The Power of Prebiotics

What are prebiotics?

Prebiotics are special and essential fibres that feed your good gut bacteria and other microbes (probiotics), supercharging health and well-being. They help the billions of friendly microbes in your gut to flourish and grow - ultimately creating a happier, healthier gut microbiome. (Not all fibre is prebiotic!).

Prebiotics take the benefits of fibre to the next level

Prebiotics (aka prebiotic fibre) are the champions for gut health and overall health and well-being. In addition to the wide range of health benefits fibre is linked to, such as reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, strokes, type 2 diabetes, obesity and digestive health issues, prebiotics are the cornerstone to achieving good gut health and supercharging overall health and well-being.(Find out more about the benefits of a high fibre diet here. Links to The Benefits of a High Fibre Diet page)

There are thousands of research papers proving how prebiotics support health and wellness for:

  • Immune system support
  • Weight management (link to page)
  • Improved mood (link to page)
  • Digestive health (link to PDF – probably should be a page…?)

fibrewater provides 100% of the daily recommended prebiotic fibre. Find out how it is making a positive impact on people by visiting our reviews, success stories and our 12-Day Challenge results sections. (links to each page)

Prebiotics are special foods that promote the growth of beneficial gut bacteria.

They consist of non-digestible fibres that are not affected by stomach acid or digestive enzymes.

Prebiotics reach our guts intact and once there they are fed on by our good gut bacteria.

Prebiotics act like a fertiliser for our good gut bacteria helping them to grow in number.

This improves our gut health, as bad bacteria is out competed by the good.

Ultimately, creating a better balance within our guts, which can drastically improve wellbeing.

Proven health benefits

fibrewater provides 100% of the recommended daily prebiotics intake in one bottle.

Since 2000, there have been over 4,000 research papers written on prebiotics and over 300 clinical studies proving their health benefits.



Intake of prebiotics such as chicory root fibre stimulates the production of appetite-suppressing hormones in the gut, like peptide YY - helping us to feel less hungry.



70-80% of our immune cells are in the gut, so prebiotics can play an important role in influencing the immune system. By keeping friendly gut bacteria populations healthy, prebiotics ensure that the gut environment is inhospitable toward pathogenic (aka “bad”) bacteria and other unfriendly microbes.



90% of your mood-calming serotonin is found within your gut. Prebiotics can lower stress levels and help sleep by feeding beneficial gut bacteria. Prebiotics have also been shown to improve both rapid eye movement (REM) and non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep.



Intake of prebiotics is linked to an increase in the expression of anti-inflammatory cytokines while reducing the expression of proinflammatory cytokines, reorienting the immune system towards reducing inflammation and promoting healing.

Where do prebiotics come from?

Prebiotics exist in fruits and vegetables, such as onions, asparagus and Jerusalem artichoke. However, they are in relatively low quantities, so getting the recommended amount daily can be a challenge through food alone.

To achieve the recommended amount of prebiotics intake daily, according to the International Scientific Association of Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) is 3-5g daily. This means you need to be eating 3 raw onions or 38 asparagus spears a day to achieve this amount.

There is a much easier way to achieve your daily prebiotic intake!

The number one plant that has the highest amount of prebiotic fibre is chicory root (inulin).

fibrewater delivers 100% of the daily recommended prebiotics with 4.5g of chicory root fibre in every bottle.

Plus, it tastes great, has no added sugar, no nasty artificial sweeteners (and unpronounceable ingredients), and has only 17 kcals and 6g (1.3g net) carbs per bottle.

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More info

For more information on the wide range of proven health benefits that chicory root fibre supports and health claims, please visit our healthcare professionals section.