely on the butryic acid produced by the bacteria. The level of butryic acid in the intestine must therefore be sufficiently high. This is because a well-nourished intestinal mucosa can perform its barrier function as well as preventing toxins, pathogens and natural intestinal flora from penetrating the tissue. If the level of butryic acid drops, the intestinal villi regenerate and the intestinal mucosa can undergo pathological change. The risk of inflammatory bowel diseases and bowel cancer increases.

Fibre resistant starch type 3

Resistant starch type 3 is the best substrate for the microflora in the intestine and supplies the largest amount of the mucosal nutrient butyric acid. It is therefore very important for human health. The daily intake for adults should be between 10 and 15 g. Depending on how they are prepared, a large number of foodstuffs can contain resistant starch, although they rarely make up more than five per cent of the total starch content. SymbioIntest® – the new nutritional supplement with fibre – contains resistant starch type 3.

SymbioIntest® is available in any German pharmacy.

How do I take SymbioIntest®?

One sachet of SymbioIntest® (10g) should be stirred into a glass of non sparkling water and drunken with the main meal daily.

What's inside?

SymbioIntest® contains resistant starch, isomaltulose, glucomannan, anticaking agent silicon dioxide, Stevia Rebausiosid and the vitamin biotin.

SymbioIntest® doesn't contain gluten and lactose.

Good to know

The taking of usual dietary supplements with inullin or oligofructose mostly results in flatulence. In contrast resistant starch is usually digestible.