Garlic And The Gut

Garlic has long been touted as a superfood for gut health. Archeologists have determined that garlic could have been cultivated as far back as 5,000 years ago in Egyptian and Indian cultures. This vegetable (yes, vegetable!) has a long culinary history but also has a history of being used as medicine to treat high blood pressure, bronchitis, fevers, and more.

So what is it about this fragrant, delicious food that helps our gut bacteria flourish?

What’s in garlic?

Garlic is high in inulin, a type of prebiotic fiber. It's not digested or absorbed in the stomach. It stays in the gut and helps beneficial bacteria to grow. Having these beneficial bacteria in the gut is helpful because it prevents disease-promoting bacteria from growing, keeping you healthier in the long term. Prebiotics are also known to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of cancer and other serious diseases.

How should you eat garlic for the best results?

Eating garlic raw is how you ensure you get the most benefits, as cooking garlic is known to lose these nutritional benefits. A few delicious ways to enjoy garlic raw are:

  • rub it on toast
  • chop it up into a salad dressing
  • add it to homemade salsa or guacamole

Some negative effects of garlic.

Like other fibers, when ingested in high quantities or too quickly, it can cause gas, bloating, and abdominal pain. So, avoid adding garlic to every meal hoping for immediate health benefits. Inulin is a naturally occurring polysaccharide found in many plants, so if you eat a high-vegetable diet, it’s likely you eat sufficient inulin already.

As always, find what works best for your body! If it doesn’t feel good, don’t eat it. 

Resistant Starch Prebiotic Fiber Blend
Resistant Starch Prebiotic Fiber Blend
Resistant Starch Prebiotic Fiber Blend
Resistant Starch Prebiotic Fiber Blend
Resistant Starch Prebiotic Fiber Blend
Resistant Starch Prebiotic Fiber Blend
Resistant Starch Prebiotic Fiber Blend
Resistant Starch Prebiotic Fiber Blend

Resistant Starch Prebiotic Fiber Blend


Gut Garden's resistant starch prebiotic fiber blend is a mix of raw unmodified potato starch and 4 soluble fiber types. Resistant starch has been shown to work best when paired with a diverse array of other soluble fibers.

Prebiotics are the preferred food source for beneficial bacteria, where they digest and form short chain fatty acids that are responsible for a host of benefits:

  • Weight Loss
  • Reduction in Inflammation
  • Improvement in symptoms of IBS and IBD
  • Balanced blood sugar and improvement in insulin sensitivity
  • Reduction in anxiety and depression
  • Repairs to "leaky gut"
  • Increased absorption of nutrients

Serving size: 1 scoop(17.96g)
Servings per container: 30

 Ingredient Name Amount Per Serving
Calories 60
Total Carbohydrate 15g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Calcium 30mg
Sodium 28mg
Unmodified Potato Starch Powder 12g
(from Umbrella Arum Root Extract)
Arabinogalactan (Larix Laricina) 1.75g
Acacia Senegal Powder 1.25g
Inulin (From Chicory Root Powder) 750mg

Other Ingredients: None

Mix vigorously with at least 8 ounces of water of blend into a smoothie. Start by taking ¼ scoop and gradually increase the dose as tolerated.

Take only as directed. Consume immediately after mixing with liquid as this product will thicken quickly once mixed. If not taken with adequate amounts of fluid, this product may swell in the throat, causing blockage or choking. Avoid use if you have ever had esophageal narrowing or swallowing difficulties. Consult a Healthcare practitioner if pregnant or nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place after opening.

Q. How long will this bottle last?

A. Each bottle has 30 full servings. However, if you're new to taking prebiotics, we suggest starting with about a quarter serving and working your way up slowly until you can tolerate a full scoop. So depending on your tolerance each bottle should last one month or longer.

Q. How does it taste?

A. This product is unflavored.

Q. Does this come in capsule form?

A. No, only powder form.

Q. Will this product dissolve in hot liquids?

A. The product will dissolve in liquids. However, we don't advise mixing it with a warm beverage because there is evidence that heat will degrade the resistant starch properties.

View Details