What is PhOligo?
PhOligo is an essential prebiotic that helps balance the human microbiome by boosting the growth of beneficial bacteria while inhibiting harmful ones. This plant-derived pure fructooligosaccharides (FOS) has been clinically tested for its safety and health functions. Its natural slightly sweet taste and high solubility and stability in hot or cold temperature, makes it easy to prepare and consume. PhOligo can be integrated regularly to your diet to support holistic health improvement from within.
Each sachet of PhOligo contains five (5) grams of pure and highly concentrated fructooligosaccharides (FOS) from sugarcane and nothing else. No filler, extender, excipients or preservatives added to it.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is PhOligo?
PhOligo is a plant-derived fructooligosaccharide, it is an all-purpose prebiotic powder (also a soluble fiber) that helps balance the human microbiome by boosting the growth of beneficial bacteria while inhibiting harmful ones.
What are prebiotics?
Prebiotics are generally defined as non-digestible polysaccharides and oligosaccharides which promote the growth of beneficial bacteria (lactobacilli and bifidobacteria) in the colon while limiting the proliferation of E. coli or Salmonella sp. A lot of dietary carbohydrates exhibit prebiotic activity but not all. In order for it to be considered as prebiotic, it should be pass various criteria like: (1) resistant to digestion (2) fermentation by the intestinal microflora and (3) selective effect on the microflora that promote health.
What does prebiotic do to our body?
Prebiotics may have the following effect in our body:
- Maintenance of intestinal flora and stimulation of intestinal transit.
- Change in colonic microflora, contributing to normal stool consistency, preventing diarrhea and constipation.
- Elimination of excess substances such as glucose and cholesterol, favoring only the absorption of substances needed.
- Stimulation of the growth of bifidobacteria.
- Stimulation of the absorption and production of B vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, B12).
- Support of the immune system.
- Contribution to the control of obesity.
- Contribution to the decrease of the risk of osteoporosis.
How is it different from probiotics?
Probiotics are the beneficial organisms that are normally present in our gut, while prebiotics is the food of these organisms.
Can I take both probiotics and prebiotics at the same time?
Although we normally have a flora of probiotics in our gut, it is perfectly fine to take both probiotics and prebiotic supplements at the same time.
How safe is it?
Fructooligosaccharide (FOS) are considered as soluble dietary fiber, and in the United States, they have a GRAS status (Generally Recognized As Safe).
What is/are the usual noticeable effect/s?
Ingestion may cause flatulence, especially in individuals who have lactose intolerance, it also contributes to normal stool consistency, preventing diarrhea and constipation.
Can I take it continuously?
Yes. In vitro and in vivo studies have suggested the lack of genotoxicity and mutagenicity of FOS. Evaluations conducted in rats showed no adverse effects with quantities lower than 2.17 g/kg/day.
What Customers Are Saying
I love how PhOligo makes me feel lighter and less bloated! Taking it first thing in the morning gives me energy throughout the day. And that it was a brain child of a fellow mom makes me certain that it contains only the best for my health.
Taking pholigo (prebiotic) eases the “bloated” feeling in my stomach. So I feel lighter afterwards. It helps take away the toxins specially when I feel I enjoyed too much carbs and sugar the whole day. My stomach feels cleaner and stronger. Taking pholigo is so convenient. I just mix the powder (from the sachet) with water and then easily, it’s ready to drink. I hardly notice it so it feels like I’m just drinking water.
As a primary skin health physician I value product that can also protect my skin against damage caused by UV radiation and can increase the moisture level of my skin which helps prevent photoaging. In the recent convention I attended, it was discussed that prebiotics containing Fructo-oligosaccharide and Galacto-oligisaccharide has photoprotective effect against skin damage induced UV radiation, which can also be found in Pholigo supplement.