Prebiotics Side Effects

Prebiotics Side Effects
Are there side effects of prebiotics?
We’ve established that prebiotics are important for your overall health and that you can use them to support your bacterial growth. But what, if any, are the side effects of taking prebiotics? Prebiotics side effects are generally small in comparison to the benefits that they yield but are worth learning about nonetheless.

To start, we would note that prebiotics have been designated as Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) by the Food and Drug Administration. They are commonly found in everyday foods as we have written about in other articles. There’s nothing particularly extraordinary or unusual about prebiotics and, for the most part, they are all-natural.

Prebiotics side effects can come from overdoing intake as with any typical food source. Prebiotic venders typically suggest that high doses of prebiotics can lead to abdominal pain, bloating or flatulence if too many prebiotics are taken too fast. They recommend reducing to lighter doses if these side effects occur and building up slowly. If you are taking supplements, consult the product information for an idea as to how much you should be taking. If you are not sure, ask your health care professional.

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