Yeast-derived prebiotic could enhance gut motility and sleep quality, sudy finds

A recent Asahi-funded study shows that the dietary supplementation of yeast mannan (YM) as a prebiotic could boost gut motility, improve constipation symptoms, and contribute to better sleep quality. In recent years, there has been growing evidence regarding the relationship between the gut and sleep.

Previous studies by a group of Japanese researchers found that YM, a watersoluble, indigestible carbohydrate derived from yeast cell wall, could have a positive impact on altering intestinal microflora. To evaluate the effect of YM in improving bowel habits and sleep quality, the researchers conducted a double-blinded, randomised, placebo-controlled trial from May 2021 to November 2021.

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