Pomegranate Fruit Extract
Pomegranate fruit extract contains the polyphenols, ellagic acid and punicalagins A and B which are not only known to have antioxidant properties and help maintain normal inflammatory balance, but have been shown in preclinical and clinical studies to promote the proliferation of beneficial gut microbes. These polyphenols are not absorbed intact in the small intestine and, consequently, the unabsorbed polyphenols can be metabolized by microbes in the small intestine to produce secondary metabolites such as urolithins.
Citrus Fruit Extract
Citrus fruit extract interacts with the gut microbiota to beneficially incrase short chain fatty acid (SCFA) levels and positively influence the growth of bacterial groups known to produce butyrate. Additional, studies have shown that supplementation of citrus fruit extract helps maintain normal inflammatory balance within the GI tract.