Innovative Prebiotic Mechanism of Action

The prebiotic mechanism of action in PreforPro is a bacteriophage (phage).  Phages are submicroscopic bundles of DNA or RNA surrounded by a protein shell. Phages are abundant in the natural world, occurring in seawater, soil, humans and fermented foods. In fact, there are ten times more phages than the trillions of bacteria present in the human body. Phages exist in nature for one purpose- each to overtake a specific strain of bacteria. By using phages that target the unwanted bacteria in the gut, PreforPro is able to modulate the gut microbiota and encourage the balance of good bacteria over bad. With the unwanted bacteria at a disadvantage, healthy probiotic bacteria have room to take up residence in the gut and flourish, taking full advantage of the nutrients now made available.