Being healthy is more than just eating right, doing physical activity and reducing stress. Although I swear by that formula, there is more to health than just that. It’s about creating beneficial environments for our overall health to grow.
That being said, when you eat right, your body must be able to have the right environment for our body to absorb all the nutrients. If not, then we’re not getting the nutrition even if we eat all the right food.
Also when we work out, we must create a positive environment for us to actually gain its health benefits and not just to shed off calories. Reducing stress also is about creating that environment by reducing toxicity in our lives.
Remember that our overall health is not just about our what we eat and do. We are a complex being with mind, body and soul so it takes more than just food and physical activity to ensure overall health. Creating that environment is also key for good health to flourish.
IDEAL DIGESTIVE ENVIRONMENT WITH PHOLIGO
What is PhOligo?
Basically, PhOligo is a natural fructooligosaccharide from sugarcane.
I know what you’re thinking. It sounds like a jargon to you. I have the same impression. It sounds so medicinal and chemical that my mind just wants to shut off. However, when I read further, it is basically a prebiotic fiber to improve our gut and overall health as a nutrition fortifier.
HOW PREBIOTIC DIFFER FROM PROBIOTICS
PhOligo as a prebiotic differs in the sense that it is not live bacteria going into your system but rather, non-digestible FIBER that acts as the food for the good bacteria already inside of your colon. I think one stark benefit of prebiotic compared to probiotics is that it is not sensitive to heat, and it feeds the existing good bacteria in your gut.
MY EXPERIENCE IN TAKING PHOLIGO
I tried PhOligo for 2 weeks. Taste wise, I really enjoy its cotton candy taste. 🙂 I am currently on my last day as I write. Note that while I was taking PhOligo, I was also taking supplements. Note that immune system wise, I couldn’t measure it because during the period, I was having my period and for me personally, I have hormonal problems during menstruating which I still had while taking in PhOligo.
One key observation that I had was that on the first night of taking PhOligo, I immediately had a lot of passing of gas the morning after. It is a sign that it is working. Also, on the second night, gas was a bit smellier than normal although not totally suffocating haha!
Apart from those two, there is no noticeable tangible effect. I say this just based on physical observation. I believe though that for these kinds of health products, benefits can’t be measured in such a small amount of time. It needs to be taken regularly. I was really convinced though that it works because of the passing of gas the first night that I want to have my family try it so that they too can improve their digestion!
I am a believer of gut health that I have tried various products before such as wheatgrass, colon cleanses, psyllium fiber, edema, bioavailable supplements and whatnot. Although I won’t consider PhOligo as a miracle supplement, I would still say that this is a great addition to our everyday nutrition. Since prebiotics are also naturally found in food, I am 100% convinced that this is natural and healthy. We also just need to allow the product to work by giving it time. Nothing happens overnight. Same goes with our supplements. We won’t become superwoman just because we take these. We would still have our down moments and also, every person’s health varies.
What is important is that our choices align to the lifestyle we want to achieve. For our family, digestion has always been a recurring problem and I am thankful to have learned about prebiotics and PhOligo which presented to me another option to improve on my gut health.
Below are some questions I have asked myself which may be beneficial to you 🙂
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. How much calories does it have? Will I get fat if I take it?
PhOligo is a low calorie food supplement. It only has 9.6 kcal per 5g sachet. Also, it is not digested by our system but fermented in the colon. Hence, it doesn’t increase our blood sugar.
2. Does it have a laxative effect?
In my experience, it doesn’t have any laxative effect but because it is still a form of digestive fiber, it helps regulate bowel movement but not to the point of being a laxative. So far, I don’t have problems with my bowel movement when I took PhOligo. It also has 4.5g of dietary fiber per 5g sachet.
3. I’m on keto or a diabetic. Can I take this?
According to its nutrition facts, per 5g sachet, it has <1.0 g sugars. Again, it does not affect our blood sugar since it is not digested so yes, you can take this. As per clinical study, patients with type 2 diabetes who took in 15g of fructooligosaccharides for 20 days, had no major effect on their blood glucose.
(Alles M.S., de Roos M., Bakx J.C., van den Lisdonk E., Zock P.L., Hautvast J.G. (1999), Consumption of fructooligosaccharides does not favorably affect blood glucose in patients with type 2 diabetes. Am. J. Clin. Nutr., 69, 64-69)
4. It’s too sweet for me. Will I get cavities if I take this?
No. It’s non-cariogenic. It means that PhOligo is not broken down by our saliva to create tooth decay. Regular sugar can create tooth decay because our saliva can break them down to form acids. PhOligo does not. However, to be safe, always still brush your teeth after taking PhOligo if taken at night.
5. Can this replace my sweeteners in drinks?
It is very soluble in water. In my opinion, it can but it’s not as sweet as the others so you may not achieve the taste you are going after. If you add them into your drinks and food, it will only increase the nutritional value of your food but may not necessarily improve taste.
6. Is it healthy to take in prebiotics?
Very. Generally, prebiotics improve bowel function and builds resistance to infections. Prebiotics create the environment for good bacteria to flourish and when our colonic environment is healthy, it can better absorb nutrients from the food we eat and of course improve our overall immune system to fight off against various diseases. As we heard before, “it all starts in the gut”.
7. What other benefits of PhOligo aside from having a good gut environment?
Well, because of the good gut environment, clinical studies show an increased absorption of calcium and magnesium when taken with prebiotics. The after effect also helps reduce cholesterol, increases satiety, and prevents colon cancer by fighting off bacteria that could possibly contribute to it. It also helps detoxify our system because it is also a form of dietary fiber. Acidity and GERD-like symptoms are also reduced.
9. Who can benefit from PhOligo?
Everyone as young as kids to seniors. Everyone needs to have a better defense against this world’s challenges. With the modernization, comes a new breed of bacteria so we need to put our guards up and protect ourselves from the inside. More specifically, since these help increase absorb calcium and magnesium, adolescents can take in PhOligo to maximize bone density to prevent from osteoporosis in latter years or even for post-menopausal women. For us working adults and all the way to seniors, our digestion weakens as we age and prebiotics can actually help strengthen our digestive health.
10. Is is it safe for breastfeeding moms?
Yes, very safe, premium infant formula milk contains the same kind of ingredients.
11. Can you take it with supplements?
Yes. It can even improve absorption of your supplements.
12. How much is it?
SRP per box is P280. Per sachet it is P40 pesos. It is currently available through PhOligo’s website (www.gramworthph.com) but soon it will be sold nationwide thru Mercury Drug outlets.
13. When is the best time to take PhOligo?
There is no rule but it is best consumed before you sleep so the prebiotic can feed your good bacteria at night and see the effects on your bowel movement the morning after.
14. Will my fart smell?
You may have a smellier fart for a time although not for long. The longer you take PhOligo, the more odorless your fart shall be. In my case, it only changed smell on day 2. After that, I have normal farts haha.
15. Can I take PhOligo multiple times a day?
Yes. The recommended dosage is from 3grams to 20 grams per day.
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