Kibow Forti® is a multi-fiber (prebiotic) dietary supplement for overall wellness applications including weight management, satiety, digestive health, lipid reduction, intestinal flora maintenance through daily dietary fiber augmentation. Unlike other dietary fiber supplements, Kibow Fortis® consists of soluble and insoluble fibers providing unique general wellness benefits.
Kibow Fortis® has been formulated using soluble and insoluble fibers which are GRAS certified, well-studied and documented for their health benefits.
All of these selected functional fibers have the additional ability to function as a prebiotic by stimulating the growth of the beneficial bacteria namely; the lactobacilli and the bifidobacteria which was confirmed by in-vitro lab studies
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Kibow Fortis® is made up of 7 functional fibers each having various specific applications as shown in the table below:
|Xylooligosaccharide (soluble-non viscous)||Bifidogenic, Lactogenic, Immunomodulation|
|Arabinogalactan (soluble-non viscous)||Immunity, Lactogenic and Bifidogenic activity|
|Inulin (soluble-non viscous)||Lipid Management, Weight, Satiety, Colon cancer, Anti-cholesterolemic|
|G. lucidum beta glucan (soluble-non viscous)||Immunomodulation, anticarcinogenic|
|Insoluble yeast β(1,3/1,6)-glucan||Immunomodulation|
|Cholesterol, Satiety, Weight Management|
|Insoluble dried S. cerevisiae fermentate||Immunomodulation|
An unbalanced gut microbiota, termed “dysbiosis” has higher population of pathogens which produce inflammatory and toxic compounds. There are increased levels of pro inflammatory cytokines IL-6, IL-18, IL-1β and TNF-α which leads to the development of low grade systemic inflammation. Increasing the population of the native beneficial gut microflora including probiotics belonging to Bifidobacteria and Lactobacteria can restore the gut balance thus lowering the inflammation. The Kibow Fortis® blend has highest lactogenic and bifidogenic property which can restore a well- balanced gut microflora, and lower the production of toxic metabolites and inflammation. Apart from the prebiotic property of each ingredient there is an additional health benefit brought about the individual ingredients. The other benefits are listed in the summary table above. Inulin is fermented in the colon to the short chain fatty acid butyrate by probiotic bacteria and can reduce the risk in colon cancer. It is also known to reduce the risk factor for atherosclerosis by decreasing plasma triacyl glycerol concentrations and hepatic lipogenesis. Reduction of blood lipid and glucose by inulin has been seen in diabetic rats. The Beta (1-3/1-6) glucans in the fiber blend which are derived from the medicinal mushrooms and yeast have been well studied for their anti carcinogenic property and ability to enhance immunity, through suppression of IL-8 secretion. The oat beta glucan having the 1-3/1-4 linkage is well studied for its anti cholesterolemic effect, weight management and imparting satiety. The well-known prebiotics XOS and Arabinogalactan also have immunomodulatory effects, with potential in lipid management.
Thus this blend of soluble and insoluble fibers is an excellent multi fiber complex with many potential benefits: This multifiber formulation may help to: (1) lower inflammatory biomarkers,(2) reduce colon cancer risk,(3) regulate blood glucose,(4) reduce blood lipids (5) help in weight management and (6)restore gut microbiota balance.
The two types of fiber found in Kibow Fortis® are soluble and insoluble fibers. Soluble fiber, found in foods like blueberries, beans, cucumbers, and nuts, dissolves into a gel-like texture, helping to slow down your digestion. This helps with satiety making you to feel full longer, which can help with weight control. Insoluble fiber, found in foods like green beans, dark green leafy vegetables, celery, and carrots, does not dissolve at all and helps add bulk to your stool. This helps food to move through your digestive tract more quickly for healthy elimination
Kibow Fortis® is a prebiotic multi-fiber dietary supplement for overall wellness applications including weight management, satiety, digestive health, lipid reduction, intestinal flora maintenance through daily dietary fiber augmentation. Unlike other dietary fiber supplements, Kibow Fortis® consists of soluble and insoluble fibers providing unique general wellness benefits..