Beeotic from Capilano is a 100% natural prebiotic, clinically shown to improve the good-to-bad bacteria ratio in your gut which may help boost your digestive health. This premium Australian product provides a natural source of prebiotics.
Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
What is a prebiotic?
A prebiotic is defined by as ‘a selectively fermented ingredient that results in specific changes, in the composition and/or activity of the gastrointestinal microbiota, thus conferring benefit(s) upon the host’ (Gibson et al. 2010).
Prebiotics are natural, non-digestible fibers that pass undigested through the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract and stimulate the growth or activity of advantageous bacteria that colonize the large bowel by acting as substrate for them.
What is the difference between a probiotic and a prebiotic?
A probiotic is a preparation of live bacteria as we find in yoghurt, dairy and supplements which can survive in the gut and thereby exert a health benefit. A prebiotic is a special type of dietary fibre which is not digested by the host and therefore reaches the colon where it is selectively utilised by the good bacteria that are naturally present in the colon, thereby improving the ratio of the good bacteria to the bad bacteria which will in turn lead to health benefits.
Can I take prebiotics if I’m already consuming probiotics?
Yes. The benefit of taking prebiotics with probiotics is that you are effectively covering both grounds; replenishing the body's good bacteria, and also feeding good bacteria already present in the gut.
What is the benefit of consuming Beeotic?
This 100% natural prebiotic provides a natural source of prebiotics. Just 14ml a day has been shown to improve the good-to-bad bacteria ratio in your gut by nourishing beneficial bacteria, Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria, while also suppressing Clostridium.
Improving the good-to-bad bacteria ratio in your gut may help boost your digestive health.
What is the recommended dose?
The clinical study showed a dose of 14mL per day improved the good-to-bad bacteria ratio in your gut.
Can I take too much?
Beeotic is a therapeutic product, with a recommended dose of 14mL per day clinically demonstrated to provide therapeutic effects.
Is Beeotic suitable to use with antibiotics?
If you have been taking a course of antibiotics, a prebiotic may assist in restoring the balance of good bacteria in your gut. As always, please consult your healthcare professional beforehand.
Where else can I get prebiotics?
Some foods such as the Jerusalem artichoke, chicory root, onions, garlic, leeks and asparagus naturally contain prebiotic as do some supplements. You need to consume much more of the food sources to achieve beneficial effects similar to those obtained using just 14mL of Beeotic.
Is Beeotic a food?
Beeotic is a complementary medicine, included in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods as AUST L 287980.
What are Beeotic’s ingredients?
As Beeotic is listed with the Therapeutic Goods Administration as a therapeutic good, and has only one active ingredient (honey!) we are obliged to list this active ingredient on the front following a prescribed format. While Purified Honey 1mL/mL may look a little odd, this simply means the product is 100% honey. Nothing is added and nothing is taken away.
The name ‘Beeotic’ comes from the incredible natural phenomenon in which, during the process of converting nectar into honey, bees add special enzymes that help create prebiotic sugars in conjunction with their own diverse gut microbiota.
How do I know the product claims are true?
Beeotic has been many years in the making, with research beginning in 2009 and the first clinical study conducted through the University of New South Wales in 2012 to assess the prebiotic health potential of select Australian honeys.
Whilst the scientific community has long believed honey to beneficial for digestion, until this time there had never been any human clinical studies to demonstrate the therapeutic prebiotic effect. The clinical study showed that particular honey types significantly raised the levels of good bacteria bacteria, Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria, while also suppressing Clostridium in the digestive tract. Added to this, levels of ‘good’ bacteria decreased once the participants stopped taking the honey for a period of time.
Interestingly, not all honey has the same prebiotic qualities. Understanding this, Capilano invested in further scientific testing to develop a methodology to identify and test Australian honey for its prebiotic content. Now, every batch of Beeotic honey is tested by an independent laboratory to guarantee its prebiotic content, allowing us to offer a pure 100% natural prebiotic product for our consumers.
How do I store Beeotic?
Unlike many probiotics, Beeotic is shelf stable. Store below 30°C.
Is Beeotic suitable for children?
Beeotic is suitable for children 12 months and older.
Is it suitable to use Beeotic during pregnancy and breastfeeding?
We recommend seeking the advice of your healthcare professional prior to using Beeotic while pregnant or breastfeeding.
Is Beeotic gluten free and allergy free?
Beeotic is 100% natural, free of additives, preservatives, artificial colours and flavours, refined sugars and gluten. Beeotic may contain traces of pollen so please be aware of this if you have allergies to certain flora or bees.
Where can I buy Beeotic?
Look for Beeotic in the honey section at leading supermarkets and select pharmacies.