Digestion support

Taking care of your gut

Our gut not only helps digest food but also acts like a second brain, affecting our immune system, mood, energy levels and even how well we sleep. Around 70% of our body’s immune system sits within our digestive system so it’s important to keep it functioning at its best to optimise our overall health and well-being.1 Incorporating prebiotics into your diet is one way of doing this.

Glucerna® provides complete, balanced nutrition to boost your immunity.
Glucerna® provides complete, balanced nutrition to boost your immunity.
Glucerna® provides complete, balanced nutrition to boost your immunity.

Support gut health with Glucerna

Glucerna provides complete, balanced nutrition and contains nutrients to promote a healthy digestive system:2

Prebiotic fibre

Glucerna contains soluble and insoluble fibre for gut health including prebiotic fibre to help maintain a healthy digestive system.2–4

Vitamin A

Helps keep the lining of your digestive system healthy.5

Folic acid

Works closely with vitamin B12 to help  the body break down protein.7

B vitamins

Helps the body digest carbohydrate, fat and protein.6

What are prebiotics?

A prebiotic is a type of dietary fibre that encourages the growth and activity of certain ‘good’ bacteria in the large intestine.3 Dietary fibres that have a prebiotic function include inulin, fructo-oligosaccharides (fructans or FOS) and galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS).3

Health benefits of prebiotic

As well as boosting beneficial bacteria in your gut, prebiotics have also been suggested to:4


Help your body better absorb key minerals such as calcium and magnesium


Lower some risk factors for heart disease


Promote weight loss and prevent obesity


Help protect against gut infections and colon cancer

Benefits of Prebiotics - Helps your body better absorb key minerals, lower risk factors of heart disease.

Other health benefits

Food for Special Medical Purposes. Use only under medical supervision.

*Glucerna has been shown to lower postprandial rises in blood glucose8–10 and reduce glucose fluctuations, when used as a breakfast replacement as part of a lifestyle intervention.7

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