Healtheries Vitaplan with Prebiotics & Probiotics

Healtheries Vitaplan with Prebiotics & Probiotics

Author -  Emma Baldwin

Healtheries Vitaplan with Pre & Probiotics is a high- protein, formulated meal replacement, complete with 24 essential vitamins and minerals that help support energy, immunity, muscle function & bone health. This complete and balanced nutritional food drink is free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives and is gluten free, which means it is a suitable option for Coeliacs. Healtheries Vitaplan now also contains the added benefits of pre and probiotics to support a healthy digestive system.

Probiotics are live micro-organisms which provide a health benefit to the host when consumed in adequate quantities. Various different species of bacteria live inside us, the majority residing in the gut or intestine. For optimum gut flora balance there needs to be a balance of good and bad bacteria. Factors including diet, climate, medications (antibiotics), stress and pH can upset the balance of the gut flora and impact our health and wellbeing.

Healtheries Vitaplan with Prebiotics & Probiotics contains Bacillus coagulans probiotic. This is the same probiotic that is found in the Healtheries Mens and Womens Multi with Probiotics (1-a-day). The Healtheries Vitaplan with Prebiotics & Probiotics contains 550 million Colony Forming Units (CFU) of bacillus coagulans per serve which is a similar amount to that found in one capsule of the Healtheries Mens and Womens Multi with Probiotics (500 million CFU) .

 Prebiotics or prebiotic fibre is the non- digestible part of foods including onions and garlic, asparagus, beetroot, sweetcorn, Jerusalem artichoke, apple skins, chicory root and legumes such as chickpeas, lentils and red kidney beans, as well as other foods. To be more specific, this ‘non- digestible part’ is dietary fibres that go by the name of inulin, fructo-oligosaccharides (fructans, FOS) and galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS), etc. A prebiotic is a type of fibre, but not all dietary fibre is prebiotic. Prebiotic fibre passes through the small intestine undigested and is fermented in the large intestine. This fermentation feeds beneficial bacteria colonies and therefore helps to increase the number of desirable bacteria in our gut.

 Healtheries Vitaplan with Pre & Probiotics contains Chicory Root Fibre (over 90% is inulin), and this provides 2.0g of prebiotic fibre per serve which contributes to the recommended adult intake of 25- 30g per day of dietary fibre1 (Adequate Intake for adult females and males respectively).  

 Healtheries Vitaplan with Pre & Probiotics is a convenient, easy to use and consume nutritional food drink suitable for busy people, pregnant & breastfeeding women, elderly and those recovering from illness or medical treatment.

Healtheries Vitaplan has been formulated as a meal replacement and is not intended to be used as a diet replacement.

1Nutrient Reference Values for Australia and New Zealand