How do I choose the right prebiotic supplement for me?

May 13, 2023 2 min read

How do I choose the right prebiotic supplement for me?

Choosing the right prebiotic supplement can be a daunting task, but there are several factors to consider to help make an informed decision. Here are some tips:

  1. Consider the type of prebiotic: There are different types of prebiotics, including fructooligosaccharides (FOS), galactooligosaccharides (GOS), and human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs), among others. Each type of prebiotic may have different effects on the gut microbiota, so it's important to choose a prebiotic that matches your specific health needs. For example, HMOs have been shown to have unique benefits for gut health, particularly for infants and young children (1).
  2. Look for a reputable brand: When choosing a prebiotic supplement, it's important to choose a brand that has a good reputation and is known for producing high-quality supplements. Look for a brand that uses third-party testing to ensure the purity and potency of their products.
  3. Consider dosage and form: The dosage and form of the prebiotic supplement can also impact its effectiveness. Some prebiotic supplements come in powder form, while others come in capsules or tablets. It's important to choose a supplement that is easy to take and fits your lifestyle. Additionally, the dosage of the prebiotic supplement should be appropriate for your age and health status.
  4. Check for allergens and additives: If you have food allergies or sensitivities, it's important to check the ingredient list of the prebiotic supplement to ensure that it does not contain any allergens or additives that may cause a reaction. GOS and HMO prebiotics usually contain allergen (milk).
  5. Consult with a healthcare professional: Before taking any new supplement, it's important to consult with a healthcare professional, particularly if you have any underlying health conditions or are taking medications. They can help you determine if a prebiotic supplement is right for you and recommend a specific product.

In summary, when choosing a prebiotic supplement, consider the type of prebiotic, the reputation of the brand, dosage and form, allergens and additives, and consult with a healthcare professional. Additionally, for individuals interested in HMOs, check out our complete line of HMO prebiotics.

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About Layer Origin: At Layer Origin, we are dedicated to unlocking the potential of Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMOs). We believe that only God's gift could be so perfectly designed to support our gut health. Our goal is to make this super prebiotic available for both children and adults. Check out PureHMO and SuperHMO Prebiotics


  1. Bode L. Human milk oligosaccharides: Every baby needs a sugar mama. Glycobiology. 2012;22(9):1147-1162. doi: 10.1093/glycob/cws074

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