A prebiotic is something that feeds and supports the growth of bacteria. The most common form of this is non-digestible fibre or resistant starch – it’s the kind that stays in tact all the way to where the gut bacteria lives. Without the right food sources your microbiome can become imbalanced, which is when complaints like bloating, inflammation, poor immunity and weight gain kick in. Prebiotics can help to prevent this.
PONO Probiotics was born in 2016 when we experienced firsthand their benefits. We had recently relocated our young family from South Australia to Queensland and in the process, had introduced our children to a new childcare, a new climate and new illnesses.
With my husband and I working full time and a minimal support network in a new city, we had little option other than to call the doctor, accept the diagnosis and administer round after round of antibiotics.It took a frantic call from daycare in our third month in Brisbane, a hurried visit to the doctor, and a 24 hour stay in intensive care for us to begin to look at the possibility that there may be a further underlying issue with our son Sands.
A caring doctor spent a great deal of time with us and explained in detail the importance of gut health for everyone, particularly for our little ones. Based on her recommendation we immediately introduced probiotics into our family diet, and quickly became the healthy happy family we had been prior to the move.
Our passion was born.
Our products are made with love in Australia from local and imported ingredients. Manufactured in a TGA Licensed, cGMP Compliant laboratory.