Organic3 intentionally keep prebiotics separate from their pure powder probiotic formulas. They do not add any additional ingredients to their pure powder probiotics, as many of their customers have very sensitive digestive systems or are biohackers who only want pure powder. A probiotic (such as GutPro, GutPro Infant and Primal Gut) can work alone and does not require a prebiotic.
Organic3 pure probiotics can colonize without a prebiotic. Additionally, not all people taking a probiotic need a prebiotic.
In fact, we recommend starting Organic3 probiotics without a prebiotic - before determining whether or not to add it to your protocol. We believe it’s important to focus on diet and real food to support the colonisation of good gut bacteria and starve off pathogens. If a person desires to use the prebiotic, they can take it separately along with GutPro or Primal Gut.
Here’s some additional background regarding the Organic3 philosophy on prebiotics:
It’s important to distinguish between GOS (galactooligosaccharides) and FOS (fructooligosaccharides). Most commercially available prebiotics are made from FOS/inluin. This starchy, sugary substance can feed pathogens like E. coli and many Clostridium species, which would be counterproductive to gut health and overall health. There’s also a concern that some kinds of yeast are able to use inulin/FOS for fuel, thereby leading to overactive yeast production in the body.
Please note that the use of a prebiotic may be temporary and/or intermittent, unlike the more consistent daily consumption of a probiotic. Again, Organic3 do not add any additional ingredients to their pure powder probiotics. The choice to take the GOS separately from the probiotic is an important option for many of our customers.