The Science of Your Stomach – Talking Gut Health With HFS

We take a deep dive into gut health with the experts from Health Food Symmetry, discussing the science of the stomach, prebiotics and Kfibre.

What is behind the name Health Food Symmetry and what do you do?

Health Food Symmetry (HFS) means we bring it all together. We manufacture true health products for all stages of life.

What are the guiding values behind Health Food Symmetry?

To improve the lives of people around the world by providing an Australian innovation in gut health. It uses best-practice sustainable manufacturing, and genuine proof of efficacy to deliver a product that truly helps people get their lives back on track, and to maintain a healthy active life at all stages.

Why is gut health so important and how does Kfibre help with this?

Research and real-life evidence are demonstrating that the gut can be classified as a second organ with numerous parts of the body being controlled and supported by the gut.

Kfibre is a natural, whole of plant “complex prebiotic dietary fibre” for gut health management and microbiome support containing bioactive phytonutrients & antioxidants.

What are prebiotics? And how are they different from probiotics?

Probiotics are beneficial bacteria, and prebiotics are food for these bacteria. Kfibre ferments at a more uniform rate the full length of the Colon, compared to other fibres prebiotic supplements as well it is a whole plant containing phytonutrients and antioxidants.

How has building the HSF business changed your perspective on life personally?

We have a better understanding of how food is processed, and the repercussions of overprocessing what we consume. HFS products put back what manufacturing take out, have a much better understanding of nutrition and how it affects the body both as a preventive and treatment.

How does HFS support research into global health and food industries?

HFS has a research focus on human microbiome modulation with a several primary areas:

Trials completed.

  • Acid Reflux (GERD) (patented research) “Utas”
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) & IBS ( patented research) “Utas”
    • Synbiotic treatments; by co-administration with probiotics to support or amplify the effects. Significant reductions in Disease Activity Index and C-Reactive Protein for two animal models (DSS & Winnie)
  • Short-Chain Fatty Acid (SCFA) synthesis via fermentation of the dietary fibre/prebiotic “Kfibre” “University of QLD”.
  • Weight loss trial comparing use of Kfibre versus control
  • Phytonutrient antioxidants and policosanols “Southern Cross University”

Trials planned.

  • Human Clinical Trial: “Anti-Nausea and appetite improvement during chemotherapy treatment”
  • Wellness Study: Weight loss via microbiome modulation & hunger hormone changes
  • Microbiome potential: Cholesterol modulation effects, “hunger hormone” changes, and chronic constipation management.

What are three simple things we can do right now to improve our health?

  1. Exercise
  2. Reduce food portions and limit short-chain carbs ( sugars )
  3. Feed your gut what it needs through diet and if you come up short use Kfibre as an assist.

What can we expect to see from HFS in the near future?

Synergistic products with Kfibre, both in Australia and overseas markets all researched to make sure our customers feel secure in the knowledge that HFS and Kfibre are utilised as part of their everyday routine.




WellBeing Team

WellBeing Team

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