Summary

  • Green lady finger banana is a prebiotic plant material that has been well researched and found to be rich in naturally-occurring resistant starch
  • Resistant starch is a food source for the microbiota which, in turn breaks down these starches to produce SCFAs for the human host, known to be highly beneficial for intestinal health
  • Research on banana resistant starch:
    • Significant butyrate-producer, incl. Faecalibacterium prausnitzii
    • SCFAs from unripe banana are anti-inflammatory to gut epithelium
    • Can counter potentially-mutagenic effect of red meat
    • Low Glycaemic Index
    • Improves insulin sensitivity independently of microbiota
    • Decreases post-prandial glycaemic and insulin responses and may reduce adipose accumulation
    • Possible anti-ulcerogenic effect
    • The high amylose : amylopectin RS ratio enhances anti-inflammatory and antidiabetic cell signalling
  • Made from unripe Australian bananas (grown in Far North QLD) in a gentle, low-heat proprietary process 
  • If PreBio RS is taken in addition to FloraGenex the total daily resistant starch will be 17.5 grams
  • Free from wheat and other grains, gluten, crustaceans, egg, fish, lupin, dairy, lactose, peanuts, sesame seeds, soybeans, corn, tree nuts
  • No added sugar, other sweeteners or artificial additives

Dosage & warnings

1 scoop (15 g) or more daily in liquid or added to breakfast
Dose can be increased as required

Only take as directed.

Formulation

Ingredient
Green banana 15 g

Nutritional information

Per serve per 100g
Energy 211.5 kJ 1412 kJ
Protein 0.45 g 3.2 g
Total Fat 0 g < 0.1 g
Carbohydrates 12 g 75 g
Resistant carbohydrate 6 g 40 g
Dietary Fibre 1.8 g 12 g
Sugar 0 g < 0.1 g
Sodium 0 mg < 0.1 mg