How much should I take of a prebiotic supplement?

July 24, 2023 2 min read

How much should I take of a prebiotic supplement?

The recommended dosage of a prebiotic supplement can vary depending on the specific type of prebiotic and the individual's age, weight, and health status. However, a general guideline is to start with a low dose and gradually increase it until the desired effect is achieved without any adverse effects.

For example, a study investigating the effects of inulin supplementation on gut microbiota in healthy adults used a daily dose of 15 grams for 4 weeks without any adverse effects (Delzenne et al., 1999). Another study investigating the effects of GOS on stool frequency and microbiota composition in constipated adults used a daily dose of 10 grams for 3 weeks (Wang et al., 2019).

As for the HMO supplement 2'-fucosyllactose (2'-FL), the recommended daily dose is typically around 2-5 grams for adults here at Layer Origin. We recommend starting with low doses such as 1 g or lower for the first few days and titrate up to the 2-5 g range.

It is important to note that high doses of prebiotic supplements may cause gastrointestinal symptoms such as bloating, gas, and diarrhea initially. Therefore, it is recommended to start with a low dose and gradually increase it until the desired effect is achieved without any adverse effects.

 

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

Questions: contact us at support@layerorigin.com

 

Reference:

Delzenne, N. M., Kok, N., & Deloyer, P. (1999). Dietary fructans modify gastrointestinal response and stool composition without stimulating caecal fermentation in rats. The Journal of Nutrition, 129(11), 2221–2227. https://doi.org/10.1093/jn/129.11.2221

Wang, Y., Li, X., Ge, T., Xiao, Y., Liao, Y., Cui, Z., & Chen, H. (2019). Effects of galactooligosaccharides and fructooligosaccharides on fecal microbiota, stool frequency and consistency of constipated adults. Journal of Functional Foods, 57, 233–241. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jff.2019.04.042


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