Just like us the good bacteria living in our digestive tract need good nutrition to thrive. Unlike a vitamin tablet, the micronutrients in NutriKane D are bound in a bioactive fibre matrix. This means that the nutrients in NutriKane D are slowly released along the entire digestive tract feeding all the different bacteria that we need to thrive while starving the bacteria that do us harm. Scientifically it is very hard to identify a single bacteria that's good for us, rather it is well understood that having a healthy, and diverse, population is the most important thing.
NutriKane D is a broad spectrum prebiotic. It feeds all the good bacteria in the gut, which then reduces the inflammatory “bad” bacteria and provides essential “secondary metabolites” that have been proven to reduce inflammation and high blood sugar levels. Simple prebiotics, such as fibre supplements and oligosaccharides, only feed one or two types of good bacteria. This could lead to an overpopulation of these types of bacteria. Even if it is considered a “positive” bacteria, an overpopulation in one type of bacteria reduces diversity, which is essential for overall health. NutriKane D is a true broad spectrum prebiotic that feeds all of the good bacteria in the gut.
Most foods focus on macronutrients (protein, fat, carbohydrate, dietary fibre) and while these are important to survival, it is the micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, anti-inflammatories) that are essential to optimal health. Our bodies absorb nutrients as a whole and not as discreet molecules. Supplements that have a large amount of a single micronutrient have been shown to actually result in negative effects. NutriKane D as a medical food contains different micronutrients at very high amounts compared to processed foods. However these micronutrients are still present at physiological levels. By having micronutrients present at the correct amounts in a natural form, the body is absorbing what it needs to repair damage and maintain homeostasis (the correct levels of biological functions). Because the nutrients are from natural foods, they are also bound to the fibre, so they slowly release over time, as the bacteria break the fibre down. It is well understood that a slow release of nutrients over the whole gut is far better than a quick release of single vitamins.
The product contains a mixture of soluble and insoluble fibre, as well as resistant starch in the ratios that are found in vegetables. Insoluble fibre is fibre not used by us or the microbes in our gut, so there is something to physically pass through the whole length of the gut. It has been conclusively shown that this physical interaction with the intestinal lining is essential for good gut health, as well as preventing serious disease such as colon cancer.
Blood sugar management is an incredibly complex issue because it is so important to human health. We now understand that there are several ways that high blood sugar levels can occur (virus infection, lifestyle choices, liver or pancreas damage etc.). By providing the body with the nutrition it needs, NutriKane D can help the body adjust to many of these negative pressures. Additionally, one simple way to manage blood glucose levels is to lower the Glycaemic Index of foods.
Meals with high GI are foods that are digested, absorbed and metabolised at a faster pace, resulting in blood glucose highs and lows. High GI foods make us hungry faster and contribute to obesity and weight gain. These foods are particularly a problem for people with high blood sugar levels as they cause large fluctuations after eating. Foods with low GI are foods that result in smaller fluctuations in blood sugar levels.
Having a diet containing generally low GI foods is one key for your long-term health. Foods with a GI of 55 and below are considered low GI foods. A diet predominantly consisting of low GI foods is beneficial, as your blood sugar levels are more easily controlled. It is important to have a diet consisting of moderate amounts of low GI carbohydrate foods regularly over the day to keep blood sugar levels consistent.
NutriKane has been proven to lower the glycaemic index of foods, as well as improving nutritional outcomes. During our 7 years of research on NutriKane D, we conducted experiments on most types of foods and showed that the GI of every food we tested is lowered when eaten with a glass of NutriKane D.