Prebiotics: They’re Not Just for Your Tummy

When you hear that a product has prebiotics, do you automatically assume it’s a food item? If yes, then you’re not alone. We see the word probiotics in the labels of yoghurt cups and some milk cartons frequently. But did you know that prebiotics are entirely different from probiotics?

Probiotics are good organisms that form part of your body’s natural flora. They can also be found in fermented food and keep you healthy by preventing the invasion of unhealthy organisms. Prebiotics are ingredients that promote growth for these friendly organisms and can be found in honey, bananas, garlic, onions and whole grains, amongst others.

Most people know of how prebiotics are good for the digestive system but few recognise that they can also be beneficial to other parts of our bodies – like the intimate area.

Prebiotics and your natural intimate flora

Just like your tummy, your intimate area is overrun by different types of organisms. But not to worry. Most of them are probiotics. They help maintain optimal pH balance, support and restore the immune function and prevent unfriendly organisms from thriving – they are there to help you out. It is important to make sure there is an adequate amount of these good organisms because they make it difficult for unhealthy organisms to thrive.

Your natural flora is there to protect you. So, how do you support their cause? With prebiotics like Biolin.

Biolin is a prebiotic in BETADINE™ Daily Intimate Foam. It can help to nourish and support the growth of healthy flora – leaving unfriendly organisms outnumbered and unable to thrive. Together with BETADINE® Daily Intimate Foam’s unique Tri-Care™ Formula, it supports the intimate area’s natural balance.

So, the next time you’re in the store, remember to pick up some BETADINE® Daily Intimate Foam too. It’ll keep your natural flora happy and the unfriendly organisms out of the picture.


The BETADINE™ Daily Intimate Cleanser range is PVP-I free and is for external use only. This article is for information purposes only and not meant to serve as medical advice or to replace consultation with your physician or other qualified healthcare professional. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a worsening skin condition or other medical condition.

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BETADINE Intimate Cleansers for daily use

BETADINE Intimate Cleansers have a unique Tri-CareTM formulation combined with prebiotics to
provide everyday protection from unwanted odor, itch and irritation
and help maintain a natural pH of your intimate area.

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