Holigos® Advanced Abdominal Support is specially formulated with a blend of naturally-sourced bioactive Prebiotics known as Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMOs), plus Probiotics. Join us on the journey below to learn more about your gut microbiota and how prebiotics and probiotics work together to promote healthy gut function.*

The material provided below is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to replace the diagnosis or treatment by a qualified healthcare professional. You should always seek medical advice before consuming any new medicines or supplements.

a look inside your gut


  • non-Beneficial Bacteria

  • Beneficial Bacteria

  • gut barrier

  • tight junctions


  • More beneficial than non-beneficial bacteria
  • Intact tight junctions (healthy gut)


  • A balanced gut microbiome
  • Balanced nutrient production (butyrate, lactate, etc.)
  • Healthy and functional gut barrier

A balanced gut is a healthy gut. Your gut microbiota is a diverse community of microorganisms, primarily bacteria, that live in our digestive system. A balanced and diverse microbiota is essential for maintaining good overall health, as it performs many functions including helping us digest food, synthesizing vitamins, and regulating our immune system.

In a healthy gut microbiota, the bacterial species are diverse, and each plays a specific role in maintaining the balance of the system. Bacteria that are beneficial to our health, such as Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus, should be present in high numbers. On the other hand, non-beneficial bacteria should be kept in check.

The gut microbiota is also home to fungi, viruses, and other microorganisms, but the bacterial composition is the most significant factor in determining gut health. A healthy gut microbiota is also resilient, meaning it can adapt to changes in diet, environment, and other factors.

Overall, a healthy gut microbiota has a diverse and balanced community of microorganisms that work together to maintain digestive and immune health.


HMOs are selective prebiotics that target the growth of beneficial bacteria, specifically Bifidobacterium, to promote gut health*. They are the digestive nutrients that help build and fortify gut health in infants. Studies show HMOs can have the same benefit in adults.

Originally found in breastmilk, HMOs are unique prebiotics, that are shown to fuel the growth of good bacteria in the gut microbiota. Think of them as natural prebiotics, shaped specifically for human needs as the result of millions of years of evolution.

Put simply: HMOs work to establish a healthy gut by feeding the good bacteria so that they can thrive and crowd out the non-beneficial bacteria*. This starts at birth.

In turn, these good bacteria produce the nutrients that we need to thrive, such as vitamins, amino acids and short chain fatty acids. One of these fatty acids - butyrate - is the main energy source for cells making up our intestinal barrier.

Interestingly, HMOs are indigestible. When they aren’t feeding the good bacteria, they pass through our gut without providing us with calories (as normal sugars do) on their journey. HMOs can also latch onto non-beneficial bacteria rather than your intestinal wall, thereby promoting a balanced gut microbiota and making the HMOs in breastmilk essential for developing intestinal health in our earliest months.

It turns out that the benefits of HMOs for fortifying gut health in babies happen to be just as impressive for adults, too.

At Holigos®, we’ve been working for over a decade to find a way to harness the power of HMOs beyond infancy to complement healthy diet & lifestyle changes in adults.

And the best part is: we cracked it! We've developed a holistic approach to supporting digestive health by feeding beneficial Bifidobacteria*.

Our scientific team has made a revolutionary breakthrough to recreate HMOs from scratch. What this means is that you can now draw on the natural power of HMOs to proactively manage your digestive health*.

Holigos® Advanced Abdominal Support has a targeted microbiome nutrient that feeds your gut’s good bacteria, balancing your digestive system*.

what are probiotics and what do they do

Defined by the Food & Agriculture Association and World Health Organization as:

“Live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the Host

Probiotics are good bacteria that coexist with the billions of bacteria already living in your gut microbiota. These microorganisms are typically found in certain foods, such as yogurt, kefir, and sauerkraut, as well as in dietary supplements. When consumed, probiotics can help to improve the balance of the gut microbiota, which in turn can lead to improved digestive health, enhanced immune function, and other health benefits. Probiotics work by colonizing the gut with beneficial bacteria, competing with non-beneficial bacteria, and supporting the production of beneficial compounds such as short-chain fatty acids. Since many different strains of probiotics exist, it’s important to note that each strain of probiotics may offer different benefits.

Immune Modulation

Healthy inflammatory responses
Healthy immune response

Gut-Brain Axis Communication

Microbiome metabolites

Digestive Function

Balance intestinal movement
pH regulation
Microbiome diversity

Gut Barrier Protection

Balanced gut microbiome
Extra protection to the microbiome
Healthy & functional tight junctions

Nutrient Production & Absorption

Short chain fatty acids
Vitamins & Minerals

how it all works together – symbiosis


Think of symbiotic as a collaboration or partnership between probiotics and prebiotics. In this case prebiotics work to feed the probiotics that fuel your guts beneficial bacteria. The beneficial combination increases good bacteria and nutrient production which supports a balanced microbiota and a strong gut barrier.*

As mentioned earlier, probiotics are live microorganisms that are beneficial to our gut health, while prebiotics are non-digestible fibers that promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut. By combining these two ingredients, symbiotics aim to provide a synergistic effect that promotes digestive and immune health.*

The idea behind symbiotics is that the prebiotics help to feed the probiotics, allowing them to colonize and thrive in the gut. This can enhance the beneficial effects of probiotics by improving their survival and activity. Additionally, prebiotics themselves have been shown to provide several health benefits, such as promoting the growth of good bacteria, improving bowel regularity, and enhancing mineral absorption.

Symbiotics can come in various forms, such as capsules, tablets, powders, and functional foods, and can contain different strains of probiotics and types of prebiotics. As with any nutritional supplement, it's essential to choose high-quality products from reputable brands and consult with a healthcare provider before taking any new supplements, especially if you have underlying health conditions or are taking medications.

what the gut?


All the micro-organisms in your gut


Good bacteria that resides in your gut


Selective prebiotics that feed beneficial bacteria in your intestine and are nature's way of supporting a balanced microbiota*


Live bacteria that can be added to your diet to achieve a variety of health benefits


The beneficial relationship between probiotics and prebiotics


Food for the good bacteria that lives in the gut

Bacillus coagulans

A probiotic that fosters the proper balance between good and non-beneficial bacteria that resides in the gut*


Increased growth of gut bifidobacterium (good bacteria)

2'-Fucosyllactose (2’FL)

The most abundant of HMO found in breastmilk, 2’FL feeds good bacteria and is ultimately beneficial to gut health*


Colony Forming Units: The number of live and active micro-organisms that can be found in each serving of the probiotic you are taking